Wednesday, July 30, 2008

At the Airport

I am pleasantly impressed that Toronto Pearson Airport has free wireless. What is the world coming to if we are going to let people use free wireless in Canada?
Seriously though, I am quite happy there's internet here, it means I can blog.

The morning at the airport started with an unpleasant surprise: Air Canada apparently checks the weight of the carry-on luggage. And here I was planning to smuggle extra kilograms on the plane and not to have to pay overweight charges. They made me re-pack and bring the luggage to the 5 kg limit, but being a good Russian that I am, and having it in my blood that rules are made to break them (as long as it's reasonable) I took all the extra stuff out, checked my luggage, and then went and put most of the stuff I took out back into my carry-on. Weight-wise I am not technically breaking any rules, because across my stuff I fit the limits, it's just not distributed evenly, so I am not posing any threats, so I don't feel bad about doing it. I guess it sort of makes sense that they weigh the stuff, but I just didn't expect them to, I suppose, so I was surprised and not too happy that I had to re-pack. Oh well, it's done, so unless I get stopped while boarding (I doubt they would), I should be ok.

The only thing I really didn't like was that I had to take out my platform sandals and wear them in place of slippers. I nearly fell down on the escalator because I started loosing balance. I wore flip-flops all summer, it's been a while since I wore shoes like that, so I am going to have to get flip-flops out of my luggage in Tokyo or I am screwed.

Oh, the pilots are boarding the plane now! It's actually past boarding time, but I guess it will take some time.

There are two really cool life-size sculptures of feline creatures, maybe pumas. The kids really love them! Here they are:

You can't really see too well, sorry for such poor quality, I was too lazy to get out my normal camera and used my laptop one instead.


Duelist said...

Have a safe flight!

Katya said...

Long belated, but thank you :).