Since I am forced to sit in an airline seat for the next five hours and consume questionable airline food, I will blog.

What is it with the captain of the airplane?  Not their skills you know, but their voice over the intercom.  This is what you are supposed to hear.  “Ladies and Gentleman, from the flight deck we welcome you aboard flight 612 to some where.  We are cruising comfortably at 34 thousand feet and the weather at where you will end up is a balmy 86 degrees!  We hope you enjoy the flight.  By the way, if you look out the left side of the cabin you will see the Grand Canyon. Now sit back, enjoy the flight and we will have you at your destination on time!”

Simple, eh?

In reality, this is what you hear.

“Ladies and Gentleman, (sounds like garbage trucks in the background while using a walkie talkie in a dust storm) pbbbbbrrrsssttt    crdddhhhhh   kjhkjhkgkgdmdmklllf, somewhere.   We kjb;kjhgcsdff   frissssbbbbbttt 34 thousand  vvvsdddkkkkk and tgggggrrrsssddd 86  dgrhhhhs!

Wwwwwwwkkkkk  ggggggjlkjhkj;lk;lkeeww. Bh;lhlj b b b  if you look out the left side of the cabin, (your’e on the right side, remember) you will see jjkkkksssdduuutttnnnrrtss.   Now sit back, kgjklj;kdAF’K’;L’LFSDFD AND ‘J’M PBBBBBBBSSTTT KJHKGH  RRENNNFDRER!”

Mind you, I’m glad the plane sounds better than the intercom system.

For your enjoyment here are some photos from the past few weeks.

A swirl of lights surround the Ferris Wheel at the Sonoma County Fair, Wednesday July 25, 2012 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

 

Fairgoers take in the sunset while riding the Helm and Sons Wave Swinger at the Sonoma County Fair, Wednesday July 25, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A Hawker Sea Fury leaves behind smoke vortices during the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show, Saturday August 18, at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A P-51 accelerates for take off during the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show, Saturday August 18, at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Bob Madrone has been a volunteer at Fort Rosa for nearly 20 years, on Saturday he dressed the part of a Russian immigrant during the Fort Ross State Park's Bicentennial celebration, Saturday July 28, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

I do have more photos, but airline wireless is driving me batty.

-Kent Porter

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