June 20, 2017

Taking Off

I’m at the airport, and my flight to Paris is delayed by half an hour. It could be worse. What’s with the massive lineup? They haven’t announced boarding the plane yet. We’re like cattle, herding to our seats; this is the part I hate about flying, and the flying part too!

I’m flying Air France (ooh la la) for the first time. So dinner menus included, what?! I’m in economy, with champagne to start, and it’s the good stuff! I’ve ordered a lovely wild rice pilaf with squash and grilled chicken in a white wine sauce. The dessert appears to be a selection of French cheese, and would I like a brandy to go with that? Oui, s’il vour plaît. Very impressed. So far, Air France is kicking Air Canada’s airline butt. Seriously, even the movie selection is fantastique! Which is a necessity when you’re flying on a lengthy flight.

Whether you like it or not, I’m giving you my inflight movie review, “Allied,” with Brad Pitt. I’m not usually a fan of his, but man; he killed it! Next, “Belle de jour,” yes, there seems to be a French theme, coincidence, perhaps? Catherine Deneuve is a timeless beauty. The movie was ok; the book was way better—my third and final movie, “Women of the 20th Century”, with Annette Benning. It was a great film, an excellent recommendation from a friend.

Time for some music, listening to The Weekend, Starboy album. How have I not heard this before? I must be on my second wind and can’t sit still in my seat, listening to “Reminder” and “Rockin.” Everyone around me is either sleeping or watching their screen. I feel a seat dance coming on…don’t worry, I didn’t 😉

What’s this? Ice-cream sandwiches? Tempting, but I’ll pass. I’m still full from the cheese plate. There are only three more hours until we land in Paris; I hope my driver is waiting for me. Hmmm, I wonder what they’re serving for breakfast?


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