Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oh well

I was correct about the traveling weather. My flight to Israel was canceled last night, as was every other flight out of JFK, which made for the gnarliest airport scene I've ever witnessed. The fact that we'd all traveled to the airport through the raging storm made it impossible to lay all the blame on Delta, tempting though that always is. They couldn't book me on another flight until Tuesday, which was too late. Meanwhile they lost my brand new suitcase, which contains all my brand new traveling clothes.

I was ridiculously excited about this trip. It was a tour arranged by the great Jewish food writer Joan Nathan and it was designed for American food writers. Everything but the airfare was paid for by an Israeli agency. Sometimes when I was stressed this winter, which was often, I would lie down on the sofa and reread the itinerary and think, well, this may be sad and hard, but soon I will be touring a Tel Aviv spice market.

The trip just wasn't meant to be. There were signs all along, and after pouting for 12 hours, I've accepted this. I have a nice place to stay in NYC until I can retrieve my suitcase and get a flight back to California. Today, I'm going to buy a toothbrush, see Inglorious Basterds, finish The Help, and take the train to Brooklyn to finally eat some Di Fara pizza. Just typing that last sentence, I'm all cheered up.

Almost.

11 comments:

  1. Oh no! I'm so sorry! Is there anything they can do through Philly? They have direct flights to TA from here. If you need help navigating between here and there, call!

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  2. I'd go to the gym and work my righteous disappointment out on a heavy bag. But pizza in Brooklyn, that could work pretty well, too.

    Here's hoping you get another crack at such a great trip.

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  4. Oh, Tipsy, I'm so sorry. The takeaways are often harder than the never-weres.

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  5. Meh. Poor you! My husband and I had to cancel our 10 year anniversary trip to Germany (san kids) because the doctor didn't want my husband to travel out of the country post surgery.

    At least The Help is good. They're casting for the movie version right now.

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  6. Sorry to you--lost vacations are not cool.

    But as long as you're in NYC, you can take notes on where I should eat when I'm there in June! Whee!

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  7. How was DiFara's? You took the subway right past my house to get there -- wish I'd known you were going! I've never been there.

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  8. So sorry to hear about the trip cancellation! It must have been devastating..

    And yes I thought The Help was excellent. Everything about it shouted "movie".

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  9. That really sucks. :( I am sorry you have to miss that - so disappointing.

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  10. Oh, that's really a drag. Sorry the trip didn't work. Hope you liked The Help. I'm afraid I'm the voice of dissent here; it really bugged me. Are you reading it for the Tournament of books?

    http://themorningnews.org/tob/

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  11. An update from Tipsy Baker land: Tipsy is preoccupied right now with some family matters. The only good news of late is that her suitcase appeared at our doorstep this morning.
    The household has been mostly bereft of Tipsy's baking for the past many days. Maybe I should sub in and apprise readers of what her family has been eating in lieu of Pioneer Woman delicacies (oxymoron).

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