Traveling is always an adventure

By Mir
November 11, 2010

Hello from Chicago! It feels like I spent all day en route to getting here, which is dumb, because it’s not really all that far away from where I live. Still, once you figure the ride to the ride to the airport, the time in the airport, the flight, the shuttle from the airport… it’s been kind of a long day.

Two items of note before I go to bed:

1) For the first time in a long time, I didn’t attempt to smuggle any contraband hair product through TSA; everything I had was regulation size. So you can imagine my consternation when a TSA agent tried to confiscate my (very expensive) dry shampoo, telling me that it was “too big.” I had to ask him several times to please read the size on the can, and finally he did—3.4 ounces, totally regulation—and then he very politely apologized. “You can’t go just taking a girl’s hair product, dude,” I said to him. “That’s just MEAN.” He cracked a tiny smile, and the (female) agent next to him harumphed “Men!” at me and he just lost it, laughing.

2) While I was traveling today, the owner of the domain emailed me to ask if I’d like to buy it, because I own “the similar domain,” He is asking $300 for the domain, which I think we can all agree is a bargain at any price. Upon seeing this email I immediately sent it on to Otto, telling him that it had made me laugh out loud in the airport. He mailed back to say he thinks I should buy it. I agree; once I snap it up, I shall change this blog’s tag line to “Woulda Coulda Shoulda: SIMILAR TO BISCUITS!”


  1. Heidi

    So glad your TSA adventure was entertaining. Me? I found out the elastic knee support thing I wear on occasion doesn’t just have plastic on either side, because danged if I didn’t keep setting the buzzer off. After getting felt up, I eventually had to go behind a curtain and TAKE MY PANTS OFF. (Sorry for shouting.) I was hugely stressed due to my mother having just died, and I burst into tears.

    Mmm, biscuits!

  2. Lady M

    I was just in Chicago on Monday. Sorry we missed each other. I didn’t get to see anything other than a conference room and the McDonald’s store next to McD’s national headquarters. Hope your trip is more fun.

  3. KMayer

    Traveling to Ohio today… and wish for friendly TSA because don’t anticipate hsb to be as accommodating to his crazy wife who has 3 hour car travel limit before she loses it.
    stuck in the car for 8 hours through Pennsylvania which is one LOOOONNNNNGGGG state. But going to see #1 to leave the nest and tear up just thinking about her. Safe travels!!

  4. StephLove

    Darn, now I want a biscuit, with butter and honey.

  5. Karate Mom

    OR you could just change your blog to Woulda Coulda Shoulda Hadda Biscuit!

  6. Pat ?? He must not read your blog or he would know you don’t do gluten.

  7. navhelowife

    Or you could take the UK idea of biscuits…which are COOKIES!

  8. Otto

    Look, biscuits are the NEXT BIG THING. It even says so on

    “Global Biscuits Market to Reach $43.1 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.”

    And I bet if you shop through, you can even find a coupon


  9. Mamadragon

    Biscuits go with everything. You totally need that domain name.

  10. Megan

    Wait. waitta minnit. You, you got a HUMAN TSA agent? TWO OF ‘EM??


  11. Sheila

    Woulda Coulda Shoulda: Raising Biscuits Since 1998

  12. BabyFirstTV

    Fun times! Traveling can be stressful -Glad you got to laugh about your experience with TSA! We’ve been following your blog for a while now and really love the way you share your real life experiences to help other moms like us. We especially love your brutally honest approach to life! Very refreshing and inspirational!

  13. Golden

    Wow. You got a TSA agent to smile, nevermind laugh? And two of them at the same time? You have superpowers, girl.

  14. Jen

    I pink-puffy-heart this post…

    Thanks for making me LOL today!

    And Otto, you’re just as pretty — well, handsome. ;)

  15. Little Bird

    You made here when we’re having halfway decent weather! I hope you get to see some of the city, and that nail place is on Walton, between State and Rush. Don’t go after say, 8pm to that area, unless you like dodging drunks.

  16. Stimey

    I am dying! That is so funny!

  17. female nomad

    When traveling you gotta find the comedy in moments of WHAT!?

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