Saturday, December 22, 2007
Yesterday, I found out that I have received IRB approval to start my research. I am so happy about that. Last night, Nina and I set out to LAX so I can catch my 10:00 flight to FL to spend the holidays with Sean's family and my mom. We left Burbank at 7:00 to miss rush hour traffic. We made it to the 105 in 20 minutes. We didn't get to LAX until 9:30. I called Delta from the car to find out what to do if I miss my plane they said that I would not make my plane, but I could pay $75.00 and make alternate arrangements. I get to the airport with my messenger bag purse and am taken to a courtesy phone. While on the phone I find out because I checked in online I have to try to make the flight or it is $645.00 to get on a new flight. I don't have that sort of money so I look at Nina and say I have to try to make the flight. I show my boarding pass to the TSA agent who sends me up the first class elevator. On the second level,I meet a nice Australian man from Sydney who smuggles me over to the executive check in area. I run to my gate and make it to the gate where they are boarding zones 1-4. I was in zone 7, so I made my flight. I called my mom when I landed to try and get some clothes. She came with some underwear and tops. Mrs. Nixon found me some toiletries and I have already done a CVS run. Nina is going to try to mail me my carry-on. It has been an interesting start to the Christmas holiday.