Flyverten says hello from Oslo Airport
Hello, and welcome to yet another blog post here on flyverten.no. Creativity is not quite on top like that title-wise, so it was just «A greeting from OSL». And that is where I am writing then. I’m sitting here with unbuttoned uniform jacket. On standby. I do not bother to sit on the crew room, so I hung on The Monolith instead. Actually very quiet and calm here, but a bunch Norland ladies settled down on the couch next to me a couple of hours ago. They are going to Florida, and talking loudly. I now know a lot about their lives, and it is one hundred percent more than what I need to know.
I am on standby as explained and have been here a while. Actually I’ve been here so long now, that the chances of returning home without being called out – is reasonably large. Knock on wood.
Early out of bed
Sure. I have an early period this time. It is for sure. 3:45 the bell rang, and there was no time to snooze. But once I was surprised how well the mirror really restored me. My theory is that 3:45 is so early, that my face has not had time to fall apart yet.
Anyway, I found the shower in a corner of the bathroom, towel on a hook on the wall, uniform in a heap on the bed and car keys unde one (empty) dog feces bag. 4:25 I was in the car. A bit late there, but at the «middle of the night» is not so big fight for space on the road, so it is possible to step on the gas pedal a bit.
At 5:00 I started my standby, and after a little trip away on abroad to buy baguette and cinnamon honey bun, I found a chair at gate 18 on inland. I sat there for a while and cluttered on my iPad while I saw Thai Airways roll in from the runway and the sun peeking up over the ridge to the east. As inland terminal awake to life, I packed up and moved over to The Monolith instead.
Am I going to fly today?
No you know what. Now it’s half an hour left, and I think increadibly that soon I can go home from work. Then it becomes ski Holmenkollen on TV and running. Usually I sit here for five and a half hours, when I start as early as this – but today had OPSen set up six hours. Jaja. I take everything that comes my way.
Let´s just go to Dubai again?
Yes! Tomorrow I was scheduled with home standby and Monday and Tuesday, I’d fly a little here and there. It does not seem OPSen sounded something fun out, so they changed me via SMS yesterday – to Dubai.
That means I must find the summer thong and diving mask again. Unlike last time, where I flew from Oslo, via Stockholm to Oslo on journey home – so it becomes the opposite now. I travel first to Stockholm tomorrow early, and from there on to Dubai. When I go home again, we go directly to Oslo. Good.
The not so cool thing is that I can not bring my dear this time. (She went along with me the last time). Though she has time off from work just these days, but other things sticking sticks in the wheels.
Facebook fan ditches me
Popularity declines, if one is to look at the trend of the number of «likes» on Facebook. Two days ago I had 284 likes, while I now have 283 (!) That means that someone out there has liked me before, but not like me anymore. In other words. I frowned. Bu-huuu! I work and struggle to entertain the flight attendant-interested Norwegian people also drive you and then dislike ?! Jaja … I get bite it in me, and take self-criticism for poor entertainment.
The next three days will mostly be about Dubai and I guess that I give sound from me very soon. Or, no sound then, but letters. The time now is 10:35 and I am one hundred percent mentally prepared that I can walk to the car in about twenty minutes. But we’ll see. Much can still happen. Wishing you a lovely weekend and hope you come back soon.
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