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On the Plane Home from AWP Denver

Self would just like to say that Frontier Airlines, the cheapest no-frills airline she could find, was da bomb.  The planes left on time and arrived on time.  The seats were leather.

On the plane home, however, self found herself wedged in a window seat, next to two children (She usually tries to get an aisle seat).  She was so bored she decided to swipe her credit card and watch TV programs, all for the magnificent price of $6.

And this is what she saw:

Tina Fey as a schoolteacher.  A boy with hair blowdried in a completely different style from Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson (What is it with young boys and hair, these days?).  Anyhoo, the boy butters up Ms. Fey, she of course develops a soft spot for him.  Then follows hilarious scene where she can’t decide whether she wants to marry him or push him around in a stroller.  Boy rises from his seat and begins to sing a song.  Tina starts doing the sexy dance around him.  Lights go on, the whole class is staring, someone says “That’s wrong, that’s just so wrong,” and kid exits the classroom, but not before saying “I’m calling Gloria Allred.”  Then blows her a kiss or something.


Upon looking at airport magazine stands afterwards, self recognizes boy’s picture on the cover of this week’s PEOPLE Magazine.  It is someone named Justin Bieber.  Who looks like he is 12.  GAAAAH, now self feels positively ancient.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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