I was talking about my amazing trip to Toronto and I couldn't
mention everything, just some of the key moments... but I
forgot to even put the main story of how eventually got back
to Florida! This was totally crazy...
was the standby ticket issued to CrazyKelvin
"supposed" to be on a flight leaving from Buffalo-Niagara
International Airport at 5:25pm heading to a connecting flight
in Atlanta at around 8:25pm. This is what happened:
the Greyhound bus leaving from Toronto Bus Terminal at 12:30pm
and was scheduled to arrive in Buffalo at 3:40pm. I gave myself
an extra hour (4:40pm) just in case there were any hold ups
at the US Customs border for the entire bus.. and I would
still have some time to make it on time to the airport.
at customs was held up until 4:55pm. I arrived at the Buffalo
Bus Terminal and got onto the next Airport Shuttle Bus at
5:00pm. I arrived at the airport at around 5:10pm -- this
whole time I thought that my flight was leaving at 5:45pm
and I might have some time left... When I got to the Delta
Airlines counter, I showed the "check-in" girl my
ticket and told her I was going to Atlanta. She typed a little
bit on her computer in front of her and looked up at me and
said, "I'm sorry, your flight already left..." I
was in a slight bit of disbelief for a minute.. how could
my 5:45pm flight be gone already?? Then she showed me my ticket
and it stated my flight was for 5:25pm. I remained calm and
sighed.. I asked her, "what are my options, what can
I do now?" She said she'd put me as a standby on the
next flight leaving at 8:25pm. I was relieved.. that there
was at least some form of hope that I may get home in time.
My luggage was also very OVER the limit with 4 weeks of CrazyKelvin
outfits. But the nice girl told me directly, "I'm not
going to weigh this.. but you do know that there is a charge
for overweight baggage?" I was expecting to take out
my card and pay some more money, but she totally let me off!!
Not only was Delta putting me on the next flight without charging
me, they are taking my super heavy luggage without that charge
either!!! WOW!! THANKS DELTA!!!
eventually, I get home. I don't think that the rest of the
story is interesting from here on, so I'll save you that extra
it was virtually my official beverage of my Summer Toronto
Trip 2002 -- Lipton Brisk Iced Tea. N8 Dogg introduced
it to me a while ago and I've been hooked since. I was never
much of an "iced tea" guy, I'd usually opt out for
the Coca Cola or the Lemonade. But this Lipton Brisk was a
real thirst quencher for sure. Throughout Caribana, the Taste
on the Danforth Greek Festival, the movies and all the other
crazy activities, this drink got me through the hot and humid
days of partying in Toronto.
I am on the topic of beverages, did I mention already how
much I really enjoy Vanilla Coke? Have you tried it yet? Tell
me in my weekly poll. I tried it when I got to Toronto and,
as a guy who likes the taste of Coca Cola, but not the odd
aftertaste, this new product is amazingly refreshing. If you
drank Coca Cola before, you know what I'm talking about. There
is this aftertaste once it goes down, that makes you kind
of regret drinking it in the first place. So you drink more
of the sweet Coke to wash out that aftertaste and the
cycle continues. Vanilla Coke has a (get this) Vanilla
flavour. Who woulda thought? Anyways, its the same taste of
Coca Cola, but then the sweet aftertaste of Vanilla. Amazing...
I think so and I would totally do a commercial for them.
late, since I'm home a lot in Orlando, I have been watching
BBC America on my cable channels. I have been totally taken
up with the programming. Its so addictive. No, I haven't been
watching the comedies or the British Pop Chart Sensations..
what I have been watching are these total home makeover shows.
They are like Jenny Jones Makeovers, but these people come
over to your house and completely redo them for you. Like
mobile interior decorators who have to completely transform
an area or room in a limited time frame. (like 2 or 3 days)
first show I have been watching is called "CHANGING
ROOMS". I'm told that its similar to a show on TLC
called "Trading Spaces". I haven't seen that one
yet, but I'm sure its just as good.
Here's what the show's description says on the BBC Website:
sets of neighbors swap keys to transform a room in each other's
home. With only two days and a set budget, it's a tough job.
Fortunately, the novices have the services of a top interior
designer and an expert handyman. The only condition is that
they're not allowed back into their own house – until the
moment of truth."
the reasons I'm even watching it is because of one of the
people who works on the houses -- Anna Ryder Richardson.
Wow... a former model who now does interior decorating, Anna
brings sunshine to all the homes she helps renovate. Her bubbly
and cute personality bring so much excitement to home decorating.
I love watching her -- not because she looks almost like my
friend, Glycerine -- but she's just fun to watch. I recommend
you check your local listings and see if you see what I see
in her. (hee hee - you can already guess who will be next
week's featured female)
left to right are Alan, Charlie and Tommy... Ya, they look
like typical Brits, but trust me, they are very creative and
totally hilarious. They are on the show called "GROUND
FORCE". That show is a total makeover for a garden
or a backyard that is just lacking. They will roll up there
having a timeline of 2 days and then getting right to work.
Alan is the brains behind the task, designing and laying out
what the area is going to turn into. Charlie (who seems to
almost never wear a bra) is the gardening and flower person
of hte team. Tommy is the brawn of the group who will take
care of the carpentry and cement work. They are a great team
and if you can check your local listings, they are totally
noticed I like saying the word -- "Totally"?
I give Orlando, Florida 2 more weeks until I give up on finding
a job here. This is getting ridiculous. If I get no replies
in the remaining time, I am moving my show to New York
City. I'm sure many of my fans in New York will be pleased.
Well, make sure you set some time aside for me when I do come
up. Because cK is gonna take the BIG APPLE by storm! Well..
I'll get in line behind the thousands of people who said that.