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Europe 2007, Day 1: Flight Out

Creepy Virgin Atlantic Safety Video Characters Virgin Atlantic has a screen on every seatback, and you can watch the movies you want when you want to. It's pretty awesome, even if their safety video characters kinda freaked me out.

I watched Waitress, which was light but fun. My favorite character was this plucky, insecure, and utterly adorable supporting character called Dawn. Turns out she's played by the writer/director, Adrienne Shelley, who was unfortunately senselessly murdered while working on post-production for this movie! :( So sad! She was found hanging by a bedsheet in her bathroom, but it turned out she was actually strangled by a neighbor who get pissed off when she made a noise complaint. Wtf?! And so her promising career was cut short. :\

I also watched most of The Namesake, but with half an hour left, my movie was cut short because the plane landed half an hour early. D'oh! Once we got on the ground, the jetway broke down, so we ended up having to wait half an hour on the ground at Heathrow before they sent us some stairs. :P

What was even more amusing was that, once we got down the stairs, we got in a bus that drove all the way around the plane in a big circle to the left... only to drop us off at a door that was no more than 100 feet to the right of the plane. I guess they had to do that for safety reasons or something, but it was still kind of ridiculous. :)

But I get ahead of myself! Technically, all that happened on Day 2, not Day 1. I boarded the plane on Day 1, but arrived in London on Day 2. Oops.

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