Another listing exercise? Still, these are good at helping to visualize a scene. Here we go:
SmellPerfume/colognenoxious odor from 'bathroom'real food up in first classunwashed person in the seat next to youbaby that needs to be changedHearConversationCrying Childrenquiet fart/burpingmusicflight attendantFeelFabric of the seatsthe rough carpeting on the groundarmrestsanother person's handairplane windowSeePeopleluggageseatswindowselectronic devicesTastepeanutssandwichchewing gumcandysoda
This one was actually pretty easy. I've been on a few flights in my life, and I think our culture has enough understanding of the potential of any kind of shared-transit experience to know what you might run into. Of course, being almost seven feet tall, flying is certainly not my desired mode of transportation. Even if I was at my ideal weight, it'd be an uncomfortable experience at best, considering the cattle-car conditions in a 'coach' flight. I'd almost rather ride with the luggage.
And a note: I did actually get 700-800 words written on Friday, and didn't document them. I meant to sit back down Friday afternoon and try to write some more but never got back to it.
Now, I'm going to get ready to do some cleaning, and job hunting. I'll get back to writing a little later. I want to build up some good, positive momentum before I start.