March 09, 2004

I Say It's My Birthday


I turn 30 today. How am I celebrating? By sitting in a dentist's chair getting my teeth cleaned because I forgot what day my own birthday was when I made the appointment. L and I will have a nice dinner at our favorite restaurant in Brooklyn, Al Di La, to ring in my thirties. I have no idea what my present from L will be, although she got proposed to on her birthday so it better be good!

In the meantime, here's my gift to you, a funny, but true story I found online. Enjoy.

Unruly passengers kicked off Chicago-bound plane in Bangor
Associated Press
February 26, 2004, 8:22 AM CST

BANGOR, Maine -- An American Airlines plane made an unscheduled stop in Bangor to let off a group of unruly passengers during a flight from London to Chicago.

The plane landed Wednesday at Bangor International Airport after the captain said about 20 men on the plane were unruly. The misbehaving passengers got off the plane without incident.

They were questioned by federal transportation officials and told to wait for another flight to Chicago, Bangor police Chief Don Winslow said.

In Wednesday's incident, the plane carrying 207 passengers and 14 crew members made an unscheduled stop in Bangor after a group of British passengers became boisterous, walking down the aisles, standing by the bathrooms where they weren't supposed to and causing a commotion, said Jim Osterrieder, FBI supervisor for Maine.

One of the passengers refused to take his seat and was confronted by a purser. The two exchanged words and the flight crew decided at about 11 a.m. to divert to Bangor. Osterrieder said he did not think alcohol was involved.

The 20 passengers were all ultimately headed to Las Vegas on vacation and to celebrate the pending marriages of three members of their group.

Osterrieder said that none of the men was charged but the incident remained under investigation.

The 20 men were processed through customs and allowed to go to the airline ticket counters or to a nearby hotel.

Posted by The Groom at March 9, 2004 12:01 AM

Happy Birthday

Posted by: MOG at March 9, 2004 07:10 AM


Posted by: Hannah at March 9, 2004 10:39 AM

Very happy birthday! May the day treat you as well as you have treated all of us (which is good). I'd rally other readers to send you a suitable cake, but you've probably tasted enough cake this year to last you a few more birthdays.... I know I have!

Posted by: Malinda ('s bride) at March 9, 2004 10:47 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (How did you manage to have such young parents?)

Posted by: N at March 9, 2004 11:39 AM

Happy Happy Birthday!! May all your birthday wishes come true!! ;)

Posted by: E from Michigan at March 9, 2004 12:36 PM


May this day be a wonderful celebration of your life and may you be showered with many lovely gifts from L.

Thanks for the website. I read every day and share the stories with my groom to be.

Posted by: Christina at March 9, 2004 01:03 PM

Thanks, everyone! My teeth are now sparkling clean.

Posted by: The Groom at March 9, 2004 03:32 PM

How did you get to be 30? None of my friends are old enough to have a child your age!
Happy Birthday. Do you remember how old you were when you thought 30 was old?

Posted by: Carol Newman at March 9, 2004 07:05 PM

Yes, I remember it well. I was 29.

Posted by: The Groom at March 10, 2004 06:54 PM