"enjoy your stay if you're visiting, otherwise....welcome home." damn, i had a warm and tingly feeling inside (twss) when the flight attendant said that. i really havent been gone for that long, but it feels good to be back home. it's a weird feeling really. it feels like i'm returning to my life in cali that has been on pause for 1+ months after pausing my life in boston. so it's almost like i'm living two lives back and forth. it's kinda hard to explain.
on a side note: i knew the flight to SFO was gonna be pretty full and pretty risky for me to get on as standby. they starting boarding the regular passengers first. and then they announce a couple names who were on standby to give tickets two. a few more minutes went by. they didn't announce any names but at the same time didnt say the flight was checked in full. so still hopeful. and then the person at the counter says there are 3 unchecked seats and there were 6 of us on standby, with me being the youngest (btw, age doesn't matter since it's all about employee seniority). they checked the seats again and there was actually only 1 seat left. so my chanced slimmed down even more. they also said they didn't want anyone with a bag to board, i guess, for space reasons. they announced a name but it was one of the people travelling in a pair and they didn't want to get seperated. and then they announce my name! and i didn't have any bags with me! whoo hooo going home! i kinda felt guilty for taking the last spot and leaving 5 people in the dust. oh well, i've had to pay my dues in the past and had to wait for the next flight(s) or even get stranded for a day or two. luck was on my side!