Worst seatmate, ever

I fly alot, yet never realized until today just how lucky I am. For I have never met Dr. Joy Reidenberg on a flight.

Dr Reidenberg dissects whales for a living. She loves her work. Which is why, unlike any sane person, she has crawled inside over 400 whale carcasses.

Dr. Reidenberg and an absent friend. Her fancy rubber suit doesn't help.

After a dissection she takes multiple showers and baths but still smells “like a refrigerator that has gone days without power.” She has a busy teaching schedule and can’t wait the several days needed for the stink of whale grease to evaporate from her skin. Goodness knows how I have never wound up seated beside her.

So I wish her well. And I hope she posts all her travel plans on TripIt. Whenever she’s travelling, I want to be on a different flight.