Good to know that you're a FAT
guy!!! I lived in that place during all 2003 with my wife and two boys ( at that time....after we came back home my wife got pregnant again and now instead of 2 we have 1 daughter more!!! ), more exactely in Clovis. We enjoyed to live there in such a way that our oldest son is enrolled to return next year to FPU and follow is studies there! Well enough of that and let me tell you a bit about my routine, you'll find out that because I'm a bit older things run quite different:
1 - The day before I fly I normally have mostly packed my stuff in a big bag.
2 - The day I travel normally I wake up 3 hours before, check the Internet to see if my flight is on time, take a shower, then breakfast at home with two toasts and a cup of coffee, put the "beauty items", passport and ticket in a small carry on and I'm ready to go to the airport! Normally I have friends that drive me there, it's normally a 15 minutes ride!
3 - At the airport I normally arrive 2 hours ahead of time, check my bag and pass right away the passport control.
4 - Brief stop at duty-free to get some portuguese items to offer to someone ( my last time I flew LIS
and back I got some excelent portuguese olive oil..... ).
5 - Arrive to my gate and pop-up my camera and take some pictures of traffic and of course to my plane!
6 - Board the plane, I try to be one of the first ones so I can get a good space in my overhead bin and install myself in my seat, always a window seat.
7 - If I fly in an airline that offers alchool drinks ( it was not the case this time....) I normally get my gin-tonic with the bag of peanuts, then with the meal I normally ask for red wine if I'm having beef and white wine if I'm having fish or chicken, in the end always a cognac with my coffee!!!
8 - If my plane have IFE I normally keep a track on my flight, taking all notes possible so I can make latter a trip report.
9 - When we land I normally wait seated until the flow of passengers is close to my row, then I follow then and when I pass the cockpit I always thank for the great ride the crew gave me!!! In my last EWR
flight we got such a huge turbulent time when we passed a thunderstorm that when I saw the captain I gave him my congratulations, he did great!!!
10 - When I get to the baggage area I normaly get to the place were the baggage come out so I pick it right away.
11 - Passing costumes and passport control is normally with lines so I interact with some close by people just to keep passing time.
12 - When I clear those controls I normally have people waiting for me so I'm donne.