Peanut Butter, TSA, & Thou


I was suddenly like WHAT IF WE GET THERE AT LUNCHTIME AND ALLS THEY’VE GOT IS MICKEY’S GIANT SALMONELLA TURKEY LEGS? Shelf-stable Turkey Stick & Crunch and some Target-brand apples should be adequate.

Contact TSA Cares after read this glowing report. Maybe TSA Care for Bigfoot family too?

Very easy call 1-855-787-2227. No put on hold. Pleasant gentleman take flight information, assure Bigfoot T.F. Greene airport’s Passenger Support Specialist begin combing hair/fold pocket square for warmly greet family upon arrival 5AM tomorrow.

Bigfoot skeptical, but then very pleasant T.F. Greene TSA Manager call for assure Bigfoot PSS will be ready to help you and your disabled traveler. Some reason this warm ice cold heart. Love, love, love special treatment even if reason = pity/misunderstand. Begin wonder do you think this means they will let me carry on a jar of peanut butter over 3.4 ounces? Or how about yogurt. What if it’s tiny yogurt? Chobani Bite. Are apples a liquid?

And if TSA OK w. diabetic person bring water/juice, how about case of Diet Coke? Since already determine this “disabled” person trustworthy for carry liquid—maybe OK go whole hog? Wish could know in advance how much liquid PSS likely approve.

Everyone (except Joe, but only because not know yet) so happy FFL time here! All day discuss packing. We should pack. And we really need to start packing. And I think I’ll start packing at 3 o’clock. And do you know where the suitcases are? And etc.
6pm: finally packing. But stop for make list: dex charger, verio charger, phone charger, Lantus pen, needle tips, batteries, insulin, Frio, oh my gah so many little things. That list too hard so begin mental list people I sort of know and might see and realize very difficult untangle everything think should know eg: person has diabetes or is parent of CWD? Name of person goes w. which blog name? Feelings re paleo diet, if applicable. Pod v. pump. Recently terrible thing happened or mostly OK? Enjoy for funny or science or both? Met in person last year or only imagined? Font preference. Geographical home region. All this information blobbed together; only untangle with each blog open right in face. Wish luck @ Poolside Margarita IRL! Apologize in advance for dumbness.

Found old FFL packing list! Thank you, Me, for over-sharing consistently. For real advice, see D-mom Blog’s list.



  1. Katie · July 9, 2013

    Have the best time!!!


  2. Jess · July 9, 2013

    Have a great trip!!! I hope you get to bring all your food stuffs on the plane!


  3. Scott E · July 9, 2013

    This got me thinking… I wonder what it’ll be like after FFL is over and hundreds of people with pumps and pods and stuff make their way through airport security in Florida? I hope the TSA is ready… someone ought to warn them ahead-of-time.


  4. mollyjade · July 9, 2013

    Enjoy the trip! Your suitcase looks just like mine. Food, books, who needs clothes?


  5. Scott K. Johnson · July 9, 2013

    So many smiles from this post. 🙂 <– look! There's another! 🙂 <— Whoa!


  6. Joanne · July 10, 2013

    OMG. I have enough trouble remembering to pack everything for vacation, TSA compliance, etc, just for me–and I’ve had T1 45 years! I can only imagine what it must be like to do this for a child too! Good luck and REALLY enjoy the trip.


  7. krisfitz · July 10, 2013

    Have a great time! Looking forward to experiencing vicariously!


  8. fifteenwaitfifteen · July 10, 2013

    Ya’ll are going to have a BLAST!!!! Drink a margarita for me!!


  9. Karen · July 16, 2013

    LOVE this post!! So yes, we met last year (not imagined), PWD on tubed pump, in Connecticut, things mostly going okay. But yeah, this info would have been more helpful if I read this post LAST WEEK – so maybe the most important info tidbit is “chronically behind on blog reading:. But seriously, it was so great to hang with you!! And thank you for arranging Poolside Margaritas – it was the highlight of my Wednesday. Kisses!!


    • Karen · July 16, 2013

      P.S. – Did TSA go for the case of Diet Coke? You know, just for future reference . . .


  10. Joanne · July 16, 2013

    So fun meeting you! this post cracks me up… you have to post an update!


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