Since I've got over an hour of sitting at the gate, I thought I'd write a blog:

Wow, and I thought the news was just exagerating! The security/customs in American airports is outrageous! I understand why, though. I just arrived at Miami International twenty minutes ago, and already my carry-on has been checked twice - and this is just a layover! On top of that, security patrols keep looking at me like they want to tackle me. Maybe I just look like a rabble rouser... I feel like I'm in an episode of Banged Up Abroad (Locked Up Abroad if you're American).

Anyway, from what I can tell, Miami is beautiful. I kind of wish I could stay here instead of throwing away the rest of my southern hemisphere summer to go live in snowy Colorado. Oh, and speaking of America, I've heard 'Party in the USA' by Miley Sirus as like four people's ringtones in this short time - just saying. Then there's these really tan teenagers sitting opposite me that look like they want to steal my computer. I wouldn't assume such if they hadn't been immitating my accent for the past ten minutes (I don't know if they know I can hear them, but it doesn't seem like they're trying to be quiet about it). I'm getting ready to yell at them, but they look like tough surfer people, so I'd rather not.

Well that's enough selfish complaining. I heard about the Haiti situation on the news back in SA, but it's definately alot more major here: the TVs have been looping the same footage and updates. I feel really bad fore them, especially given their economic situation. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and now this? It's just about the most unfair thing I've ever heard of. Sorry about my jumping around topics, but right now I'm exhausted, nervous and apparently a little glum. I don't know if any of you guys have ever traveled alone like this, but this is my first time doing so, and it really sucks. I didn't think I would miss my family so soon, but I have. Well I'll probably right another blog when I touch down at the world's most chilling and apocalyptic airport in the world: Denver International Airport. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, I'll elaborate on the next blog.

There's a Taco Bell right next to me and I'm really hungry, but I'm afraid to get up and leave my bag here. I don't know if I'll be able to take my bag and carry my food though... I think I'm gonna go for it

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