When you're a nervous wreck of a flyer like me, you need all possible distractions. My go-to tricks are the ipod and earplugs - the noises really freak me out, especially during bumpy rides. My newest distraction involved two magazines I picked up in Long Beach before boarding the plane to come home - Marie Claire and Vogue - ones I can count on one hand the number of times I've purchased in my life - maybe it was the LA vibe, but I was feeling fashion-forward despite my tshirt and jeans. I took pictures of my favorite pages from the magazines - impressed with how many I loved and to be quite honest, felt inspired by - all at 30,000 feet. A definite first for me. Here's a little sampling of the result.