Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cup O Joe

When passengers order coffee on the plane, I try to guess to myself whether they'll say, "cream and sugar," "cream and sweetener," "just cream," or "black" before they say it. I'm usually right and here's why.

Cream and Sugar: Early 20's- Acquiring the taste during latenight college studies, but still can't stomach the stoutness, but likes the caffeine. Middle Aged thin women- they know the definition of "moderation" and believe in eating/drinking a little of the real stuff instead of artificial sweeteners. Older folks-been drinking it that way their whole life, probably have rotted sugar teeth, but will never stray from the sugar/cream combo. They laugh a lot too.

Cream and Sweetener: Middle aged big business men-take all the caffeine they can get, but never really enjoyed the taste of coffee. Old folks-don't drink it this way at all. Sweeteners were invented after their coffee addiction began. The rest: aware of calorie intake but have a huge sweet tooth. Usually consume multiple cups.

Black: Old Folks-Never leave the house without drinking a pot. The doctor at one point told them to cut back, but they refuse. They will die with a cup of joe in hand. Young 20's- may have hangover and need something strong to wake up. Definately a smoker. Middle Age-acquired taste young and enjoy the caffeine to get through the day. Can drink it late at night and still sleep. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Cream Only: Never understood this one. Thin people that hate coffee and sweets. They want the caffeine and couple calories that are in the cream, but don't plan on eating much all day. Strange.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

5 Star Movie

This flick is a must see. It's rare that I hurt my stomach laughing out loud during movies. I usually find comedies funny, but it's just a chuckle or I think, "oh, that's funny," but don't really laugh. Tina and Steve had scenes that had Jeff and I laughing out loud continuously.
The only bad part of the show was the overly obnoxious lady sitting in front of us with a super loud annoying laugh that laughed at everything. There's something to be said if you're the only one laughing in the theater, especially at parts that aren't even written to be funny. I felt sorry for her date.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hiking Club

So, I joined a hiking club. Actually just myself and my friend Lacie are in "da club." The plan is to hike once a week through the summer. Some may think this is a great idea to spend time with a friend, take a picnic lunch, have photo ops. However, our hiking club is far from that and here are a few reasons why.

1) We only choose days that are hot and have a "code red" for danger in the heat.
2) We bring water, but usually not enough to reach the half way mark. (we are working on better timing with that.)
3) We dislike paved or dirt paths with an easy stroll, but prefer rocky and rough terrain to maneuver around and anything that involves an uphill climb.
4) This may result in a sprained or twisted ankle, but our hiking club lives on "no pain, no gain." We do not carry any First Aid items.
5) A cracker or two may get us through the 3-5 hr. hike. We also prefer getting lost and making multiple attemps to find our way back. We may stop for a 30 second break, but rarely (and is frowned upon).

If any of this sounds interesting to you, please join our Hiking Club and remember that sunscreen, sunglasses, and fashion are a must.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Holiday Travelers

Odd things said by Novice Holiday Passengers.

#8. "Are you going to sing for us?" "umm, if I sing you'll be wishing you had a parachute."
#7. when greeting passengers with "good bye, have a nice day, happy easter...." a little 4 yr. old said, "We don't even celebrate Easter."
#6. In helping a 10 yr. old boy who looked pale, nauseous, and barely responsive his grandma said, "oh, he's okay, he just took his aderall." (ADHD medicince, a.k.a taking the kid out of the kid pill).
#5. "Are you going to serve chocolate bunnies?" "no, but we do have a very special holiday snack......peanuts."
#4. As a courtesy we saved the back several rows of the plane for a high school group. After we boarded one lady said, "excuse me mam, we had these back rows reserved and that man is not in our group, you need to make him move." "umm, sorry mam, but ha can sit anywhere he wants. We told everyone you all would be in the back, but with a full flight (that you didn't charter) everyone is free to sit where they like.
#3. "Are those playboy Bunny Ears or Easter Bunny ears?"
#2. "Can we have extra crackers? I forgot to feed the kids."
#1. "I have to drive over 3 hrs. home, can I have 2 vodkas and 2 rums To Go."

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Five Things that made me happy today.

1) My subway Italian 12 inch sandwich that I ate during my 4 flights today. (I'd normally choose any other sub place, but it was the closest to my gate. For some reason it was the best meal of my life today.)

2) That the other flight attendant witnessed a passenger getting sick at her seat and not me.
(see #3 for explanation).

3) That I had a lot of downtime since the Florida weather was too turbulent to walk around in.(see #2 )

4) A passenger left me a new People Magazine. (the one with Sandra Bullock on the front).

5) My husband carried my luggage downstairs and kissed me good-bye for work. He stayed in his jammies half the day.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wikepedia definition of "Foam baths"

Foam baths – bubbles on top of water

Bubbles on top of the water, less ambiguously known as a foam bath (see photo), can be obtained by adding a product containing foaming surfactants to water and temporarily aerating it by agitation (often merely by the fall of water from a faucet). Children find foam baths particularly amusing, so they are an inducement to get them into the bathtub.

The Race

I ran this 10K (6.2miles) this morning. The purpose behind the race is to get an automatic spot in the annual DC Marine Corps Marathon in October. As I was nearing the last stretch of the course, the announcer said, "only 20 more miles of this in October." Ugggghhhhh. It's a great feeling to finish an event, but that just means I'm one day closer to the next race...more mileage... faster training... more pounding on the body, etc etc.. Some may say, "and you enjoy this?" I don't always like the prep work it involves, but finishing something I started makes it all worth while.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Bounty Hunter

Twenty minutes into this movie, the guy behind us said, "this movie is horrible." I thought that was a little harsh and that I'd give it another twenty minutes to form my own opinion.
Jennifer dear, you should have stopped 15 yrs. ago after Friends. All I see in you is Rachel, but more like a worn out exhausted Rachel trying so hard to capture the audience. Gerard has been in a lot of flicks the past couple years. His acting was decent in Law Abiding Citizen, but that's about it. I see about 100 movies a year. For this disater I paid $28 for 2 tickets and refrained from the usual popcorn and soda. Perhaps the snacks would have made it a tad better. If you desire to see this, wait a month for $1 redbox (that's even a stretch), or wait a year to rent it free at the library.

Friday, March 26, 2010

One Hour

Whether it's running to get milk, mail a package, grab a cup of joe, or simply walk to your mailbox (small exaggeration), it takes one hour in Northern VA.
Let's compare other things that take an hour.

1) Flying from DC to Indy, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rhode Island, Manchester, etc.
2) Jog 6 miles.
3) Eat a 4 course meal and listen to a speaker.
4) Sit through a wedding ceremony.
5) Golf Several Holes (not sure how many, I don't golf).
6) Call a friend and catch up on the last ten years.

My Point: I'd rather be sitting at home or doing any of the above than sitting in traffic for milk.
The fact: The small errands still must get done and the traffic is something we clearly can't control.
My point again: Forget the fact of the matter, I DO NOT like traffic.


At age 93 and 91 and married nearly 70 years, this is real.
He still has 3 nicknames for her. He keeps her on her toes. He's always been a hard worker to provide for his family.
She moves swiflty and doesn't miss a beat in a day. She cooks his favorite meal every friday since the day they met.
They watch sports and wheel of fortune with the volume turned down. She'll always hold him above a high standard with love and respect.
Together they make EVERYONE smile.
This is Real.