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.