Today I begin the start of my three-day trip. This will be the first time I spend the new year without my family and friends…. I am definitely sad but, sort of ready for this journey. The only upsetting thing is that I did not bring anything fancy to wear except for a black cotton mini dress and a pair of boots. I just hope it is good enough.
My day began at 4am and catching the 4:55am Marta to the airport. I worked a flight from ATL to DTW and it went really smooth. The issue was working the SRQ (Sarasota, FL) flight from Detroit and then back to Detroit. In case you did not know Sarasota is retirement center! The flight was full of elders wanting tomato juice… So much so that we ran out of the juice within both flights. When we arrived to SRQ it took very long to deplane because almost every passenger needed a wheelchair.
When we worked the SRQ flight to DTW the flight was full of gray haired people and lots of children. This was the flight of family members going to SRQ just to visit the grandparents and the grandparents flying to visit their grandchildren. I was a 2 hr flight and it was not too bad as long as we did not run out of tomato juice (no ice).
Tomorrow will is New Years Eve and it is my little bro’s birthday. I sent him a card in the mail in which he will find pretty amusing. I wish him all the best tomorrow and I hope he has a great time… Turning 19 was pretty fun for me so I am sure he will have an amazing time!
I’ll be spending my New Years Eve in Ohio. Another flight attendant working with me has invited me out on the town so I guess I will see what Ohio has to offer for the new year.
Ever watch the movie Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock? Well in the movie Sandra wrote what exactly she wanted in a man and described him. Years later the man she described on the piece of paper comes into her life and they live happily ever after (if that exists).
So I have spent days thinking about whether or not to write this because I feel like I might be putting myself out there a bit too much. I have decided to grow some cojones (balls) and just write it anyway. I am going to describe my guy in all hopes that my knight and shinning armor will come into my life……
He must be tall, at least 5’8.
He needs to have a great sense of humor, someone funny like Steve Carell.
Blue, green, or grey eyes….. Not being picky.
A body like Ryan Gosling and looks : ).
He has to dress really well but, not too metro sexual.
He should always be up for an adventure and enjoy being around great friends.
On some days he should enjoy just being home with me : ).
Treats me like I am an important person and respects me. More like we share the similar traits and values.
If I am asking for too much then maybe I do deserve to be single. If this guys is out there then come and find me. It would just be nice to be with someone who would not mind me venturing out on my own and still being by my side. Believe me just as committed he is to me I will be committed to him.
For now I will be single and try to figure out what Sipsy wants. Like Jay says in one of his tracks, “I’m a tortured soul……”
This Christmas I woke up in Kentucky with a phone call from my sis waiting for me to connect to Skype so I could watch my brothers and sisters in NY open their gifts. As I watched everyone at my mother’s open their presents I began to get sad and upset but there was no way that I would let them see me that way. I am one that does not like to have people worry about me. It’s just who I am. I was sad because I was not there to celebrate and joke around with them. I was not there to give my mother a hug or to hang out with my siblings and play with all the cool gadgets that they had gotten.
Not being there for the holidays is something that I will need to get used to if I want to continue on with this job and journey. With my seniority who knows when I will have a Christmas, New Years or Thanksgiving off.
After my Skype I got up and ready for work. I received a few Christmas messages from many of my friends and wish that I could have text a few other friends. Unfortunately, my phone broke and died on one of my missions running out of the car so I had to go out and buy a new one. The only contacts I have are those whom have text or called me.
My day consisted of flying four legs…. SDF-ATL, ATL-PNS, PNS-ATL, and finally ATL-MDW. I have ended my day eating a fajita and have a drink as I watch more episodes of Gossip Girl. I will probably end my night eating a piece of chocolate and heading straight to bed in all hopes that Christmas and New Years just fly by and I can jut forget about it. I hate being a Grinch or a sour puss but these holidays have me feeling the lowest of lows. I am pretty good at putting on a smile and pretending that all is dandy. I will continue with the fake smiles and silly jokes so no one worries and I don’t depress myself!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!
Since the Atlanta Marta does not run until 6am on weekends I had to leave my crash pad to sleep at the airport so I could report for work at 6:30am. As I arrived to the airport on Christmas Eve I already knew it was going to be an extremely long tireless day. Of course I did not sleep at all at the airport. Who can sleep when there are other flight attendants snoring and the lighting in the crew lounge is so bright!
5:30am comes along and I get dressed and ready to take on this day. Anxious to get to Kentucky so I can sleep away Christmas eve. The flights were not as full and everyone was actually in the Christmas spirit, not one Grinch on the plane. At 2pm we finally arrive into Kentucky where I am destined to spend my Christmas eve (not by choice).
So this Christmas eve I have spent it eating Ramon Noodles, cookies, having a few drinks and watching every single episode of Gossip Girl. I did take a walk around the hotel because they have decorated it to look like Santa’s factory and Gingerbread house.
I Oovo’d with my family in New York and am waiting until midnight so we can Skype and I can see what Santa (me) got them for Christmas. I do it because I love my family and would do anything for them. I do it because I love to see people’s reactions when they open a gift and it is something that they love. I am not trying to toot my horn but, I am a pretty good gift giver. Even a card always brings a smile to anyone’s face.
If I could I would be home spending Christmas with my family but unfortunately these are the cards I am dealt with and sometimes you have to play the game enough to win it. So far it is not going my way but that is another blog for another day.
Merry Christmas Eve to all and until tomorrow!
It was all good the other night. We met up at a friend’s house and played THUMPER, had a few drinks and laughs. It was a Sipsy’s back/new bathroom party so I got my friend a bath robe, shower gel and lotion. As the night progressed we decided to head out to a restaurant to continue our voyage of fun.
We sat at a table and played more THUMPER, had more laughs and a few more drinks. I left the restaurant to walk over to the a night club I used to work at and say hello to my old co workers. That night I wore a big brimmed hat with a skirt and turtle neck. I thought I looked pretty nice and so did the rest of the crew. Well…. ignorant people here in RI who at times do not know how to keep their mouths shut decided to talk smack about my hat! I felt like I was in elementary school all over again. He just kept going and going and I just kept walking because I was alone and did not want to stir up anything. I finally got to the club said my hello and walked back to the restaurant where the crew was.
As the night progressed and the glasses kept coming I shook off the nonsense the guys were saying to me earlier. The lights go on at the restaurant and it is time for us to leave. As I walk out another man decided to speak more nonsense to me. By this time I couldn’t take the disrespect anymore and I just blow up on the guy!! I think I said all the curse words in the world and just wanted to smack him in the face and kick him in the balls! Everyone was holding me back and they would not let me go because they knew that I was not afraid to fight a man.
Here is the thing I was never one to get loud in public places and when things happened around me I would ignore the person because ignorance is usually bliss. Lately, I have not been able to do the ignoring anymore. Lately I have been blowing up on them and say whatever is on my mind. I don’t know if its my age or I have a lot of pent-up anger but, I have had enough of being disrespected by boys. I call them boys because no man would ever disrespect a woman or make fun of her in public. It’s just disgusting when you just want to go and have a good time but an ASSHOLE has to ruin it for you!
After the yelling and trying to break free from my friends so I lay one on that idiot I got in my car and we all drove back to the house to cool down and enjoy the rest of the night. I was not going to let him ruin my night!
I’ve been neglecting my blog for a few days now. I have come home and have not found what to blog about next. I’m sure it will hit me soon. Just like before writers block has invaded my brain.
My sister knows me all too well. Recently she sent me some inspiring words by Mother Teresa.
I take it as words to live by and something that maybe everyone should take pieces of and follow. Who knows maybe it will make the world a lot less stressful and people will actually be happy once in a while.
I am so happy she send me this because it describe the type of person I try to be. I do not let things that are not life threatening get me down. I am nice (not stupid) to those that try to ruin my day or take advantage of me. Trust me when you show them an opposite reaction it tends to get to them even more than when you show them what they really want. But, this is not about negativity. I enjoy these words because in all honestly they are true and I stand by them 100%.
Thanks sis…. You made my day with this one : )
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” ― Mother Teresa