Posts tagged "family"

Finding Your Balance

  You had plans. …and then you got stuck in Oakland. In Oslo. In Omaha, Nebraska. Weather. Aircraft swap. Maintenance. Flow. Crew rest. Staffing insufficiencies. Reflowed. Repositioned. Everything but returning home. And that special someone is left sitting at a table for two, the complimentary bread getting cold and the server tapping his or her […]

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Finding Your Way Home: How Flight Attendants Stay Grounded

A typical conversation between long-distance flight attendant friends: “Wait, I thought you were in Texas.” “Nope, Milwaukee to Houston and then to Monterrey, Mexico. Where are you today, Copenhagen?” “Nope, Los Angeles!” “Oh! Well, where will you be tomorrow?” … That is the million dollar question that none of us cabin crew actually know the […]

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Home Is Where The Hotdish Is: Tales From Wisconsin

I am sitting bundled in the back seat, one dog draped across my lap and another leaning against me. The three of us (My boyfriend Tim and his dad John) are driving up a winding county road on our way to the tip of Door County peninsula, where we will be taking a tiny ferry to Washington Island to the family […]

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I Love My Dad

I’m not certain if it’s Father’s Day.  I believe it is, at least in some corner of the world.  Maybe in my corner.  I’m confused with dates, and times, and days now.  Maybe not just now, but always.  I’m fairly certain I felt the same way when Mother’s Day happened, feeling it close, but not […]

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Babes & Beards

I had planned on going to Los Angeles.  There were things that I really wanted to do, and someone that I really wanted to see, but unfortunately, Tuesday got in my way.  How does Tuesday get in my way, you wonder?  Well, it’s an airline fact that Tuesdays, and Saturdays, are low fly days; less […]

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Maybe You Should Get A Goldfish

Today, I caught myself smiling as I looked at Real Simple.  The colorful magazine spread was telling me how I should decorate.  Decorate a house.  Yeah.  True story.  This girl, excited about nesting?  HOLD THE PHONE!?!?! So, before you think I’m ready to settle down, read along… In three weeks, I’ll be undertaking my sixth […]

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Living Healthy

Six days and I didn’t see an airport or step foot on an airplane.  I stayed in the same place every night.  I woke up every morning to the sound of Dad throwing an assortment of fresh veggies into the juicer, the combination of carrots, lemon, and ginger, creating a bright blended liquid known as […]

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Happy Birthday Daddy!

I’m the baby in the family, and the girl, and with that spot in the food chain, it’s almost natural to include the title of ‘Daddy’s Girl.’  I don’t think that I will ever grow out of needing my daddy.  He changes the oil in my car and fixes my computer when it stops working. […]

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The Runaway

Have you ever been at funeral and the mood is serious and heart wrenching, and just at the most reverent moment, you were irreverently struck with the giggles or a coughing attack, turning you into the douche bag that severed the emotional tone? This is inappropriate behavior. Or at church and it always happens at […]

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How To Get Along With People

The more people you rub shoulders with, the more opportunities you have to make friends…or enemies.  Being a flight attendant requires of me to spend quite a few hours in a claustrophobic space, with a fair amount of crabby individuals (there are fantastic passengers too!!!).  In all fairness, I don’t always wake up on the “right […]

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