Monday, January 29, 2007

A Lousy Endng to a Great Trip

It's always so good to get back home.  I swear, sometimes it's all I can do to get thru the end of a trip.  Usually it's great.  But last trip I had to deal with 2 younger flight attendants that basically just had no respect (for older female fa's & definately not for me.)  It became just seriously tedious in the end.  Nothing the psgrs noticed or knew about.  Just subtle bullshit & big time attitude.  I felt angry, and today I just feel bad.  It's unusual because I generally get along well with everybody.  Even if I don't really care for them.

One person I feel hurt by because I'd worked with her all month & I thought we'd gotten along fine, we definately worked great services together. This trip  there was a  girl I'd never worked with before on the crew list that hit it off real well with her.  Nothing wrong with that, but the attitude they generated together was rather obnoxious ( in my opinion,)  I chalked it up to youth & remembered how I used to do crazy stuff back in the day.  For example, they went out late into the night for dinner with a cousin that had been along on the flight & didn't get back till around 0300a. (which was 0600a our body time being based in NY.)  I could never do that now!  But there was a time we all used to be able to do that... ...Stay out all night & go right on to work with out much sleep!

Anyway the girls had bonded & were close (they had only just met on the flight) & to me they seemed to bring out such snarky pretention in each other.  I wasn't the only old fart on the crew, there was another but they didn't talk much to her either.  A fifth was in the middle of our ages & she got along with all of us. 

It was just unusual, that kind of shit never happens, at least it hasn't up until now.  The good thing about this job is that trip is OVER, I have different people to work with next month & I probably won't have to work with those 2 again (at least not together) since they're so junior to me.

I suppose I should mention how most FA's wish we old farts would retire so they could hold the trips we bid.  They will even "joke" with us about it "are you guys EVER going to retire & give us a chance at the primo trips? hahaha."  (Yeah, as IF those of us who DON't quit could afford towith what they pay us now.)  But it is rare that I've actually had to deal with such bitchy attitudes from young women I work with.  In fact, generally I feel nurturing to them.  Almost always I feel respect from & for them.

I shall stop obsessing over it all now.  Rant over.  Moving on.  sigh.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A Meme From Suzanne & Kim

  1. The phone rings. Who are you hoping it is? Doris or my brother Alan.
  2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? Sometime I do, sometime I DON"T!

  3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?  Listener first. if I'm interestred I'll join in, if not I'll walk away.

  4. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? I don't think so, but I would really TRY.

  5. Do you like to ride horses? Not anymore since I left Texas in the 60's.  But I USED to barrel ride & jump low fences when I was young!  I LOVE HORSES.  I think my back might go out if I rode now.  They are such beautiful animals!

  6. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? Yes I LOVED CAMP!!!  Did YMCA camp & Girl Scout camp until I was too old & they made me be a jr. counslor.  I was a life gaurd at GS camp.  Doris & I used to camp in the Poconos until the Arian Supremists scared us away.

  7. What was your favorite board game as a kid? I didn't like board games, but the family played Clue & Monnoply.  (can't spell it.)

  8. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was taken what would you do? RUN like hell.  I don't need trouble.

  9. Are you judgmental? Yes.  sorry.

  10. Would you date someone with different religious beliefs? Yes. 

  11. Are you continuing your education? No.  Wish I had the energy, money & desire.  Other than that, the school of life goes on.

  12. Do you know how to shoot a gun? I have shot skeet in texas, but that was a rifle.  Shot a magnum 247 or something like that around the same time.  Hated it, & the kick back hurt my wrist.  If I had a gun, I'm afraid I just might use it because I get pissed.  I sorta like the small ones with pearl handles, but I'm afraid of guns.

  13. If your house was on fire, what's the first thing you'd grab? My dog & 2 cats, then all my photos from childhood till now.
  14. How often do you read books? Not so often, self help if any.

  15. Do you think more about the past, present or future? The past.  I have to work on that.

  16. What is your favorite children's book? Nancy Drew series.

  17. How tall are you? 5' 7"

  18. Where is your ideal house located?  Somewhere with trees & water!  Wish we could afford it.

  19. Last person you talked to? Doris!

  20. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden? A year or 2.  Not my favorite, I prefer The Macaroni Grill.

  21. What are your keys on your key chain for? House, 3 cars, jetbridge & crew lounge, onboard defibulator

  22. What did you do last night? Flew in late, watched 2 TV movies with Doris, drove to a burning restaurant in the neighborhood, got to sleep at 0700a.

  23. Where is your current pain at [sic]? I have a constant neck & shoulder crick on the right side.(muscle spasms)

  24. Do you like mustard? No, unless it's mixed with ketchup, but usually no.

  25. Do you like your mom or dad? Loved them both, but liked my Daddy.

  26. How long does it take you in the shower? If I'm doing the shower then I'm washing my hair which takes forever with conditioners etc, cause it's long past my shoulderblades.  I prefer baths for 10 or 15 minutes.

  27. What movie do you want to see right now? The Queen.  I'm pissed that Dream Girls wasn't nominated for an emmy.

  28. Do you put lotion on your dog or cats? No.

  29. What did you do for New Year's? Went to a lovely midnight dinner down the street with mainly gay/lesbian & gay friendly folks.

  30. Do you think The Grudge was scary? What is that?  The grudges I hold are scary & a waste of time & energy.

  31. Do you own a camera phone? Yup.

  32. Who did you vote for on American Idol? All the ones I like, not just one.  But I haven't seen it yet this year.
  33. What is the last initial of your middle name? e

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Doris' bDay!

Yesterday was Doris' Birthday.  Girlfriend turned 71, yep seventyfuckingONE!!!  Damn, she looks SO damn good, no one would even think she was even 50.  Luckily I had gotten out of my last trip so I had time to get hot pink roses, big balloons, good mushy cards & a pretty gold chain.  She was pleased when she woke up & went downstairs & saw all that set up for her.  Yea, I did good!

We layed around in bed all day (MY favorite sport!) & watched Little Miss Sunshine (dang, that was sweet) & other movies because it was SO COLD out. 

Then got up & went to dinner with her favorite sister at a wonderful restaurant.
Came home & watched TV & the L Word rerun.  Dang, that Papi is one sexy Latino player. 

I feel grateful for Doris' 71 years, that there is even a program like The L Word in this day & age, and that our furnace is working full blast!  It is fucking freezing out!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Too Tired!

Have Mercy!
I am in the middle of another 6 day siege.  Just flew in LATE last night & flying out again today...  Am supposed to fly back out AGAIN after I return tomorrow night.

I am Broke Poor, so I scheduled my flying like that to make a lot of overtime.  It seemed like a good idea at the moment. 
Uh.  I don't know HOW I thought I could do it twice in a row (3 2-day trips back to back TWICE.)  (12 days out of 14.) 

Dang, I must have thought I was in my 30's again for a hallucinating moment.  I am fiftyfuckingNINE.  shit.  I can't do this.  I am turning fucking elderly more by the minute, esp working like such a nutcase. 
My resistance is dwindling & I'm taking Airbornne by the box.

I am hoping a fellow Flight Attendant will pick up my trip on thurs.  Then I plan to sleep 48 solid hours.  (Oh sure, as if I don't already wake up to pee every 3 hrs as it is.) 

I'm exhausted.

My entries have become booring.
Oh, here's a good one;
Had the Subway Hero onboard the other day.  Man, he was brave, huh?
Also had Chad Lowe, (SO sweet, so kind), Andre' Braugher, very classy & that gorgeous male model Tyson Beckford - also very nice.  Damn - his lips & eyes are really something!  (But he grew a skraggley goatee that looks like crap.)  Goatees suck.  No matter how you spell it.  Such a shame to mess up such a beautiful face with pubic looking hair.  ugh.

(Nothing against pubic hair in it's right place!) or the right woman's pubs in my face!

Can I get an Amen?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Another Crappy Movie

Today we went to see Perfume, The Story Of a Murderer. 
Y A W N.
I mean REALLY.  So fucking booring & possibly the stupidest movie ever.  The dumbass man goes around killing women to bottle their scents.  In the end when he is to be hung for the murders, he releases this bottle with a combination of all their scents to the throngs standing around to see him die & they all become overcome with LOVE, strip naked & have a mega orgy right there in the town square.  So dumb.

Then saw Stomp the Yard.  It was actually great.  D & I were truly old fogies in a packed theatre of young kids watching fraternity students at a black college in Atlanta compete crumping & stomping.

Then watched 30 minutes of Primeval where a humongous alligator was chasing & eating everyone around.  (Doris likes that shit.) 

Well, back home in bed now & we're watching a rerun of last week's L Word, which is Better than anything I've seen since Dream Girls last week!

Movie Review

Just flew 6 days in a row.  I am SO too old to do that now.  I can barely move, but I did manage to go to Curves this morning.  You always wonder if it is doing any good.  I guess it's better than not doing any kind of exercise.

Well, tonight we went to see Notes On A Scandle with Judy Densch & Cate Blanchet.
Of course the acting was GOOD with those two. 
But the story truly sucked for me. 

I went to see Dame Judy playing a Lesbian but damn, she was such a horrible, old preditor type.  And speaking of preditors, Blanchette was a teacher fucking a 15 year old boy (her student)  thru the whole thing.  Talk about seriously sickening. 

This movie got 4 whole stars.  wierd.  I did not find this entertaining.  I am so annoyed & dissappointed.  Perhaps it's just me. 

I say PeeeeeeUUUU!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

RHS60'grads list

I went to high school in Texas in the 60's.  Many from that school are on an email chat list.  It's a great, easy way to keep up with old schoolmates that you never see.  Interestingly enough, thru all the class reunions we've had, I've gotten to know folks I wasn't even close to in school & also enjoyed reconnecting with old friends (uh, Girl Scout Troop, drill team etc.)  Since we're all (supposedly) grown ups now, the dynamics are Quite different & much better... to say they least. 

Anyway....  Most of us are turning 60 this year, so we've been discussing our feelings on that, as well as being 59.  Here is my blurb on the subject:

  59 is just okay for me.
  Not great,
  Not lousy,
  Somewhere in between...
  Somewhere in the limbo of making it thru  the 50's (wait, didn't we do that   already after 1949?)
  And getting ready to step over the threshold into the 60's,
  Which from this point for me looks like a last chance for a big Hoorah...
  Before I turn 70 & get ready to shrivel up into elder care somewhere...   NOT!!

  Well, the 1960's were good to us (uh... some of the time)
  So hopefully our 60's will also be great... (Yeah sure, what am I -   hallucinating??)
  Albeit a different kind of adventure, that's for sure!

As I'm typing, Nancy Pelosi is being sworn in as Speaker of the House, my eyes are tearing up.  Man, have we come along way!  I am bursting with gratitude.  Thank you, God.

Monday, January 01, 2007


This was my day:

Went to Curves (it was closed for the day)

Picked up 4 cartons of eggs from the Egg Farm

Went to Shopright (it was closed for the day)

Went to Petco/ bought dog food, cat food & kitty litter ($65 fucking dollars)

Went to CVS, bought nail polish remover & The Post for Doris

Went to Sis' to search for D's missing keys in Sis's car.
(they weren't there.)

Came home

TOOK DOWN ALL THE OUTDOOR XMAS LIGHTS (it was drizzeling) & PUT THEM IN THE GARAGE!  (I am SO proud I did this already!  Usually I'd wait till Feb/march.)

Emptied trashes & bottles

Put Dog food, Cat food, Kitty Litter in their bins.

Went to movies (The Good Shepard) with Doris.
(ate a damn ton of pop corn.)

Went to drug store & bought GasX & Stool Softeners.
(HAHAHAHAHAHA)  (Don't want to fart stink bombs when I get back on the plane tomorrow.)  (GasX turns your shit into blocks of cement, thus the softener... hehe!)  (Hey, you can't strike matches on a plane, have ya heard???)  (Shut UP, it's brilliant.)

Came home & Blogged

Watched CSI Miami & fell asleep.

Happy 2007!