Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Got this meme from Sassy...

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

Good Gawd, why did I cut my hair???

2. How much cash do you have on you?


3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?


4. Favorite planet?
VENUS since it's supposed to be romantic.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
bill collector

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
the Alleluia Chorus - it cracks me up.

7. What shirt are you wearing?
A longer sleep Tee shirt

8. Do you label yourself?
yep, Militant Bitch Dyke Feminist Flight Attendant

9. Name the brand of the shoes you're currently wearing?
Nikes before I took them off & crawled into bed. Ahhhhh.

10. Bright or dark room?

Bright. At this age I can't see that well in the dark anymore.

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before y0u

Sassy- a great power of example- she lost SO much weight & has kept it off!

12. What does your watch look like?
It's a very nice Big gold man's watch & hangs loose on my arm.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
I fell asleep before CSI Miami was even over around 2230, because I'd been up since 0515 flying all day.

But usually I'm watching David Letterman in bed!

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
"Hey Twizzel, whaz up?"

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
In the next town by route 22.

16. What is a word that you say a lot?

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
Doris a few hours ago.

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Uhm, well....

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
I've swallowed a shitload of Gas-x lately.

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?
About 20. I just don't have the money.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
The 40's were truly the best! Y'all enjoy it while it lasts, believe me it goes fast.

22. Your worst enemy?
chocolate. pasta. carbs. Buttered movie popcorn. hell, I'm a food addict.

23. What is your current desktop picture?
a turquoise & pink smear

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
Oh my God, it's GOOD to lay down!

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
a fucking million, are you kidding? I already fly.

26. Do you like someone?
Yep, adore her.

28. The last song you listened to?
Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch

28. What time of day were you born?
adopted, don't know.

29. Favorite number?


30. Where did you live in 1987?

920 Beechwood Dr, Richardson, Texas

OMG! I thought this said 1967 - told you I can't see in the dark.

In '87 I lived on Christopher St. & Bleeker in Greenwich Village!

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

Yes. I am a very jealous person. Doris however is not.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?
Yes. People who aren't happy.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
On my livingroom couch in a shocked stupor.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Bang & shake the machine.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?
Sometimes I am. Sometimes I'm mean.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
I'd get a heart with Doris' name across it on my forearm above my wrist so when I'd serve a pasgr a drink & they said 'thank you Doris' I could say oh, I'm Gertrude - Doris is my lover!

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?

Spanish so I could impress my butch Latina friends.

38. Would you move for the person you loved?
Hell, I'm in Jersey aren't I???

39. Are you touchy feely?
Yes, but I control myself since it became politically incorrect.

40. What???s your life motto?
One day at a time, & This too shall pass...

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times.
Lipstick, debit card & a warm neck scarf in the winter.

42. What’s your favorite town/city?
NYC !! Most DEFINITELY. But I love L.A. too.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
A Bare Chicken Burrito at Baha Fresh.

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Last week- birthday cards: Doris on the 20th, my best gay boyfriend I went crazy with during the 70's on the 21st, & my best friend growing up on the 23rd. For some reason I get along quite well with Aquarians. (okay- Im a Gemini for inquiring minds..)

45. Can you change the oil on a car?
Yes, but Doris always does it for me.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

He married a woman who looks just like I did in the mid 60's when we were together.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
Adopted. don't know.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
Black satin trousers, black sweater with small silver stones around the neck, with a black silk quilted zipper jacket with silver leopard print on the rolled back cuffs.- D's bday.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
My damn right knee & butt cheek from the gym today.

50. Have you been burned by love?

aaah, Yeah. 4 times. 2 men, then 2 women. But I've been with Doris 27 yrs, it was worth all the hell to get here... Usually. (grin.)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Surprised a Friend on her Honeymoon Flight

I have a friend from WW that got married & was going on her honeymoon. I trip traded so I could surprise Jen & work her flight to Lax!

She was REALLY surprised, too. I was able to have the agent put Rob & Jen in their own row, previously they had been sharing a row that didn't even have a window. I decorated it by taping little red cupid & heart streamers to their over head (no it didn't interfere with their oxygen mask compartment) & around their window. This caused Jen to crack up by the time they finally got there (they were in the last group called to board because they had 12DEF.)

Also, Edwin (a Flight Attendant in their cabin) & I had put the tray table by their window down, put a navy blue table cloth on it & put a big bottle of champagne with wine glasses, along with a Happy Honeymoon card signed by the whole crew with heart confetti on it. I'm not sure if they were happy or embarrassed, or probably both, but they had big smiles!

The coach crew offered them everything for free, but told me they didn't really want anything. During my FC service, I was able to rush back there with hot nuts, & later small fruit & cheese plates. I said well at least you can "see plate" to which she chuckled, this is true. (Our WW leader always tells us to "see plate" to not cover it all up with food.)

They were reading the Australia & New Zealand travel books she bought with the AmEx gift card we gave her from our ww group! And they slept a bit. After 6 hrs, we finally landed & off they went to the next leg of their Honeymoon trip to Australia (about 16 hrs-Lordie!) where they'll site-see for 3 days before taking a cruise to New Zealand!

It was great to be able to fly Jen & Rob to Los Angeles & fun to see them interact with each other. Jen is exquisitely beautiful & Rob is really adorable in person! They were very sweet with each other, low-key & cool. I can't wait to see pictures & hear about the rest of their adventure!

This is your local honeymoon reporter signing out....
They are lucky they can get married. Straight people just take this priveledge for granted.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inauguration Day!

Jan 20th is Doris' birthday & she turned 73! Wow. She still looks so damn gorgeous, it is amazing. I tell ya, 'black don't crack,' it's true, & if black folks (Doris does not like the term "African American" - like Whoopi) don't get fat, they look SO YOUNG! Younger than me, that's for sure & I am 12 years younger than my honey. I do not look it. Even better, she is healthy & vibrant. It's a blessing.

Other than being given a couple million dollars, I don't think Doris could ask for any better birthday present than Barack Obama becoming president that day!!! It was SO exciting, & we watched the whole day on TV, laughing & crying on & off. It was beautiful.

Of course for Doris born in '36 & growing up thru so much prejudice & pain as a young black child & adolescent, then young adult single mother of 3 children working 2 & 3 jobs a day to make ends meet & getting paid less for the the same thing as the white girls, constantly being harassed for sex then being fired for resisting, etc - She never thought she would live to see this day!

As for me born in '47, growing up in the segregated south (Dallas & Richardson,) I definitely remember the 'colored only' water fountains & bathrooms & 'whites only' restaurants, & I was always supporting 'The Cause,' the black equality flight. And then of course there was the experience of getting kicked out of college in 1968 my Jr. year for dancing with a black student at a school dance...

Well needless to say we were both jubilant! President Obama! It was extraordinary to witness such a historical day in history on Tuesday, it was the most Excellent, Uplifting Wonderment! What a FABULOUS day, what a Great birthday for Doris!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Miracle On the Hudson

I was watching TV (Dr. Phil- it was almost over) so I saw the ditching saga from the beginning when all the channels started following that Capt glide that Airbus onto the surface of the Hudson River yesterday. Tears started pouring from my eyes, as the drama became all too real.

Ditchings are a whole other Emergency Landing that are enough to paralyze most psgrs with shock & fear. The beauty of the entire perfection of all involved (from the landing, to the evacuations, to the rescues) was beyond belief, better than most could ever imagine! I'd say everyone's Guardian Angels were working overtime!

As I pictured myself initiating that evacuation, I kept praying for those Flight Attendants to get everyone out in a fast, effective & safe manner. And clearly they did! Considering how terrifying the potential of immediate drowning is in such a situation, everyone was excellent, psgrs included.

All the rescuers were right there so quickly! And the gifted Capt was so Fabulous, a true artist - believe me there is ALOT to be said for experience - I always feel better when my pilots are oldies but goodies...(dare I mention he is still younger than me.) That goes for Drs, cops, -everyone, give me workers with experience under their belt.

Incidentally, we are all supposed to go down the fuselage after an evacuation to make sure everyone has gotten out, the Capt included.

I am so proud of that Flight Crew! Well done colleagues!
Thank you God.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Movie Reviews

Flash bulletin!:
Gran Torino is a great movie!
I didn't care much about seeing that wrinkly ass Clint Eastwood so much, but Doris did. So I went because I knew we'd see Not Easily Broken (by TD Jakes) afterwards which is what I wanted to see.
Well... Gran Torino is so interesting & I really loved it! Eastwood IS Good! Just the truth- years of experience I guess. It was about predjudice basically, & he being an Archie Bunker type after Asians moved into & took over his neighborhood. And his evolving out of the darkness of ignorance. Excellent!

Not Easily Broken ? - Well it was an okay 'chick flick' type movie. If I had seen it BEFORE the other, Im sure I would have loved it. But it paled in comparison. I always want to support 'black movies' & it did have a good message. But I kept falling asleep by then... Still it was good, so see it & decide for yourself.

And now, I'm watching 2 soaps then going to work out at the gym.


Thursday, January 08, 2009

I got nothin'.

Okay, I gotta make this quick because I'm flying out in 6 hrs & have to start the make-up spackeling shortly. Not to mention try to tidy up some of my shit-piles around here before I leave. Gawd, I HATE cleaning, I'm just so lame at it. And I hate putting on make-up too, but unfortunately my days of au naturel beauty have just plain vanished. What the fuck ever.

I only gained .2 lbs at WW weigh-in last night. Plus it was great to see everybody after all the holiday vacations. I tell ya, meetings make a huge difference in weight-loss even though they are always such a pain in the butt. LUCKILY the leader is motvating & has a good sense of humor. One needs to laugh to get thru life.

Speaking of which, I just finished reading eb's recent banana rant. Now She's a damn nut, I mean RIOT. Made me chortle. Deborah's remark, too. and Val's. Ahhh. It's SO nice to have blog buddies to take your mind off of shit piles.

Thanks Y'all.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

More Movies!

Yesterday we went to Doubt! What a movie! God, Meryl Streep is in a class by herself! She was fabulous, & Amy Adams too! If any of you went, tell me what you thought. I REALLY liked it. Yikes.

Afterwards, walked into the last half of Valkerie. yuck. Not so much. Not my thing. Too bad they failed in killing Hitler, tho'. Glad I didn't see the whole movie.

Stopped off at the Olive Garden for Chicken Marsala! (Hadn't been in years, as I hated the olive Garden, thought it was crappy Italian food.) But I do love the chix Marsala there now.

Now I have to get ready to fly out to lax this evening. I've had a lot of time off & I really don't want to go back. But I am so damn broke. At least my crazy, fun friend is on the flight, too bad we can't dress as elves again today.

I want to retire. Dammit.

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year's Day

New Year's Day we went to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons. It was very good, except no one had warned me that it is THREE hrs long. It is very long, My butt got sore. Hey, maybe I'm loosing too much weight & becoming a scrawnybutt! Not.

In fact my new years resolutions are:
1. Loose 10 more lbs so I don't have to use that damn extra 50lb weight on the Dr's scale at the health club to get to 160lbs.
2. Exercise more.
3. Try to complain less.
4. Meditate more.

After the movie Doris & I had dinner at Carino's. We had Skilletini's which are pasta noodles, chicken & sausage with garlic! mmmm MMM! Well so much for the 1st resolution. I did go work out at the gym this morning,tho.

And I took down the outside Christmas lights. It's always sad the 1st night after the holidays that you don't light them up anymore. sigh. I shall keep up the Xmas tree downstairs until after Doris' Birthday (I always do.) Which just so happens to coincide with Obama's inauguration this year! Yea!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Eve

I Didn't want to do it. I didn't want to go to church on New Years Eve with Doris. I'm sick of going to church on New Year's Eve. Old people go to church on New Year's Eve. I was content to just stay at home in our warm cuddly bed & watch the ball drop on TV. But Doris didn't want that. She was bound & determined to go to church. With her sister. Pain in the butt. All they ever want to do; go to church & funerals. They are definitely getting old. No question. I was so sad. If I stayed home & did what I wanted & she went with her dang sister & did what she wanted- did that mean we were definitely headed for a breakup after all these years? That's how it felt. Aren't you supposed to WANT to be with your lover on New Years Eve when the clock strikes midnight, of all times? Felt like we are just so far appart now. Like why are we even together?

So I finally gave in (after she yelled at me that all I ever do is complain complain complain.) And you know what? It was great! The music was great, the sermon was great, I enjoyed it. And afterwards we went to a diner for breakfast. It was a good New Years eve.