Thursday, April 29, 2010

Can you find waldo? or in this case lucky?

For some reason this is now his favorite spot on the couch.  Yes he climbs up there, removes the pillows, and settles himself in between the pillows and the couch, and blends in!  He obviously is comfy thou b/c he refuses to leave this spot!  And yes...he is snoring as I am writing this post!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Biggest Loser - Couples

This show is a tearjerker for me this week.  This show is always emotional, and my eyes always tear up at the end when they have to eliminate someone...but this time, it was even worst!  This week it left an aching feeling in my heart.

Spoiler Alert - Stop reading if you haven't watched this yet and is planning to!

This week it was down to Sunshine and O'neal.  After his brother passed away, he was already emotional and this past week both of them had to leave to attend his brother's funeral.  So they lost a day and a half in being able to work out.  And this week it cost them being at the bottom.

So of course O'neal sacrificed himself so Sunshine could stay behind, but you can tell that no one there wanted him to leave.  It was very very emotional for me, because I felt like he deserves to still be there.  He, with his bad knee, and everything else, deserves to be there more than anyone least that's just my opinion...but we all know that doesn't matter.  To me, I don't know why, and please don't badger me over this, but I felt that Ashley should have gone home...

On to brighter and cheerier news, next week is makeover week!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My First Monday Minute with DDOR - and yes I'm late

Yes I know...I'm a day late on this...but I decided I still wanted to do it ~ hey it must be still Monday somewhere in this world, right? hm...maybe not...but oh well...
Monday Minute

1 - What drugs have you done in your life?

Advil, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Nyquil...
     what? these don't count???

2 - A/S/L?

You know...I had no idea what these meant...until I read someone else's answers! I know...a duh moment so here goes...30(a young 20s at heart)/Female(although my friends always say I don't act like a lady)/Ga(please don't stalk me)

3 - Do you pick your nose?

The thought of this question makes me wanna gag - I always clean my nose with tissue!  I find it very disturbing when I am driving and see other drivers pick their nose ~ please stop doing that!!!

4 - What's your favorite childhood cartoon

I watched news during my childhood...oh who am I kidding?  I still watch cartoons, I can't get away from cartoons, kids movies, teen shows, and family guy!

5 - List the URL, of what you believe to be the best blog post you've ever done

I personally think they're all great...hehe...but this one is fun ---->  Check it out:  Twilight Fans

Sunday, April 25, 2010

First Impressions and stories of Mexico City

I was actually pretty excited at first for my long layover in Mexico City.  That is, until the stories came.  After a really really long day, we arrived in Mexico City and all of us just couldn't wait till we get to the hotel and pass out.

We got into our transportation that would take us to the hotel.  Barely leaving the airport, we hear police sirens...we started joking with the Spanish speaker that the cops were coming for him to search his thing we knew...the police was behind us and pulling us over.

He came up to the van and opened the doors, then started having a conversation with the Spanish speaker in Spanish...we had no clue, of course, to what was going on or what he was saying.  After waiting patiently in what seems like an eternity, the speaker tries to explain to us what the popo was saying.  He said basically there is going to be a new law (so its not even a law YET) that crewmembers are not allowed in this kind of we're asking then whats the deal now? are we going to be able to go now? or what?

He said the popo was saying that we might get fined and blah blah blah...the pilot was like ok just go fine the airline...just let us go right now...besides it is NOT a law yet so what is the deal?  He (police) just kept talking and saying stuff in spanish for like another ten minutes and finally closes the van door and starts talking to the van driver.

Now that we had the doors closed, the speaker starts telling us that basically the popo was trying to get money out of us and how it was really corrupted over there.  He was saying all that talk about the "new law" was all bullshit and it was ALL about the money.

The van driver came back in the car and we drove off.  We asked him what happened and he said the police asked him to pay him some money and he'll let us go...we were shocked and asked him if he paid him.  He said no, he just told the stoopid ass that he don't have any money...

We couldn't believe that the police (the people that we would go to if we needed help in a foreign country) were like that over we were like well I'm not sure I want to be out and about walking around...what if we run into another popo and get send to jail unless we pay them???

We get to the hotel, and I am admiring the decors because it was a really beautiful hotel.  I'm thinking ok...I can deal with hanging out here at the hotel and not going anywhere...this looks really nice!  You can see from some of the pictures here that I took...the room was huge and very very comfy...

And then...While we were checking in, the other flight attendant comes up to us and tells us another story to warn us...and totally scared me half to death! be continued...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Follow - I believe this is #3 for me!

Been so busy lately, running around trying to get everything done all at once.  So have been slacking off on the walking and exercising, but I've walked enough in I guess that offsets it a little bit!

Friday FollowTonight is my own very first Lia Sophia Jewelry show!!! I am so excited and hopefully I won't get too nervous!

Its only 1:30pm here and there are already 600+ links on this Friday Follow!!!  Can you believe that?

Ok, here goes...If you are revisiting, welcome back and I am so happy you are still reading!  If you are new, please take a moment to browse around and I hope you will become a follower! =)

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Fear and Peace - How is it possible to feel both at the same time?

I love looking at or watching water...the beach, the lake, the river...I can just sit there and look at it, stare at it, and I would feel so at ease, so peaceful...

On my Pittsburgh trip I did that, I walked on the bridge and sat down for a little while by the water just taking in all the surroundings and relaxing...the water wasn't even that pretty or clean looking, but it still gave me a sense of peacefulness...

But while I'm sitting there staring into the water...I started can I love it so much staring at it, sitting here taking it all in?  Why do I love it so much, when at the same time I fear it so much...How is that possible?

You see, I can't swim...I don't know how...I took swimming lessons when I was a little kid...but never did learn...I have had this terrorizing fear when I get in water that goes above my head....never been able to learn how to deal with it or stop fearing it...

The water doesn't even have to be deep, as soon as I get submerged in it, I freak out...My friends make fun of me because I can't even go on water slides...I went on one once, slid down, went under the water, and frantically flapped my arms around like I was drowning...finally found my balance, stood up, and cried...yep...I was very very embarrassing...

So I'm sitting there looking at the water, peaceful for the moment, but at the same time thinking, I would be so scared if I fell in this water...

How is it possible?  Something that brings me such peace... could also terrorize me so?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I am Back!!!

Yes I could not get on the flight I was planning on getting on...well actually I could, but my friend who was on a buddy pass, couldn't and I didn't want to leave her there I stayed with her...and Yes, we spend the night at the Vegas airport...

But anyhow...I had a GREAT time in Vegas...We rented a car and drove to Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon...which I would recommend everyone to do!  I would suggest to drive all the way and visit Grand Canyon first though, and then on the way back stop by Hoover Dam...We did it the other way around and alot of the shops were already closed...

Also DO NOT take your own car there...because to Grand Canyon there is about half an hour of dirt road, and you would not want to mess up your own car that way...not to mention all the Rams that we saw on the side of the road too...

Grand Canyon was absolutely beautiful!!!  We climbed up the rocks all the way to the top tip of it!  It was very very scary but we made it!  I got up there and my knees got weak...I had to sit down...When I stood up I felt like I was just gonna fall down the cliff...but it was a good experience.

If you don't already have a Red Card from Wynn, you should get one...If you are a new member they have a promotion going on that you only need 55 points on the card and you will get a free buffet!  It is free to get the card...and I played on the wheel of fortune slots and got my 55 pts pretty quickly!  Our whole group got free buffets at the Wynn...and the buffet at the Wynn is SOOOO much better than the buffet at the Bellagio...just so you know...

We stayed at Treasure Island and the hotel was pretty nice...staying there you get to be in a VIP area to watch the Sirens show outside, which was definitely a treat...because we're so short we didn't have to get stuck behind some of the tall people...and the Sirens show definitely beat all the other shows that the other hotels least to me...because it was so much more entertaining!

You also get to go to their club for free before midnight...although we didn't go to try it out...there was so much to do and we didn't have enough time!  There is a $22.40 per day resort fee for each room...I think its for the free internet in the room and also for the pool and fitness center...but we didn't have a chance to lay out in the pool either...

I am exhausted from my vacation and I think I seriously need some recovery time...but got sooo much to do!  Not to mention the 865 blog posts that I need to catch up on here I to read blogs...this is gonna take me awhile...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sitting at the Vegas Airport

So I have been MIA for a little while ~ because I was in Vegas!!!  I am now sitting at the airport waiting patiently to see if I will be able to get on the last flight out of here...Yes I am on standby...and yes the all nighter out of here is always full...but still...I am hopeful...and as much fun as Vegas is...I am ready to go home and get some things this blog back on a routine for instance...not to mention so many other things starting for me this week as well...gonna be a busy busy end of the month!

So bear with me! I'm almost home!  And Wish me luck on getting on the flight!

p.s. Vegas was FUN!

p.p.s. I am EXHAUSTED...I need a vacation from my vacation!!! in which time I will be catching up on your I didn't forget to read them! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Do You Find This Funny?!?

I had a whole bunch of spring break kids on my flight the other day.  They were sitting in the couple of rows right in front of me.  I think it was a group of kids that were a part of something because they all knew each other and screaming (really...screaming...not just talking) to their friends that were sitting in other rows.  These were not young young kids neither...I think they must be in their junior or senior year of high school, but they acted like they were in elementary school.

I ignored all of their screaming across the plane, loud talking, loud laughing, really pointless conversations and their immature behaviors...I ignored all of that because I figured hey, they're on spring break, maybe they just acting up because they want to have whatevs right...

Then I was listening to this girl telling her story to all her group of friends in a bragging tone...She was talking about driving (I'm assuming she is a new driver).  She said she was driving with her mom in the passenger seat.  They were driving along and something caught her eyes on the side of the street...She said what it was but I forgot...anyways, something caught her eyes so she was looking at it but forgot to take her foot off the brakes.

So this whole time she now has her head turned sideways looking at this thing, but the car is still going straight and she is not looking at where she's going...She hears her mom screaming STOP and turned back around...She had ran the stoplight and the cars going across were now heading in their direction and if she keeps going, they would crash right into her car on her mom's side...

I listened in horror fearing the ending of this story...she goes on...She said she stopped then just in time and didn't crash with the other cars.  I thought Thank God!  She then said her mom was so scared and freaking out and...are you ready for this?.........

She thought it was the funniest thing in the world what had just happened! 

I was completely baffled!  WhY, Where, What, How, WhO in that whole story was funny?  Did I miss the funny part?  I would've been completely scared shitless!  Are you kidding me?  She said she started laughing in the car after it happened, and then her "buddies" started joking about what happened and all joined in on the "laughter".

I don't get it...When I have kids...They are gonna find this FUNNY?  If thats the case, they will never find out what a "car" is!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Twilight Fans!

I knew the moment I thought this all of the Twilight Series Fans out there will appreciate this!

I walked by this alley on my layover in Pittsburgh and immediately the thought that popped in my head (I can't believe I was even thinking about this as I read the book like eons ago!) is so similar to the dark alley Bella was in when she got surrounded by those guys....and then Edward showed up to rescue her!

I know right...I don't know why this was the thought that came into my head...and I laughed about it almost instantly when this was what I was thinking about...but then my second're gonna LOVE this..................

I wonder if Edward will show up to rescue me if I walk into this dark alley?

I am Not kidding...if the first thought was so silly, this second thought was gosh...what has the book done to me???

I still almost went down the dark alley, even though the thought was insane and stupid...hahahaha...ALMOST...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Follow #2!

phew I thought I was gonna miss it this week...but here it is!!!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Throat Punch Thursdays!!!

I have been patiently waiting for this weeks Throat Punch Thursday!!!  I didn't want to write about it before because when this happened all I could think about was...I have to write about this on my blog for throat punch!  So here goes...

I travel you all for my birthday this year my friend bought me a travel I can stop spending money on delivery orders, takeouts, all those extra delivery charges, expensive hotel restaurant food, and tips on top of all that...I absolutely LOVE my travel cooker...I bring soup, pasta, macaroni, basically anything liquid that I can cook and have been saving money on food ever since...

Well right before my last trip my sister made spaghetti...I decided to take some left over pasta noodles with me on my trip (without the sauce on it of course)...I took it and was going to cook the soup when I get to the hotel and pour the soup over my pasta...

When I got to the hotel I cooked the soup, and took out my smelled bad...really really bad...I was mad of course that it had gone bad but didn't want to risk getting sick by eating I went downstairs to the restaurant and asked them if I could get some pasta, just plain pasta, no sauce, no nothing...

First of all, the lady looked at me like I was a freaking alien from outer space...then she said that they only have spaghetti on the childs menu and they are strict on not serving that unless you're under 8yrs old...

I explained to her my situation and that I have the sauce already made and just really needed an order of plain noodles...I mean, how hard could that possibly be???  She said she would go talk to the manager...

The manager came out, and I had to tell her my story all over again...She said she will go ask the chef...what? you're the have to go ask the chef just for something as simple as plain noodles???

She came out, and said that the chef said it was ok for me to get it...BUT...because I am NOT a child...they will have to charge me DOUBLE what the childs price was...I did mention I am getting PLAIN, NO SAUCE, JUST PLAIN ORDER OF NOODLES right?

Double meant that the noodles would then cost me TWELVE DOLLARS

She didn't give me a chance to even think about it...She said let me ring you up here at the I just followed her over to the bar and paid for it...I know...I'm dumb for following...She left to go put in the order and whatever else she does back there...left me standing there at the bar waiting...fuming this whole time...for a whole thirty minutes before my order appeared before me!!!

In what world do you charge $12 for regular pasta?????? @#!#$#@#$  Why didn't I just get a whole dinner entree then?  It probably would've cost less for a whole entree!  Wouldn't you think that normally if someone wants to just buy the pasta plain with no sauce, which you guys probably already had it all cooked, boiled, and ready, that it should be CHEAPER, not more???  Even if you don't charge me cheaper, then fine, just charge me the regular price that you normally had it on the childs menu!  But you just HAD to charge me double because I am NOT a child????  And does it take THIRTY minutes to cook pasta???

Never again will I bring pasta already cooked...This pasta noodles was so overpriced I thought I should take a picture of it and remember it here you go...take a look at the world's only $12 plain spaghetti noodles...and cherish it with me...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Today I just wanted to share some of the pictures I took while I strolled around downtown Pittsburgh...or at least I thought it was was a pretty day out and I walked around the theater area, walked down by the water, and walked across the bridge and back...

I stopped at a stoplight waiting to cross...just happened to glance to my right and saw this on the sign...

This is the shower head that I had in my hotel bathroom...I was talking about it the next day to the other flight attendants and the pilots...telling them that I loved it and how the pressure was perfect...the pilot said...

"You do know why there's TWO shower heads don't you?  lol

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Judging a person by appearances

We hear about this all the time right?  Everyone talks about and advices everyone else not to judge someone by their appearances...But I'll be the bad person, I'll be the first person to admit...yes... sometimes I do this...I try not to...but sometimes I still do...I think deep down inside alot of people do (don't lie! lol) especially when they feel like that person might be able to harm them in any way.

Envision this:  Male suspect...pretty tall and average build...tattoos, chains, and piercings all over his body...hat worn sideways...dressed in a tank and his pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin like a fool with his pants on the ground.

What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you see a person like this walking towards you on the street?  No really, I really want to know...the very first thoughts that comes to your mind...honest one...

True Story...

I was in Pittsburgh on my layover...I had a whole day there so decided to actually venture outside of my hotel room and walk around to see if there was anything interesting...normally I might not even step outside but I decided I wanted some fresh air and to clear my head...

I walked around this little theater district there and they have benches set up all along the street...I sat down on one of them and did a little people watching...

Directly in front of me on the other side of the street a lady was walking out of a building...she was pushing the door open and stopped on the top steps that would lead her down to the street...she stopped and paused...I tried to peer a little closer...I realized that she was holding a walking cane and she had on sunglasses so I came to a realization that this was a blind woman I was watching...

Before I could get up from the bench to see if she needed help...A young man was, at the same time, walking up those steps to enter the same building...He was trying to get into the building so he had held the door open for her to come out...when she stopped, I saw him ask her something...then he held out his arm, and led her down the steps to the street...

Instead of turning around and entering the building (his original plan)...He proceeds to walk her down the street to the end of the block where a bus was waiting...He helped her on the bus, then turned around and walked back to the building and I'm assuming...went on with his day...

This young man, was the same male suspect I described to you in the beginning...after watching this whole scene taking place before my eyes...I once again urged myself not to judge anyone by their outer appearances...ever again...

I was in absolute awe and sadness...awe because he didn't have to help her, you know?  But he not only helped her...he went above and beyond...I felt sadness...sadness because I know that alot of other people would have had the same initial judgment that I had...if only looking at his outer shell...and in a way I blame the society we live in for us thinking this way...because we're afraid of being harmed...because we're afraid we're going to get hurt...but because of all this...I know that he, has not been given a fair chance at things that he, having such a beautiful personality, really deserves.  Because many people would've looked, saw what they saw, and never gave him a second chance...

I'm not saying he is a perfect saint just because he did what he did...I'm just saying...after what I saw this beautiful afternoon in a not so familiar city...I will think twice before I "judge a book by its cover" again.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Master of Procrastination

I am working sign in is not until the afternoon, but still...I have not packed, I still need to do laundry in order to pack, and I have to find food to bring on my trip as well, oh and I never did go buy the conditioner I needed to bring on my trip...

Instead, what am I doing or what have I been doing, you ask?  I have been sitting here, writing my blog...and endlessly reading other blogs, following blogs, and commenting on blogs...I do believe blogs have taken over my world...

I do not know why I am such a procrastinator...I always always wait until the absolute last minute when I really have to do it before I complete something...this is a has become a disease...and yet I do not know how to stop or prevent it from happening...Is there a procrastination anonymous I can enroll in?

It is now almost 2am here where I let me stop posting, reading, and go finish my laundry so I can pack...and then try to go to sleep so I can wake up and go to work...

damn...forgot to fill out my census form once again...another thing I put off...when are these due by the way???  or are they now past due?

My Very First Friday Follow!!!

Friday Follow

WooHoo...I finally made it in time to put in my very first friday follow!  I hope I am doing this right, if I'm not, please let me know!!! I am #151 on the list! :D

By the way, double woohoo for me today as I went for another walk in the park!  Only 2 laps around the park this time, but still, its something!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Did you know there was such thing as a 7 stars hotel?

I was just browsing the oh so wonderful internet, when I came across this... It's not a fact, I don't think, but I think its pretty close, the world's most luxurious, tallest, 7 stars hotel ~ Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

Can you believe some of these photos???

The Lobby

Royal Suite



According to Wikipedia, this hotel was opened in 1999, there are 202 bedroom suites in the whole hotel.  The smallest suite is a whopping 1820 sq ft.!  Man, that's bigger than my house!!!  The largest suite they have...are you ready?....8400 sq ft.!!!!!  I mean, really...seriously...why?

You get your own personal chaffeur driven Rolls Royce, check-in in your suite, there is a private reception area on EVERY floor, and as if that's not enough, professional butlers that are at your service 24hrs a day...

Planning your next vacation?  I don't know about you, but even if I were to have insane money to spare, I don't think I would spend that much just for a hotel room...but then again, what do I know right?

So what do you think is a reasonable budget for a room a night, maybe even for a room of this caliber?  What would be the absolute maximum amount of money you are willing to spend for a room a night?

Want to know what the cost for a suite at this luxurious 7 stars hotel is?  Take a guess...I will post it in the comments ~ How close was your guess?   :-X

woohoo yay me!

I don't remember if I've mentioned it on here before but I, along with 80% of the rest of the population, have constantly been telling myself that I need to get off my butt and get back into exercising...especially now that summer is rapidly approaching, not to mention that my Vegas vacation is also about to creep up on me...

I don't think I have gone a day without thinking hm...I should take a walk outside, or I should take my dogs for a walk, or I should turn on the tv to the fitness channel, or I should just get up off this couch...

But day after day after day, it doesn't matter how much I tell myself it should...

Thanks to my sister and my friend peer pressuring me today...I went with them to go take a walk around the park...

And we did 6 or 7 laps around the park!!! (I lost count) which if I should say so proudly, the trail was rather long too!

So WooHOO Yay me for today!  Now if only I can keep this up!