Fun Stuff

  • Oct 4, 2011

    I was determined to find the Camionette, the only food truck in Helsinki.  I diligently waited until I could get some free time from the pre-arranged itinerary of the press trip to go explore.  Finally, at 4pm we had a few hours of free time and I decided to walk to the food truck.  I checked the address I had written down on an envelope and looked forlor

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  • Sep 26, 2011

    The food truck craze has hit Orlando.  Every weekend, gourmet food trucks gather and set up shop in different neighborhoods and residents are delighted.  This past weekend, the trucks parked in Avalon Park and I went on my virgin voyage to try out affordable gourmet dishes.  The air was cool and moist and the clouds were steel gray and hung low over the p

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  • Sep 14, 2011

    [caption id="attachment_497" align="aligncenter" width="538" caption="Salmon, felt fish and other seafood from the Laplands."][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_498" align="aligncenter" width="538" caption="The market"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_499" align="aligncenter" width="538" caption="My boat. See my name on top?"][/caption]

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  • Aug 29, 2011

    Locals call it “Goodies” and say it as if there were an exclamation mark at the end. Goodies! I had a Houston layover and went to Goodies for lunch.  The restaurant is a short walk from the crew hotel on Bartlett and Kirby.  It was 11:30am and the parking lot was full.  The first thing I noticed was the sea of men wearing blue shirts sitting outside o

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  • Jun 19, 2011

    You guys have been so awesome!  Thanks for your patience as I muddle my way through a full time job, filming "The Jamaican Jerk Tour" and writing this blog.  Whew!  Here's a little bonus blog. TMI-Too Much Information Lady! From Flight Attendant A. After we've handed out immigration paperwork for Columbia a lady rings her call button.  There  is a

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  • Jun 19, 2011

    June 19, 2011 The Pilot and the Whore In Columbia prostitution is legal.  I came to find this out on a recent trip to Bogota.  I happen to go to Bogota a lot, because I like the layover, the breakfast is free and most excellent, plus the service is top notch at our crew hotel. After we cleared customs control and had our bags screened yet again, we pile

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  • Flight attendants do have more face time with passengers than pilots do.  However, when pilots come out of the flight deck it’s a whole new ball game than talking to air traffic controllers.  Pilots have a lower tolerance for BS than flight attendants. On one of my flights, our captain was nice enough to help a mother travelling with her two small childr

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  • I wonder when I get old if I’ll like tomato juice?  What is it about tomato juice that old people, especially women crave after the age of 60?  This week I’ve been doing a lot of between New York and Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.  Miraculously, I didn’t have to turn in my ID after each trip.  Now, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are prim

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  • First let me offer my apologies for my brief absence.  I’ve been plagued with a bad back ache and a head cold that left me out of commission for a week then I had to work to make up the days I missed.  A girl’s got rent to pay ok? I’ve been collecting a few episodes I’ve had with Jamaican passengers and there’s nobody like my people I tell you!

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  •   What did I tell you about those New Jersey folks? The next two stories are from G,  a strapping young and handsome flight attendant.  He was flying from Newark to Orlando, G is in the cabin selling headsets. Woman: "Are there any movies?" G:  "Yes, just turn to the Preview Channel to watch the previews, then you can make your purchase." Woma

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