Monday, October 11, 2021

Buying a Cat is Not Easy

 We have specifications instructions for the cat will have a forever house. (ours)  Must be a tuxedo cat.  Must be older than six years because the cat-in-residency is eight years old.  I thought I'd found one until Richie Keen Eyes pointed out they were all born this year.  Teenagers and at 81 and 80 we're too old to be chasing kittens who are often extremely agile and who also can jump a helluva lot farther straight up than us.

But I have detectives beavering away for other non-profit charities that profit from the sale of kittens AND cats. .

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Buying Your Cat a New Friend

This will be addressed  tomorrow after I've talked to The Cat Lady.  S0 far, a great deal of paperwork.  "Other animals in the house?" 

Meanwhile adopting a shelter is not cost free.  Here is the price range:

Up to 6 months of age- $110  

6 to 12 months of age $85

Cats over 1 year $60

Cats over 6 years to people over 60 Free.  

We want a 6 to 8 year Tuxedo cat (same age as Fred)

Friday, October 8, 2021

And Finally...

 Last person off the plane cleans it

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Still Onboard?

C'mon - put some hustle on; the rest of us want of just as badly

Captains and FAs asides:

Weather at our destination is 50 degrees is 50 degrees with some broken clouds but they'll try to have them fixed before we arrive .  Thank you and remember nobody loves you or your money more that Southwest Airlines.

To operate your seatbelt insert the metal tab into the buckle and pull tight. It works just like every other seatbelt and if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised.

In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down from the ceiling.  Stop screaming, grab the mask and pull it over your face.  

If you have a small child traveling  with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs.  If you are traveling with two small children decide now which one you love more.

AA into Amarillo on a very windy, bumpy day.  On final the captain was really fighting it to an extremely

hard landing.  The FA came on the PA and announced, "Welcome to Amarillo.  Please remain in your seats while the Captain taxies what's left of our airplane to the Gate."  Another flight, bumpy landing, another FA  same airline.  "Please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the gate."

After a real crusher of a landing an FA came on, saying "Ladies and Gentlemen, Please remain seated until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought  the aircraft to a screeching halt right up against the gate.  And once the tire smoke  has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we'll open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal 

A pilot added this - that he'd hammered into the runway really hard.  Adding that he did follow Airline rules - to stand at the door as the pax deplaned and to be  courteous in the face of any less than friendly complaints.  He dreaded it.  The last passenger, a little old lady, walking with a cane, asked the pilot, "Sonny do you mind if I asked you a question?"   "Why. no, Ma'am, said the pilot "What is it?"    The old lady asked sweetly, ""Did we land or were we shot down?"

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

More Travel

Many of us dread flying and of those, they'd  present reas0ns like the following:

After landing the FA came on and said, "Thank you for flying Delta Business Express.  We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride,"  

After a particularly rough landing during  during thunderstorms in Memphis an FA announced please take care when opening the overhead because after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted.

As you exit the plane , please make sure to gather all of your belongings.  Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the FAs the .  Please do not leave children  or spouses.

This actually happened and I heard it live on a flight from DFW to MCI (Kansas City.)  It was a real THUD bounce THUD bounce landing and a male voice in the back yelled, "Which one of you gals landed this thing?"

An FA landing announcement, "We'd to thank you for flying with us today.  And the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized tube, we hope you'll think of us here at US Airways." 

The pilot giving his welcoming speech.  "We are pleased to have some of the best Flight Attendants in the industry Unfortunately none of them are on this flight."


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Travel Tips

Conde Nast Traveler in their quest to get me to renew  my subscription sent a flyer titled 

                                              TOP 5 SECRETS TO SAVVY TRAVEL

It's savvy marketing on their part because the usual Tote Bag has to cost more that a slim piece of paper.  Let's explore shall we?

#1  Time Your Trip - Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday  Why?

Going on off-season, off hours will save you money. This is easy - taking two days for a long weekend?  Instead of Thurs to Sunday go (and stay) fly Saturday, back Tuesday.

There will be more when I have nothing to write about.  In the meantime, safe travels.

SAVVY TRAVEL - Get the best room ...the hotel you want to use has a manager so call this person  and ask which days will be busy - convention or some such.  And if you were polite in your  conversation you will most likely get a treat of some kind if not a room upgrade.  Mom was right - sugar catches more flies than vinegar.

Friday, October 1, 2021

What Took Him So Long?

From the front page of the Drudge Report - 127 year old man (finally) dies.  This amazing tidbit comes courtesy of his family in the 300- person village of Azefa located in Eritrea.  

Natabay Tinsiew's family claims that he was born in 1894 and  they went after the Guiness people to get him more recognition than just longevity.  The old 15 minutes of fame.  Easy to imagine "If you eat Product X "  

What were his secrets for that kind of longevity?  A nephew is quoted as saying, "Patience, Generosity and a Joyful Life (and God knows he had a long one..)   In 2014 the Village threw a celebration  for his 100th birthday.

There may have been some miscalculation about the 1894 since his church records  show that it was actually 10 years later.  If this is right, he was not 127.   Which is a helluva length of time anyhow.

                               Rest in Peace