Grab beer, inflate slide, make exit

Yet another night of insomnia.  At this point I’ve become quasi-nocturnal.  ‘Quasi’ because one can only sleep so much during the day with two children.  Slumber is overrated.

Steven Slater, my hero.

Steven Slater

Does anyone else remember Steven Slater?  Four years ago Mister Slater found himself having a diva tantrum breakdown aboard the JetBlue aircraft on which he was a flight attendant.  His theatrical antics and memorable departure makes him one of my personal heroes.  Not only did he grab a beer before deplaning– he unleashed the inflatable emergency slide and exited the aircraft with pizzazz.

What is it about flying that brings out the worst in people?  A Korean air executive’s meltdown over a bag of nuts [how dare they not be served on a plate?!] ended with her resignation.  Everyone secretly wants to behave badly like these two.  They’re just waiting for the appropriate venue.  Like an airplane.

romanovThis morning I finished The Family Romanov:  Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming.  Fantastic read.  I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Russia, history, royals, or just a good– true– story.

Though I’ve never had the privilege of meeting one in person, the concept of the ‘Russian mail order bride’ runs rampant in American society.  I’m not judging– everyone knows I’m in awe of those fortunate enough to be born in the Motherland.  But I wonder if there is such a thing as a mail order husband from Russia.  Do those exist?  Where can I get one?

Who wouldn't want to associate with the Sloane-A Lisa?

Who wouldn’t want to associate with the Sloane-A Lisa?

Thank you to my wonderful friends who refuse to let me wallow in my sadness.  Bethany, Amber, and Sal were kind enough to get me out of the house.  In addition to providing companionship, along with listening ears and sage advice, they made me feel valued.  I need my solitude to grieve but I cannot get too far lost in myself.

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With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,






About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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