THAT SH*&%! WON’T FLY AROUND HERE!

I just read an article, or actually a blog post about proper airplane attire and it got me thinking…I realize that a long time ago people dressed up to get on a plane. This was also  a time when people dressed up to go to the gas station, but that’s beside the point. And even though I’ve never been on a plane, I do still think people should, at the very least, dress casual and decent. I don’t know why I have that opinion, but I do. It’s based on absolutely nothing and no previous experience at all. That being said, I noticed a reoccurring position seemed to be held by a lot of the people commenting on the post. Aside from the ones who declared comfort is the most important thing, there seemed to be many who scoffed at the idea of comfort on a plane, and firmly expressed their opinion on the air-traveler’s attire.

The word “professional” was used an awful lot. “People should look professional when flying on a plane”  some demanded. “I always dress like a professional when traveling by plane!” said a few more. So while it left me questioning the proper airplane attire, I was left with what I believe is a much more appropriate question. Professional what? Why is it important to look professional on an airplane, and does this even make any sense? Should your chosen outfit for the flight be based on your actual profession? I mean if we’re trying to be professional here, should Joe Blow from McDonalds wear his McDonalds’ uniform? Should a Yoga Instructor wear their Yoga clothes? If you work in maintenance, should you wear a maintenance uniform, complete with name badge and a ring of keys clipped to your belt loop?

I suppose people with desk jobs, or any profession that requires a dress or suit and tie would look pretentious and they would scoff and look down their noses at the other passengers- or wait, that’s what First Class is for, right?

All I can say is, should the need arise for you to fly from one place to another, Heaven help you if you’re a hooker!

Sooooo. DO or DO NOT wear this on a plane? 😉

Enjoy, Barrelassers 🙂

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TURNING 40- THE BEGINNING…

So here we are- I, along with my two besties, barrelassin’ Amy and barrelassin’ April are turning forty very soon. Amy in November, myself in January and April in February, and we’re planning a big celebration together in January! I recently made the decision to stop stressing over the number and embrace it; find a way to look forward to it for my own sanity.

 I’ve been lucky enough to do many things I’ve enjoyed throughout my life, but there’s a lot I haven’t done, and I’m tricking forty. Forty is now working for me! I’m not simply making a bucket list. I’m challenging myself to a bucket list; a bucket list of things to accomplish in my first year of forty. Perhaps I’m not very realistic with the items on my list, but they’re certainly not going to happen if I just give up, settle, or simply accept that I will never do these things. I want to make a real effort before it’s too late. I would like to avoid looking back later in life with regrets that I cannot do anything about. I hope to accomplish certain things while I’m still young enough to enjoy them. And to get myself warmed up for the challenge, I’m starting now by working on myself a little, to make sure I look great the day of my party! That will be my  pre- forty warm up. Then on to the list.

I am using forty to my advantage from here on out…I hope. So here’s hoping, against all hope, that I don’t lose hope.

                                                         At forty I will…

1) Fly on a plane for the first time 
2) Visit California for the first time
3) Try Seafood and add some to my diet 
4) Get my mom to Hawaii- her dream vacation 
5) Add a closet to my bedroom  
6) Swim with Dolphins 
7) Finish the laundry room 
8) Read at least two classic novels
9) Be more successful in a career
10) Finish dental work in to order smile
with more confidence 😀
11) Sing Happy Birthday out loud with
everyone else instead of lip synchronizing
12) Get more organized with paper
13) Write into Shark Tank with my great
ideas, even though I have no money or
clue how to come up with prototypes
14) Take a class; any class
15) Practice more patience 
16) Pay off a debt
17) Give the kids more space.
Let them at fail at something in order
to learn how to succeed.
18) Volunteer- make a difference
19) Attempt to cook my way through
one of Bethenny Frankel’s books
20) Stop and actually smell the roses.
For real. Really smell the roses.
More than once.