Monday, March 23, 2009

'Backwoods Barbie' Keeps on Comin'...

I wrote about Dolly Parton's 'Backwoods Barbie' being available in different versions everywhere (itunes, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy) [see August 2008], now there's yet another version out available through Cracker Barrel and Why you doing this to us Dolly, why??
Here's the track listing form Cracker Barrel, with three songs only available here, of course:
1. Better Get To Livin'
2. Made of Stone
3. Drives Me Crazy
4. Backwoods Barbie
5. Jesus & Gravity
6. Only Deamin'
7. The Tracks of My Tears
8. The Lonesomes
9. Cologne
10. Shinola
11. I Will Forever Hate Roses
12. Somebody's Everything
13. Rose of My Heart*
14. Hallelujah Holiday*
15. Berry Pie*

*Exclusive new tracks available only on this CD

I wonder when the double disc edition with the live tour will be available, so I have to purchase it yet again!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Be Kind to your Flight Attendant

I totally get why flight attendants can be bitchy. It all makes sense now. First of all, totally underpaid, so they are completely stressed out. Can't pay their bills, can't buy food, and need to drink more than ever, but can't afford alcohol. They never see their friends or family or pets. If they've worked at creating a garden for the past 3 years, it dies, because they aren't home to take care of it. You work more than ever, counting the time away. The time commitment is that of a full and part time job, at part time pay. If you work for an airline that has food, you spend your entire time delivering food and drinks, a sky waiter with no tips! Your feet and legs hurt from 7 hours of delivering food and drink non stop. You're hungry. So hungry, because you don't get a chance to eat and half the time you can't pee either. If you're considering being a flight attendant, DON'T DO IT! You will rue the day!!! I swear, you will regret it so much! And you can't just get out in this economy, good luck getting a job interview anywhere else. It sucks. It toally sucks. Does serving ginger ale and turkey wraps all day every friggin' day sound rewarding? NO!!! Then there's all the nights alone in a hotel room. In 4 months I've been able to venture out 4 times, because you get in too late to go anywhere and have to leave too early the next am or you're stuck at JFK which blows like you wouldn't believe. It takes an hour to get to Manhattan, and there's never time. There is $25 bad food though, but you can't afford it on this f*ing salary, so you just go hungry. Don't do it! Don't do it!!! The entire time that you're boarding, they aren't getting paid. Every problem you bring to to a flight attendant to deal with during that time, from loading your bags to your'e gonna vomit, absolutely no pay. It's mandatory volunteer time that you don't know about until you've taken the job. Also, when you're boarded on the plane and sit there for two hours bitching at the flight attendant for the delay, they're not getting paid to listen to you. Your flight attendant wants to get off the ground and get home as much as you do, even more, because they're forced working and listening to your mouth for free! FOR FREE! That has to be illegal, right?? So nest time you're on a plane, be nice to your flight attendant. He or she is hungry, lonely, broke and just wants to see their loved ones and friends and pay their bills again. Give 'em a smile and a break.

Are You Kidding Me?

What the He** is wrong with people? Last week I had a 23 yr old guy pass out on some passengers on the plane. Got him up, and he passed out again. I was holding onto the guy so he didn't fall backward to the floor, while another flight attendant was running up the aisle to help me. Literally while I was holding the guy some woman had the audacity to ask me if she could get her juice. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!??? I was holding the guy, out cold, in my arms! Dealing with this took most of the rest of the flight, and literally, a row of people, and this same woman, we're only concerned that they didn't get their f*ing juice. What is wrong with you morons! Idiots!!

To the point

This flight attendant stuff is just crap. Plain and simple crap.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What Do You Do? Stop Making Me Cringe!

I hate that question!! I hate it when someone asks me "What do you do?". I have a job. But it's not what I do. I have a what I do, I have a what I want to do, and I have a what I'm currently doing. In today's world where most people have a job that they do for a long time, but don't really want to do, can't afford college or get a job in their degree to do what they want to be doing, and with all the layoffs, have a job that they can't wait to get out of, a better question is, "What are you currently stuck doing?".

USA Today Breaks the News to Us

Yesterday USA Today reported the failing economy and job loss leads to mental stress. DUH!! Thanks for stating the obvious! We could have all written that story!