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a little of this, a little of that, a little what-have-you [Jan. 6th, 2008|03:27 pm]
stuff and nonsense
I've been on hiatus for awhile. Essentially, I'm working in NYC, staying in an airline crash pad with mostly pilots. I don't have a permanent place of residence at the moment; I mostly live out of my suitcase. I love NYC though and I hope to have an actual residence within a few months. Housing is so expensive in NYC and I'm always out traveling anyway so the crash pad is fine for now. I consider myself a resident of the city. Moving on...

After several months of being a fat-ass, I have renewed my interest in diet and exercise. Basically, I've been eating like a fat girl and it has taken its toll on my body...in the form of 10 pounds. I'm told that I really don't look much different, albeit just not as many bones sticking out of chest. I can tell however; the fact that a pair of my pants that were falling off my ass in March are now nearly impossible to get into with all the fat on my hips. I'm a ridiculous 115 lbs. That's unacceptable really. I don't *think* I look that large, and people are always saying 'ooh you're so tiny blah blah' but still. The scale doesn't lie. The fat on my chin isn't lying either.

Anyway, Stackers and a renewed interest will change all of this. I just did some exercises with weights and my legs feel awesome. Things must change asap....

In other news, I watched the debates last night and it only served to further my support of Clinton. I'm not an Obama-hater, I just feel that Clinton has the leadership skills and experience that we need in a candidate. Edwards and Obama are both great though, so we are lucky to have strong candidates competing for Democratic nomination. Anyway, Hillary was on her a-game last night...

Next item: I have a cold. Much thanks to the SFO-based flight attendant who shared her illness when we were flying New Year's eve. My crew and I had afternoon drinks at the hotel bar and the next day this girl was ill and she had lost her voice. Two days later I woke with a sore throat. Not cool. Benadryl isn't working.

I'm on vacation actually. Chilling with the Oklahomies. The weather is perfect here, 70 degrees. I love it.

[User Picture]From: monsterofmud
2008-01-07 03:23 pm (UTC)
Great to see you on here! I'm glad you've settled in to the airline life as well as you seem to have.

Is a crash-pad like an apartment complex? Is it attached to a particular airport? It sounds intriguing!
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[User Picture]From: mijnwoorden
2008-01-07 03:35 pm (UTC)
A crash pad is just a giant apartment where airline people stay when they are working. For example, my apartment has 6 rooms, and most rooms have 3-4 roommates. Even though *technically* about 18-20 people stay there, usually there aren't more than 4-5 people in the place at a time. I have two other roommates but I rarely ever see one of the guys and my other roommate and I have very opposite schedules most of the time. Most people in crashpads are commuters or (like myself) new hires who non-rev on days off and are getting settled into the job before jumping into an apartment lease.

So yeah, crashpads are really just large apartments that a landlord has designed specifically for airline people. They aren't attached to airports, they are usually just in neighborhoods near the airport for easy commute. It sounds kind of crazy, but in actuality, there are times when no one is in the place because everyone is out traveling somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: monsterofmud
2008-01-07 03:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds awesome! Thanks for all the detail; I'd love to stay in something like that for awhile.
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[User Picture]From: mijnwoorden
2008-01-07 03:52 pm (UTC)
haha yeah, it's a lot like dorm-like in many ways. It can be kind of fun too because since we're all in the same industry, we have a lot in common and when a lot of people are there, it's kind of a like a party. We go out to the local bars, dinner at the local diner, etc...it's fun actually.
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