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What I Learned Wednesday: Airport Security

What I’ve learned from going through Security at the Airport.

 So I’m not the most well-traveled person in the world. But I have traveled outside of the USA several times. And I’ve traveled through my fair share of airport security, and here is what I’ve learned.

  • You can’t avoid airport security so suck it up buttercup you’re going to have to put your items in that cold little tub and walk through the x-ray machine like everyone else.
  • The security people typically don’t like you either. They deal with hundreds (if not more) of people a day. Do you honestly think YOU are special?
  • Speaking in code, regardless of the reason, is a bad idea when standing in a security line. (If you would like the back story please ask me next time you see me in person. I think it’s hysterical, my husband not so much.)
  • Speaking as a person of olive skin color I get searched 8 out of 10 times. My husband an Irish gentleman, gets waved through… Am I upset? NO I’m happy that the flight I am on is secure. End of story.
  • The x-ray machine?!?! I’m just happy someone wants to see me in all my glory.
  • Baggage fee’s suck. (Okay this might just be a pet peeve but seriously, really airlines? ReallY?)

 In a nutshell? I am super nice to the security at the airport, they have to deal with a lot of sh!t. I can’t begin to imagine what their jobs are like and I know I would HATE to do that job. I just know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Just one person complaining about taking their shoes off and I would beat them to death with that plastic tub. Let’s see you make your flight now.

 The Airport is its own world, why make it worse by messing with security!

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What I learned from growing up in the 80’s

 Growing up in the 80’s was the last great era. If I dare say so. Because it was the last era of doing so many great and dangerous things. Such as:

  • Playing out in the streets (even after dark)
  • I played with lawn darts. (And ran like hell!)
  • Riding in the back of my dad’s truck, sometimes in a lawnchair on the highway.
  • Eating out of styrofoanm containers.
  • Drinking from the hose in the front yard.
  • Playing kick-the-can in your bare feet.
  • Getting scolded by your friends mom because you got caught doing something stupid.
  • Having a sleepover in your backyard without fear.

 So what did this teach me?
 It taught me fearlessness, and respect, and that life was precious. It taught me how to entertain myself, it gave me an imagination. I learned how important friendship was, that time wasn’t limitless. That summer-break was just that a break and to cherish that time because it went by very quickly. I learned to laugh at the funny, and those times when the sadness crept in? Those times wouldn’t last forever.
 I learned to stick my face into the breeze of a beautiful fall day. And tuck my head down on a freezing winter morning. Bare my shoulders on a balmy summer afternoon, and dance in the rain on a spring morning.
 I got lost in books, and not in television or video games. Took walks to my friend’s house because that was the only way to communicate with them.
 I learned patience by listening to the radio for my favorite song for hours on end. I took summer jobs, because working hard was important.
 Growing up in the 80’s was the best, we have awesome hair, and even better clothes. The music was fantastic, it was the best time to be an adolescent!



Did you grow up in the 80’s? What do you remember about growing up in the 80’s? What was the best part for you? What did it teach you?

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Reading A Bridge To Terabithia by: Katherine Paterson

 

Life Lessons… What I Learned From Reading: A Bridge To Terabithia by: Katherine Paterson

 Jess Aarons’ greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He’s been practicing all summer and can’t wait to see his classmates’ faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys’ side and outruns everyone.  That’s not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits.

 

This book is one of my very all-time favorites. I love it, I think it is amazing! A classic that is incomparable, and the best part?!?! I loved it when it came out, and yes I just aged myself and I’m alright with that fact.
 So what did I learn from reading A Bridge to Terabithia?

  1. It’s okay to have an imagination, no it’s mandatory!
  2. There are no limits to that imagination.
  3. Having a boy as your best friend? It’s okay, no it’s totally cool!
  4. Sometimes you don’t get a happy ending.
  5. You’re never too young to learn that life can really hurt.
  6. Last but not least… Moving on and putting the pieces back together after debilitating grief isn’t exclusive to adults.

 Life lessons learned in elementary school wow…
 Did you learn something from reading a book that has stayed with you for your entire life? Share below?