The All-New

After hinting around for a few weeks, I’m finally ready to announce the relaunch of my beloved site

For the last month, I’ve been comparison-shopping web hosts, rethinking the vision and scope of my future contributions to the interwebs and bloggosphere. I want to offer more tips and tricks on discount travel, be an advocate for aviation families, highlight guest authors, and pursue sponsorships and philanthropy. The conclusion I came to was that my goals were not reasonable on the Blogger platform, and I’ve been playing “getting to know you” with WordPress.

It’s a bittersweet separation. I’ve been publishing through Blogger since 2002. I know the ins-and-outs of their editing and publishing (minus the super-tricky HTML). I’ve got almost all of my web-related life connected through Google. But I have exciting ideas for my site, will be expanding into more of a website than “just a blog.” I also made up some super spiffy business cards as well (you know, to throw into “free meal” jars at restaurants).

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Click on over, have a looksie. I think you’ll dig it.

Pilot News

Pilots, planes and aviation have been in the news a lot this year. Let’s go over the highlights:

Planes that crash just short of the runway in wintry conditions

Distracted pilots who overshoot their destination by 150 miles

 A drunk pilot failing a breathalyzer test prior to a trans-oceanic flight from London

A flight landing on the taxiway instead of the runway at ATL

Air France flight 447 crashing into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all on board

It would be nice if there were more stories of successful “near misses” or “Miracles on the Hudson?” (well, obviously NO crash would be better, but if problems arise, I want my crew competent like Sully, Skiles, and their experienced flight crew) Crew payscales are ridiculously low compared to the last few years, and some crew members have resorted to living in an LAX airport parking lot.

But not all pilot news is bad. My favorite news is when I know that my husband is successfully assigned a non-rev or jumpseat and he’s on his way home (even if it means picking him up at 5 am). It’s been tough having him commute from Memphis, but I’m excited for the time DO get to spend with him. Even better is when he brings along my other favorite pilot for the ride. It can get a little zany with two pilots in the house, but it never feels more like home.

Woo Hoo!

Nicole is jumping up and down with glee….…she got the job at Emory!

Today I was offered the long-awaited position at Emory. I’ll be an Admin Assistant in Development and University Relations. My first day is January 5th. Taylor and I also decided on the place we’ll be living in. It’s a 2 bed/2bath condo in North Druid Hills, 4 miles from Emory. Let the packing begin!