Archive for May, 2008

Destination Weddings

This weekend I’m off to my first destination wedding. Whee! I’m looking forward seeing my friends S&W (congrats!) but also being in a tropical paradise.

I often wonder if everyone likes the destination wedding. After all, you have to pay a lot of money sometimes to fly somewhere when you normally wouldn’t go or during certain times. Same thing applies to lodging.

Of course, the great part would be being able to spend more than just 5 minutes with the couple, since you usually see them the day before or day after. Also, you would not otherwise have planned a much needed getaway.

Though I’ve gone to weddings where we had to drive a significant distance and stay the weekend, but I suppose my personal definition of it is that both you and the couple have to fly somewhere or drive a significant distance.

Anyway, Hawaii, here we come!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Commuting Sucks: Caltrain Tales

So on my various public transportation trips over the years, I’ve seen many things on and from the train. I’ve seen people reading, working, eating, drinking [beer], smoking, clipping nails (yuck), applying makeup, picking their noses…
Well, I saw something new today. As my train was pulling up to the city, I saw a lady pull out some deodorant and start applying it under her shirt. Now there’s something new for ya.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Check Your Baggage

So I just read that American Airlines is going to start charging passengers $15 for checking in their first bag, and I think already they are charging something for the second bag. While this is a “creative” idea for generating some income, this will only lead to trouble.

Why you ask? Well, people are already complaining about the increasing cost of airfare, they are going to be that much more peeved when they find out they have to pay that extra $15. So instead, they are going to try and carry-on their luggage, which means that the security lines will be longer since people have more stuff to schlep through, which means that the overhead compartments will inevitably be MORE crammed (if that’s even possible), which means that it could cause delays because it will take people longer to get settled into their seat and get off the plane.

There are, of course, exceptions for elite members and full-fare ticket folks. I suppose that includes first and business class as well.

It’s just a bad idea. If fuel costs are rising, and they need to make up for that, just charge more for the airfare. Oh, but if they do that, how ever will they keep up with cheaper airlines like Southwest and JetBlue?

Hmm… if Southwest and JetBlue have to pay the same amount for this fuel (I imagine more because they don’t buy as much fuel as the big boys…) then how come they can make things so cheap? Are they run more efficiently? Perhaps instead of screwing with the customers, American should examine how their airline is running and see how they might be more efficient.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Upside-Downside Banana

When peeling a banana, which way do you peel it from? The end with the ’stick’ or the ’stump?’ Is this even a topic to write about? Hehe.

I ask because I see people mostly peeling from the stick side. I suppose it’s much easier since you have a ‘handle’ to help you get things going.

However, I peel bananas by the stumpy side. WHAT?? THAT’S SO WEIRD, people say to me. Well the upside of this method is that you have a handle to hold on to while you eat, whereas the other end might leave you with several pieces of peel.

Cool. I wrote this using my phone while riding the train. Hehe.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Olympic Chopsticks

Is it me, or does anyone else think that the Olympic torch somewhat resembles a pair of chopsticks? [Cue “Oriental” music here] I think it’d make a pretty pair of chopsticks though. Hah.
http://triphow.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/beijing_2008_olympic_torch.jpg

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Brush/Floss Before

So I’ve always wondering whether or not it’s a big deal if you brush or floss your teeth before you visit the dentist. I mean, will that one brush really fool the dentist into believing you’ve been a good boy or girl for the past 6 months?

I ask only because I’ve got an upcoming cleaning coming up and wondered if I should just eat whatever and have the dentist pick all the food out that’s stuck between my teeth. Afterall, aren’t I paying them to clean my teeth? Why should I clean it for them? Heheh.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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