Black Sheep Dancing

Why be like everyone else when you can be yourself?

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What planet is this guy from?

I recently read an opinion piece on CNN that wanted us all to know why airline baggage fees are a good thing. I thought I forgot how to read correctly when I saw the headline. Surely my eyes were deceiving me.


Now, let me tell you why this fee is a horrible thing. I weigh approximately 100 pounds. My luggage, when fully stuffed, weighs 30 pounds.


100 + 30 = 130 total pounds. That is still less than most people just by themselves.


And since my child is no longer under 3, I have to buy him a full-price ticket.


100 (me) + 30 (my luggage) + 40 (munchkin) + 20 (munchkin luggage) = 190


That is STILL less than a lot of people weigh, yet I get penalized for it. So no, Mr. Snyder, I do not feel these fees are justifiable when you tell me it’s a fee for the excess weight. It’s a way to milk as much as we can out of consumers and hide the true cost of flying. If you want to make it fair, make everyone get on the scale with their luggage and THEN charge a fee for the weight.


*hopping off my soapbox*

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Recharging my soul’s batteries.

This past weekend I went to Florida. That’s right, I flew 1,000 miles so I could spend 34 blissful hours with friends, sunshine, and good times.


First, it was a stop off at the Leon Pub with Mr. M where they do crazy things like serve Guinness in Coors Light glasses.



The next morning Mrs. M and V and I took a trip to the park. It was GORGEOUS outside! 78 degrees and sunny!



The off to No. 1 Stirfry for some lunch, where I indulged in one of my favorite things…Diet Mt. Dew on tap! It is so very bad, but I love it! I have never been able to find it on tap anywhere else.



I said hello to Mr. and Mrs. M’s cat, Smokey.



And met the newest addition to the family, Pickles.



We ate more, laughed more, told stories more, and before I knew it, it was time to go home. Bye bye sunshine. Bye bye Mr. and Mrs. M and V and Smokey and Pickles.



Hello snow. 😦


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Winter Blah


It’s that time of the year. It’s yucky out and I am SO over winter. I’m cold and have no motivation to do anything except seek out heat. Heat cranked up? Check. Space heater on? Check. Lots of blankets? Check. Warm fuzzy pajamas? Check. Totally hideous leg warmers? Check. Twenty layers? Check. Fuzzy slippers? Check. Standing on the vent when the heat kicks on? Check.


So, I’ve resolved to do something…ANYTHING…this week that will pick me up and get me out of my winter blah.


These are my choices so far:

  • Create some “yarn” out of old shopping bags and knit a reusable shopping bag
  • paint a picture of a flower…or a beach…or something
  • Go to a museum


That’s all I got so far. Surely I can accomplish one of them. Or I can sit here under the blankets and drink some hot chocolate. Hmmm….