MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// 2014… SO FAR…

Someone once said "Stalk the only one of us qualified to talk rally" and since the boss lady has decided that she would no longer be commenting on the WRC, well I thought that I'd give you some thoughts on what's been happening so far in the WRC along with the start to my 2014 … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// 2014… SO FAR…

MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// RALLY AUSTRALIA 2013 – WINNERS & BINNERS

So, I had the rare, I guess the right word would be pleasure, of spectating at Rally Australia this year instead of competing or Team Managing. It was, different, it was fun, it was interesting... So instead of doing a review on the event or the spectating or the organisation or whatever anyone would expect, … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// RALLY AUSTRALIA 2013 – WINNERS & BINNERS

MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// AN OPEN APOLOGY TO BRUNO THIRY…

I'm not sure what editorial policy is here, I'm the new guy. So I have just got off the phone with a very pissed off Bruno Thiry, seems he wasn't too pleased he was left out of the Belgium edition of Sequential Dreams the other day... Look, i'm sure you all think I get paid … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// AN OPEN APOLOGY TO BRUNO THIRY…

MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// DUVAL, NEUVILLE, WAFFLES & LOIX…

So I started off with the idea that this would be called "The Ghost of Belgium's (Rallying) Past", but on the weekend Duval and Loix both fronted up for a blast in the Belgium Rally Championship and both were having a decent go and battling for the lead before typical JCW Mini WRC issues struck … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// DUVAL, NEUVILLE, WAFFLES & LOIX…

MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// VW’s JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU…

The man that was voted as most desired to be seen in the British and Finnish versions of Playgirl, is this year pretty much on par with Inessa Tushkanova. As much as everyone loves Jerry Matt, especially the ladies it seems, he hasn't been performing as his hype would suggest. So, time for a little … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// VW’s JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU…

MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// WHAT HAPPENS IN PORTUGAL STAYS IN PORTUGAL…

So Vodafone Rally de Portugal is just about to start and Mikko believes he's still in the title hunt; Oh the mind boggles with that kid. Whom I am backing, well, I don't think we'll see too much difference from Mexico really, similar terrain and all, some of it will come down to luck. Ogier … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// SEQUENTIAL DREAMS /// WHAT HAPPENS IN PORTUGAL STAYS IN PORTUGAL…

TRAVEL /// STEW STORIES /// I NEED A VACATION…

Seriously, I am in dire need of a vacation.  Half of you who may or may not read this assume flight attendants are only about pouring Cokes, picking up trash, hanging coats, and apparently putting your bags up for you (although I don't know why a man at 6'2, 200+ lbs would need me to … Continue reading TRAVEL /// STEW STORIES /// I NEED A VACATION…

TRAVEL /// STEW STORIES /// A REUNION…

I've got to admit, I forgot this blog even existed. I've been far too busy frolicking around the Earth by plane that I forgot about this blog, my cats, my bills, and my boyfriend. Just kidding, I could never forget about my cats. Seriously, though, I apologize to my fans for letting you down. However, … Continue reading TRAVEL /// STEW STORIES /// A REUNION…

CONSIDERATIONS… job zombies…

I was in a conversation the other morning... <aside...> A conversation? We were texting. As in, on cell phones. I'm not sure when it became natural to think of that as a conversation, but for me at least, it seems to fit the qualifications of an interaction. It's not as good as hearing the timbre … Continue reading CONSIDERATIONS… job zombies…

CONSIDERATIONS… modern homework

Having been dubbed "the only qualified parenting writer on staff," I guess I'd better deliver some sort of parenting sentiment, even if it's not original to me. So here's something, from famous pediatric specialist Stephen Wright (I think): I childproofed my house, but it didn't work--one got in. There. That should alienate anyone who's overly … Continue reading CONSIDERATIONS… modern homework

CONSIDERATIONS… the nemesis app

I've been considering my iPhone. If it turned against me, I'd be screwed. I got started on this chain of thoughts when I was getting ready to spend a day with a bunch of UX (User Experience) professionals, talking about mobile UX. User experience, if you've not encountered the term before, is pretty much what … Continue reading CONSIDERATIONS… the nemesis app

CONSIDERATIONS… I do stuff

-------- From Twitter, 11 May 2012: cookies & gold stars ‏ @cookiesandgold #FF And the rest of our (unruly) staff: @DonovanByrnes and our Pacific Northwesters, @alboss @drakeduck They...do stuff. Lots of stuff. -------- Unruly? Me? Unquestionably so. But, I "... do stuff"? Hmm... "I do stuff." Being a parent is like getting an advanced degree … Continue reading CONSIDERATIONS… I do stuff

TRAVEL… stew stories: surprises around every corner…

I know, I'm the worst "blogger" ever because I am way too leisurely.  So leisurely that I should be wearing a Kate Jackson leisure suit--fact.  Since my last update, I have flown a couple three-day trips and sat a couple of OPR shifts.  Somehow, these trips and OPR shifts have had some of the best … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: surprises around every corner…

TRAVEL… stew stories: disappointment…

Hello lovelies!  Unfortunately, I don't have much to say as I have only flown an uneventful turn on December 31st with the #22 flight attendant system-wide, and a charter flights on January 2nd and 3rd.  I would like to fill you in on my last trip, although not too much happened.  That's why I've decided, … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: disappointment…

TRAVEL… stew stories: worst jet lag ever…

At long last, I have come back!  Some of you, though possibly none of you, may be wondering where it is I've been all month.  I apologize to my non-readers for not updating sooner.  You see, this month I actually had a schedule.  Crazy, I know.  This means that instead of being on-call certain days … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: worst jet lag ever…

TRAVEL… stew stories: generals (flight)…

At long last I have returned and I bet you thought I forgot about you!  This is not the case.  Between cleaning the house, flying a Charter, flying a two-day trip, cleaning the house more, cooking Thanksgiving dinner on my only day off, making my hair look like a cross between a turkey's feathers and … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: generals (flight)…

TRAVEL… stew stories: generals (gate and board)…

Now that you've collected all your belongings from security, put your shoes back on, potentially forgot your cell phone, and have (most importantly) left your children behind, it's time to get to your gate! Numerous times I am stopped in the airport (probably because people assume that since I am wearing a flight attendant uniform, … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: generals (gate and board)…

TRAVEL… stew stories: generals (security)…

Since I have potentially five days off and will not be flying until the weekend, I have decided that this is the perfect time to teach you the generals of travel.  Now, this is a broad topic as it covers everything from clearing security to not pissing off your flight attendants.  This means that some … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: generals (security)…

TRAVEL… stew stories: so much excitement…

It sure has been a while since I've had something to write about regarding my travels.  The reason is because November is another slow month for flying!  Sure, the time off can be slightly enjoyable, but after a while of twiddling your thumbs just waiting for an assignment, you get bored and lazy.  After the … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: so much excitement…

TRAVEL… stew stories: a good scare…

Silly me, I forgot to mention a little something earlier for the sake of Halloween! Once again, Blessed Samhain to you (if we're being technical) and Happy Halloween (for everyone who just wants to party and eat candy)!  A discussion on Latisse occurred on my trip that I won't forget.  Nevermind that I already did … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: a good scare…

TRAVEL… stew stories: the missing half…

I'm sure you're all wondering what happened during the second half of my trip after I remained awake for 21ish hours.  Maybe not, but I'm going to tell you anyway, because I can, and you're going to like it! Unfortunately, the beginning of Saturday was pretty uneventful considering I probably slept until about 3:00 P.M.  … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: the missing half…

TRAVEL… stew stories: 21 hours awake…

An adventurous day beginning in Minneapolis, leading to Madison, and ending in Columbus!  My sleep in the past day has totaled almost two hours.  Don't even ask how I'm still alive, I really don't know.  When we thought we would be able to sleep (like during our seven hour sit an Madison), we didn't.  By … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: 21 hours awake…

TRAVEL… stew stories: going mobile…

That's right people, your favourite stew has finally gone mobile!  You see, I have had the same old school flip phone for going on two years, but today, my friends, that has changed.  I finally upgraded and am trying out a fancy new app for this!  You know what this means?  Yeah, I can now … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: going mobile…

TRAVEL… stew stories: halloween is upon us…

We here at Cookies & Gold Stars take pride in the fact that we unconditionally love Halloween.  It is the best holiday by far, unless you truly count St. Patrick's Day solely for the drinking aspect, then that is also a contender!  Considering this is October, though, let's focus on what's most important about this … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: halloween is upon us…

TRAVEL… stew stories: d-town…

Now that the complaining is out of the way, let's talk Detroit!  D-town.  The D.  I would like to start off by saying that I did not get shot!  Although that would've been the ultimate souvenir, I suppose.  Still, I think I'm pretty glad that I came back alive and not even wounded!  You'll be … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: d-town…

TRAVEL… stew stories: the return…

It's been three days that I've been gone, did you miss me?  I didn't think so! I would like to start out by saying that when it comes to football, my mind-set is that the teams, in general, are just a bunch of jerks who are completely full of themselves.  To be honest, I'm sure … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: the return…

TRAVEL… stew stories: uncharted territory…

It sounds a lot more exciting than it really is!  It's really a terrible play on words.  Tomorrow I begin a new adventure of working on a "charter" trip for a certain college football team.  Let me first say that I know nothing about football (go team something-or-other against team what's-their-faces, yeah!), but this is … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: uncharted territory…

TRAVEL… stew stories: three days wasted…

It's official, people, the Airline has decided that they didn't need me three days in a row.  I am not sure whether to be relieved or feel sad and unwanted.  Because of my mixed feelings, I would like to post a letter... Dear Anonymous (but probably not so much) Airline, Why don't you like me?  … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: three days wasted…

TRAVEL… stew stories: “opr”…

I apologize to our readers for not updating sooner and I bet you would like an explanation as to why I haven't written anything in a few days.  Well, to tell you the truth, I had three back-to-back OPR shifts and didn't get sent anywhere!  Instead of boring you with my un-adventurous tales of spending … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: “opr”…

TRAVEL… stew stories: 14oct11 part uno…

Another "airport jail" (OPR) shift for me today from 4:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.  Therefore, you will be reading a lot of nonsense, unless of course I actually get assigned a trip, in which case you will be left alone for some hours while I am in flight.  Then, naturally, I will post even more … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: 14oct11 part uno…

TRAVEL… stew stories: the second segment…

Yes, the moment you have been dreading since my last post--a second part! Dear Passenger 28D, As you boarded today and I was extremely busy shifting luggage around in the overhead bins and closing them, you approached me on your way to your seat saying, "It's really warm in here!"  You're absolutely right, it is basically … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: the second segment…

TRAVEL… stew stories: the first segment…

A 7:00 a.m. flight to Seattle, WA.  My alarm goes off at 3:50 a.m. and let me just say that I am not a morning person.  Nevertheless, I get ready, shove a piece of toast down my throat, chug some orange juice, and head out to work. The crew bus is crowded this morning and … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: the first segment…

TRAVEL… stew stories: the unknown part 2…

I take back what I said about my Vancouver flights being absolutely perfect.  You're going to think I am crazy for bringing such a subject to attention... Look at this picture. These are called PENS.  Not to be confused with penis.  No, these are PENS.  Please bring at least a couple of them with you when … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: the unknown part 2…

TRAVEL… stew stories: the unknown…

Granted, I know my posts are mainly about travel, but I would like to start this out by sharing with you about the unknown world of the OPR Flight Attendant.  OPR is an acronym for On Premise Reserve which means we are, occasionally, forced to literally sit at the airport for six hours and wait … Continue reading TRAVEL… stew stories: the unknown…