Extras are extra
April 29, 2011
I was totally shocked by an experience that happened on a recent Delta flight: they offered free snacks with their drink service. These were nice sized bags of cookies and pretzels too. My travel mind-set, especially when flying is that anything extra will cost me, a lot. It's rare to see anyone boarding without a carry on; paying an extra twenty five dollars for one bag seems ridiculous especially when the fare could be an under two hundred dollar quick flight. In that instance eight bags equals another fare. I'm sitting by a family of six who must feel the same way, as every child, all under ten, have lugged on carry-ons and huge bags, one bag being larger than the kid sitting next to me. He and his sister are watching Adventure Time on his Mac computer while eating their free cookies, pretzels and drinks. The flight attendant hooked them up with extras. There is a couple with a baby in front of us that is having a rough trip, as their little princess is not having a good flight. Its times like this I s am happy to be cliche and say " been there, soo done with that." Maybe we should crush some free cookies into her bottle.
She buzz words
- Fabric Softener
She could be a
- Steam presser
- Vehicle Tester
- Home Economic Tester
Right now she could be
- Baking a cake
- Making a jello mold
- Rinsing out her swim suit
She could be working at a
- Photography studio
- Motorcycle shop
"No, it won't really matter a year from now but I prefer to live in the present."
She can conserve eight gallons of water each day by turning off the tap while washing her face.
- One-hundred-million trees are used each year to provide junk mail. She can stop receiving un- wanted catalogs by contacting the Direct Market- ing Association at www.dmachoice.com, or re- move name from mailing lists at www.optoutprescreen.com
- Many of her favorite jeans are using organic fabrics: 100% free of chemicals and pesticides. These are eco-friendly and more affordable than she may realize; in stores like JCPenney, Macy's, Nordstrom, and National Jean Company
- Acme Totes makes a tiny tote that opens into a huge bag: perfect for shopping. Toss a few in your glovebox. www.reusablebags.com
- When old cell phones or rechargeable batteries are no longer usable, don't throw them in the trash; drop them at a participating Call2Recycle center. They aim to keep heavy metals out of trash steam. Participating stores include Target, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Staples. To find the closest location, call: 877- 2-RECYCLE or go to www.call2recycle.org. Remember to erase all personal information from cell phones before re- cycling them.
These fruits and vegetables are fresh and abundant right now:
- Broccoli Rabe
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