We have returned from the honeymoon and I will write a few blogs with pictures to tell you all about it. Consider it a slide show of a trip you didn’t go on delivered right to your home, that way you don’t have to come all the way to my house for some fondue and be trapped on the couch in the dark while I narrate 10 days worth of leaf pictures.
Derwood’s company paid for our airfare as a wedding present which was very generous. If you want to fly from Portland, Oregon to Syracuse, NY….United is pretty much the airline to take you. I used to fly United a lot in college and I loved United. I don’t care for United that much anymore. The company bought the tickets. We paid $25 per bag in each direction to check bags. If we had brought on a bag that didn’t fit as a carry-on, those we could have checked for free. So we each paid $25 for simply not being complete assholes.
We paid for our seats. There are only so many “free” seats on United flights, if you don’t snag one of those, you pay for it. Could be $32 for a seat, could be $86, you don’t know but if you want to sit inside the passenger cabin of the plane and you didn’t get a “free” seat, you are going to pay to sit your ass down. I don’t know what it costs to go with your baggage down below.
While we were getting settled in our Economy Plus seats, a voice came over the intercom welcoming us to our flight to Chicago. The voice was a woman’s although she sounded like she was 13. She identified herself as “Captain Emily”. Really? Captain Emily? Good for you young lady for completing the training and landing a job (heh heh) as a commercial airline pilot but this isn’t preschool. What about going with “Captain Emily Lindbergh” or something like that, give yourself at least the air of authority. (I know! I did it again!!)
I know plenty of people have written about the Sky Mall but I’m going to simply because I noticed some interesting consumer product trends for things I didn’t even realize I was missing in my life. The products fall into a few different categories:
Sky Mall has dog toys the likes of which I have never seen in a pet store. The following are photos from Sky Mall’s website (all photos are courtesy of Sky Mall) of dogs with chew toys, which when the dogs hold them in their mouths (which dogs rarely EVER do) makes the dog look like a complete moron.
I do have a cat and had no idea about the options available for litter boxes and cat potty training.
Here’s a neat set up for the dog. Evidently the product inventors for Sky Mall think dogs are much smarter than they are while also thinking they are completely brain dead.
Comfortable sleeping apparati
This is clearly a very important and underserved market! Look at all these products available to help you comfortably sleep sitting up! Don’t all these women look sooo comfortable:
Look at how comfy and asleep this toddler is:
Let’s begin with the practical options. Here is the solution for your areas where you find it hard to grow ivy. You know how tough it can be to get ivy to grow, it’s like bamboo…so temperamental. For under a $100 per order, here’s what you can get from Sky Mall:
Here are some nifty garden decor items. I don’t think they need descriptions but I will give you pricing so you know if you can add to your backyard treasure collection. Keep in mind….Sky Mall’s objective with most of it’s garden art is to scare children and give adults nightmares.
I don’t want to leave you frightened from the yeti art so here is one more piece from the SkyMall collection.