Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Snacks On a Plane

Hey Gang,

For those of you following my podcast, you know I am on a non-stop adventure to finally meet my Tony! (For those of you not following my podcast, follow my podcast.) In my pursuit of this opportunity I have had to travel in some creative ways.  I recently rode on a plane. ( I also visited the TSA people in their office for a long time.)

A lot of things have changed  since my last airplane trip in the late 90's.  Now instead of dressing for the plane ride, people wear sweat pants and open-toed flip flops...How comfy!  Eating on a plane has also changed.  I remember getting a light meal and a can of soda while on board. This time, I was just handed a small glass of soda, no can and a bag of crackers.  As disappointed as I was, I realized that the airlines are now letting passengers bring in their own refreshments on the plane.

A lot of people on my flight seemed to go for the fast food that they over paid for in the terminal.  The smell of greasy food in a giant tube stuffed with people really make the senses come alive!  A few people brought in homemade food.  Fortunately, the smell was just as pungent as the recently purchased food.  The real aroma, however, came 45 minutes after take-off when those passengers got gassy from the high altitude. Economy flying is fun!

I don't want to give any spoiler alerts about the rest of my pursuit of the great Anthony Robbins, but follow my podcast and see my other means of transportation.

Hope everyone is having a great summer. Stay awake, kids!

Cathy Gainer Corporate Trainer

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Desperately Seeking Tony Part 1

Hey Kids.

I have found out that my Tony is going to be a short half-of-a-country away from me.  I can't let this opportunity pass me by!  Join me on my trek to meet my hero and mentor!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Red, White and Boom!

Hey Gang,

Today most Americans will be celebrating with fireworks and fun.  This year, like most years, I will be watching the festivities from my Gremlin parked in the Walmart parking lot.  It is a long standing tradition that I began when I first started not getting invited to 4th of July parties.

The last party I attended was a few years ago.  I had started working at a job that I eventually got fired from.  I had overheard one of my coworkers talking about having a party.  I asked if the party was by invitation only. My coworker said it was and didn't give me an invitation.  Luckily I was able to look at everyone else's invite and memorized the address of the shindig.  To EVERYONE's surprise I ended up attending the party and I was dressed like Uncle Sam! (Not the mascot for the US, but my Uncle Sam. He was 80 and covered in boils. It was a head-turner for sure!)

It was at this party that I realized two things: alcohol and fireworks don't mix and if the invitation says BYOB, then you shouldn't drink the beverages in other people's coolers. I wont bore you with the details, but after I drank half of a Zima that I found in a container marked, "For Judy Only," I got a little crazy with the poppers and firecracker worms.  To this day, I cant see the slow ooze of  a Black Snake without having to lay under a doggy anxiety blanket.

I hope today's holiday is great for all of you.  If you go out to barbecue or if you stay in remember to be safe and Stay Awake, Kids!

Cathy Gainer Corporate Trainer