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Month: February 2008

Road Trip!

I’m on vacation until the 13th of next month so Joel and I randomly decided to drive back to Chicago instead of flying. Here are a couple pictures from the adventure.


There was definitely some silliness.

Ohio Sunset

road trip sunset

Some views from the road.

We stopped halfway and stayed overnight with Grandpa and Grandma Gratcyk. It’s always great to see them. They got us lots of food.

Devil Food

I like these things way too much.

We stayed up late playing cards and since I’m always so good at it they put on the Oscars as a distraction! Since the Oscars are basically my Super Bowl, I of course lost miserably. It was tons of fun as always though.

The next morning we headed out and ended up in Indiana to visit my family.

Hunter and Me

Mean Faces

Hunter and I had some silly fun with the camera.

We’re staying over here tonight and will head home tomorrow. Stay tuned for more fun vacation pictures soon!

Getting here

Being a flight attendant is one of the best jobs in the whole world, in my opinion. Getting to be a flight attendant is not easy though. First of all, everybody wants to be a flight attendant. Admit it, you know you wish you had my job. In fact, well over 200,000 people interviewed to work for my company as a flight attendant last year. They only hired about 2,000. Not crazy good odds. Then, even if you make it through the interview process, the job is contingent on passing several physical and background checks and successfully completing training.

Training is an intense seven weeks of living in dorms while learning everything from how to serve a coke, to how to deal with any kind of emergency and everything else in between. You have to meet lots of requirements and pass several tests in order to graduate. It’s long hours, early mornings and fairly stressful. My class started out with 46 people and only 31 graduated. It was a lot of fun though and I made some good friends and great memories in the process.

In order to give you a little glimpse into the whole process, I’ve decided to post some pictures of my time there so you can see how I got to where I am. Enjoy!

One of the first weekends we were there we had our first airplane familiarization class. We had computer learning and lectures followed by a day of hands-on activities on several different airplanes.

Girls under the engine

Some of the girls under the engine of a 737.

My couch

This is how I lounge.

747 engine

Those 747 engines sure are big…

Holding up a 747

but I’m pretty much Super Man, so holding them up is no problem.

Welcome on board

“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome on board the best flight of your life.”

Arm doors for departure

“Flight attendants, arm doors for departure.”


You know this smiling face would make you wish you would’ve upgraded to business class.

On the Airbus

Just a bunch of pretty girls chilling on an Airbus.

Look here for more random pictures of my training, and graduation very soon!

Granny Oakley

Sharp Shooter

This sharp shooter is someone I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of. I certainly wouldn’t want to be this bad guy. But who is this expert gunman you ask?

Granny Oakley

None other than the amazing Grandma Gratcyk a.k.a. Granny Oakley. Don’t mess.

This is just one of many reasons why I’m convinced I have pretty much the best in-laws ever. *grin*

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