Saturday, December 18, 2010

Trip #2 to Madrid

So today I went to the Madrid city center for the first time.  It was decorated very pretty for Christmas and also very crowded down there.  The metro was very easy to ride and to find so when I come again after Christmas I'm going to try to go in to Madrid with a real plan.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Home...but not for long...

New Stamp in my Passport!

So my first ever trip went well.  I'm currently home.  The return flight is much easier then the going flight.  I think it was just a matter of daylight.  On the way out it was night and on the way back it was day.  Overall being a flight attendant really isn't a hard job, it's just a long job.  I mean today I have another flight and I'll be leaving the house around 2pm to get to the airport by like 3:30 then the flight takes off around 6pm and we'll land in Madrid by about 2am (8 MAD time).  I'll get to bed by 3am then.  So that's like 12 hours! 

I didn't do much in Madrid on my first layover so my plan for this coming trip is to go into the city.  So...I'll post more picture tomorrow or in 2 days or whenever it is that I'll be there.  I get so confused on the time.  (6 hours ahead)  I woke up today thinking it was Thursday.  It's not.  It's Friday just in case you weren't sure either.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I made it to Madrid.  This is a picture of the hotel I'm staying at.  Pretty nice.  It is 1pm here right now and I haven't slept much at all.  Maybe I'm just too excited, but I am wide awake even thought it's been almost 24 hours since I slept last.  I'm going now with this one girl Angie to the mall.  :) 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Today I'm working my first practice flight to Madrid.  The plane leaves around 5pm and gets in at 7am Madrid time.  I'm going to be so tired.  I'm already messed up on the whole time thing from being in Ireland.  It's 6am now (been up since 4am) and I can't sleep.  Hopefully I'll be excited enough and that will keep my engery up for the day.  So see you in Spain....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 34

Picture of the day...
What I am doing today...
GOING HOME!  I'm not there yet but I leave later today.  YAY!  Chipotle!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Graduation day!!!

Picture of the day...
What I did today...
I got my wings today!  That means that I am now employed.  I signed a contract and all.  I have to pass my line check still but I meet the lady who will be doing and she seemed really nice.  I'm coming home tomorrow and I can't wait. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 32

Picture of the day...
Picture I took on the bus of Swords Castle
What I did today...
Passed! So tomorrow I get my wings! YAY. It's such a relief to know that I am finished and going home on Saturday. So first we jumped in the pool with a life jacket on. Easy. But just enough to get my hair wet. (Angry face!) Then we got 20 minutes to fix ourselves up. Um yeah. That went well. (not) Oh well, I just had frizzy hair all day. Then we said our SOS announcement. (Attention Attention this is an emergency announcement...) Passed that. Then we took another test. Passed that. Then we put out a fire outside. Fun. Then we pretended to fight an oven fire. Our team did awesome. It was actually kind of a fun day. Everyone passed. I think at least.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 31

Picture of the day...
Me and Christy...this picture was from a few days ago.
What I did today...
Today was sad because my friend Christy went home.  She didn't pass her make-up test and so that was it for her.   End of the line.  She was so much fun to be around too.  We'll all miss her.  So that made today kind of sucky. 
Tomorrow is our practical.  If I pass tomorrow then I get my wings on Friday.  I guess if I don't then I'll be coming home a day early. 

Days left in Ireland:  3

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 31

Picture of the day...
Frozen Spider Web that was outside my front door.
What I did today...
Took another test.  Passed it.  I actually have very little to do tonight.  There are no tests tomorrow at all!  So that means I can just relax tonight.    On a fun note, on Thursday we are doing our pool drill in the morning and then expected to reapply makeup and do our hair.  Um yeah.  I guess they're going to get a nice idea of just how curly my hair really is. 

Days left in Ireland:  4

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 30

Picture of the day...
What I did today...
We went out to view another aircraft.  The A330-200 which is slightly different from the A330-300 which is what we were on last week.  Today was exciting though because we were on the aircraft while it was being taxied to another part of the airport.  Fun.  So for a while I got to sit up in the cockpit and watch us moving.  Then we got to each put on a drager mask which is what we would use if there was ever a fire on the plane.  Tomorrow I have a big test.  Wednesday we practice for our practical test.  And Thursday we have our final practical test with the pilots.  Then Friday we get our wings.  And Saturday I got home!

Days left in Ireland:  5

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 29

Picture of the day...
What I did today...
Nothing really.  I sat around all day.  I watched some re-runs of Friends.  I ate a mediocre sandwich at the hotel bar.  That's it.  Now, I'm going to try to study some even though I think I already know everything there is to know. 

Days left in Ireland: 6

More JibJab Fun! Dancing Elves...Pop, Daddy, Me, Adam, Michelle

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 28

Picture of the day...
What I did today...
I saw more of Dublin today.  But I feel at this point I've already seen everything there is to see down there.  It's really not that big of a city.
Graffton Street...the main shopping street in Dublin. 

Fish and Chips.

Cool Coin I Found

I thought this coin was a fake at first.  But I looked it up and it's not. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 27

Picture of the day...
What I did today...
I got my schedule for the rest of December and I don't have to work over Christmas!  YAY!  I have Dec. 20-26 off.  And it's the weekend.  Finally.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 26

Picture of the day...
The Iolar.  The first plane in the Aer Lingus fleet. 
What I did today...
Again we went over to the hanger and got on the A330 aircraft.  It was a pretty quick day again.  The only problem is that it's snowing so much right now!  All it did today was snow and the forcast doesn't look so great.  I sure hope we have school tomorrow.  I don't want to miss anything.  I don't want to come in this weekend.  And I don't want to chance having our graduatoin pushed back at all.  That wouldn't be much fun and I am so ready to go home.  That all I have to say for today...

Days left in Ireland: 9 (I hope!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 25

Picture of the day...
What I did today...
Today was my favorite day yet!  We got to go to the airport and then onto a plane!  The A330 is a huge plane!  I didn't realize it until today.  We are learning the different parts of the plane and we'll be going back each day this week.  So why was it my favorite day?  Well, we didn't have to sit in the boring classroom all day and just doing that made the day go by super fast. 
On a completely different note...I'm so sick of the snow!  I doubt I'll be doing any traveling/tourist stuff this weekend b/c of the snow and b/c of Ireland's lack of snow plows.  The airport is closed right now and I doubt we've even gotten 4 inches total.  They have yet to clear the sideways near our townhouses and I haven't seen one plow anywhere.  Have they even heard of salt? 

Days left in Ireland: 10