Monday, February 12, 2007

A Look Inside the World of King Cake Calendars

If you're planning a trip a couple months ahead of time, and you are trying to think what you are doing during that month, what goes through you head? Just a bunch of dates? A calendar? If it is a calendar, do you visually turn the pages in your head?

Me? I visualize a Giant King Cake.

It's not necessarily a King Cake, but if I had to compare it to something, it would be a King Cake.

On the left side of the cake is Winter, bottom is Spring, Right is Summer, and on top is Fall. So yeah, it goes counerclockwise. It's backwards for some reason. I'll draw it how I see it in my head:

Wierd, right?

I'm a very visual person, and I've always had this interesting way...ok somewhat bizzare way, at looking at the monthly calendar. I never really thought it strange, but sometimes I stop and think, "why do I do it like that?" And honestly I have no idea. It's been this way since I can ever remember.

So does anyone else visualize things strangely like this?

Oh, and I found this and thought it was funny:

You know you're a flight attendant if:


1. You can eat a 4 course meal standing at the kitchen counter
2. You search for a button to flush the toilet
3. You look for the "crew line" at the grocery store
4. You can pack for a 2 week trip to Europe in 1 roll-aboard
5. All of your pens have different hotel names on them
6. You NEVER unpack
7. You can recognize pilots by the backs of their heads-but not by their faces
8. You can tell from 70 yards away if a piece of luggage will fit in the overhead bin
9. You care about the local news in a city three states away
10. You can tie a neck scarf 36 ways
11. You know at least 25 uses for air sickness bags-none of which pertain to vomit
12. You understand and actually use the 24-hour clock
13. You own 2 sets of uniforms: fat and thin
14. You don't think in "months"-you think in "bid packs"
15. You always point with two fingers
16. You get a little too excited by certain types of ice
17. You stand at the front door and politely say "Buh-bye, thanks, have a nice day" when someone leaves your home
18. You can make a sentence using all of the following phrases: "At this time, " "For your safety, " "Feel free, " and "As a reminder"
19. You know what's on the cover of the current issues of In Touch, Star, and People magazines
20. You stop and inspect every fire extinguisher you pass, just to make sure the "gauge is in the green"
21. Your thighs are covered in bruises from armrests and elbows
22. You wake up and have to look at the hotel stationery to figure out where you are
23. You refer to cities by their airport codes
24. Every time the doorbell rings you look at the ceiling.
25. You actually understand every item on this list.


-JJ

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I work for an airline, but not as a flight attendant. I can relate to those also. I guess anyone in the airline business can!!

Deanna said...

Do you get hungry when you think about what day it is?

The Juice said...

hmmm..no i do not. probably because in my head there is no frosting or sugar. or apple filling. :)

Lauren said...

Just wanted you to know that I passed by a HUGE sign tonight for a bakery here in Houston and it had a picture advertising their king cakes!! I totally thought of a calendar and laughed myself silly!

Cherese said...

The only one I get is thinking of cities by their airport code. I was a reservation agent for Budget Cars. bet ya've never been to SPS. How they got that out of Wichita Falls, I'll never know. Also the more popular towns were for car rentals were JFK, LGA and DCA. Wow...can't believe I actually remember those.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy, You never mentioned that you had a king cake in your head, but I'm not suprised. In the second grade, your teacher was amazed at the little games you made up to play when you finished your work ahead of your classmates. One was W - B = U. or K + G = S. She explained that you were assigning letters their numeric number in the alphabet so the first one was 23 - 2 = 21 etc. The king cake doesn't really shock me.
Dad

CHEZ BEZ said...

Great list. As a van driver who used to drive your crews to their hotel, I almost feel like I can relate.

My resume is in though, so hopefully I'll live that world soon.