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Archive for December, 2008

No Mom, I Said I Want Toast!

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Happy New Year.  This post from Linda Rutherford  will be our last new post until January 5.  However, we will still be moderating and posting your comments, so keep 'em coming.     When my son was a toddler, we began a fun (well, we think it is) family tradition for New Year's Eve. We aren't big "let's go out and dance the night away" people, so we... read more

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Holiday Greetings from the Blog Team

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We asked our Bloggers to send you some of their Holiday thoughts, and what better time to do that than Christmas Eve.  Merry Christmas from all of us at Nuts About Southwest. Having the Freedom to Fly gives my husband and me the Freedom to make many special memories.  We have had the opportunity to go so many wonderful places throughout my tenure at Southwest.  We have... read more

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The Original Wrapper

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While it is a security guideline every day of the year, it's a special challenge this time of year. I'm speaking of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guideline that asks air travelers NOT to wrap presents because sometimes they have to unwrap them to inspect them. If the G.I. Joe with the Kung Fu Grip you wrapped beautifully looks suspicious, you will be asked... read more

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A Verrry Merrry Christmas Parade

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I was very excited when I received my invitation from our friends over at the Grand Ole Opry to participate in the Verrry Merrry Christmas Parade (VMCP).  Now, before you get too excited, let me explain that this is no ordinary parade!   One snowy day back in 2005, someone in the Opry Marketing Department (name won't be divulged) was in the storage room trying to find... read more

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A Very Special Christmas Eve!

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Miss Dorothy Jean Siegrest (she prefers to go by "Jean being from Kansas") and Mr. Charles Leroy Novak wed on December 24, 1948 in Haddam, Kansas in a tiny courthouse during the middle of an intense midwestern snowstorm. It wasn’t a very ceremonial affair like people have today. It was just a simple, small ceremony with a judge and a few friends as witnesses. She... read more

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All I want for Christmas is a Bundt Pan

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For me, the Holiday Season has always been about food. I mean...family. Okay, family and food. I have been blessed with a mother and father who both cook amazing gourmet meals on a regular basis. You might say I've become a little spoiled over the years, having grown up watching the Food Network instead of listening to a bedtime story. I'd often go to a friend's house for... read more

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Gifts on a budget

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Looking at the calendar, I realize I'd better stop merely thinking about gifts and start shopping!  Don't we all want to give the "perfect gift"?  We often equate this with spending a large sum of money.  "Budget" is not just a rental car agency!  I'll let you know what I'm thinking in hopes you will throw in some suggestions. Computerized... read more

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More Christmas Cinema

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Jim Herring (aka Jimmy da Fish) opened the door for a discussion of Christmas movies in his earlier post, so I am walking through that door to throw in my two-cents.  First, though, are you wondering where all the good Christmas moves are on television this year?  I have hundreds of satellite channels of nothing, but I haven’t found all my favorites yet. So, what are... read more

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Jingle bells, not change

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Do you hear that? It’s the sound…of silence. Since rolling out our Cashless Cabin on September 9th, Customers and Employees alike have been singing the praises of the new credit card or coupon-only inflight drink purchases. No more clinging and clanging of change, just the sweet, gentle beep of a credit card transaction going through. I sat down with Joe Mendez, Regional... read more

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60 Seconds Street

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I know what you’re thinking (if you are of a certain age group) that I stole that headline from the early 80s sitcom, Bosom Buddies starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari. You would be correct. But if you are thinking that this blog, and the accompanying Red Belly Radio podcast is about 1980s sitcoms, you’d be wrong. Although I do like the potential of that as a show... read more

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