Monday, August 1, 2011

Come Fly With Me

If you've read Run With Me for any length of time, you may know that I have a secret desire to be a flight attendant. My Grandpa worked for American Airlines and my Aunt was a flight attendant for Elvis Presley, U2, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeplin....I like to think it's in our blood. I've looked into the occupation numerous times but never been brave enough to make that career jump and take to the skies myself. 

So imagine my SHEER AND UTTER JOY when I saw a new series coming out this fall on ABC capitalizing on the flighty profession. Set in the '60s, "Pan Am" will follow the lives of flight attendants back when they were called stewardesses and wore snazzy outfits like these. 

Who knows, maybe one day I'll come strolling by your seat offering you peanuts or a cold beverage before take-off. 

What's your Secret career dream? 

Wish we could all fly away together today! :)

30 comments:

Jess said...

My career dream *WAS* to work for NASA, but now that the Shuttle program is over and we're not replacing it(I won't vent my feelings here, but we all know who's responsible for it),I'm kinda glad I didn't ...

Rorie said...

I was excited about this show too, but i think that's bc secretly I think I should have lived in the 50's/60's!

Ginger said...

I saw the ad for this and am looking forward to it. My secret career dream would be to be a veterinarian but that would be impossible because 1)I detest science and 2)I would become too emotionally involved with my patients and 3)I have no stomach for blood and guts; in fact, I passed out during "Psycho" and once when my mother and I were visiting a relative in the hospital and they were talking about a cousin I have who lost some toes in an accident; at least I was in the hospital and they wheeled me to ER to check me out. Wild

Ginger said...

never seen Extreme Couponing, but Monica W got me hooked on CVS couponing

Ashley said...

What a fun desire to have! I have always wondered how flight attendants don't get nervous flying all the time...I get nervous on just a round trip flight! Ahhh!

AND I saw the ad for this new show and I have to admit that I am excited for it to air!!!

Marian said...

I've always wanted to be an orthodontist...because I wanted to make everyone's smile perfect:) I soon realized I wasn't the biggest fan of science

Aimee said...

For a brief time I thought that would be a fun job. I just don't know how I would get used to my ears popping lol

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

me being the tv junkie that I am, I am exctied for this! and we should be flight attendants together, hahah. That would be a fun time!

Katie said...

I am so excited for this show! When I first saw it, it reminded me of the movie Catch me if you can, with Leo and Tom Hanks. ONE of my favorite movies ever..you must like that movie too..do you?!

Hope you had a good weekend!

Fit With Flash said...

horse stunt rider. and also sniper for the navy seals. weird, i know.

Fit With Flash said...

p.s. you would make a BOMB flight attendant. : )

The Southland Life said...

im so pumped about that show! and i agree, you would be quite the awesome flight attendant - ps. i want your aunts job!

Lindsey said...

I will fly anywhere with you ... anything to get out of work I'm down. Let's see here ... well my ultimate dream job would be a wedding/party planner. And right now I'm still obsessed with Gypsies, so I'd like to plan their weddings. HA! Not even kidding.

Shannon said...

Huh - I wonder if this show would be anything like Mad Men and how women were treated differently back then. Interesting.

And if you were a flight attendant, be prepared to be hit on constantly. I have an attractive friend who did it for 3 years and she was constantly being hit on. LOL

Michelle said...

I've always wanted to be a flight attendant too! TOO FUNNY! I thought it would be a great summer career for me while I'm teaching so I could travel the world! LOVE THIS!

annahita said...

I always wanted to be a flight attendant too!! It drove my parents crazy when I used to say it in high school, I was actually daydreaming about it this weekend at the airport. I'm excited for the PanAm show but is it just me or does Christina Ricci look WAY too skinny?!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

you'd make a fantastic flight attendant! hehe. and that show totally caught my eye. i want to watch that one and "once upon a time."

Ashley said...

I saw a preview for this while I was in the movie theatre this weekend. Looks like a good show :) My boyfriends mom used to be a flight attendant and she loved it! :)
-Ashley

Young and Fabulous said...

holy crap this show is RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY! I need to watch this now..because I always liked the old fashion steward look (even though im deathly afraid)

i think you would make a fabulous flight attendant! you could transform the boring "and this is the mask...these are the exits..this is a flotation device in case we CRASH" schpeel and turn it into something awesome

but with being a flight attendant, does that mean you have to join the mile high club?! ;)

xoxox

Brianna said...

I'm so excited for this series too!!

Julie said...

My weird job idea has always been to be a pizza delivery girl....no idea why! I know, DREAM BIG! :)

megan said...

yet another reality show i'm bound to be addicted to. my secret career dream is to have a CSI-like job. but i can't handle blood and stuff like that. i just like to be nosey. :)

Rissy said...

I was JUST thinking today how being a flight attendant would be a fun job... and I will probably become obsessed with that series.

I LOVE Mad Men so I'm hoping it's got the same vibe ya know?


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Abby said...

I heard about this show! I hope it's good!

Raven said...

oohh I'm so tivo'ing this! thanks for letting me know!

and my dream job is to be a millionaire.

is that really a job? cause I know I could make it one.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

haha! my oldest cousin is a flight attendant and i've always thought she was AWESOME. you would be perfect for the job :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

oh, and my dream job: stay at home mom/mommy blogger ;)

Tucker said...

Go for it!!

This new series makes me happy - i love that period of time and flying is my fave.

I've also looked into it - just seems like a great opportunity to see the world on the cheap.

xo

Julip Made said...

Ohh first I've heard of this and definitely exciting news!!

Sabrina Says said...

I think being a flight attendant would be SO fun! Plus your family gets the HOOK UP!! Maybe friends, too *hinthint**

I would love to be a pastry chef and own my own little shop. I think it would be SO fun! But... I need to learn to back first :)

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