Random Moments Of The Life Of Nicole

Because my Twitter @momentsofnicole cannot contain the randomness of my life...

I post flight crew stuff, political stuff, deer stuff, and personal stuff.

August 30, 2014 1:07 pm August 25, 2014 2:28 pm




February 13, 2014

CHICAGO— The regional (or Fee for Departure) segment of the airline industry is comprised of over 25 airlines, operating over 50% of all departures in the USA, and flying into the world’s most complex airspace, and largest (and sometimes smallest)…

August 19, 2014 5:18 pm




HOUSTON, TX — A father will spend half of 2014 behind bars for doing too much for his son.  After overpaying child support and seeing his son too often — breaking terms that were secretly modified without his knowledge — a judge sentenced him to a lengthy jail sentence. Clifford Hall has been doing his best to give care to his 11-year-old son, who lives with his ex-wife.  He pays his child support and visits regularly. “I’m his father it’s my responsibility to take care of him,” Hall said.

Last November, his child support payments were paid in full. Sometime between then and now, the child support agreement between Hall and his wife was modified without his knowledge. Hall wound up overpaying by $3,000, a fact that Harris County District Court Judge Lisa Millard found contemptible. Another term that was modified without his knowledge was his visitation schedule.  Subsequently, Hall was found to have over-visited his son. Judge Millard ended up finding Hall in contempt of court. “When she said I remand you to the Harris County Jail for 180 days my mouth just dropped,” Hall told FOX 26 Houston. In addition to the six month jail sentence, Judge Millard is forcing Hall to pay his ex-wife’s attorney fees. “I can’t be there for my son in jail,” Hall said. “I can’t pay child support in jail. This is not in the best interest of the child.”

Hall is correct. Such heavy-handed actions on the part of the court serve no one.  Not only is the child going to be deprived of his father for the next 6 months, but taxpayers will have to pay the father’s incarceration, and will potentially be forced to subsidize the mother’s living expenses in lieu of the child support payments. It just goes to show us that no good deed goes unpunished in Police State USA.

Thank you feminism

In b4 some feminist comes along saying “feminism fights against this.”

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9:24 am


I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

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August 1, 2014 12:32 pm


"We really need to talk about how the lawful definition of rape in most countries excludes forced to penetrate rape and thus many female perpatrators aren’t considered rapists by law enforcement and courts. Most male victims aren’t regarded as victims and are denied proper…

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12:31 pm

Just a nibble.


Introducing new Hyland’s Homeopathic Shark Teething Tablets, Pontoon flavored. 

after a ditching…

July 25, 2014 8:39 pm
"She rode on airplanes and fell asleep in hotel beds. Dreaming of far away places - writing poetry with her sunset eyes."

Michael Faudet 

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July 14, 2014 5:23 pm





I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…















Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Holy shi—the middle lady in the Victorian pic looks like my godmum! And the lady, on the right, in the Edwardian one looks almost like she could pass as one of my relatives!

…this is so eerie…but cool.

^^And that’s a big part of the reason why I do this. Everyone should be able to see images like these and feel like they, too, are a part of history.

People can quibble about minutiae as much as they’d like, and I honestly don’t mind the discussion, but when it comes down to it, medievalpoc is really about making an immediate visual impact that has changed how I view history, and I hope the same can be said for people who read these posts.

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2:27 pm

A lot of people are asking: Why is the number of casualties lower in Israel than in Gaza? While Hamas hides behind Palestinian civilians, the IDF protects Israel. Share it.


A lot of people are asking: Why is the number of casualties lower in Israel than in Gaza? While Hamas hides behind Palestinian civilians, the IDF protects Israel. Share it.

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July 3, 2014 5:29 pm 5:27 pm


Hannibal Buress - (x)

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June 30, 2014 10:56 am
"I often ask my 3 year old to help me cook. I don’t do it because I need his assistance. In fact, it would be easier and more efficient if I took care of it myself. But I invite him to help because I love him. It’s the same interaction between God and us. He calls us into His redemptive work not because He is lost without us, but because He loves us and is offering us a role in the story. That is the otherness we dream of. It’s oxygen on a fire that would otherwise burn out."

Relevant Magazine, “When Life Feels Terribly Ordinary”  (via yesdarlingido)

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10:23 am 8:02 am


Airplane Sleeping Positions [x]

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7:59 am


people who feel comfortable pooping anywhere other than their house are not to be trifled with

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