Monday Listicles

Welcome back to the Listicles.

Not to be confused with the testicles and stop giggling please. It is a legitimate word (ref: Wikipedia). Last week A mountain Momma pitched a wonderful way to start 2012 and I had more fun and felt less guilt with every list of yours I read. Thank you!

This week Squashed Mom said we should write about Top Ten Strange (odd/unusual/funny/interesting) Jobs you have held in your life. If like me you are too young to come up with ten, feel free to write about ten tasks within your job or come up with your own twist. It is going to be a good one!

Next week is special, because Greta is in the hot spot, telling us what to list. You mission, should you choose to except it, is to find her among the listicles bellow and read her suggestion. Not sure who Greta is? Mommy of four, trigger happy with her new camera and always smiling, she is the person you should buy jewelry from.

But first, let us do a list of ten, job edition.

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!


1. Be away from home 22 days a month.

2. Say Bye Bye.

3. Wear high heels all day long.

4. Polish silverware.

5. Perform CPR successfully.

6. Be a pit babe.

7. Be given an hour to board a plane while at home in pajamas.

8. Fill out mountains of paperwork.

9. Restock thousands of toilet paper rolls.

10. Memorize hundreds of pages of drills, procedures, aircraft diagrams and safety equipment checks.

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  1. deborah l quinn January 8, 2012 at 19:09 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    With the exception of high heels and CPR (which I used to know and have forgotten), flight attendant sounds a lot like mom: say bye-bye, stock toilet paper, polish silver (er, does wiping off the spots when stuff comes out of the dishwasher count?), wake up late & get kids out of house onto school bus on time in 50 minutes, memorize thousands of pages of lego instructions…and even pit babe: diapers, toilet training, and laundry. I’d say you’ve had really good training for flying Air Mum. Just wish that Air Mum came with the spiffy uniform!
    deborah l quinn recently posted..beyond the bricks to the beauty shop: lego goes girlie

  2. Greta @ Not Enough Patience January 8, 2012 at 19:40 #

    Twitter: gfunkified
    You look like Barbie, hot mama! That sounds like a fabulous job.

    Thank you for the kind words, Stasha. I hope I don’t disappoint!
    Greta @ Not Enough Patience recently posted..Project 365, Week 1

  3. Ado January 8, 2012 at 19:46 #

    Look at you, you pit babe! Who knew?!
    I bet you’re kicking yourself for not picking, right? Right??
    Ado recently posted..Some Recent Quotes By Ella

  4. Runnermom-jen January 8, 2012 at 19:52 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    I never knew flight attendants had to do all of those things! I’m guessing you are much happier with your “job” now :)
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..A Fresh Start

  5. rachel January 8, 2012 at 19:54 #

    Twitter: racheldrechsel
    lady, you look HOT.
    PS What is a pit babe?
    rachel recently posted..camden

  6. darcelle January 8, 2012 at 20:06 #

    Wow, you have o fill me in on being a pit babe someday soon. Looks like “fun”!

  7. Kiddothings January 8, 2012 at 20:08 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    You bear a striking resemblance to Toy Story Barbie! :)
    Kiddothings recently posted..Easy Gingerbread Recipe

  8. Danielle January 8, 2012 at 20:18 #

    Wow. A pit babe!!! How cool! How did you do the being away from home part?

  9. Cookie's Mom January 8, 2012 at 20:51 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Stasha, ooh la la! Those pics of you are so sassy. You look so much like Barbie in that first one. 😉

    I try to be as nice as possible to flight attendants, since – like waitors/waitresses – they probably have to deal with a few not-so-nice people.
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Work, work, work!

  10. Alison@Mama Wants This January 8, 2012 at 20:58 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Ooh la la, look at you as a pit babe!!
    Alison@Mama Wants This recently posted..Memories Captured – We Are A Series!

  11. Bruna January 8, 2012 at 21:14 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    Look at YOU! A very pretty flight attendant! How cool was that? Would love to hear more about that job. A future post maybe?
    Bruna recently posted..things I never learned in teacher school

  12. Lisa January 8, 2012 at 21:39 #

    Twitter: lisaschwartz05
    You are a smokin hot pit babe!
    Lisa recently posted..Grizzly Bear or Teddy Bear

  13. RoryBore January 8, 2012 at 21:57 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    LOL – love the Barbie Buh-Bye Now. My best friend in college also became a flight attendant. her life always seemed so glamourous – sending me postcards from Paris and writing letter on official Castle Stationary from Scotland.
    methinks she left some info out…
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles: I’ve Worked Hard for the Money!

  14. Bridget January 8, 2012 at 22:11 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Ooh! Pit BABE indeed:)
    Bridget recently posted..Saturday Photos

  15. Jessica January 8, 2012 at 22:30 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Do you still remember all that stuff you had to memorize?
    Jessica recently posted..Failure Is Not An Option

    • Stasha January 9, 2012 at 02:00 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Funny you asked. I was watching some videos on youtube in research for this post and came across safety demo of my old employee and I remembered it verbatim in both Arabic and English. Weird ha?
      Do you still remember little details from last few semesters in 2010 but not what you ate for breakfast too?

      • Jessica January 9, 2012 at 10:51 #

        Twitter: Mytimeasmom
        I do still remember pieces of school and old jobs I’ve had but not what I did yesterday. Funny how that works.
        Jessica recently posted..Failure Is Not An Option

  16. Bits of Bee January 8, 2012 at 22:30 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    omg I LOVE that picture of you! I had NO idea you were a flight attendant. Great list, and fun topic this week!
    Bits of Bee recently posted..If You’re A Mom, You’re Qualified

  17. Sarcasm Goddess January 8, 2012 at 23:04 #

    You were a Flight Attendant?! Some days, I think that is the most exciting glamorous job ever! The husband and I just took a trip and when we exited the plane I said to the husband, “sometimes I think it’d be cool to be a flight attendant.” However, the slightest bit of turbulence has me freaking out.

    It’s my first time linking up. So excited!
    Sarcasm Goddess recently posted..Please Be Gentle, I’m a Virgin

  18. Stacey January 8, 2012 at 23:59 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Reading that kinda makes me glad I was never a flight attendant! But every time I fly, I am grateful for good ones!
    Stacey recently posted..Top Ten Jobs

  19. XLMIC January 9, 2012 at 00:03 #

    Twitter: xlmic
    If that thing were pink, you’d be a total ringer for Jeannie!
    XLMIC recently posted..Doing Odd Jobs

  20. dumb mom January 9, 2012 at 04:56 #

    Testicles. tee-hee! I don’t know that someone could pay me to stand in heels all day. I mean they probably could, but maybe only like once.
    dumb mom recently posted..Dude Mom Monday. Something New for the 1, 2!

  21. Tracie January 9, 2012 at 05:03 #

    Pit Babe sounds like it needs a separate blog post.

    PS You’re hawt!
    Tracie recently posted..Take this job and shove it.

  22. Shell January 9, 2012 at 05:12 #

    The last minute part would be so hard. Though the heels, I probably could never do!
    Shell recently posted..Odd Jobs I’ve Had

  23. Iza Trapani January 9, 2012 at 05:19 #

    OMG, Stasha! This is where our similarities end. As a white -knuckle flyer the thought of working a s alight attendant is completely out of the question. I hold you in the highest esteem and marvel at your courage! What a funny video and I LOVE the picture of you! Great post.

  24. Wendy January 9, 2012 at 06:15 #

    alright the fact you had to wear high heels should make you eligible to wear hoodies and jeans for the rest of your life!
    Wendy recently posted..Thank God for Mondays….

  25. Eve January 9, 2012 at 06:20 #

    Twitter: EverythingEvie
    I can’t believe you were a flight attendant. That’s awesome! Were you a mommy when you were traveling?
    Eve recently posted..Motherhood is a Dirty Job But I’m Happy to do It

  26. Katie E January 9, 2012 at 06:25 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    That sounds a lot more interesting than anything I’ve ever done as an accountant :) And you look so glamorous!
    Katie E recently posted..Magazine Day: Finally

  27. Greta @ Not Enough Patience January 9, 2012 at 06:45 #

    Twitter: gfunkified
    I think my original comment may have gone to spam?

    Anyway…you look like a Barbie in that picture! If it was for the constant travelling, I think that would be a fabulous job!! But, I guess, if you don’t love to travel, you wouldn’t be a flight attendant, eh?

    Thank you for the kind words. I hope I don’t disappoint!
    Greta @ Not Enough Patience recently posted..Over The Moon, I Tell Ya.

  28. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell January 9, 2012 at 06:51 #

    Hey now, you’re kinda taking the luster off that job! Stop it! 😉 Except for the pit babe part. That’s just downright cool.
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell recently posted..I Wish I Could Do Some Brand Bashing

  29. jacqui January 9, 2012 at 07:19 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    You make it all sound so glamorous! Or not.
    jacqui recently posted..I Know What You Did…

  30. Lenore January 9, 2012 at 07:24 #

    Twitter: Lenore_Diane
    Okay, the comment about being too young for 10 jobs was unnecessary….. *sigh*
    My sister is still a flight attendant. Some of her stories are so ridiculous it is hard to believe the stories are true. Buh’bye.
    Lenore recently posted..Project 366: Day 9

  31. Just Jennifer January 9, 2012 at 07:56 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Love that Barbi clip! Really? An hour to get on a plane? Did ya make it?

    I’ve tried to enter my link twice but got errors both times….
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Working Hard or Hardly Working?

  32. christina January 9, 2012 at 08:04 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    i can honestly say that flight attendant is one job i didn’t ever really want or ever wonder about. i like going places and all, but i always imagined their jobs to be sooo tiring. anyway happy monday listicle day! i’m hoping to be back on board next week- have missed you guys!
    christina recently posted..Party recap

  33. Terri Sonoda January 9, 2012 at 08:41 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Ooh La La. You are gorgeous, Ms Stasha. Rock star!
    My sister always wanted to be a flight attendant. It just looks like work to me. Well, the travel is probably pretty cool, though.
    Love your pictures as usual!
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Ten Jobs – Monday Listicles

  34. Gina January 9, 2012 at 10:31 #

    Oh my- my sister is a flight attendant currently living in your area. I am sure she can relate!
    Gina recently posted..Project 366 Rewind- Week #1

  35. Natatalie January 9, 2012 at 10:40 #

    Twitter: corp2domestic
    Ha ha bet you got tired of saying bye all the time LOL!
    Natatalie recently posted..What a Week

  36. Cindy January 9, 2012 at 12:58 #

    Wow you are very pretty as a pit girl! I wish I ever had some interesting jobs like you… but unfortunately I have done only the boring ones… maybe this year:) By the way, my resolution for the new year was to find a really interesting and creative job, your article gave my some inspiration which could help me to reach my goals!
    Cindy recently posted..Dental implants – some information

  37. Jaclyn January 9, 2012 at 13:43 #

    Twitter: JacAndElsie
    What a wonderful topic!!! Totally jealous of the flight attendant thing. I love to travel and always thought that’d be one of those jobs that’d be a blast to do for like a year. But just a year … I’d worry that too much of it would ruin my love of travel!
    Jaclyn recently posted..10 strange/cool things about being a reporter

  38. Jackie January 9, 2012 at 13:43 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    Love the pit babe photo. Mainly I’m jealous of the travel…all that time all over the place! I’m surprised there was no mention of pointing to the emergency exits with your middle & pointer fingers or showing the appropriate way to fasten & unfasten ones seat belt.
    Made me think of the Foo Fighters “Learn to Fly” video!
    Jackie recently posted..Got a Job

  39. Leighann January 9, 2012 at 18:28 #

    What an interesting job!
    Did you get to go to interesting places?
    I bet you have the best stories!!
    You should blog about them!
    In the Air Thursdays!
    Leighann recently posted..The Young Lovers VS The Married Couple

  40. Dominique January 9, 2012 at 23:12 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    Whao..a pit babe and a flight attendant..really cool job you had.
    Dominique recently posted..Top Ten Tasks within My Job

  41. Varda (SquashedMom) January 10, 2012 at 04:23 #

    Twitter: SquashedMom
    Love your list, babe! Funny thing is I already know a lot about your job because one of my good mom friends is also a flight attendant and we hear all about her job – the good, the bad & the ugly. Cool part is that her son and mine were in 1st grade together and she arranged a class field trip to the airport. They got to go to the lower control tower and aboard a plane that had been pulled into a hangar & everyone got a turn to sit in the cockpit for a few minutes and they got to eat their lunches sitting in the first class section. (First and last time my kid is ever going to be seated THERE!)
    Varda (SquashedMom) recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Things I Have Done to Make a Living

  42. paul January 10, 2012 at 04:48 #

    Look at you pit babe. The buh bye clip, modelled after your experiences? You remember the training videos in English and Arabic? Impressive.
    paul recently posted..Odd Jobs

  43. Jamie January 10, 2012 at 07:05 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    All flight attendant’s have my upmost admiration. Paper work too. Ugh.. I’m sure there were fun parts but I bet it was tough to be pleasant some days.
    Jamie recently posted..Jobs. Musing on how I really did have one, once.

  44. Lisa ~ AutismWonderland January 10, 2012 at 08:03 #

    Twitter: LaliQuin
    Great list! I thought of training to be a flight attendant…and then I realized I’m scared of flying.

    This is my first time linking up! Thanks for hosting such a fun meme :)
    Lisa ~ AutismWonderland recently posted..Before I was a Mom

  45. Barbara January 10, 2012 at 11:16 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    That is a great picture of you! What exactly is a pit babe?

  46. Audrey January 10, 2012 at 15:03 #

    Did you get to see lots of exotic places? Either way a pit babe would be kinda fun!
    Audrey recently posted..1 more week!

  47. Miss Marina Star January 11, 2012 at 18:46 #

    Twitter: MissMarinaStar
    Whatever, I know you slept with tons of pilots and had numerous affairs in all of your hub cities.

    Just like I’m a nurse and everything is exactly like Grey’s Anatomy. Seriously, it is. I wouldn’t lie to you!
    Miss Marina Star recently posted..Still Hungry!

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