YOUR LOSS, ANIMAL PLANET
Surprisingly, I received a response from the My Cat From Hell people, asking where I was located. In case you missed the post about how I answered their casting call, you can see that here. I was overly hopeful because in the past, they only asked for people living in the LA are, which, if you’re familiar with geography, is rather far from Florida, although not in the grand scheme of things. Hawaii is much farther. I am incredibly grateful that I was able to vacation there a few years ago but they really need to do something about the long plane ride. Frankly, I’m amazed that no one has come up with a less deadly version of the Concorde yet. How were they more technologically advanced in the EIGHTIES??? So back to the point, that they didn’t have a requirement, and the fact that they answered me back in what seemed to NOT be a form email got my hopes up that my cat pee couch dilemma was interesting enough for them to consider our little family of furballs.
Until I got the email that said “Thanks, but you’re too far.” (That’s not a direct quote, I paraphrased.) Oh well. I think Florida is a perfect place for Jackson to come. We have many unique kitty challenges, like not having real dirt, just a dirt-like sand that is the favorite of fleas, as well as not having a winter that gets cold enough to kill off the fleas, and even if you have indoor-only cats (which of course I do, because in addition to sociopaths and vehicles, we have alligators and supposedly coyotes but I’ve never seen one of those) fleas will come in unbeknownst to you clinging to your socks like a hobo on a train. They’re a bitch to get rid of. How come dogs don’t seem to have as much of a problem? They go out every time nature calls. And they ROLL AROUND in the dirt that the fleas love so much. Cat fur better? Everything cat is better. I could do without the fleas, though.
But alas, the boyfriend and I are just going to have to bite the bullet and do something about the couch and the figuring out of how to ensure that Taco never uses it as a litter box again. For now, though, I’m going to continue to procrastinate. Would have been so much easier to have someone to fix the problem for us. For a smart girl, I’m awfully lazy.
We went to Maui this past January, it was a crazy rough flight and then just when we were suppose to land….like, tires almost on the ground, the plane did a sky rocketing climb almost straight up…..I almost fainted I was so scared. Apparently, wind sheer kept us aloft too long and we ran out of runway…..I hate flying. Why hasn’t anyone perfected ‘The Transporter’, as in Beam Me Up Scotty’, that’s technology I’d get excited about. Shame about the ‘Dear John’ letter, would have been so cool. Good Luck with the sofa thing…they look so flippin innocent when they’re snoozing don’t they?
It seems like that kinda thing only happens to people who hate flying! Wind shear is no joke, but I’ve never experienced it. I just had a fat lady eat a smelly salami sandwich and fart for nine hours on my flight to Honolulu. Yours much worse! Eek.
but ooohhh your’s so much funnier…who brings salami on a flight?
And yes, taco in particular is an absolute angel sleeping. More so than any cat I’ve ever been owned by. He’s on bipolar extremes.
I’m confused by your statement about the Concorde: “a less deadly version of the Concorde.” In 27 years of service, there was only one crash, Air France 4590, with 113 fatalities. As a comparison, the deadliest plane crash on American soil was American Airlines Flight 191 that crashed in 1979, killing 273 people.
You’re correct, but I’m referring to the flaws in design that made them vulnerable to such a deadly crash. Of course, there was also a lot of human error involved but the very design of the aircraft made it possible for the stars to align the way they did. I would just think with the technology today there would be some demand to create a similar version. Almost all crashes are caused by a chain of errors rather than mechanical failure. Like the deadliest crash ever in Tenerife. (I am addicted to airplane disasters, I find them fascinating.)
What “flaws in design”? If you know something critical, you should tell the designers so that more people don’t die!
Well since those planes are no longer in service, there’s not much concern of that happening. Plus, I’m pretty sure someone’s aware of it, since I learned about it on a documentary.
There are many planes still in service from production lines that are no longer in service. Plane production is just like anything else, as technology improves, out with the old, in with the new. The SST’s went out of service because they were too expensive to operate, especially after 9/11 when no one was flying at all anymore. That doesn’t mean they had design flaws.
They did have design flaws, in fact, they were grounded and modified shortly after the crash. And they also had an extremely high occurrence of tire blowouts. I didn’t say they went out of service because of design flaws, merely that they had them. Lots of aircraft do. That doesn’t mean they’re all fatal or unsafe. It keeps the FAA in business issuing ADs.
Plane models are always grounded after an accident. That’s standard procedure. I can’t find any resource indicating an extremely high occurrence of tire blowouts. Do you have some links?
I found some information, but the tire blowouts apparently were the fault of the tire manufacturer, not the airplane manufacturer.