The Dreaded TSA & The Reason I Travel Safely

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While traveling this weekend I had a brief experience that kinda irked me.

While patiently waiting in line to go through security at the airport, there was a TSA Officer that asked if anyone needed help. A gentleman, no correction, some idiot, goes “Yea, I wish I didn’t have to stand on this line and we could speed things up.”

After I would’ve blown the lid if I was the TSA Officer, he simply replied, “Well at least this isn’t your job to stand here all day.” And the impatient and ignorant traveler goes, “At least you’re getting paid to be here.”

To that the TSA Officer decided to quickly shut the man up by saying his wife makes more money by selling craft items in a mall.

To the man who decided to be THAT guy, I hope you realize that TSA is meant to keep you, you’re precious family, friends, and every other free American safe at the airport and in the air. Shut your pie hole.

7 Unspoken Rules of Visiting the Jersey Shore

Alright, so before we begin, let’s get the stereotypes out of the way. Those that live in New Jersey are not all about the gold chain, GTL (gym, tan, and laundry), being in the mob, always being at a diner, or having big hair. While some of that may be true – especially the part about diners – going “down the shore” is big part of our culture that speaks volumes about our beloved state. We may be the most hated state in the US, but New Jersey has a lot to offer that some people may not see because they don’t know how to act in our state.

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One thing is for certain, we are particular about our beaches and going to the shore. So if you mess that part of your trip up, it’s not our fault we don’t like you. You just don’t know the unspoken rules of the Jersey Shore. And believe me when I say, we KNOW when you’re not from Jersey. So regardless of how many hours you spend learning about the shore and boardwalk before visiting, just know, we always know where to find the “out-of-staters”. Read More

Find Your Amazing

Being mentally handicapped is not a crutch, but rather an opportunity to shine a little brighter.

Every Friday afternoon I pick up pizza for work and bring it back to the shop. Today I was lucky enough that my routine was different.

I was too early and had to wait for the pizza so I decided to sit down and eat a slice. I noticed a mentally-handicapped gentleman sitting with either his mother or caretaker. In his hand was a Rubik’s Cube.

As I began to eat my slice of pizza, out of the corner of my eye I’m watching him turn and twist the colored panels around and match them together. Before I was even able to finish my slice of pizza, he had solved it and placed it on the table.

What’s even more incredible, is that half the time he was solving it, he was either looking out the window or closing his eyes. He wasn’t even looking at what his hands were doing. It’s like they knew what to do.

After being speechless, I walked over and told him how incredible and amazing that was. He thanked me and proceeded to tell me that he can solve it in less than 2 minutes.

Needless to say, I was amazed and enlightened to know that where some individuals lack, they exceed in many others. I’m using this as momentum to continue to see the good and positive aspects of life and those around me.

Get out there and #inspire yourself to find your amazing.

4 Life Hacks For A More Productive Day

We’ve all had those days, when the hours become longer than your child’s ballet recital. Whether it’s when you drag your butt in from a long weekend on a Monday or you are anxiously waiting for that 5pm bell on a Friday afternoon. While I can’t help you shorten your time (I am still waiting for a time machine to be built), I can give you some life hacks that can help you be a bit more productive during the day, that can help time fly by.

It always seems that when you keep yourself busy and productive during the day, the time goes by quicker and your closing time comes faster than you thought. So setting yourself up for a productive work station can help you get into the zone and get shit done. Read More