Dallas or bust

Guess who gets to take a spontaneous trip to Dallas this weekend to visit a very dear friend? (courtesy of an airline credit expiring on Tuesday.**)

Yep, this girl does! 🙂

It’s been a little while since I’ve flown, and even longer time packing for such a short trip, so I had to have a review of what is and isn’t allowed in a carry-on.  While I appreciate the TSA taking the time to list all weaponry, types of lighter fluid, sports equipment, etc. that are and aren’t allowed, let’s get down to the really important stuff.

What about mascara?

And, while I’m at it, what about crochet needles?

Life or death questions here, people! Pshhh, weaponry…

For those on the edge of their seats waiting for the answers, they are “Yes!” to both.

*insert my happy dance here*

Mascara is considered a liquid/gel, so… as long as it’s not bigger than the allowed 3.4 fluid ounces in such category, and as long as it’s in a quart-size Ziploc bag, ready to be pulled out for inspection, yes, you can bring it in your carry-on.  Along with the rest of your make-up, btw; see link below.


Crochet (and knitting) needles are also allowed.  Possibly not your scissors, though; see link below.


Whether it’s ready or not, Dallas (and Mandi) here I come!

**If you’re flying Southwest, you have exactly a year after date-of-purchase to USE your credit.  Not purchase w/ it, not even start your trip on that day.  It all must be USED by the expiration date, or you simply lose it.


About Heather.B

I'm a thirty-something (how did I get so old?!) esthetician (Jan 2009), soon-to-add holistic services (Jan 2013), and then onto business school with a few more endeavors in the works. Stayed tuned though as this changes often. I call it "what-to-be-when-I'm-a-grown-up ADD" - but here's a great quote of encouragement if you're similar in nature: “The experience of centering was one I particularly sought because I thought of myself as dispersed, interested in too many things. I envied people who were ‘single-minded,’ who had one powerful talent and who knew when they got up in the morning what it was they had to do. Whereas I, wherever I turned, felt the enchantment: to the window for the sweetness of the air; to the door for the passing figures; to the teapot, the typewriter, the knitting needles, the pets, the pottery, the newspaper, the telephone. Wherever I looked I could have lived. It took me half my life to come to believe I was okay even if I did love experience in a loose and undiscriminating way and did not know for sure the difference between good and bad. My struggles to accept my nature were the struggles of centering.” – [from Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by Mary Caroline Richards] I'm a lover of animals (especially my bird and cat), my niece and nephew (and #3 on HER way), and plants; an avid crochet-er (and other crafty things), amateur photographer, baker extraordinaire, dreamer of travels far away (camping and road trips settle me for now), searcher of different music, and beloved daughter of The King. Add in a penchant for being taught new things, and you've got a good idea of what you're dealing with here. I, also, have an endocrine disorder (PCOS) that causes me to have a low carb diet and an insatiable appetite for holistic health (along with a big butt) - I console myself with the reminder that there are worse things, like being eaten by an alligator. Lastly, I've found I get bored easily and procrastinate like it's my job. So who knows how steadily I'll contribute to this. Welcome! If you choose to read this, I've warned you fairly ;), and I really hope you enjoy the variety of my life. Please send me a note and let me know about you!

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