Friday, November 18, 2011

Coffee, Tea, or...

...cookies?
A few months ago, a thought occurred to me.  The thought that I've known my friend Terri for 20 years.  The scary part about this is, we didn't meet on the playground, or even in college.  We met as adults.  How is that even possible?

I actually remember the day I met Terri.  See, my first job out of college was as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines.  When you are with the airlines, seniority is everything.  So, there I was in the Dallas flight attendant lounge, with all of one month under my belt, when the "new kids" came in.  Terri was one of them.

Terri is one of those people that everyone just wants to be around.  I mean, look at her...
She's fun, she's full of joy, and she has the prettiest red hair. 
{PS...Terri, I kinda stole these pictures off of your Facebook page.}

She also has an adorable and adoring husband, and two beautiful girls...one of whom will be part of an arranged marriage to kiddo. I'm so not kidding. 

Terri is a really good friend.  When kiddo was born, 10 weeks early, while I was out-of-town, Terri (7.5 months pregnant herself), jumped on a plane and came to the hospital.  She accompanied my dad & Mr. E to Sears to pick out a robe for me to wear in the hospital.  Then, she went with me down the hall to the NICU to see kiddo.  She couldn't even come in to see him...but she was there.
Anyhoo...I realized that Terri was celebrating her 20th year with Delta.  And that calls for cookies.

Remember those Biscoff cut-outs?  Yep...these are those.  Delta-Biscoff...see how it all fits together?!?
We have the requisite rolling bag...

...and the wings.

Missing from this assortment are the beverage cart and barf bag cookies.  Maybe at 30 years, Terri. 

Can I share with you one of my favorite airline stories?  Oh goodie.

On one of my first flights, a passenger rang her flight attendant call button.  I always kind of loved to see what people wanted.  Usually, it was a blanket.  Anyway...this was back in the day of those clunky plastic headsets...remember those with the ear pieces and then the 2 prongs on the other end that fit into the armrest?

Well, this sweet lady rang her button and told me that her "oxygen wasn't working."  The lady traveling with her nodded along looking quite serious.  Now, I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I *could* tell she was breathing.

I asked her what she meant.  She proceeded to take the 2-pronged side of the headset and stick it up her nose. 

Yes.  I think I blacked out after that, but it is one of my fondest memories of flying...
...other than meeting Terri. ♥

So, my sweet and funny friend...happy, happy anniversary!  Delta is lucky to have you!  And I'm so lucky to have met you 20 years ago! *mwah*

64 comments:

  1. That's the best flight attendant story ever! Also, I love the cookies! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. I can't stop laughing....what a great friend you have...and the cookies....sooo darn cute, Bridget!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You are such an awesome friend.
    Those cookies are so pretty. I wish I could decorate (or just bake) cookies like you!

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  4. Cute cookies and what a great friend!

    LOLOL about the oxygen not working!

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  5. What brilliant stories - brought a smile to my face :)

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  6. Such cute cookie,I bet ur friend must b o happy

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  7. That wonderful cookies, but I'm not surprised because his imagination and his art has no limits. Happy Weekend

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  8. You are such an awesome friend and those cookies are just the BEST!!

    Isn't it crazy when you realize you've known someone for that long? I just know we'll still be friends in 20 yrs! (wink)

    Can't wait to see you soon!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. What a wonderful story, funny that you say you've known each other for 20 years, when I was a little girl like really little and somebody said that I just though that they were ancient or something..you know but now that I'm older and I say I've know my friend for 30 years it sounds like a won a jackpot. Friends are everything in life. I have a friend that I've known for 32 years, she was born on the same day, in the same hospital and we went to same nursery...elementary school..etc.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  10. Awww. What a nice thing to do for your friend. The cookies are perfect.

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  11. Love stories like this. Did you steal the props or how do you get your hands on an oxygen mask and a seat belt? :)

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  12. The cookies = Amazing! The Story= Hilarious!

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  13. Such a wonderful post. Happy (Delta) Anniversary to Terri and Happy Anniversary to your 20 year friendship. I think it's lovely that you and Terri have remained such great friends after first meeting at Delta. Your cookies are adorable and I'm sure Terri will be touched. Your airline story is hilarious.

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  15. Bridget the flight attendant story MADE MY DAY. SO funny!!!

    Happy anniversary, Terri!

    Love the cookies. What a sweet gift.

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  16. Oh that story- how in the world did you keep yourself from blacking out?! Bahahaha! You are a sweet friend. So nice to "meet" your friend :)

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  17. You are such an artist...and obviously an amazing friend.

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  18. those are adorable!!! and the story totally cracked me up!!

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  19. This is why I love you Bridget! You and Terri sound like you have the wonderful kind of friendship that will last forever. You are both very lucky women. BTW, your story was so funny! Wonderful post, that leaves me happy! Stumbled!

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  20. How adorable is Terri~
    I can only imagine how GIDDY she will be to receive these cookies.
    I am speechless that the two of you were DELTA airline flight attendants TOGETHER!
    That is so AWESOME!!!!
    I had no idea!
    These cookies!
    These cookies are THE CUTEST! FOR REAL~ so cute!
    Can't believe how detailed the rolling suitcases are.
    Last night I read this post about 1 oclock in the morning waiting for Greg to arrive home from a guy's night in Seattle.
    I am telling you. I was totally visualizing the two of you in the Delta flight attendant lounge and serving the passengers on the plane.
    GO DELTA!
    I have all my sky miles with Delta!
    My American Express is DELTA! GO DELTA!
    This is just so cool!
    Give Terri my love!
    Gotta love and treasure those true~blue life long friends.
    Hugs from Bainbridge!
    Hugs to Terri!
    xoxoxoxox

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  21. This has me rolling Bridget!!! Ha! And those cookies are exceptional! Way to go!

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  22. These cookies are amazing!! Congrats to your friend for her time with Delta!

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  23. What a lovely tribute to your friend! Funny story too, haha...hilarious!

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  24. I love baking, but cookies and I don't get along...I'm excited to follow your blog and try and get it down! Here's my blog if you want to check it out
    http://myownblogreview.blogspot.com/

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  25. My husband's Uncle Jim was a pilot for Delta for years....you may know him.

    That story was so funny. Thanks for sharing. And your cookies are adorable.

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  26. Those are the BEST cookies... So sweet! And, I must say, since I am newly obsessed with the show Pan Am, I may have to make some myself... As a bit of a girly-TV watching snack. :)

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  27. Adorable cookies! What a sweet friend YOU are as well :) One of my close friends was a flight attendant for Jet Blue for years and years...she has the best stories and would totally appreciate these cookies!

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  28. what a incredible friendship! and your "oxygen" story was just too funny!!!!

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  29. these look delicious. My friends a flight attendant and I would love to make these for her birthday coming up.

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  30. Oh these look amazing!! I’m bookmarking this for Thanksgiving. YUM

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  31. These cookies are adorable. You come up with such cute ideas!

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  32. I've never been a flight attendant, but these are just unbelievably cute. gotta love a cookie that tells a story!

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  33. LOL on your oxygen story - thanks for the laugh this morning :)

    What awesome cookies for an awesome friend!

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  34. These are awesome cookies....amazing! Bet they taste great!

    Happy Baking :)

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  35. What a sweet gesture to your friend. She sounds like a keeper. (I had no idea the kiddo was born out of town!)

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  36. Beautiful, as always! You are so talented!

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  37. You are the best. Those cookies are amazing!!!

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  38. I loved reading this, so funny and sweet! Awesome cookies!

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  39. What a great story! And so sweet of you to make these for your fly gal!

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  40. Those cookies are adorable! And I love the story. I, too, think she'd be a great mother-in-law for kiddo:)

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  41. As a fellow Delta FA, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies! And your blog! Thanks for the fun story, haven't seen that one yet, and I could, as we still use those headset ends!

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  42. Lovely post Bridget.I bet she was so happy with your delicious and beautiful decorated cookies.

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  43. What a sweet friend and what a darling way to celebrate your friendship & her anniversary!

    P.S. I almost fell off my chair after reading the oxygen story. *hilarious*

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  44. that is the sweetest story ever, w/ the prettiest cookies to go w/ it...

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  45. I stumbled upon your blog through a link from another cooking blog, and I'm fairly certain that your friend Terri graduated from Land O' Lakes High School with me... It's a small world, after all...

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  46. Funny story - I enjoyed reading it! And beautiful cookies!

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  47. This story is lovely and these cookies are so adorable.

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  48. First happy 20th anniversary Terri! No doubt in my mind why you 2 are friends. Both of you seem adventurous and feisty. And that is a great combination!
    As a nurse, that story doesn't surprise me. I could just plain scare you with some emergency/trauma stories, but I like you too much to do that to your readers.
    And as always, the cookies are just PLANE adorable. :)

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  49. omg those cookies were stinkin adorable!!!

    ok i nearly had a heart attack...she has more guts then me with that last photo...i'd be so scared the engine would turn on and i'd be sucked in bahahaha

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  50. Get out!!!! I had to read that part about the oxygen to my hubs. This is such a sweet tribute to your pal Terri. These cookies are darling and your seat belt & oxygen mask props are a hoot. Girl I KNOW you are gonna have me rolling with laughter all weekend long. XO

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  51. I absolutely love the story! As a former FA this brought back lots of memories

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  52. Awww, what great friends you are! Very funny story too:) I just LOVE these cookies, especially the suitcase! You two are lucky to have each other:)

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  53. I've honestly never heard an official flight attendant story before. So I really enjoyed this one. I love the picture of her standing on the engine thingy! You go, girls!

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  54. I retired from flying 3 years ago and I still look up when I hear a plane go over. Sure wish I had seen these darling cookies....I use to take airplane cookies to work to pass out especially at Christmas. (they were never as clever as these)

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