I’m back again with another quiz, this time a 10 question multiple-choice review. This is a brief refresher of items that might come up on the check ride. It includes a review of some airport signs and markings and VFR chart items. The 10th question pertains to sport pilot cross country requirements – this is different for a private pilot certificate.
Having spent the last three hours crying, I’ve now finished The Book of Two Ways, Jodi Picoult’s 2020 gift to all of us. The premise of the book immediately drew me in: a plane is about to crash, and Dawn, the main character, does not thinking about her husband at home in Boston, and instead thinks of her ex-boyfriend from 15 years ago.
As of today, I am officially an Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor. Very excited to share that news! I also am currently a CFI candidate – I’ve taken my written exam, I’ve done my spin training, and I’m just working through lesson plans and getting ready for the check ride, which I hope to get done by the end of the year.
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Welcome to my first book review, and my first blog post on my writing website! I’ve been awaiting the release of The Meaning of Mariah Carey since it was announced earlier this year. Possibly like a few other 2020 things (for example, that silly Bachelor show Listen to Your Heart), the pensive sadness surrounding COVID has placed heightened interest in little escapes of entertainment. I devoured TMOMC in a few short days.
I will start by saying that I am NOT a lamb (a Mariah Carey superfan), but I am a long-time follower, and yes, an admirer of her work. And here as proof, from a few decades and a few last names ago, the CDs I carried around in my first Toyota pickup. It is odd to me that I still have these, but I do! I was one of the few people that saw Glitter in the movie theatre in the fall of 2001 (thank you to my friend Gloria for going with me all those years ago). And when Mariah Carey was in Precious in 2009, I went out of my way to see that. I’ve loosely followed the headlines of her relationships over the years, starting with Tommy Mottola, then Derek Jeter, Nick Cannon, and James Packer. I even watched the short-lived reality show Mariah’s World in 2016 – remember that?