ASK RUBIO – Favorite Airline, Mentors, Having Dinner with _______ and Which President Could Snap!

Dear Rubio…

You are a very frequent flyer, What’s the best airline to fly on and why?
-Future Pilot

-Future Pilot….
I live in a very small area with an even smaller airport that only has two airlines available: Alaska and Delta. I fly Delta A LOT and they really do a good job. Only have had two or three issues in the past two years which is impressive (probably around 300 flights). I gotta go with them and I also loved the time I flew on Virgin. It was like a club in the air. Very cool setting.


Dear Rubio….

Did you have a mentor (outside of family) who influenced your life growing up or even currently ? Also, if you could break pizza ( while washing it down with Jolie’s strawberry shortcake) with 3 people in history ( alive or dead) , who would they be and why ?
-Quinnessential Quinn in Cleveburg

Quinnessential Quinn in Cleveburg….
Not really. I soak a lot in from my friends and family. I tried to take a lot in from them since they are all such great people. I only surround myself with great people so it is easy. If I had to choose one, it would probably be Sailer since he got me going in the Long Snapping business.

Love the question about breaking pizza with some people. I would choose: my grandfather on my mom’s side because he was so funny in his own way (the man would park by hitting anything in front of him. He insisted that is what bumpers were for), Jesus just so I could ask him a ton of questions and my dad simply to ask him some questions as well (you’ll learn more about him in the movie RUBIO).


Dear Rubio…

As a history school teacher, which former President would be the best long snapper? I’d say Ford or Nixon, at least they played football. But I can see Washington or Lincoln being fine after a few Rubio camps. Maybe some dark horse, say Millard Fillmore? He was only 5’9″ so maybe not.

I would have to go with Lincoln. He was built long, had a nice frame and handled extreme pressure well. Yeah, can’t go wrong with Lincoln.



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Rubio’s Tips to Traveling

If you know me and what I do at all, you know I travel a ton. I have taken to this blog to let you know about some interesting chaps I have been a witness to in the past (reminder ONE, TWOTHREE and FOUR) and will vent yet again today.

In June and July, I was on approximately 50 flights, had been in 20 states and countless hotels. Pretty amazing if I do say so myself:) In all of my travels, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. You would be absolutely shocked at many of the things that I have encountered in airports, hotels and on the road. I have created a list of things people need to work on to make traveling a tad easier on all. Some/All of them will seem a bit basic but are all things I have encountered (seriously) and should be worked on. Since I like to keep this blog to roughy five minutes for the reader, I will have to break it down into segments (this will be part one of possible 900) and please feel free to contribute.

Here we go…
When you are getting on a flight, check out the paper they give you.
All of these people are waiting for people
to find their seats. This shouldn’t be that difficult.
  • When you are getting on a plane, they give you a ticket. On that ticket, they have information for you. One of the biggest bits on there is a number and letter that tells you what row and seat you are located on the flight. It is astonishing to me how often people don’t get this right or how many times I have had to tell someone they are in my seat (the best is when they argue with me about it) or how many times I have seen people stare at their ticket in amazement as they proceed down the aisle holding up every single person getting on the flight. Quick hint, the numbers go up. So, row one is one, row two is two and it just keeps on going.  Need some help, ask the flight attendant and let’s get movin’ people.
When you are getting off your flight, so is everyone else.
  • Last time I checked, no one lives on a Delta airplane. Therefore, everyone is getting off. Just like you got on and found your seat, when you land, it is time to relinquish your seat and depart. Now, to make it easy, everyone should exit from the front to back. Seems easy enough, right? Wrong. For some reason, there is an epidemic of people that love to rush past you and not allow a person out of their row. Got a tight connection? So does everyone else. Want to get back home? So does everyone else. What I like to do to combat the “rushers” (people that rush the aisle) is just stick my hoof out so they know that I also am leaving the plane. The best part is people get mad at me for wanting to exit. Check it out, you will notice this epidemic. Together, we can stop it!
When you are attempting to get into an elevator, you should let the people out of the elevator first.
  • One would think it would be quite obvious, and basically a third grade science lesson (if an object is full, you will need to remove items before adding more), but for some reason this is tricky to many people in the world. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I would walk to the edge of the elevator, on my way out, and have a stare down with someone as they tried to bull me over to get in. At this point in my “travelness,” I simply stand my ground and wait. My theory is at some point they will have to let me out or they will never be able to get in.   

I am going to halt right here before I throw my computer against the wall from being so fired up and sparking so many bad memories:) As stated, this will, undoubtedly, have to be a possible 900 part segment to the blog as I continue to travel. Don’t hesitate to comment if you feel the need. Together, we can enlighten the world!

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