Wednesday, January 22, 2003
The most reliable way to contact me is through my email, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow and message me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cuteculturechic . I check both several times a day, and I'm much more likely to respond electronically than via phone (I'm one of those anti-voicemail kind of people.) I love making new friends, especially with my blog readers. I have been fortunate to be able to travel all over the country (and beyond!) to meet up with friends and bloggers. Let me know if your travels are bringing you to Utah, and I'd love to meet you.
Are you from a company, looking for someone to test your products? I enjoy trying new things, and will pimp out your item if I love it. My other blog, http://www.nicoleratesit.com is on temporary hiatus, but that does not diminish my love for reviewing proucts and restaurants. Please contact me via email, and I will forward additional contact information.
Support Groups (for when the pilot is away)
Pilot Wife (and girlfriend) Blogs
http://partnerofapilot.wordpress.com/ - Partner of a Pilot
http://ohthelifeofapilotswife.blogspot.com - Oh the Life of a Pilot's Wife
http://se-impressions.blogspot.com/ - SE Impressions
http://aviationfamilyinak.blogspot.com/ - Musings of a Pilot's Wife
http://imapilotswife.blogspot.com/ - Musings of Cpt. J's Wife
http://atexaninohio.blogspot.com/ - Navigating Life
http://elsja.com/blog/ - Elsja's Bloggity Blog
http://marriagewithaltitude.blogspot.com/ - Marriage with Altitude
http://ramblingpilotwife.blogspot.com/ - The Rambling Pilot Wife
http://global-gal.com/ - Global Gal
http://regionalgf.blogspot.com/ - A Day in the Life of a Regional Girlfriend
http://crazydaysofsummer.typepad.com/ - Crazy Days of Summer
http://www.grubblife.com/ - Grubb Life
http://av8rswife.blogspot.com/ - My Pilot Followed His Dream to India, I Followed My Heart
http://mandyclaire.blogspot.com/ - First You Make a Roux
http://littlemommaandcompany.blogspot.com/ - Little Momma and Co.
http://northcarolinanewbeginnings.blogspot.com/ - North Carolina New Beginnings
http://www.cuteculturechick.com - The Culture-Loving Pilot Wife
http://littletower31.blogspot.com/ - Life In A Holding Pattern
http://poppyhighlife.blogspot.com/ - High Life Musings
http://kassikfamily.blogspot.com - Kassik Chronicles
http://apilotswifetraveltips.blogspot.com/ - A Pilots Wife Travel Tips
http://comebackdaddy.blogspot.com/ - Daddy, Come Back!
http://gr2crash-pilotswife.blogspot.com/ - It's a Pilot's Wife for Me
http://sterncopilot.blogspot.com/ - Stern Co-Pilot
http://coconutbelly.blogspot.com - Coconut Belly
http://adventuresintheskies.blogspot.com/ - Adventure in the Skies
http://flybywife.blogspot.com - The Fly By Wife
http://iambeingbindy.blogspot.com/ - Being Bindy
http://barefootstargazer.blogspot.com/ - Barefoot Stargazer
http://shelleypotts.com/ - Shelley Pott's Blog
http://simpsonsightings.blogspot.com/ - Simpson Sightings
http://hornetwife.blogspot.com/ - Hornet Wife
http://tammystimeflies.blogspot.com/ - Time Flies
http://fidavazz.blogspot.com/ - The Pilot's Wife
http://butterflysunshine.blogspot.com/ - Butterfly Sunshine
http://thesecretivepilotswife.blogspot.com/ - The Secretive Pilot's Wife
http://joshandkatiejones.blogspot.com/ - Cleared for Takeoff
http://katrinabjork.blogspot.com - Take That!
Other Aviation Sites of Interest: Pilots, Flight Attendants, Travel Info, Etc
http://fl250.blogspot.com - Blogging from FL250
http://www.gadling.com - Gadling
http://hpoole.wordpress.com/ - Another Flight Attendant Writing
http://aircrewbuzz.com/ - Aircrew Buzz
http://flightlevel390.blogspot.com/ - Flight Level 390
http://hpoole.wordpress.com/laviators/ - Heather Poole's Laviators
http://www.theflyingpinto.com/ - The Flying Pinto
http://upgrd.com/thecrewlounge/ - The Crew Lounge
http://airlinerblog.wordpress.com/ - Airliner Blog
http://airplanepilot.blogspot.com/ - Cockpit Conversation
http://www.freeflyingmom.com/ - Free Flying Mom
http://pilotian.blogspot.com/ - My Flying Journey
Cast of Characters
Nicole - (see About Me)
Taylor (aka The Tayv8tor) - 30, California born-and-raised, pilot, love of my life
Rosie - 9, greatest daughter in the world
The Watsons - My parents: David and Barbara, and siblings Shawn, Jacob, and Mary
The In-Laws - A mixed variety of MANY family members, acquired through many marriages and divorces. Let's just say I'm distantly related to every Caucasian in the San Gabriel Valley.
Clint - 24, a first officer pilot, Taylor's best friend, love him like a brother
Posted by Nicole at 3:34 PM
Who is Cuteculturechick?
The one-line bio:
On-the-go, sleep deprived, tech geek, pop culture junkie, foodie, and LDS pilot wife and mother, trying to embrace the fact that she lives in Utah again.
The "whole she-bang" bio:
I am a woman who thrives on family, faith, fun, friends, and good food. I embrace change. Life is most meaningful when it is filled with people and purpose. I am a Yellow, an ENFP, an Aquarius.
I was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area. I am the daughter of an audio-visual engineer, and from a long line of artists and musicians. I have more vivid memories as a child of playing with TI Computers and broken VCR carcasses, than I do of playing with Barbies and girly toys. My childhood dream was to be a Radio DJ, and part of me hopes that will someday happen. I love to sing, and have participated in childrens', jr. high, high school, college, community, and semi-professional choirs. In the past, I was a pretty good instrumentalist (violin, cello, guitar, handbells, percussion), but nowadays I'm lucky if I have enough time to successfully plunk something out on the bass guitar or piano. I also have a mad obsession with musical theater. I am a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
My greatest joys in life come from being a wife and mother. Taylor and I have been married 5 years, thanks to a successful internet dating hookup. I was a divorced single mom, he was ready to drop out of BYU...a match made in heaven. Just weeks after our wedding, an opportunity arose from him to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot, and we "flew" with it. Three years, and an incomprehensible amount of student loan debt later, he's "living the dream" as a 3rd year First Officer at a Memphis-based regional airline. His training and work assignments have moved us through California, Michigan, and Georgia...and for now we're settled in Spanish Fork, UT. Our daughter Rosie is 9, and is the brightest source of joy in my life. She's my clone, my doppelganger, my buddy, my child. Rosie's a bundle of joy, happiness, and love that puts a smile on everyone's face. She keeps me together when daddy's off flying.
I have a degree in Humanities, and I love culture, theater, music, architecture, and all forms of artistic expression. I love to travel and hope to see much of the world in my life. I am known to drop everything on a Friday afternoon, hop a non-rev flight, and spend the weekend with a friend across the country. To date, I've been to 37 U.S. states, 3 Canadian Provinces, and the UK. Next up on our travel wishlist are Japan, Australia, and Mexico.
I have been blogging since 2002, although I only show my archives through 2004 on this site (Really, the details of my first marriage are not worth your time). In addition to my personal blog, I contribute blog posts to Pilot Wives Club, Modern Molly Mormon, and several other sites. I'm on Facebook, Twitter, and lots of other sites. If you see a CuteCultureChick anywhere else on the web, it's probably me.