Monday, October 20, 2008

Coming to a Big Screen Near You: The Queen of Sky

I was really excited receiving an email from Ellen Simonetti earlier this month. Remember my interview with her and my book review of The Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog? As a refresher, Simonetti is the quirky flight attendant who was fired for blogging.

Here's the big news, Hiltz Squared Media Group optioned the rights to Simonetti's semi-autobiographical novel and the Queen of Sky is commissioned to write the screenplay, anticipated to be a 90-minute comedy. And, the public can follow and interact with her at, a blog Simonetti's maintaining as she writes the screenplay. It'll contain polls, scene sneak peeks, and spoilers.

So what's Simonetti been doing lately? She's studying TV/Radio/Film at the University of Texas at Austin.

After reading the book, I can definitely see Drew Barrymore playing the lead while Simonetti prefers either Katherine Heigl or Alicia Silverstone. Who do you think should play the quirky flight attendant? Visit to cast your vote and keep tabs on the progress of the flick.

Hide 'n Seek with Delta?

I'm a frequent flyer and admit to not always paying attention during the flight attendants' spiel. I know where the exits are and know not to tamper with the smoke detector in the bathroom. I know how to put the oxygen mask on. I know when to turn on my approved electrical devices.

But during last night's flight from Atlanta to Sarasota-Bradenton, the flight attendant said something I never heard before. When talking about the "what if" scenario if the plane lands in water, "Your life vest is located either in between the seats or under your seat."

Well, which is it? Do the flight attendants only reveal the location if the plane's going down? Honestly, in that "what if" scenario, I don't want to be guessing where it is, I want to KNOW where it is. I'm going to be too busy praying and planning my escape route to the nearest exit (which is located behind me).

Rather than being the annoying passenger and ask where mine was, I decided if a "what if" scenario arose, I'd just use my seat cushion, which doubles as a flotation device.