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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Safety Tips for Travelers

Spring kicks off wedding season and that means bachelorette parties. Miss Fit Academy hosts many, many out-of-town bachelorettes and their entourage from all over the country. In fact, the bulk of our party business has traveled a long time to join us in The Music City.  We meet people from all over the country and we want them to be safe in their travels. Here are a few tips for anybody exploring that vast world out there...

  • travel safety If you're traveling outside your home country, check out the US State Departments website.  It's a great resource even if you're a Brit going spelunking in Mongolia.
  • Don't put your wallet in your back pocket. Don't leave your purse open or draped over the back of a chair.
  • Don't keep all of your money on you. Don't EVER walk around with ALL your cash and consider leaving in the morning with either your debit card OR your credit card, never both. That way you're not left high and dry should you get robbed.
  • Try not to look like an overt tourist, especially if you find yourself where close contact is cultural. ID'ing yourself as an out-of-towner can make you a target for pickpockets and scam artists. Try to blend in. Obviously, don't wear a sari to India if you're not Indian. But maybe don't wear your American flag t-shirt while you wander around snapping pics on your expensive smartphone.
  • Trust your instincts. You know when things aren't right. When that person is being too nice. When something seems too good to be true. When that food is probably gonna be a NOPE. You know....remain a teensy bit skeptical and always listen to your gut.
  • Don't travel with stacks of cash. The Washington Post reports that many states, including Tennessee, have procedures in place to seize large sums of cash from travelers driving in the US (aka Policing For Profit). If you do happen to have $1000+ with you when you get pulled over, keep the interaction brief and respectful, but ask if you are free to go and do not consent to a search of your vehicle.
- written by JLK

Monday, March 14, 2016

An Open Letter To Cat Ladies on Kitty Weddings

Hey, boo's. I think we can agree that we've reached peak internet here but aren't cats just the greatest? They're jewels of fluff and endearment bestowed on us by a loving creator and we are thankful for their furry presence. Buuuuuuuuuut we need to talk about something...

cat wedding
I think we can all agree that Wilfred Brimley up there is dapper, obviously, loved. That being said, please don't marry your cats. It's weird. There's never a time when it's gonna be OK to marry a cat. A German dude actually did this and it was, predictably, WEIRD. A photo-op is one thing, but we will call in a therapist if need be. It's for the good of everyone because we love you. Cat ladies unite.

Bachelorette party
Oh. Now this we will allow! It's cannon, after all. We all kinda want to be cat woman deep down so, if you're gonna marry a cat, this is really the only acceptable way to go about it.

hello kitty

You bring up a good point, cat ladies. So long as there's no inter-species hanky panky going on we say bring on the furries! Hello, Hello kitty!

We at Miss Fit Academy don't profess to know everything about feline nuptials, but we do know a thing or two about throwing an awesome shindig to celebrate the cat-lady bachelorette. We're equal opportunity animal (Dog ladies represent) but we count ourselves among you, cat ladies. We hope to see you when you're looking forward to your own wedding (to a human, preferably)

- written by JLK