Introducing… Super Trevor!

The World’s First Australian Super Hero

One day, Trevor and his intrepid band of mates were on walkabout in the bush. They stumbled upon an ancient Aboriginal ceremony which granted the group super powers.

Now they are using their special abilities to save their homeland and protect the planet from evil doers.

Join Trevor and his mates on their exciting adventures together!

Trevor is joined on his adventures by his best mates: a wallaby, a koala, a kookaburra, a crocodile, an emu, a platypus, a dingo and a Tasmanian devil.

Can you keep a secret?

We are currently working on the first edition of Trevor’s comic book.

An Artist to watch for….

Our artist, Jordan Martinez, has taken the bull by the horns and is in full creative mode. It’s all top secret and hush hush right now, but we’ve been given an exclusive first look at Trevor!

Super Trevor shirts are limited in supply… get yours now before they run out!

We’ll be exhibiting at Dallas Fan Days October 20-22.

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Life Skills Workshops for the 15-18 year old

LIFE SKILL WORKSHOPS FOR THE 15 – 18 YEAR OLD

Our standard workshops are 12 hours and have in-depth discussion/ analysis.  We have streamlined our workshops for the 15 – 18 year old.

These informative and interactive workshops will be provided in rapid-fire format in order to keep everyone engaged throughout the session.

WORKSHOP I – MONEY MANAGEMENT
March 25th – 9:00 AM to Noon
This introductory course will provide you with the foundation of how to effectively manage your money.   This session will discuss the importance of budgeting, shopping for a bank account, the importance of saving, credit card usage, paying bills, wants vs needs,  interactive activities, role playing, etc.

WORKSHOP II – JOB SEARCH & INTERVIEW STRATEGIES
April 1st – 9:00 AM – Noon
The introductory course will show you how to put your best foot forward in the job search and interview process.  This session will
discuss hidden jobs,  how to complete a job application, differentiating yourself from the competition, follow-up strategies, dress for success, “Why should I hire you”, how to answer the interview questions, mock interviews, interactive activities, etc.

These workshops are limited in size and will fill-up quickly!!  In order to enroll, please complete the enrollment form.

Advance Enrollment:
$    95.00/workshop
$125.00 for Both

Enrollment at the door:
$125.00/workshop

The workshops will be held at:
Calvary Baptist Church
625 Williams Road
Fort Worth, TX

This is a Non-Denominational event, all are welcome!

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Dallas Bridal Show – January 2017

Our first show in Texas!  We had everything ready to go when disaster struck… I got sick!  My poor hubby was going to have to go solo. ?  I was determined to help, and really wanted to be there for him, but coughing and sneezing on prospective brides and grooms is not conducive to good business.

Fortunately, my stepson, Josh, was able to help out his dad and get the booth set up.  The two of them worked tirelessly on Friday and got our booth looking pretty snazzy.
    

This is the Herb version of the weekends events:

In order to get into peak physical condition for the show, I decided to start officially working out on Thursday….the day before set-up.  OK…that may not have been a great idea!  Heck, it was a rotten idea.  I thought my legs were going to fall off as we were unloading and setting up the booth.  For some reason, my son thought it was kind of funny watching me shuffle my feet as we walked to the booth with little..OUCHes.. emitting from my mouth!

We put the booth together and took the time to make little balloon animals.  They looked beautiful.  They were floating so nicely when we left.  However, when I arrived on Saturday morning….this time going OUCH with conviction….the pretty little animals were completely deflated.  Hmmmmm…..no balloon animals and my legs ached.  An auspicious start indeed!

The doors opened and we were off to the races.  OK…..how about…I waited as the crowd weaved their way through  the show floor and made their way to our booth.  Everyone who stopped by was very friendly  and inquisitive about our name…Hitching Wagon.  We thought it was a great play on words and clearly stated that we are Wedding Officiants.  Most people thought that we rented the wagon for them to stand on and get married by someone else. NOTE To Self…Try not to be too clever in the future:-)  LOL

Once it was clear that we were the Officiants, we were asked a variety of questions, such as:

  • Will you perform a humorous service
  • Will you perform a sarcastic service
  • Will you perform a service dressed like Batman
  • Will you incorporate references to World of Warcraft into the service
  • Will you perform a rustic service (The bride’s mother mouthed, “Redneck”)
  • Lastly, can you just marry us???

In case anyone is interested, the answer was YES to all of the above!

While I’ve been slightly flippant in writing this blog, I do want to stress a couple of items:

  1. We firmly believe that the service should be a reflection of the couple.  Their personalities and beliefs should come through during the ceremony.  The day is all about them and no one else.
  2. Our only requirement for performing a wedding ceremony is that the couple, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation, are truly in love, are happy and are doing this out of their own freewill.

It’s pretty simple…..just let the Officiants at the Hitching Wagon perform the ceremony of your dreams.  The type of ceremony that will put a smile on your face and reflect fondly upon throughout your entire lives.

God Bless!
Herb & Amy

The winners of a $50 gift certificate which is good to use with any Wing and a Prayer Enterprises LLC business are:

  1. Jamie & Kenneth R. 
  2. Lauren & Arron B.
  3. Monisha M.
  4. Bianca D.
  5. Sonia M.
  6. Saba A.
  7. Staci & William G.
  8. Michelle & Tony K
  9. Jenifer L.
  10. Mary & Jeff R.

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10 THINGS THAT SHOULD BE LEFT OFF OF YOUR RESUME

What you don’t include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Here are 10 things you should leave off:

  1. An objective. Resume objectives never help and often hurt. Not only do they feel outdated at this point, but they’re all about what you want, rather than what this stage of the hiring process is all about—what the employer wants. Your resume should be about showing your experience, skills, and accomplishments. If you want to talk about how this particular position is the perfect next step in your career, use the cover letter for that.
  2. Short-term jobs. Short-term jobs raise red flags for hiring managers, who will wonder if you were fired, couldn’t do the work, or had trouble getting along with co-workers. Plus, a few months on a job won’t typically be useful in showing any real accomplishments or advancement anyway.

One exception to this rule is if the job was short-term because it was designed that way, like contract work or, say, working on a political campaign. Those won’t raise the sorts of questions above, because you’ll have an explanation that doesn’t reflect on you poorly.

  1. A functional format. Functional resumes (which list skills and abilities without including a chronological job history) are widely hated by employers, since they easily mask limited work experience or significant work gaps and make it difficult to understand a candidate’s career progression. For most hiring managers, these resumes are an immediate red flag that you might be hiding something.
  2. Your photo. Unless you’re applying for a job as a model or actor, photos of yourself have no place on your resume. Since your appearance has nothing to do with your ability to do the job, including a photo comes across as naive and unprofessional.
  3. A fancy design. Here’s what most hiring managers think when we see a resume with unusual design or use of color: Does this candidate think that their skills and achievements won’t speak for themselves? Do they not understand what employers are looking for? Do they put an inappropriate emphasis on appearances over substance? (The obvious exception to this rule is if you’re applying for design jobs.)
  4. Subjective descriptions. Your resume is for experience and accomplishments only. It’s not the place for subjective traits, like “great leadership skills” or “creative innovator.” Smart employers ignore anything subjective that applicants write about themselves because so many people’s self-assessments are wildly inaccurate, so your resume should stick to objective facts.
  5. Any mention of high school. If you’re more than a few years past your high school graduation date, employers don’t care which high school you attended or how accomplished you were there. Keep any mention of high school off your resume.
  6. Extra pages. If you’re in your 20s, your resume should only be one page; there’s not enough experience to justify a second one. If you’re older, two pages are fine, but you go over that limit at your own peril. Hiring managers may spend only 20 or 30 seconds on your application initially, so extra pages are either ignored or they dilute the impact of the others. Your resume should be for highlights, not extensive detail.
  7. Your salary. Resumes don’t typically include a salary history, so candidates who include it come across as naive. And by sharing that information unbidden, you’ll also compromise your negotiating power later.
  8. Any mention of references, including the statement: “references are available upon request.” You don’t need to say that you’ll provide references if asked, because that goes without saying. You’re not causing any harm by including that now somewhat-dated statement, but it takes up space you could use for something else.

Remember, the Interview League is just a phone call away!  If you’re stuck, don’t know what to do or just have a question… call us!  682-715-2300  Our experts  are ready to help you achieve your dreams!

 

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Our First Exxxotica – 2014

We were exhausted!!  Simply Erotic Xtras had just completed it’s first appearance at Exxxotica.  What a thrill!  All it took was four months of planning, merchandise research, vendor identification & negotiation, marketing efforts, promotional item selection and three (3) consecutive 16 hour days in which we were on our feet the vast majority of the time.

In addition, we experienced things in which one would only read about.

Let’s recap a few of our experiences, shall we?

Mom Next Door – Here we were, setting up our 10’x10′ booth and trying to look very professional.  We were setting up the display, unpacking the merchandise and making sure everything is marked properly.  Across from us, we saw a rather ordinary individual who was pretty in a “Mom-Next-Door” kind of way.  She was very personable and a joy to talk with as we were setting up.  We introduced ourselves struck up a conversation with her (Paige Little).   We asked whose booth she was setting up and when did she think they would arrive.  Imagine my surprise, when she told us she was voted MILF of the Year!   I think my jaw hit the floor.  The next day. she came to “work” wearing a rather hot outfit.  I was first in line to get my picture with her:-) As a matter of fact, almost all of the performers and exhibitors were very nice, friendly and intelligent.   As they say – never judge a book by the cover.

The Merchandise Our first review of a product catalog was literally a giggle-fest.  We had never seen so many items that literally made us scratch our heads and wondered how some of these things worked!  When I asked my wife to select a couple of vibrators for the show, she looked at me and asked which one?  We had no idea that there were 30 pages of vibrators in every possible shape, size, color, length, width, material, etc!!!  In getting our product line together, we ordered items from Canada, Germany, England, China and the USA.

Customers – It is almost a surreal environment.  Customers who you have never met, are asking questions of a most personal nature.  Questions such as, Will this stimulate my clitoris?….Will my boyfriend go down on me if I spread this on me?….Does this vibrator have enough intensity for me to get off?….Can you please use this paddle on me so I can see how it feels. Basically, questions that I’ve never been asked in my life.   Oddly enough, you begin taking a clinical approach when answering the various questions.  No blushing or embarrassment…. you just become the subject matter expert on the merchandise you sell.

The Environment – Where else can you  find a dominatrix dressed as a Nun who has a “mini-me” following her around in the same habit…OR…one of the “Mature” Porn Stars (Rita Daniels) who would come over, lift her top and ask how her breasts looked that day (as an FYI…they looked OUTSTANDING;-)….OR…having 3 male strippers doing a bump & grind with my wife…OR…a completely set-up dungeon for use by the Dungeon Master.  Everyone was a thorough professional, very friendly and helpful with advice for us newbies.

The best I can say is that it’s like belonging to a club.  Yes…the club is a bit unique and definitely not for everyone. However, we can honestly say that we had a great deal of fun, expanded our business from that first show and made several friendships.

– Herb

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Interview League’s Gofundme Campaign

The Interview League is committed to helping others and giving back to the community.  We are a woman owned business that believes anything is possible if someone is willing to provide a person…not with a hand-out…but rather…a hand-up!   That is why the Interview League LLC  was formed 3 years ago.

Our objective was, and still is, to assist individuals of all races with the fundamentals of how to conduct a job search, correctly complete a job application, write a resume, dress for success, interview effectively and do what it takes to keep the job.    Our workshops have been held successfully at Goodwill Industries, Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps, The Buttafly Group, Jefferson Country Public Schools and the Jewish Family & Career Services organization…to name a few.

Within the past couple of years, we have been focusing on the development of a program that will provide real and valuable job skills to those that are currently incarcerated.  These skills will be of value once the individual is released and will provide them with income upon release.

The key to our program is that we will start working with individuals 6-9 months prior to their release.  We will create a variety of jobs that pay these individuals competitive wages that are placed in a bank account.  They will be treated like regular employees and be subject to job performance evaluations and have the opportunity for pay increases and bonuses.  Upon release, they receive these funds.

The goal is to significantly reduce the recidivism rate and provide individuals with a sense of pride and achievement.

The best part of our project is that once it is fully operational,  it will be self-funding and target REDUCING the tax payer burden!

Once proven successful, it can be rolled-out to prisons throughout the US.

We are passionate about this program and know it will work!  We need your support so we can begin campaigning the various Prison Boards and hire a grant writer who can assist us in getting the large funding required for this type of initiative.

Please help us change the current course of events and let’s be at the forefront of a new industrial revolution.
The time for change and innovation for the good is NOW!!!

DONATE TODAY!!!

We would like to raise the funds within the next 30 days.

Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers and donations.

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Let’s Talk!

Welcome to the Wing and a Prayer Enterprises, LLC Blog!

We’re particularly excited about launching this blog as it coincides with launching our new website. We hope you’ll be a regular visitor to our blog and our family of businesses.

In the Wing and a Prayer Enterprises (WAAPE for short) Blog, we’ll share information about what inspires us, what’s new in our business family and the wonderful people behind the scenes here at WAAPE.

Here’s what you can look forward to in WAAPE’s Blog

  • We’ll introduce you to the people who make Wing and a Prayer Enterprises different.
  • We’ll share information about the products we sell and services that we offer
  • We’ll answer your questions about our products and services.
  • We’ll let you know about sales and events taking place.

Rules of Engagement for WAAPE’s Blog

We invite you to join us in this conversation as we explore our diverse line of businesses and more…To create the best possible forum for discussion, we have developed the following guidelines for posting comments.

We welcome your thoughts, comments, suggestions, and questions. When you leave comments, please make sure they are of general interest to most readers. Profanity, racial and ethnic slurs, and rude behavior won’t be tolerated and we will quickly remove any comments that are offensive, disrespectful or irrelevant.

We discourage anonymous comments as they don’t facilitate conversation.

We promise to keep posts interesting, diverse, and multi-sided. We care deeply about our products and services. We commit to sharing that passion in every article. Be aware, though, that the views expressed in these articles represent individual perspectives.

We sincerely want to engage in a conversation with you, but also ask that you be patient for a response. Our bloggers all have “day jobs”, travel frequently, and may take a few days to respond.

Remember this blog is a public forum – don’t post anything confidential or private. Also, these are the personal views of the individuals posting here, and not necessarily those of the Company. And, lastly, this is not the place to submit specific customer service questions or technical support inquires. For specific customer issues, please complete a Contact Us request with as much information as possible.

Thank you for reading, visiting, commenting and contributing. We’re excited to have you here!

The WAAPE Blog Team

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Shopping anyone?

This post contains affiliate links and I’ll earn a small commission if you shop through them. This is how we help to make money so we can continue to bring you amazing content.

This blog’s theme is shopping… something near and dear to my heart!

Tipsy Elves is the leading international online retailer of Christmas sweaters and holiday apparel. Their sweaters have been called ugly, naughty, hilarious, and everything in between.  For a limited time,  we are able to offer 10% Off For New Customers.

Ali Express is a great place to get discounted items for the holidays.

Perhaps it’s just me, but I really love all the new movies coming out featuring comic book characters!


My grandson loves the movie Frozen!! So, for him I have included a link to one of my grandmother’s favorite stores, The Bradford Exchange.


Walt Disney Collectibles and Gifts, Disney Figurin

The folks at Chicago Steak Company have given me a special deal to share with everyone.  Receive 3lbs Tenderloin Tips PLUS 12 steak burgers PLUS A bottle of Chicago Steak Company Seasoning All Free with Promo Code: BLACKFRI. Valid on orders $119+ while supplies last.  This is the kind of gift that will make my son-in-law a very happy man!!

Whenever I’m buying a gift for my son, I usually make a stop at Vista Vapors for him… he loves the variety and selections here.


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