TBB Mission: To Entertain, Educate and Inspire. Aim to at least do one well!
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Santorini. Sunset. Best. 18 Pictures. Been here twice, one in my wild college years and then for my honeymoon. It has been downhill ever since my friends. You know I am kidding
Ladakh Travel:9 Memories of Deep Himalayan India. By Uncornered Market. Wow, I really liked this! (HT to Travel Junkette)
49 photos from National Geographic Traveler Photography Contest. WOW!!! I had a hard time to pick just two!
Spaceship Cloud in the Argentinian Andes Foothills. By Jeffsetter. Wow, it does not look real!
Fog Rolls Over Long Range Mountains in Lark Harbor Newfoundland. This just looks so totally freaky, never seen anything like this.
Inside United’s Secret Club for Top Fliers. By the Wall Street Journal. You can dream about GS.
Mighty Travels is looking for bloggers. Another aggregator it appears. I need to invent a TBB bot to go out and collect stuff and instantly import it to a blog post in WordPress and then I can do my thing. I can dream.
Travel is Free (is not) somehow was the first one who came up with the new IHG Rewards Pointbreaks list that is not even live yet! Best hotel redemption in the planet, period! Just 5k IHG Rewards points gets you a night. But this one is very underwhelming. Just two Intercontinentals, seriously?
The US Air non affiliate credit card is much better than the US Air affiliate offer. Actually, I prefer that the affiliate offer would not be mentioned at all because it may confuse people. It is 1.37 am now and not going to take the time to find my previous post about this. Please proceed to the comments and show (again!) how true this is.
ON MY MIND
The pace will really slow down starting next week. This week was fun but higher priorities in life will prevail. I hope you have enjoyed the entertainment provided here as much as we (me) have enjoyed dishing it out This is a work in progress. I am making it up as I go along. “It takes a toll but I like it”. But I certainly need to give me some time to devote to more important things. Now if I had you know what I could do this (throw in a few yawns for fun too!) full time and start working on different projects to make more money so I can hire ghost writers (Drew?) to provide content so I can do conferences and crank up the media PR activities and pretty soon I will have ghost travelers, ghost credit card applicants, ghost dogs…ok, forgot where I was going…which happens with me all the time. Oh I need another insult to inspire me some more! Loved all the insults thrown at me, you know you hit a nerve when others insult you with: Angry (pfft!), outcast of society (not just me, all of you!), pisser and moaner, woman hater (this one I still don’t get) and clown (so so proud of this one!).
Wife and daughter in Paris. Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan is quite disappointing to them, so small feels like a jail cell. My wife is just too shy to pursue that darn upgrade. I am a lot more persistent. Its only redeeming asset: Perfect location. Which was my wife’s primary criterion! Readers, I am so afraid I am checking the Chase Ink Plus (Numero Uno!) account activity every 15 minutes!
Truly sad day yesterday. I had to return the Mercedes Benz I drove for 5 months. Did a short survey, paid me $200 in cash and got me on a cab ride home. I love living in a University town (except football Saturdays when traffic and parking situation can totally suck!).
Breaking News: I got a perk at Klout! Some organic ready to read coctails. Looks good actually.
ODDZ & ENDZ
Red, White and Steel. By Grantland. “The greatest photo shoot in history!”. If you are into US soccer and its history you MUST read this. If you do not laugh hysterically there is something wrong with you! I just can’t stop laughing, one of the funniest articles I have ever read! It will makes sense only if you know these USA soccer team players. Here is an excerpt:
Actual caption: “Originally from Argentina, Pablo Mastroeni plays defense but not in his Roberto Cavalli turquoise-studded shirt, $1,138, and linen pants, $350. At Roberto Cavalli boutiques.”
Corrected caption: [Speechless.]
Super-corrected caption: [Still speechless.]
Ultra-corrected caption: “Originally from the planet Fldapz, three clicks from the Frebulon system, Pable Mastroeni dons the customary garb of the Fldapzese warrior caste while impregnating a bench for some reason.”
The Butterfly Effect. Wow, what a picture. Words can not begin to describe. This is inspiring!
German fisherman caught world record 515 pound Atlantic Halibut
25 Things That Were Totally Normal in 1999. By BuzzFeed. Oh wow, hard to believe it was just 14 years ago we used to do these things!
When I saw Milevalue‘s title “Will You Marry Me?” I honestly thought it was a clever marriage proposal. When I started reading I quickly realized it was yet another attempt to push more financial products. Click (away).
Million Mile Secrets always used to be excited in the Friday interviews. Apparently not anymore. One day, one day.
World Wanderlusting has this title: “Inside Look at the Starwood Preferred Guest Program”. I am holding it…It continues “With a sexy bonus on Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, it’s definitely worth taking a look at the card. The offer expires on September 3rd, 2013. Now is the best time of year to look at getting this card.” [ bolding NOT mine] Ok, I can’t be holding anymore, I am laughing. What else will my eye sockets see to sell this merchandise? Inside look, sexy bonus and bold fonts, geesh! Reminds me of some dude in college who was selling weed in parties. Oh those were the glory days of TBB. Now he is just a middle aged dude sitting behind a computer completely anonymous pissing and moaning to the world being so angry and hating women so much, a true society outcast. Maybe but I am darn proud of it. Hiya! One final moan: This blog should be better titled CreditCardlusting, not seeing much of the world in it.
I am doing an experiment. Some financially related stuff. Do u like or not like? I am really wavering whether to add my other life in this (what clearly has been so far) hobby of mine. I mean, it is already taking more time than I ever imagined…Please let me know your thoughts.
Debt is evil.
On an unrelated note, Hitler learns of the NASDAQ stock market closing. I know some readers of mine are laughing. Disclosure: Yes, Hitler. It’s a parody. No intent to hurt anyone. If you can’t stand to see Hitler (what a psycho) maybe this is not for you. You have been warned.
If you wanted to learn more about the fiduciary vs sales culture, here is a nice article. “Why Wall Street, Insurers Don’t Want Fiduciary Duty“. Been fighting FOR this for years!