The breakfast using my cert at the Radisson LAX was excellent. I must admit if all the Radissons were like this property, this chain could be mentioned in the same breath as, say, the Sheratons or the Doubletrees. Hey bloggers, can you do a blog about the BEST properties to use our gazillion Club Carlson points? Especially now that we will get even more CC points courtesy of US Bank’s (be careful with them, these bankers can be as weird as the ones at Barclays) new VISA card!
The best part of FTU is connecting with old friends and meeting in person the many people you have gotten to know online! I have been touched by all the positive feedback on my blog! I never set out to be this controversial blogger. I set out to speak my mind, do some satire, give back something positive and make a contribution to the overall good of humanity. Sometimes this may require some critique. I INVITE critique of my blog and me, it means you care! Oh oh, I am feeling this may be a longer post. I always remember my thereapist’s instructions: “George, let it all out, let it go”…Ok baby I am going to let it gooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
We hereby introduce the start of FRU (Frequently Ranting University) in 2013. Currently seeking speakers for the following sessions:
–Affiliate Network Companies: Are they Evil? Panel discussion moderated by TBB. We are presently looking for at least five bloggers who got the boot suddenly. THIS is your chance to take revenge!
–Major anti Bank Ranting Free-Form Session: You come up to the microphone and tell us why a particular bank blows. You are guaranteed a prize!
–Anti non Bank Ranting Free-Form Session: Anti Cartera, anti Wyndham, anti Spirit, super anti Ryan Air, anti Donald Trump, anti your weird neighbor, anti Kim Il Jung, etc etc etc. Gruaranteed prize winners too!
-“Angry mosquitoes” reunion session: All the participants in the now shut down infamous “Deal Killing blog” thread in FlyerTalk are cordially invited to continue their spectacular fireworks. Rick the Frugal Travel Guy is to make special appearance with a ton of Marriott $50 gift cards, we all know he can not stay away from this, it is too much fun, just admit it my friend.
–Teleconference special session: “Chris Elliott awards Ben OneMileataTime the Best Blog prize”. We see them handshake and we all burst out laughing for an hour straight. Who needs alcohol or weed when you see Chris’s face about to explode and Ben’s major grinning!
-A short list of prominent bloggers have been invited to allow themselves to be attacked brutally with a massive pie on their faces. Of course it will be all for charity! Let’s see who will be accepting our generous offer? Randy Petersen volunteered for this but come on…Would you prefer to throw a pie to Randy or Daraius?
-Frequent Miler will make a special appearance and finally reveal to the whole world THE way to get 8x on everything! It is a personal favor to me to pay me back for all the positive press and cc apps I pushed to his site as he refused to give me a commission for my share! I always put my readers first!
-The Grand Finale will be UNFORGETTABLE. This is the event you will NOT want to miss. Drumroll…A fistfight between Chris Elliott and Gary Leff. The fight of the century, it will be settled once and for all! Bets will be taken and all proceeds will go to charity! A fully staffed ambulance will be outside the premises. You won’t believe the logistics to rent an ambulance, omg!
-And you thought we are done? Come on, we start conferences that shake things up! We are all about innovation and originality. The GRAND GRAND Finale will be….Drumroll….more Drumroll…
The Identity of Points Envy will be Revealed for the first time ever! Bets will be taken before hand and all proceeds will go to Charity.
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Points Envy Ejected from FTU! Don’t worry Points Envy, screw FTU! Help us take FRU higher, to infinity and beyond!
I have a few more but will post them after I leave FTU so my personal safety can be guaranteed! I think the above is enough to let me barely escape!