Following the #BAcon14 hashtag on Twitter was an inspiration for this post. This is intended to be satire. Any injuries inflicted from laughter (or anger, it depends I guess) are solely your responsibility. For the love of
God Chase, just don’t hurt yourself please!
TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order
First, a few housekeeping things.
Boarding Area invited many of their bloggers to Las Vegas for a conference named BAcon14 (as in Boarding Area conference, get it?). For the record, I don’t eat bacon as it is incredibly fattening and prefer to keep up with my physique and just plain sexiness by going to the gym every day instead of pumping close to 200 blog posts per month. But hey, we are all different!
BA bloggers got a free 2 night hotel stay AND $250 per person (up to two with +1 going!) credit for the flight costs. Lunch one day and some booze provided. Now, JUST because of that treatment…I momentarily thought of applying myself but I don’t expect an invitation anytime soon, especially after this “job” lol.
I have certain biases. Among the incredibly strong distaste for pumping/selling stuff (especially financial products to EVERYONE), I admit the following:
I don’t like herds. They remind me of cults. When something gets too popular and so much BS starts floating I get a little apprehensive, cautious and sometimes cranky. It’s a personal flaw I guess and it’s all mine. We are all different.
Don’t expect to hear a bad thing about another BA blog from a BA blogger. Even though privately they tell me “things” that will make your head spin and make me look like a saint. Anger is everywhere, just not in conferences where the bonding happens and you start to feel like….it’s family or something lol.
I love Twitter which is awesome (and can be a great time waster, you have been warned!). It is, among many things, an awesome way to follow the happenings at a conference by following the # hashtag. So after watching all the tweets come my way I picked out the 10 “Best” and added my always colorful commentary. Main blog mission is to entertain (see imaginary huge red arrow pointing to the TBB Blog Mission above!). We encourage others to make fun of us because we deserve it and keeps us humble and ego suppressed!
All exclamation marks have been added for dramatic effect and to shamelessly copy some other bloggers’ practices. Actually that was a joke too lol.
Well, you know how much I “love” Delta. Out of all the airlines you pick the one with the most atrocious loyalty program? I guess they must have paid more than the others. This was one of the first tweets…not a good start let me tell you 😉
Darren was the FIRST blogger who gave me positive feedback on my blog in person. I never forgot that. Thank you Darren, you are missed man! He could have pumped credit cards but he chose not to. Just a gentle soul with a genuine passion for flying!
That looks nice. So, free weekend in Vegas and even more swag! This is where the First2Board bloggers get more jealous. The Saverocity bloggers shrug their shoulders and go “Pfft!”
I could not believe my eyes! First, what is Drew of TravelisFree doing there? Second, why is he holding a Mommy Points badge? Third, please tell us you were on drugs that night? Is there any other logical explanation? The TBB List committee is taking notes! Can’t believe what I am seeing….had to rub my eyes repeatedly. Is TIF about to be converted too? Will this make me the lone wolf? ( I like it, deep down I am a misanthrope lol).
Holy cow, put down that burger and the Coke! At least in Chicago there is someone who “always” brings fresh apples 🙂 I have a confession: Even when I smoked weed in college I never smiled like that, WTF! Full disclosure: I inhaled! And I enjoyed it every time. Except that one time…I will find you one day Willie D. and you will pay for it!
The titans? Still laughing about that. At least they were not called the gladiators! And why is MMS even speaking there? If you wanted proof the other two want to legendarily pump like MMS, this is your proof. For the record, these three blogs are in my Ignore list. Just way too damn selling going on. Randy does not count for obvious reasons 🙂
After falling of my chair, doing another ice bucketing job on my self to calm me down….I am now barely typing this…”Million Mile Secrets is presenting to the Boarding Area bloggers on how to not be a bore and telling them you can not bore people into buying your
product credit cards.” Exsqueeze me but I call BS on this! Yes you CAN….bore them to oblivion and pummel them to death every freaking day and appeal to their ignorance! Unbelievable! After this….I don’t think I will ever be invited. I will miss the free trips and swag and definitely not the calorie bombs lol. Click my Amazon link, MAKE A STATEMENT….woohoo! Still can not believe this slide, thank you Muslim Travel Girl, I love you! I can help sell your book, what’s the commission? Just kidding about that commission part. Seriously, thank you!
I quit my corporate life years ago because I just could not stand the BS. Sadly I still can’t escape it damnit! I so hope true road warriors have a better perspective on life than this one. I can’t wait for next credit card post, yipppeeeeee! Shaking my head…One tip to other bloggers: His blog has awesome pics, imitate THAT!
Naturally, in a classic Boarding Area move, there were 12 items chosen to appear here and not just 10 #misleadingheadlines #clickbait
This is satire. If you are upset see a therapist!
“Condemning and Helping” – Roger Ebert
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