|Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Greece. From Buzzfeed post below on swimming pools|
ON MY MIND
I think I have to come out of the closet. For so long I have been hiding it deep inside. It is not fair to you my dear readers. I have been in denial for so so long. I think I have come to terms with it now. I am one of them. No, not the 2%. No, not the 10% either. Definitely not the 47% any longer. I think I am an H.
A Hoarder. Oh Dear God, why did you make me this way? I was definitely born a hoarder, I did not become one. It must be from my childhood. My parents as kids went hungry under the Nazis in the Second World War. Oh oh, it is gettting deep now. I am telling you, my blogging is the best therapy for me, so…cathartic, it cleanses my soul! Where was I ? Oh yes, my parents. You would never meet two people so hell bent on saving for “you never know what the future holds, so you better have enough set aside to be ready, you do NOT want to go hungry”. You know, I heard this so often I used to tune it out. But it is ingrained in my pshyche. I am addicted to earning because, well, you never know, you just need to be “prepared”. Which is competely irrational and we all know it. But people do competely irrational things with their money and their miles/points you know! Thank God I do irrational things only with my miles/points:-) So, why this confession now? Well, I did it again. I swore sometime ago I would never see my miles/points balances go over 4 million ever again. And sitting in my Panera Bread hangout on Sunday morning (free coffee reward, still show five items in my loyalty card!) this number stared right in my face: 4,000,901. I could not believe it, it just snuck up on me. I am totally embarrassed of this number. Yes, you should burn burn fast. I should do the same. But….you know, you can never have enough lol! I certainly don’t have enough vacations obviously. And this blogging thing has complicated matters even more. So…it goes on. Again, I am NOT proud of this number. I would love to say I burned 4 million miles instead, believe me!!! Are you a hoarder? Please be out there, please tell me you understand my condition. I need some loving support or I will have to get a new therapist as she totally misdiagnosed me on this one. Maybe I can ask for a voucher from her?
In the interest of full disclosure, I do not hoard anything else, especially stuff. I have to brace myself I have to go to the mall tomorrow to buy a few things I need for my trip to Norway. I am scared of the mall, no terrified!
TBB proudly recommends to earn and burn. Do not become like TBB, he definitely has all sorts of issues to work on!
Everything slows down in the weekend as most card pushing bloggers are fine tuning their affiliate links to attack everyone on Monday morning. I just had to slide that in;-)
For everyone who asked about the breakdown of my miles/points balances I just want to say that I am well diversified across many programs. Never ever put all your eggs in one basket is a very wise piece of advice!
24 Amazing Pools You Neeed to Jump In Before You Die. From Buzzfeed. OH DEAR JESUS, I NEED A NEW MISSION IN LIFE, IS THIS IT? Ok bloggers, earn your cc app clicks. Any of these can be had with hotel points? (HT to TJ on Miles & Points)
The Strange Beauty of Salt Mines. From the Atlantic. This is one of the most visually stunning links I ever shared with you. MUST CLICK.
Mind-Blowing Smeared Sky Photography by Matt Molloy. From Bored Panda. Mind-blowing is an understatement!
22 Stunning Photos of the Beautiful World We Live in. From MustLook. WOW!!!!!
Would you Fly Inside a Plastic Bag? From Loyalty Lobby. This is a stunning pic! I have the exact same reaction as LL had. I am a very tolerant person but this religious thing is downright way too much even for moi, WTF!!!!!!
Life is Awesome. From theCHIVE.
ODDZ & ENDZ
10 Amazing Letters from US Presidents. From MentalFloss
10 Highly Guarded Vaults. From Listverse. KFC has one listed here, really?
Cat funny pics. From theCHIVE
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