We are still trying to get over that award we won the other day. That was a day that will live in infamy! Especially when we have the thankless task of reviewing all the other travel blogs. What was the main theme yesterday? Well, what else…yet another day that yet another credit card’s affiliate links were going to magically disappear from the internet (only to reappear a short time later and we go through the same nonsense yet again!). We will highlight here some of the most ridiculously alarming headlines. Sometimes we wonder what we are seeing coming at us…Are these coming from “travel” bloggers or just plain greedy Chase bank reps hawking (notice I did not say pimping) dangerous plastic to everyone! It absolutely sickens me how many idiots fall for this crap and ruin their lives for ever. Yeah I know, I know….responsibility and all that crap. Sometimes rope (credit cards) should not be ENCOURAGED to be given out to (some) people who will hang themselves…In the end, we all end up paying (bailouts)…Ok, enough editorializing. I think you all know how I feel about this.
Gary’s 20 Immutable Laws of Air Travel. Some of these are so funny and…so true!
1) The biggest person on the plane will probably sit next to you. 3) If the seat next to you is empty when they are about to close the door, the last person to enter the aircraft will be the person sitting next to you. Also, see #1.
4) If you are on the list for an upgrade and there are 4 seats available, you will be number 5 of the list.
Frequent Miler, while other bloggers were busy screaming the sky is falling if you do not click on the expiring Southwest cards, tells us how to Pay Federal Taxes via Credit Card. If we were not so busy reviewing other travel blogs we would be all over this. But, after we started blogging, we have no time for stuff like this. Every Wednesday we went to the $5 movie….after blog started the last movie we saw was SkyFall:-(
I am a sucker for hawker type food in Singapore. My friend Christine Krzyszton of Travel for Boomers wrote a great piece about this today. I have three sisters in law living in Singapore and I am fairly certain I have been to the one in the top picture as they live a few blocks away from it! Christine is the author of “How to see the World in a Weekend” which I had the pleasure of reading while riding the Southwest Chief Amtrak train (in a sleeper cabin of course, come on!)
All was fine until she admitted she likes durian. Whaaaaaaat??? Christine, if you ever bring up durian again it will be the end of our friendship pronto! Warning to others: If you are ever near a durian…you will know it. It reminded me of an animal corpse rotting nearby…NOT kidding. Run, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!
Ok, I am a sucker for excellent travel pics, here we have Egypt by Everything-Everywhere
Another blog post about the FTU experience by Angelina at Just Another Points Traveler. Thanks for the kind words too. Regarding the first bump, we all remember our first time, lol.
And just when you thought there was not enough Vanilla going around. See post by Dan at Dansdeals
SOUTHWEST EXPIRING CARDS ALARMING POSTS
“Hurry Up! Today is the Last Day to Get the Southwest 50k Deal and Welcome to a 100k British Airways Card” Travis my man, seriously?
“Southwest Cards Coming to an End” by Deals We Like. OMG, really? Life has no meaning…oh wait, them links are coming to an end?? Oh, phew, thank God the Southwest cards will still be around, yes!
Please donate a dollar for all the hits I send your way, thanks:-) As always, nothing personal!! I had more to post but…I am exhausted!
HALL OF SHAME
We catch everything here at TBB. We even read Chris Elliott’s newsletters (hey, we are always looking for good material!) It was to our shock to see Delta Points mentioned in it. And, to our horror, near the bottom, Chris personally thanks Delta Points for supporting the newsletter. OMG, I believe this is Rule #1 NOT to violate to stay in Boarding Area? Getting in bed with Chris Elliott?? I was looking for a referree to officiate the fistfight between Gary Leff and and Chris Elliott at FRU (in planning stages) and was thinking about giving Rene of Delta Points a shout for help. Well, HELL NO, he is in the bag with Chris Elliott. I don’t know about you but if we at TBB were ever caught doing something like this we would be so embarassed and we would quit blogging immediately and move far away to Australia (hey, maybe you can find a low level Delta award, lol).
ODDZ & ENDZ
My colleague had an amazing blog post today about…well, life in general, titled: “The Fallacy of Saving for Traditional Retirement” It is a philosophy we live by here at TBB. Every once in a while we may have some relapses and get back into our crack habit; thank God our therapist is always there to give us a helping hand and a major kick in the behind to get back to the gym. We love you Suzy, we would not be here without you!
What did I get myself into? For the record, this operation remains in “beta”!