|TBB’s vacation home. In my dreams
Hohenzollern, Germany (see link below)
ON MY MIND
As you know, I applied for the Business Club Carlson Visa from US Bank. I received a denial due to excessive inquiries. It has been years since I was denied but, as most of you know, this is very common with this bank. So I called them at 1.800.947.1444 and had a long chat with a rep. I have never worked so hard to get a rep to push my app up for a review by a human being, wow! I almost gave up thinking “this is ridiculously absurd, do I really want to do business with these people?” She was adamant for me to contact ARS (that outfit that keep track of inquiries) to get a copy of what they show (yes let’s all laugh together now) in my report or apply again after three months, huh? I was nice and tried really hard not to lose it. Anyways, I persisted as she realized she is not going go get rid of me so easy. A human will review my app and they will decide in three business days. It’s not over. US Bank is a really really flaky bank to deal with, beware!
Other than this excitement, not much going on…You know it’s slow when View from the Wing starts writing about Che and Stalinists🙂
There are rumors that Office Max and Office Depot may be merging! Let’s all hope the $500 gift cards come back (I doubt it). New name? Office Office? Max Office Depot? Mega Office? Actually, does anyone care?
tnooz reports Internet Brands gave up on the lawsuit against Wikimedia and its wiki-based travel site Wikivoyage. Must be nice to have a legal department looking around to do something!
50 of the most magical and beautiful castles of the world. Wow! From Francesco Mugnai Blog.
Awesome X: Sense of Life Video. From Gadling.
Scenes from Southeast Asia Video. From Gadling.
ODDZ & ENDZ
Brothers blow up house celebrating lottery win. You just can’t make this stuff up!