I bring you eclectic content I find online such as living in airports, the improved child tax credit, US Special Ops, yet another credit card sales frenzy, drive and listen around the world, look at volcano pics and watch the action live from Iceland, more stimulus free money on the way, we address the Obamacare changes in the latest Biden law, the best Covid-19 coverage, an amazing short film and much more!
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I may have posted this before: Drive & Listen. Take a drive somewhere in the world while listening to radio…
Fun list! List of people who have lived in airports.
This blogger went to Iceland and then you would not believe what happened next! I Took Pictures Next to the Erupting Volcano in Iceland. You will definitely find me nowhere near an active volcano! And you can watch the action live.
The latest on the stimulus checks, be on the lookout for those weird looking envelopes containing debit cards! IRS Says More COVID Relief Payments On The Way, Mostly By Mail This Time.
We are having several tax goodies to account for. Among them is the improved Child Tax Credit: Who Gets $3,600? Will I Get Monthly Payments? And Other FAQs?
This is a must read for all with Obamacare or COBRA policies. Add anyone with unemployment insurance compensation too: Client Opportunities for Health Insurance Coverage Under the American Rescue Plan. There is a LOT in here, amazing how much help a socialist government can provide its most needy citizens! #sarcasm
Let’s just keep vaccinating, let’s not screw this up too! Why you can’t compare Covid-19 vaccines?
This is up to us. Disease modeling is complex, but the virus isn’t. As Lipsitch put it, “Epidemiology of infectious disease is, basically, one case becomes two. It’s not rocket science.” The virus itself is so simple as to not even qualify as a life-form. It’s a string of nucleic acid in a rudimentary shell. Its behavior is absolutely predictable—almost mechanical, like gravity. The complicating factor is us. And unlike the days of variolation, we now have many extremely safe and effective vaccines. We have modern technology to produce extremely effective masks and indoor ventilation systems. What must be done to save lives is just as clear as the mechanics of the virus itself. The path before us should involve extremely straightforward decisions. All we have to do is decide to make them. I have no certainty that we will.
ODDZ & ENDZ
Feeling Through is a short film about a late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen in need and a man who is DeafBlind. It is slow but deeply moving. Instead of doing senseless acts of violence how about we all do senseless acts of kindness instead?
Amazing shots! 30 Top Wedding Photos By FdB Photography Awards.
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This section is about my
hobby addiction of collecting frequent flyer miles and hotel points since the early 1990’s! Feel free to skip this section and parts of the next one if this is not for you.
Newbies: This section will focus on helping newbies going forward. For more advanced miles and points hobby stuff, please see the next BLOG BUZZ section, thank you.
You may have noticed that all the bloggers with credit card affiliate links have been in an orgy of posts trying to sell you the Chase Sapphire Preferred card that now offers 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. As of this time I do not have an affiliate link. I should get a referral link in the near future I hope. So, if you wanted to help this blog I sure thank you. If you can wait for my referral link I will certainly appreciate it. If not, please give your click to a blog you want to support.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is a solid keeper card imho. We all have it in my household except my 18 year old daughter. And we keep it every year. The earnings rate is decent, it has had excellent Covid policies and I like to transfer my points out to United and Hyatt (and sometimes Southwest). The Chase Sapphire Reserve is the bank’s premium card soon to cost $550 per year. It now offers a signup bonus of 60,000 points and it is available with my links. In my opinion, this card is over rated. No I am not going to fake my enthusiasm so I can sell them to you…no wonder my blogs’ credit card conversions totally suck lol!
But of course you can not get both Chase Sapphire cards together. I agree with this: Should You Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve?
If you have any Chase co-branded card there may be a way for you to register for several spending based promotions: Chase 5x & other spending bonuses Q2 2021: Hyatt, United, Marriott and more cards [possibly targeted]. This is the Chase direct link to try by the way. If you do register, make sure you check the dates are indeed for the 2nd quarter of 2021!
I do not use the Chase Travel portal, even when it makes sense for cheap tickets. Why? Because my experience has not been good. At all. And when you read something like this How Chase Really Let Me Down with My Travel Booking you will realize why it can work against you. You know, American Express used to have amazing customer service. Chase customer service used to be fine too. It just looks like all banks are really deteriorating when it comes to customer service. And of course Citi is in a world class of suckiness when it comes to this and it is not even close!
We are now entering BLOG BUZZ, a section for advanced hobbyists and veterans of this fast imploding hobby and also a section where I go on and on about some stuff that happens in my life because it helps me feel better about myself.
I am no longer recommending the Matador Network site for travel. I also deleted it from the Blogs I Like list. The reason? They just started selling travel rewards credit cards too…Just what the space needed, another credit card sales site smh! That now makes
40 44 the blogs I have wiped out in my Feedly RSS list, hooray! Any eclectic travel blogs/sites I should be following?
Update on my
running walking: I continue physical therapy sessions. I am now walking at least four miles a day and the pain has subsided and I know I can start running (slow) again but my physical therapist wants to wait one more week. I have a half marathon race in Toledo on April 27 which had rolled over from the canceled 2020 year. No way I am going to run it but I am thinking maybe I have enough in me to walk it or even jog in parts of it. We shall see what happens until then.
My mother in Greece finally got her first vaccine dose yesterday, hooray! We all have had our first dose in my household now and counting the days for dose #2.
I am very bored of this hobby as I have wiped out so much I used to read…Or am I getting older, as in…evolving?
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