|Cucumber merchant in Burma. Photo by Michael Sheridan. Found here|
ON MY MIND
I did some research on the Virgin Atlantic clubhouses I will be visiting during my trip to Norway. I will be checking out the ones at JFK and Heathrow. After arrival at Heathrow I plan to check out the Revivals lounge. Whether I will be upgraded to Upper Class is still way too early to call. The folks at Virgin Atlantic have been wonderful to deal with so far. I plan to force myself to do a trip report.
You may see some changes in the blog in the near future. Mostly the look of it. This remains a labor of love and now it is starting to cost me money, all donated by me:-) Yesterday it was yet another high on page views, almost 1,500 which is insane! Thank you to all who take a few minutes out of your day to read me, I find it an honor. Please let others know if you like it, thank you.
My Award Wallet balances went up yesterday by…just one: A visit to Starbucks. That’s just it, hate when that happens! If I keep this up I will lose my reputation;-)
As I was about to press Submit, I saw Milevalue‘s new post “The Best Credit Cards for Ultra-Low Spenders“. Coming soon to a screen near you, I bet, “The Best Credit Cards for Ultra-High Spenders” lol. Arrgh!
Checking daily AA & Club Carlson balances for the signing bonuses to hit. Definitely I don’t get tired by the sight;-)
30 Amazing photos of the most colorful and unique marketplaces in the world. Blog of Francesco Mugnai
ODDZ & ENDZ
31 Unique and Bizarre Houses Around the World. From theCHIVE, which bills itself as “Probably the Best Site in the World” which is certainly NOT!
Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America. From Twisted Sifter. Fascinating.
How to Avoid Retirement Boredom. From the Wall Street Journal. Some fascinating responses. I like the last one. I quote: “When you discover what truly moves you, do it, and do it without guilt or reservation (assuming it’s legal). The saddest life is one spent doing what others expect you to do. The most joyous life involves doing those things that truly give you personal satisfaction.”
I always wanted to do something about my miles/points passion, maybe I found it with this blog:-)
If you have the time to watch this hour long video, it is a great video about the Europe Crisis. And you can empathize a bit about the depression currently underway in Greece:-(