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This is a must read, wow.
We are still stuck so travel with your computer instead! 10 virtual tours of spectacular buildings around the world.
My friend did the quarantine in Bangkok and doing it like this here in the US is unthinkable! Oh yeah, the death rates between the two countries is unthinkable too smh. Thailand Plans to Relax Quarantine Period for Vaccinated Visitors.
What a view…
I still feel they can make these more clear but…it is what it is: Fully vaccinated people can visit with nearby grandchildren, dine indoors with one another, CDC says. And here is the actual CDC text.
Meanwhile, over in Brazil, where Bolsonaro continues to kill his own people trying to out dumb Trump and is doing great at it smh: World’s Worst Covid Crisis Is Unfolding in Brazil, Where No Fix Seems to Work.
This is very emotional, you have been warned: What It’s Like to Lose Someone to Covid-19. And imagine over a half million people lost in this nightmare. I think we are all being traumatized by this tragedy every day…I guess it did not just magically disappear or just went away…
I saw this site recommended in credible sources: Dr. B – The standby list for leftover COVID vaccines. Sign up if your turn is not in yet for a vaccine and can be flexible in dropping everything to get to that vaccination site near you that is about to throw them away!
I am getting vaccinated on Tuesday! I have more details and tips in the BLOG BUZZ section below.
Here we go again with Stimulus Round #3! $1,400 checks are coming in the new coronavirus relief bill. Here’s who will get them, and who won’t. We will be talking about the package for a while: President Joe Biden’s COVID stimulus bill explained in 6 charts.
We all love Chase travel rewards credit cards here. But they also come up with some really good material sometimes. Excellent slides here: Guide to Retirement by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
This is very educational, I am sure you heard of them by now: SPACs, the investment term you won’t stop hearing about, explained. Article ends with:
For now, SPACs are in a very buzzy space, but when the buzz stops, they’re liable to sting.
This deserves a Top Pick but since I have no material for this section I am sliding it in here, even though the place for it is in Personal Finance. But it is the BEST read to explain the insane current investing environment!
ODDZ & ENDZ
I can watch this all day long: Full Earth Rise.
Love this: 2020 World Nature 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: Many blogs in this space are in the business of selling you travel rewards credit cards. Because that is where the money is. Never forget that and please support small independent blogs before they quit, it is a very lonely and thankless job of being such a blogger…
This post links to three shopping portal promotions by AA, Delta and Alaska Airlines.
American Airlines also took advantage of its frequent flyer program to raise $7.5 Billion. For the record, United raised $6.8 Billion and Delta raised $9 Billion. Where will these airlines be without these programs…
Well, I guess we can bookmark this: Best ways to get to Europe with miles or money.
If you are looking ahead, you may want to bookmark this resource: How Far In Advance Can I Book A Flight? A Chart Of Each Airline’s Policy.
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.
Never doubt the newbie market that the top commercial blogs keep pounding to sell them more plastic. Just take a look at all the job openings at The Points Guy, wow!
A friend of mine told me former smokers is one of the groups of people who are allowed to be vaccinated. I did not believe him. I looked it up and it is true, for Michigan at least. So, the operation “find a vaccine” started. It is one of the reasons (among others) that I have not published a new post since…Monday! I visit the Vaccine Spotter website, clicked on Michigan and bookmarked it and…kept refreshing the page! When you see a brand new opening, you click over to the RiteAid link and you fill out your information and hopefully you DO qualify. You can specify the location on the Rite Aid questionnaire page and make sure you make it whatever city just posted new openings in the Vaccine Spotter website. At some point, you will find that it leads you to the appointment page but you can still be shut out because someone else booked it a few seconds before you. Just play around on this page, keep clicking on the times ( morning, afternoon, evenings) and also click on the actual date on the calendar…I found for a few days trying this during the day only lead to pure waste of time and frustration. But when you wake up around 4 am…oh, what a difference! As soon as an opening posted, I got on it and that specific pharmacy had times available one whole day next week. I think it helped that it is located in a small town in mid Michigan so thank YOU Trump voters who obviously you are not in a rush to get vaccinated as you are all doing your research lol. I think we are going to have plenty of vaccines for everyone much sooner than we anticipated. In the meantime, do not let your guard down! Update: This morning I had an email from my doctor’s office with a link to schedule my vaccine, many openings! I am going to keep the appointment to go get stabbed in Ionia, Michigan because I do not want to go through the hassle of canceling it…
I am starting to become a fan of full body cryotherapy!
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