Friday, October 10, 2014

The Wasilla Hillbillies

The Anchorage police finally released their report on that drunken party brawl that the Palin family was involved in a few weeks ago, and let's just say we dodged a major bullet when this family of snowbillies didn't get to come anywhere near the White House. Or 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, as Sarah would say.

In the report, one of Sarah and Todd's delightful and very classy daughters, Willow, is quoted as saying people at the party were chanting "Fuck the Palins!" She misunderstood. Fuck the Palins is the motto of the Wasilla High School football team. The crowd was just showing school spirit.


Anchorage PD report on Palin drunken brawl

Oh, and thanks again, John McCain, for wanting this woman to be an old man's heartbeat away from the presidency.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The not very bright, in fact, quite confused, unfriendly skies of United Airlines

Do the customer service reps at United Airlines even read the emails sent to them? And if they do, do they understand them?

When I have to contact companies, I write somewhat concisely and sensibly and politely, I really, really do. Apparently, United employs some folks who don't read sensibly.

Or maybe they do and just like to dick you around.

Long story short, back in May they offered 500 bonus miles in their MileagePlus frequent flyer program if you completed two out of four activities. When I did not get the bonus miles, I sent, what I thought, was a simple, polite inquiry. This is a verbatim email exchange with their reps.

(And, yes, I know this is not the worst thing United has done, but Jesus is it annoying when they don't seem to understand not particularly complicated sentences.).

Hi United,
I signed up for the 500 bonus miles offer of May 23 (awarded if used 2 of the options available). I completed an Opinion Miles Club Survey on 5/23 and made a purchase on through Mileage Plus Shopping on 6/2, and both of these activities have posted to my account but the bonus miles have not. Can you help.

We’re always glad to hear from MileagePlus® members like you. Thanks for writing.
The Miles out of your purchases is already posted on your account.Click on the “View Activity Since My Last Statement” link on the “My Account” page to view the flight(s).
In regard to your Miles for Opinion Club Survey you may do some follow ups on this telephone  number 1.866.360.9568
Don't hesitate to contact us again if there’s any other way we can help.
Norman Amis


Norman, thank you for the reply but I have to wonder if you guys actually read the initial note? As I said, the points for the purchase and opinion club survey were posted, it is the 500 bonus points I am missing.
Thank you,


Thanks for taking the time to write to us. We’re glad to hear from you.
Members normally earn a variety or different amount of bonus miles once you join and take a survey in the Opinion Miles Club. If you feel that the miles posted on your account is incorrect, please call 1-866-360-9568 for a representative to assist you.
Whenever possible, we try to accommodate our customers' requests and are sorry that we cannot do so in this instance since we don't handle posting of miles from our non-airline partners.  We value your business and look forward to serving you in the future.
Marie Mercado


Marie, holy moly why is this so hard for you guys to understand? And this is why I wondered if you actually read the emails? It's not about an Opinion Miles survey. Let me try again and please try to read this time:  I got an email from Mileage Plus offering 500 BONUS miles if I completed 2 of 4 options, which included a Opinion Miles survey and a purchase made through Mileage Plus Shopping. I did that, I completed an Opinion Miles Club Survey and I made a purchase through Mileage Plus Shopping. Both of these activities have posted to my account but the bonus miles have not.
Do you folks know your own promotions? 
Again this is not particularly complicated - I got the miles for the survey, I got the miles for the purchase. I did not get the 500 Bonus Miles.
Thank you,


Are Norman and Marie being obnoxious on purpose? Do they not actually understand English? Did Marie just skim over Norman's response, saw something about the survey so plugged in answer C-12?  Was Marie giving Normal a hummer under his desk while he laughed at my emails?

Is it any wonder Virgin America wins Favorite Airline of the Year award every damn year lately?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Walking Dead mystery

Why would you bother tucking your shirt in after the zombie apocalypse?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Loving the new Motorola

My Moto X downloaded the newest version of Android 4.4. Kit-Kat this afternoon, and that's a very nice update turnaround time for both Moto and Verizon Wireless.

Hopefully an already good phone is going to get even better.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Great sunsets this time of year

Are they sure they have the right Kate?

Playboy announced Kate Moss is doing a nude photo shoot for their pages.

  And while she's certainly got a look, I'm guessing a Kate Upton nude photo shoot might sell a little better.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yay technology

My smart phone history: 4 years ago, far left, the simply named DROID by Motorola, this is the phone widely accepted to be the one that put the Android platform on the map. Two years later the Droid Bionic, also by Motorola - faster, thinner with a bigger and better screen. Both still work great although not activated now, obviously, because of my new baby...the Motorola X, which blows them away in speed, screen, camera and weight. And it was just announced the X will be getting the new Android 4.4. Kit-Kat system in a few weeks. Even better, I was able to get it on that Verizon website glitch a few weeks ago which allowed me to upgrade to it at the subsidized price and still keep my unlimited data. Good times.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

And I still don't like it

Holy shit, how many times is Google going to tell me to check out the new way to find my Google products. I get it.

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