Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Brilliant... True...

sigh... Exhausting.

Thanks Chris Plaskett!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

remembrance... just a moment

I remember trying out for Up with People. I know. I know. There was a dreadful song we had to sing entitled "Freedom isn't Free..." It was a hackneyed anthem - as loathsome as if it were penned by a greedy military contractor. I am, however, reminded of some of the sentiment as I think about tomorrow and wanted to encourage you to take a moment tomorrow and think about those who have sacrificed so much for this country.

So - tomorrow - at 3 PM, your local time [Monday, May 25, 2009], I encourage you to join me and millions of your fellow Americans in a moment of silence to remember those who've fallen to war and those who still struggle to overcome the effects of it.

Just a moment. Just a thought.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Service with a shrug©

Really Delta? Really?

Quelle drag... I've wearily grown accustomed to far-away call centers with heavily accented "service" agents named Howard or Tammy [Howard? Tammy?].

I don't mind the lack of pillows and hot food.

I can handle mergers and acquisitions.

But - when I'm trying to be brand loyal and am purchasing a ticket for a friend and want to add my Skymiles number only to be told [Tracy times because I couldn't understand him] that I don't get credit for my purchase - but that the passenger could put in their Skymiles number and then for $30 and a penny or nickel or ten cents per mile [I quit listening at this point] could transfer the miles to me - I had had it.

I really want the mainline legacy airlines to succeed - but - archaic, convoluted processes and practices that are unflinchingly unfriendly discourage me.

We love to fly and it shows?! Really?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Don't Stop Believin'...

I'm not prone to gushing. Well - Ok I am.

However - I don't throw the "holy craps" around willy-nilly.


GLEE is amazing.

WATCH and love!

The big tease is that it launches this fall... SO - stay tuned. I hesitate to be so effusive since every show I seem to like gets canceled [Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who? Eli Stone...] - but, this and Better Off Ted are the best things to happen since - well - the parenthetically mentioned programs!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Land of the free and the home of tacky family portraits...

Did we invent this horrendous genre?

It is simply hilarious -


A Southern high school couple, perhaps?