Random Musings

A Quick Lesson in Responsibility: In response to woman fired due to Facebook comments

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This morning I listened to a story on the radio about a 56-year old woman who was fired from her teaching job of 30 years after posting some comments she shouldn’t have on Facebook. Now she’s had to dip into her retirement fund to pay her rent. At first, I felt bad for her. How awful.…

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Top 10 General Petraeus Pickup Lines Used on Paula Broadwell

Occasionally news is just too juicy to not make a top ten list… 10. Yup, the medals are real. 9. You know we have  boats too. 8. What’s your husband do for work? Oh, that’s cute. 7. Hey baby. You wanna meet Osama…, I mean Obama? 6. These four stars aren’t for being good at spelling.…

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Can One Bag of Peanuts Change the World?

On a recent flight on Southwest Airlines they made an announcement that there would be no peanuts served, and for anyone who might have a peanut product in their possession to please not open it during the flight, because there was someone on board with a peanut allergy. Fairly straight-forward procedure. In order to protect…

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Top 10 Things I’m Convinced President Bill Clinton Could’ve Convinced People Not to Do In a One-hour Televised Speech (That Would’ve Helped the World)

After watching President Clinton speak at the Democratic Convention last week as perhaps this generations greatest orator… Top 10 Things I’m Convinced President Bill Clinton Could’ve Convinced People Not to Do In a One-hour Televised Speech (That Would’ve Helped the World) 10. Sarah Palin not to pretend she was a real politician 9. Jay Leno…

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Does Oregon exist?

I have a future cousin who insists that Oregon doesn’t exist. At first I was perplexed. “What do you mean? The entire state isn’t actually there?” “That’s right,” she said. “It’s a conspiracy theory. There’s no such thing as Oregon.” This got me thinking. Maybe I shouldn’t marry into this family. Then I thought, maybe…

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It’s Time to Change the Way We Think About Flying (And Life in General)

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the two years since the release of Please Hug Me—I’ve Been Delayed. And through all the radio interviews, magazine stories, newspaper articles, and press releases, we’ve kept coming back to the same idea: what can the airlines do to make life easier for passengers? Well, today we’re going…

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Top 2 Airline customer service moments since Please Hug Me—I’ve Been Delayed was published

Yes, this started out as a Top 10 list. But sadly, two was all I could come up. Recently, it seems no matter where I go, I’m met with the absolute worst in customer service. This morning I’m putting off a call to my bank (who shall be nameless unless they don’t resolve my erroneous…

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