Letter from Iceland: “Holidaymakers and business travellers venturing ’til Útlanda’, as it is called, found their credit cards refused.” That was just 2 weeks after we returned from Iceland. Good thing it didn’t implode while we were there… (A point of comparison: my credit card statement shows a 23 Sep purchase for ISK28,500 as US$301.93. Under two months later, and the conversion is now US$203.04.)
Archive for November, 2008
United’s Door-to-Door baggage service: save the hassle of bringing your luggage to and from the airport…by spending $149+ per bag to have it FedEx’d the day before? Uh, what? Who thought that would take off?
Unbelievable. From Portfolio’s “The End of Wall Street” article: “In Bakersfield, California, a Mexican strawberry picker with an income of $14,000 and no English was lent every penny he needed to buy a house for $720,000.”
Good stuff: Keith Olbermann’s “Special Comment” on CA’s Prop 8 (video).
Please get out there and vote! I’d love to see record turnout numbers.
Things I’d also like to see, in order of importance:
- A Barack Obama win (of course)
- A Prop 8 (CA) loss
- An Al Franken (MN-Sen) win
- A Michelle “anti-American” Bachmann (MN-6) loss
Tonight, I’ll either be on the fringes of Barack’s Grant Park party — or staring at DirecTV channel 352.