Wednesday, November 29, 2006

fabulous things

Quick post before blogger goes bye bye for the night.

I am five freaking hours away from my certificate. Not five course credits, five hours, 300 minutes.

Whoo hooo.

Trader Joe's now takes Amex. I can now ditch that MC that I only use for Hyatt stays and only use my Amex.

I am soo happy.

Other than that, check out ernest's new pics.

Ernest in November.

What a handsome boy he is.

I was going to expound on food - chile stew for what ails, hot chocolate and what not, but it is going to have to wait.

nm

6 comments:

Mony said...

off the subject, but do you know anything about Seattle Academy of Baroque Opera, or Stephen Stubbs?
or heard a performance?

jk said...

Ditch the MC? don't do that, you'll still need it for hyatt promos.

nm said...

Mony,

I haven't but I can look. Sounds like something that would be fun to find.

JK, I just want to stop using it as my main card. I want to track (yoikes) my spending using only one card.

For example, I only use my AS VISA for AS purchases. The mileage I accrue is minimal, but every ticket I book gives me 1000 miles, so even without trying, I make 15 to 20K a year. It is not cheap, 75 bucks a year, but it gives us a companion ticket that is usually worth about 700 bucks (confirmed first class to the east coast).

I am looking for a cheaper MC. It would be great if AA gave miles for tickets purchased like AS does (double miles for tickets).

Mony said...

I need advice. I am about to lose my little paltry Delta skymiles. Each family member has a few: son 19, 596;
daughter 11,477; me 15,538--no one has enough for a domestic flight.

any ideas about how to best use to get at least one Christmas flight home?

nm said...

You can probably for a small fee, pool your family miles. If not, you are all going to have start buying things - flowers come to mind to keep your skymile accounts active so that your miles do not expire.

All it takes is a bit of eshopping at the delta website.

http://www.delta.com/skymiles/ways_to_get_miles/earning_miles_partners/dining_retail_other_partners/dining_retail_other_lto/index.jsp#top

Mony said...

Very good advice. Thanks.