Cases in point:
- My favorite airline to fly to Denver, the one who's credit card I use all the time so I can accumulate frequent flyer points, is eliminating their one daytime direct flight from New York's JFK Airport to Denver International Airport and is going back to one direct flight to and from both airports only during late night hours! That will mean an almost midnight arrival to Denver and an after midnight departure when I want to return to NYC. That is going to make visiting my sweet little grandson more difficult for awhile, until I can find another carrier.
- My relatively brand new one month old lap top computer that my husband gave me as a Christmas gift, after my old computer died, has developed a problem with the optical reader. I can't install programs and it needs to be replaced (thankfully under warranty). Unfortunately this was only discovered after 6 hours of "on the phone" tech support in which the tech made me do all sorts of different checks and finally made me back up and then delete all programs on my computer and then reinstall from backup, only to confirm what I already knew, that the part wasn't working properly. Now I have to start all over AGAIN with trying to re-install all my photos and files and favorites.
- All of this happened after I spent 3 hours waiting in a radiology office in the morning, to have a routine 10 minute sonogram performed, because the staff quadrupled booked appointments! Why do doctors and labs feel a patient's personal time isn't important and appointments are overbooked like that? Luckily for me I was able to entertain myself with the one tattered magazine from the year 2005 that was being passed around by everyone in the waiting room. Sigh.
As an aside, have you seen this backwards " lip dub" video on Youtube as yet? It really made me smile when I needed something lighthearted after watching so much sadness. It was made by Shorewood High School in Seattle, Washington. I wish every high school in the world could be like this. It is obviously a school full of great students, great classes and resources, and great teachers. This was a video production class project and the answer to a challenge from a rival school who made their lip synch video a Youtube success.
Remember the students are filming and singing the Hall and Oats song "You Make My Dreams Come True" backwards!
If you'd like to see how they did this watch here:
I think I better start learning some lyrics in reverse so I can keep singing along in my "backwards" life.
Please give me a few days to catch up with you all -- thanks!