Who remembers Alanis Morrisette and her song “Ironic” from “Jagged little pill” album? Ahh, it’s a classic, folks! The angry Canadian, apparently they exist. It totally resonated with my teenage angst back in the day. According to that video, she seems to suffer from “multiple personality” disorder. Hmm, that sounds familiar…
Boy, it’s hard to believe that this song was recorded in 1996. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, well, it means I’m getting old. But if you are a fan, you HAVE to check out her updated version/parody of the song. One of the quotes: “It’s like first class on a Southwest plane, and you realize every seat’s the same.”
But today I wanted to share some of the ironic happenings I’ve had as of late, at least as far as this hobby is concerned. My life is full of irony, and I would need another blog to record it all. Without further ado:
1) So, I’ve signed up for WSJ promo in order to get 1,200 United miles. A day later, my sister-in-law calls me and says that she ordered some flowers through United portal and it will give us 1,700 miles we need to top off the account. The timing!
To quote the song: “It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid”
2) I gave my father-in-law Amex Blue Cash Everyday credit card that has “$20 off $50” offer for Advance Auto Parts store. I explained in detail everything he had to do in order for promotion to work. He went to Auto Zone instead. He said it was more convenient. I earned 1% cash back. Well, at least we’ll be able to use the oil filters. You don’t send normal people to do crazy’s job. Enough said.
“It’s like rain on your wedding day” Hey, did you know it rained like crazy on my wedding day?
3) After all the Hyatt bashing, I’m planning to transfer my Ultimate Rewards stash to Gold Passport program. The status, it’s the darn status! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m planning to make a “cash+points” redemption so we can get a suite upgrade. But there is a good reason (I think): My mom will be staying with us. I’ll have a post on it later , so hopefully I can convince you and myself that I’m doing the right thing.
Yes, we have a good bit of IHG points. Save your cash, burn your stash: “It’s a good advice that you just can’t take.”
4) Speaking of, filling out all these IHG cards for “Priceless surprises” promo will definitely make me think twice about generously giving them away to relatives and strangers. I’ll be wondering: That would be how many cards? Nah, not worthy! I’m just kidding, I could never resist burning 5,000 points per night on a decent hotel during PointBreaks sale.
5) So, as I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m planning to bring my mom to US twice during year 2016 (both of my parents are coming in March). I planned to leave dad behind because I can’t handle both of them in the same room for an extended period of time, and certainly not twice during one year. Well, that and the cost, of course. But the more I thought about it, the more I felt it wasn’t right to leave my dad out. So, after much deliberation, I told him he could come too. His response? He was actually looking forward to staying home and getting a break from my mom. He ain’t coming. When I told my husband what dad said, he just nodded his head. It’s almost as if he could relate. Nah, that can’t be it!
“A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think”
6) Someone kept emailing me recently and asking if I would be willing to sell my blog (hmm, “penny” stock?).
7) As much as I complain about blogging, here I am, back at it. What can I say? I’m a glutton for punishment. Sure, it can be lonely and demoralizing at times, and feel like very few actually give a rat’s behind that my site even exists. Most are looking for blogs that update 10 times per day, and cover the latest m/s happenings du jour. And here I am, searching for normal families who are too busy for most of this stuff. “It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife”
Here is to irony, friends! See you next year.
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.