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Aim high, and you won’t shoot your foot off.
· Phyllis Diller

Rocking the boat

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.
· Jean-Paul Sartre

A smile…

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
· Phyllis Diller


I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
· Socrates


No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
· Jean-Paul Sartre

Penske – Follow Up

Just a quick update on my previous post…

The Penske district office (in Mobile, AL) contacted me after they received my written complaint.

Penske was extremely apologetic for the issues I had, and offered to compensate me for the inconvenience.

Given my experience with Penske, I would probably rent from them again.


Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.
· Jean-Paul Sartre

A committee

A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
· Milton Berle


If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.
· Jean-Paul Sartre

Virgin America

Virgin launched new domestic airline service in the United States a few months ago, and they’ve been steadily adding major routes to their schedule.

The economy and low passenger loading hasn’t exactly helped the airline out… but to encourage passengers to choose Virgin over the competition they have:

  • Slashed air fares between the major markets they serve.
  • Introduced a rewards program with very low mileage redemption levels.
  • Introduced a credit card through Barclay Bank, which you can actually get a free round trip right off the bat.

Service on Virgin should be better than most domestic carriers; certainly that’s part of Virgin’s model, and the fact that they are a new carrier to the US domestic market means they’ll put their best face forward.

The fare discounts are limited time; you have your reservations by today (purchase by 01-Feb-2009, for travel between 29-Jan-2009 and 31-Mar-2009).  I wouldn’t panic to make plans, I think we might see more deep discount air fares from Virgin and other carriers.