How I’m Flying to Hawaii… (and back)… for $10

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Around December/January of 2014, I decided that when my primary job finished, I’d travel the world for (at least) a year. I made it one of my major goals to save up money specifically for this trip. Now that that job has finished, I’ve been traveling a bit with plans to travel even more. And while I could spend the savings ... Read More »

Crossfitting the World

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Without question, what I was going to miss the most from leaving my previous home was the gym I’d become a member at. “Gym” in the general sense, as I had gone to a Crossfit box over the past two years. Crossfit 515 in Grimes, Iowa. The owners gave me one of their t-shirts and some of the members signed ... Read More »

How to Use Social Media to Get Through to Customer Service

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“Hello this is Sheryl and I’m calling from the office of the President.” How did it come to this? The full story would be a novel of an email, so I’ll probably cover it over a number of posts in the future. In short, I had been dealing with quite possibly the most incompetent and unprofessional company I’ve ever known, ... Read More »

Getting Scuba Certified – Part I

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In February I listed out, “7 goals I’m setting for 2014″. One of which was to get officially certified as a scuba diver. This, “license” so to speak is good for life and requires a mix of skills and book knowledge. I’ve wanted to be able to scuba dive ever since I went snorkeling for the first time and met the ... Read More »