After yesterday’s debacle, I received an email back in regards to my complaint.

This was a portion of it:

Dear Stephanie

Thank you for your email.

We are unable to make amendments to bookings at this address it will be
necessary for you to call the Contact Centre and a travel advisor will
be able to assist you. Your tickets may be upgraded to a higher fare
for a fee only if there is availability.

Basically, I had to phone their call center to figure out a way to buy my way out of this stupid error. And I did. For an additional

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This is just a post to let everyone out there know that Virgin Atlantic airways is about to lose a valuable and loyal customer. They have just ripped me off for

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image why my dad – whom i call bob (but he is still my real dad) – is a really cool dude:

  • He listens to Green Day and Eminem
  • He actually goes to see Green Day in concert
  • He drove me to my first Grateful Dead concert in San Francisco (I was 15) and let my friends and I party without intruding
  • He is the one who told me to put gum behind my ear (and then I fell asleep and got it tangled to the point that I had to cut it off)
  • He (and my mother for that part) put up with me raging through my teenage years and putting them through a million sleepless nights
  • He has perfected the art of ice cream making (for only about $400 per pint)
  • He wastes more money on stupid shit than I do
  • His dog is named Tivo
  • He has a first generation Tivo that he has hacked for more storage
  • He has his own blog
  • He won the first NEC portable computer at Comdex in 1981 and got to take a photo with Dom Delouise
  • He had a Compuserve account and a 2400 baud modem
  • He knows what PHP is – and doesn’t get it confused with PCP
  • He wears the same shirt every day (well, same make of Land’s End blue tshirt) because it is comfortable and he likes it
  • He probably spends as much money as I do on iTunes
  • He reads Harry Potter and tons of other interesting books
  • He is smarter than all the people on Jeopardy
  • He is a grumpy old bastard, but we still love him
  • He has SkypeMe buttons on his website
  • He is always online and talks to me every day on Skype
  • He had sex with my Mom at least two times to produce my brother and myself
  • He has been married to my mom for 45 years and still considers her his best friend
  • BECAUSE HE IS MY POP – DAMN IT!
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    My nose is itchy. My nose is itchy and DRY. My nose is driving me crazy. At this point I will try anything to make it stop.

    This has included saline drops (which sucks as a remedy) and the most recent thing suggested to me (because in England they aren’t too hip to give you crazy concoctions to stick up your nose and snort) was putting Vaseline up my nose. To lubricate it.

    And the sad thing is that I am so desperate – at this point – that my nose is resembling Rudolf the Red Nose Deertrout – that I am actually doing it.

    Other things that Vaseline is good for:

  • Chapped lips
  • Cuts
  • Taming your bushy eyebrows
  • Making your teeth all shiney like those pagent girls
  • Removing make-up
  • Boys can use it for…well…whatever they want
  • Greasy up hot guys on the beach and watching their skin sizzle like fried chicken

    Just remember, folks, that you are not supposed to use Vaseline with condoms…the oil breaks them down. So just stick it up your nose if you can…

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    it puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again
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    As if the airline industry hasn’t had its fair share of disasters in the past few years, now there is talk of restricting travel to help stop the Asiatic bird flu from spreading.

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    I’ve watched two episodes of this MTV show called My Super Sweet 16 and it makes me so angry that I want to kill people. Seriously. I keep waiting for the punchline to come…but then the credits roll and the show ends. I keep waiting for the super strech limo in the end to explode into a million pieces and end my pain and suffering. But it just doesn’t happen.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the show – it follows around teenagers on their party planning adventure for their sweet 16 party. Fair game. Except they are the most ridiculous, waste of space, self centered group of kids I have ever seen with parents that are just as stupid, wasteful and irresponsible as their children. These are parents that are laying out anywhere from $200k-500k for a party for their spoiled worthless children to buy their friends and propogate the American dream of growing up to suck dick like Paris Hilton and be famous for doing nothing but.

    It really makes me sick. I can’t stand to see people waste their money and raise such idiot children (and then fill my tv space with them).

    I would really like to see at least one episode where the parents decide to buy their kid a brain transplant and a new Mercedes. And then they all commit ritual suicide at the end. And the MTV staff that creates such a shit show end up on a deserted island where they are attacked by “the others”.

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    For those of you who know me and my issues, then you will be a little surprised that I would willingling subject myself to the cold torture of Tallinn in a pre-winter state. But I have. And i’ve managed to survive almost a week sitting in a hotel with an open wireless connection and my skype headset pretending to be in contact with reality, ordering room service, occassionally attemping to wander out into the cold air before be thrown into a cafe where I can sip on some hot cocoa and contemplate my Miami WMC trip this year with the girls.

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    I guess I am missing the point on this…Tallinn is actually a very beautiful city. I really wish that I had been able to visit in the summer months where the weather actually gets up to something that I would probably still consider chilly but tolerable. The people that I have met so far have been really nice and willing to give me a few pointers. The food that I have experienced – apart from the office microwaveable mystery salmon – has been really nice and hearty. Mmmmn, I love a good thick soup and a nice steak!

    The old town is really beautiful and history rich – small and quaint. And did I mention that it is clean here? Amazingly clean – no dog poo, no litter. Oh and as far as I have seen – no black people and very few Asians (maybe I am looking in the wrong places?). All of the guidebooks that I read warned of drunken English stag-dos which I also did not have the pleasure of running across (which doesn’t mean that they didn’t actually exist – it was just that I didn’t go out in the weekend evenings).

    And one more plus point. The vodka is cheap as hell. And if you are cold blooded like me – then that is sure to warm the cockles of your heart.

    Other observations to note (for my own memory’s sake):

  • The taxis from the airport are a RIP OFF. It is better to call for a cab service.
  • The taxi cost me 305EEK and really should have been like 50EEK (bastards)
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    Madonna – the former Catholic turned Kaballah queen – has deemed it completely safe to fly to Israel and told her PR machine to stuff it. However, she left little Lordes and what’s his name at home not deeming it quite safe enough for her children quite yet.

    Madge recently visited Israel in a five day Rosh Hashana holiday visit. A trek that many Israelis will never forget. The famed singer and actress arrived Wednesday night to celebrate the Jewish New Year and study Kaballah.

    “I realize now that it is no more dangerous to be here than it is to be in New York,” Madonna said.

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    Madonna benefited from special security precautions provided by the Israeli government and her own bodyguards who surrounded her and clashed with photographers. The hotel was closed to people who were not its guests, and a police motorcade accompanied her.

    Madonna’s only complaint was about the paparazzi whom she claimed were “naughty.”

    More here http://www.israelnewsagency.com/madonnaisrael609869.html

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