And Isn’t It Ironic? Don’t You Think?

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.

12 thoughts on “And Isn’t It Ironic? Don’t You Think?

  1. Haha!! Loved it!!

    Speaking of your Dad & Husband; as a husband myself, I can fully relate! I love it when my wife thinks I’m such a great husband for suggesting she go visit her parents for a week. A small part of me enjoys the break and the fact that I’m “forced” to survive a week without her.
    The best part though is the return and the rekindling that happens between two seperated!!


    • @BB I’m sure my husband feels the same way! He would never openly admit it, though. He probably fears for his life. 🙂 Actually, it looks like I’ll be taking my mom and kids for few nights to Hyatt resort without him. He will probably enjoy peace and quiet. But hopefully not too much, hehe.


    • @Nancy That was pretty funny, wasn’t it? She was a good sport about it, too. Glad you enjoyed it. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. Time flies, and truth be told, I don’t feel much different on the inside. Aside from two kids and a house, I’m still the same insecure crazy gal.
      Enjoy time with your family! I’m trying not to lose my mind keeping up with my little devils, hence this short post.


  2. do you know when the points from the IHG Priceless surprises promotion will be credited to the accounts? I am one of those people who mailed in 94 entries. at first it looked like ALL my letters got lost. but finally got 20 entries.hoping the rest make it too.


    • @Hilde I feel your pain! I actually have mailed in 30 so far, and no confirmation emails. It’s been two weeks. I’ve heard they get processed in batches, so hopefully, you’ll get the rest of your confirmations eventually. I’m holding off on mailing more entries till I hear something back. We have till February 15th to do it. There is always risk with this type of contests, and it’s frustrating because you are taking a chance. Well, at least you got 20 in, that’s 10K points, right?


  3. I used to love that song too! Were you also born in 197… Ouch! And what a coincidence, we flew to Colorado on Monday on Southwest and as I enter the plane I pointed to my husband: “look! No first or biz!”.

    Happy holidays for u and your family!


    • @Leticia I’m not surprised you liked this song. From your comments and emails, you come across as feisty ( just like me!) Yes, I was born in 197… Oh, what the hey! It’s 1979.
      I love Colorado and Southwest Airlines. No biz class, no problem. Hope you had fun! Enjoy time with your daughter over winter break.


    • @Domenick Thank YOU for reading! I’m honestly grateful to everyone who stops by, I know you have quite a few choices. There are many better writers and math wizards. I don’t claim to be one of them. I just try to be myself, for better or for worse. Pretending to be someone I’m not would be quite exhausting! Please, feel free to reach out via email if you ever have any questions. I don’t claim to be an expert, but will try to help.


  4. Hey just wanted to say that your blog is my favorite for the reasons listed! I don’t need an email a day with 10 separate links. No time! Plus yours is fun to read. For real!

    Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:14:06 +0000 To:


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