Monday, April 26, 2010

The Foot Massaging Mother's Day Blog!

Well hello wide world of bloggers, it's good to see you again. For those of you who are not fans of Wiregrass Travel on Facebook you have no idea what in the heck this title is about. Well to be quite honest neither do I. I posted a status today asking if anyone wanted me to blog today and if so about what. I had nine comments for the blog but only two suggestions, hence the title. I really do love FB and all the things that come with it. There is always someone out there waiting for the perfect status or picture just waiting to drop their opinion or joke on. It really is so amusing to me and I get a real kick out of it. I think my goal, esp. on my personal profile is to throw the most random thing I can think of out there just to see what I can stir up. Anyone else do this? You know you do, it's fun. If you don't maybe you should try. I will say that 99% of the crap I post is pretty well true, the fact of the matter is people like to laugh at people and the stuff they do so you may as well have fun with your own issues. I think it is very sad for people to take themselves too seriously. Come on you ain't that important, I promise :).
OK on to my two topics. First up Mother's day, now I know my mother will be reading and since she thinks I was rude to her yesterday on her FB status(even though I wasn't, just being honest) I will try to score some points to win her back. I think it goes pretty much without saying that nobody will ever love you like Mama does. She carried you for nine months, birthed you, and cared for you for at least 18 years or better. I could sit here and go through lots of reasons to love your mother or why I love mine and get all sappy...but who wants to do that? Here will come the part where Angie(my mother) will say "oh he is just like his daddy". I don't see the need to gush over people/family members with words. That's all they are, just words. I think actions speak WAY louder than words and from my end and from what I have seen, most of the folks with sweet tongues are just hiding something else they are doing. I believe you can tell how much someone loves someone else by the way they act. For instance, when I call my mother and say "hey, is Mimi's kitchen open this weekend?" that is LOVE. I LOVE her cooking! Or maybe something a little more serious, like when I know she has an appt. with her oncologist and my stomach hurts until about 2PM when she is done and has the all clear. She worries enough on her own, doesn't need my help, but I do it anyway. BTW just learned yesterday that worrying is a sin, which makes sense to me, but means I will be sleeping in a hog pen in heaven but I will be there and that is all that counts! Now for the actual is right up there with Valentines, just another day created by women to get gifts and feel "loved". All that does is just put pressure on us hopeless guys to come up with something good so as not to disappoint. I will end Mother's Day with this, every day should be mother's day, not just once a year and every mother should always have their kitchen open on the weekends. Boy I bet this is going to cause a stir.
Now on to foot massages. There is a 5k this weekend at our church and one of our wittier members thought that telling folks a good place for a foot massage after the 5k would be a good topic. Well I have thought it over for a while now and there is a particular physician who specializes in women's care that I hear also gives a great foot massage...If you need his address just hit me via email and I will share. I will say his wife is quite a character, always having something good going :).
That's it folks I am out, the BSer is officially done for the evening! Jeremy

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Technology SMC 5/10/10

Hello travel friends! I don't know what the weather is in other parts of the world but it is perfect here in LA today. The good news is I plan on playing tennis after lunch and have an outdoor wedding reception tonight. Its always a good thing when you attend the wedding AND book the honeymoon! I can almost guarantee that at some point before the bride and groom leave they will have some last minute questions for me and there will be people around listening. These are friends and I would be going to the wedding either way, Linds is a brides maid, but it sure doesn't hurt that I can pick up some potential customers without even having to try! It actually got started up last night at the rehearsal, the bride had some questions about her baggage tags and there were at least six pair of ears listening. That my friends is the best marketing tool any customer service rep of any kind can have and its free! The new couple will be traveling down to Pt Canaveral tomorrow to board the Freedom of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. They are sailing on an Eastern Caribbean itinerary with ports of call in St. Thomas, St Martin, Nassau, and Royal Caribbean's private island Coco Cay. I wish I was with them. Oh well, that is why I love my job, so I can live through my customers experience.
OK, now on to the new technology. If you are a friend or fan on Facebook I am sure you have seen some of my post about this. If you are not a friend or fan please look me up and join. Just enter Wiregrass Travel in the search box and you will find me. The new technology I am referring to is a brand new search engine on my web site for air, hotel, and rental cars in anywhere USA! If you have been a follower of this blog or happened to have called me wanting a hotel in xyz USA or wanted just an air ticket to visit your grandma in Kansas, I most likely told you to just go to and do it yourself. Not that I didn't want the business, but my vendor for those type accommodations just wasn't very competitive and for the dollar or two I would make I would just rather save you the money on this and hopefully you would remember me for the vacation packages that I could take care of you on. Well no more!!! My corp office has inked a deal with Expedia and to allow their technology to be added to our personal web sites. I am so excited I do not know what to do with myself. Not because it is going to be a huge revenue generator, but because I can be the travel go to guy for ALL your needs! From a customer service stand point this is a dream. Now all I have to do is get the word out and get everybody use to calling me anytime travel pops into their heads. The hotel side of the engine will pull "best rate guaranteed" rates for select hotels. I tested it out on the Raddison in Cape Canaveral(one I recommend to cruisers out of there) and the price from my web site matched, to the penny, booking the room directly with the hotel. Now instead of telling my clients who to call for a room the night before their cruise, I can either book it for them on my web site or just tell them where to book, their choice. Do me a favor and please send this web address to all your friends that you know already use Expedia and It is the same tools and prices but it benefits me,which in my opinion is a great thing :)

Have a great beautiful weekend, Jeremy.