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When to text, tweet, face and things in between

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With the new platforms to communicate, humans are left to fend for themselves when trying to figure out the specifics. What is twitter? Who uses facebook? Why are so many people texting? Why would I email? These are all valid questions that I hope to help clear up in this blog.

Twitter

Biggest question, What is twitter and why should I tweet? Twitter is nothing more than a marketing tool for you and your brand, whatever that may be. If you are a new business and you have a product that you are trying to market, or if you are a company that specializes in information (broad topic or unique), or if you are a recent college grad, then twitter is for you. With that being said, It is not a get rich over night scenario. Twitter takes time. All you have to do is put in the time to build your followers, post with regularity and daily and before long, you move yourself or your brand up in the search engine market. You could tweet about a new pet shampoo that you are trying to sell, or tell peopl…

totally disconnected

So the last few days, my head has been in a fog. I have this insane feeling to give up all of my luxuries, try and sell my car and move someplace without technology. I feel so disconnected from everything, the universe, my friends, a semblance of a life. I know we all feel this at some point and time, we are human.

I know that part of me is thinking too much. I keep focusing on the future and that is absolutely insane. The thinking mind will kill you according to Ekhart Tolle. I guess i am just frustrated by the fact that I wanted to pay my car off this year, and now with a $7500 tax lien, that wont be happening anytime soon. I am also frustrated that my minimum payment, $100.00 (which is all i can afford) doesn't even cover the interest per month. That coupled with another dismal year of travel for Event industry is leaving me slightly disillusioned.

I got an email from a friend yesterday about responsibility. Here is what it said

via Bob Proctor
Responsibility opens the door …

Justine answers those tough questions...

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately: illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, and alligators attacking people in Florida .

Not me. I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win- win situation.

+ Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.

+ Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levies.

+ Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today? Yes!


Think about these:
1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments

C O W S
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

T H E C O N S T I T U T I O N

From my wonderful mother

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't look safe; he looked poor and hungry.

He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was those chills which only fear can put in you. He said, 'I'm here to help you, ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car where it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.'

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt. As he was tight…

Do you ever...

Get a song stuck in your head first thing in the morning? It happens to me more often than i can remember. I have come to trust that there is some meaning associated with the song that has planted itself in my head. I feel the universe wants me to take a closer look at the song, listen to the lyrics, perhaps sing along, who knows

Yes I am crazy, but I feel that by doing all these things, it helps me jump start my morning. It gives me a direction and a purpose for the day. I sing and it takes me out of that "routine" negative funk that sometimes creeps in early in the morning. A time that should be set aside for thinking of all the amazing possibilities, gets jumbled up by the negative "have nots" or even worse, "what if's"

Its truly my belief that we live in a society based in fear. Fear that you cannot do the things you think you can, or fear that you should do one thing or another to protect yourself. Fear that if you leave your house alone, yo…

Like a ton of bricks...

So today I decided to walk to the beach with my coffee in hand and watch the surfers and enjoy the breeze. On the way out, I ran into Jake, Noahs younger brother, who lives in the compound I live in (it literally is a compound). He was seeing off his wife and their son, Emery, as they were taking their first flight to Oregon to visit her family. I saw Jake and I asked him about two wooden Pabst Blue ribbon placards that were in the garage. I asked him if he wanted them and what,if anything, was he going to do with them.

What proceeded was not what I expected at all. Jake informed me that they were his friend Scott Hansen's. Jake asked me if I knew what happened. I told him I didn't. Apparently Scott committed suicide on the 19th of April. He left behind his wife and two young children. As I think about it I tear up…

I met him a few months ago and he was very so-cal and laid back, but a super nice guy. Jake had known him since he was 19 and they practically grew up to…

Im awesome...

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It is always amazing to me how i manage to live, but somehow or another I do. I beg, borrow and plead to make an existence. If only being a fabulous person paid my bills, I would be multi millionaire. I know money can't buy happiness, however, studies do show that people that come from nothing, that come into money, are in fact happier, because they can now do the things they couldn't do before.

I have to look at all the positives

* I am not a contributing member of society
* I have tons of free time
* I can do things when i feel like it
* I have freedom

Did i mention that I have freedom? I hate what money stands for in our society. However it needs to be known that from this moment forward, I choose to be disgustingly rich. I am tired of being 2nd class and kissing everyones ass to make a dollar. I want to be the one catered to on the planes, I want to be the VIP that has people wait on me. I want to be able to support my entire family and not question where the money goes. …

Words I needed to hear

This is my motivation that shows up in my email every day. Some days are good and some days are fantastic.


Hey, Chad... It's OK. Everything is fine. You've always been guided. Even now you are watched, and held, and adored. You've made great stuff happen, and you will make more great stuff happen. You've changed lives. You've changed your own. You've moved mountains and done the impossible. You've been scared and you overcame. You've been knocked down and you rose. And you've been lost, or so you thought, only to discover it was just the calm before another storm of creativity, love, and fun.
Humbled like the rest of 'em,
The Universe


This one hit like a ton of bricks. We are on a sea and that sea is constantly changing. Either we adapt or, without the help of family and friends, we sink.

Until next time

Delta Continued...

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In response to my first blog: http://chadbordes.com/2010/05/02/dear-delta-airlines/

So i got a response today. I was so excited…wait a minute. Delta responded to my concern. They didn't respond at all. Looks like they took a generic "I'm sorry" and added some stuff about "recent email exchange"????? Hello, this was my first email exchange with them, unless you want to count the one where I had to complain about the two Hawaiian airlines flights, in which, Delta has a sky miles partnership with, and I can accrue mileage towards status on Delta, but the class of service was not correct. Bye bye 12k miles.

Anyhow, here is what delta said:

Dear Mr. Bordes,

Thank you for your e-mail to Delta Air Lines.

In regards to your e-mail, we apologize about you dissatisfaction with
the changes of the Skymiles program changes. And we will be sure to
forward any suggestions over to the skymiles Administration department.

I appreciate your additional comments concerning our re…

A lot to be thankful for...

I woke up this morning in a different place, a different state of mind. I walked downstairs, greeted by my three loving kitties, Pepper, Precious and Tigher and placed food in their bowls. I smiled as i finished filling their bowls because I know how happy they get for their breakfast. I may not be able to give much to the world, but for these three girls, I can provide a loving, nurturing home for them to live in. Thats something to be thankful for.

I walked into the kitchen and turned on the TV and began to watch one of the big name news channel. I noticed how the news seems to be focused on the things that don't really matter (not a new revelation-just a refresher). We have enough bad news to deal with every day. It would be nice to see a different news company, that focused on the goodness and wonder that happens on a daily basis. (I have one company in mind that could do a fantastic job of it MindFox Productions, I met Dr Fox and he has a wonderful energy and could do …

I'm just saying,

Another morning is upon me. I watch as the sun burns away the coastal fog here in Encinitas. It is a beautiful day as the birds chirp outside my window singing the song of another day. The cool crisp air seeps in my window like a dancer in a ballet. In all, it is the makings for a gorgeous day.

As I sit here and peruse the gifts that nature has placed before me, I realize I have no clue what my life holds for me. I have no idea what is next, and try to accept graciously that this is exactly where I need to be in my life. I am getting an education on what it is I want in this life. I ask the universe, "Should I look for a new career?" the universe responds, "You should". I ask the universe if I should stay in the hospitality field, The Universe responds, "Yes" I ask if I should be in a relationship and the universe says, "As you wish". I again ask if I should remain single, and the response again is, "If you so desire".

No matte…

Dear Delta Airlines,

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It is with great regret that I write this letter. For years I have been loyal to you as you helped me in a pressing time when my grandfather passed away. It was during a United strike back in '99 and the lines at Delta in DIA were absurd. I arrived 5 hours prior to my flight and one of your gate agents graciously worked diligently and ardently to get my reservation changed. She issued my ticket from DEN to JFK and said she would need more time to work on the JFK to ARN portion. Even after the delay of flight coming in to Denver and serious headwinds, we made it to New York with minutes to spare on my connection. I raced fervently to get to my gate and to my surprise, sitting on the counter at the gate with a smiling agent, was my ticket, confirmed from JFK to ARN (Stockholm).

It is now 2010 and I was happy to have made silver medallion in 2008. It seemed that I had hit the big leagues and was given really cool bag tags and a silver FF card which gave me great privileges, suc…