Ain’t capitalism grand

Got an unexpected windfall in the mail yesterday; a refund of an overpayment from ExpressScripts. Seems that they have retroactively lowered the price on one of the medications I take and they sent me a check for the difference: 2 cents. Yes, that’s right, I got a check for 2, count ’em, 2 cents. Wonder why they couldn’t have just credited my account for that amount? Think of the howling (pun alert) that would be heard from Faux Snooze if the IRS was sending out 2 cent refund checks.

Iconic irony

A couple of days ago, I posted this photo showing several icons of Kansas City:

Five Kansas City Icons

Five Kansas City Icons

Ironically, yesterday Halls announced that it would close this store on the Country Club Plaza and consolidate it with its store in Crown Center. Halls had been an anchor on the Plaza for nearly fifty years. Rumor has it that the space will become a food court with all the Yum! Brand products you know and love: Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut.

Yum!

New Postcards

I’m getting ready to enter a few new postcards in a juried art show, the theme of which is “Love This City.” The city in question is Kansas City and the metro area. Here are a couple of panoramic postcards.

50th Street Bridge over Brush Creek

50th Street Bridge over Brush Creek

A Panoramic View of the Kansas City Skyline

A Panoramic View of the Kansas City Skyline

 

Updates, updates, updates…

It may seem like I’m picking on LinkedIn, but I’m really not.  It’s just that some things about it strike me as funny/odd/incongruous now and then.  For example, just a few minutes ago, I went to my LinkedIn page and there was a message saying there were three new updates.  OK, so what have my connections been up to?  Well, I suddenly had one of those “deja vu all over” moments when I heard the voice of Chevy Chase on Saturday Night Live (for those of you under forty, he was the original news person on the show; I know it seems impossible that such an old guy could have actually been on SNL, but…) saying, “I’m Chevy Chase… and you’re not.”

What I actually heard was a voice saying “… has a new connection”; “… has a new connection”; “…has a new connection… and you don’t.”  Sometimes, seeing all my connections connecting makes me feel like I must be stuck on a desert island somewhere without an Internet… connection.  Why don’t people want to connect with me?  I’m a pretty interesting person, for the most part.  I don’t post unpleasant things on my profile, for the most part.  I think I have a nice photo, for the most part.

Well, I suppose it’s really up to me. LinkedIn says that my 147 connections link me to 2,514,713+ professionals and there are 3,728 new people in my network, just since May 10, yesterday!  Let’s see, if I sent an invitation to connect to those 3,728 people and they all accepted, there would be 63,774,490+ professionals I could then link with.  I’ll get started right after dinner.