We took a roadtrip from Houston to Panama City Florida for Thanksgiving. Took about 10 hours and we ran into all sorts of normal holiday highway highjinks, crappy weather, wrecks, traffic and speed traps. I had discovered Waze about 2 years ago and I have been an advocate ever since. Since then though I haven’t used it much since most of the time driving around I know where I’m going. This trip though it was quite awesome indicating traffic, road hazards and SPEEDTRAPS! It was super entertaining being able to “see” where cops were setup on the map and sure enough they would be there. Also super fun to make the updates too. Almost makes the drive a big interactive game.
aloouleishan asked: Jason, I am a reporter and have a photo of Sun Feng I want to run by you to see if it's the right missing person. Can I email you? Or call? What's best way to reach you? Best, Alexa
It seems that delays or maybe missed opportunities, are much worse when they are our own fault. If we miss a turn and drive further than we have to. Or if we book the wrong ticket, or forget to buy the one thing we went to the store for. When there is no where else blame could possibly be placed, those are the worst. You just have to grit your teeth and deal with the penalty that life has dealt you, and these are the types of mistakes that you remember for a long time. At least if you can point to something or someone else you can let it go and say, this is why this terrible thing happened it’s easy to continue on with life. I missed that turn because there was construction, I booked the right ticket but the airline messed up the booking, the store sold out after I drove 2 hours to make that purchase. See? much easier.
Eden was denied her visa today because I (actually we) did not think it was absolutely necessary to have the original I-134 form for the visa application. After nearly a year of negotiating the visa application process beginning in September last year with my filing a petition for Eden’s fiancee visa yesterday came the moment of truth when Eden would go in for her interview for the visa. Once the interview was over Eden would receive her visa and be ok to travel to the USA. Everything had gone very smoothly thus far and we felt comfortably prepared that all the paperwork was in order. A month earlier we had put together all the necessary forms and there was nothing to do but wait for the interview. Our disappointment when the visa was rejected was pretty devastating after looking forward to this moment for so long. Of course it was not a shadow of the disappointment if it had been a complete rejection of our application. This rejection was because the I-134 form (which is a written oath that says that the person sponsoring the visa applicant will support him/her financially and ensure that the visa applicant does not become a burden to the state) was a scanned copy of the signed original and not the actual signed original… I remember Eden asking me to send the original and I asked if it would be ok if I emailed her a scan of the original which she agreed to. Such a small decision which has resulted in most likely a week’s delay in Eden receiving her visa while an original document is shipped DHL priority from one side of the world to the other seems like the biggest mistake ever right now.