Good to Go with Gogo

Filing this under coolest thing ever. Thought I was going to be able to spend five hours on a flight to Los Angeles not connected to the internet when SURPRISE…there’s a new service being offered by American Airlines called Gogo that enables you to go wireless for $12.95 per day. According to their homepage, Gogo is the first company to bring affordable Internet service to domestic airlines.
I’m using the service right now and I have to admit, it’s pretty cool. Didn’t care for the buy your food on the plane deal ($10 for a chicken sandwich and chips) but I guess in light of the economy and gas prices, airlines have to get their cash any way they can. And I do have to admit, the chicken sandwich was tasty. Personally, I would totally purchase those Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chip cookies that they reserve for the business class and first class passengers. (In case anyone in customer relations is listening.)
Anyway, for those of you traveling on American, bring your laptop and you’ll be good to GoGo.

My Camera Meltdown

Back in August I raved about my brand new Nikon Coolpix – a slick little camera that took photos and video that weighed a few ounces and was an absolute pleasure to use. But a few weeks after my ringing endorsement, my Nikon crapped out on me. During my summer vacation. When I tried to turn the camera on, it fought back with an irritating “lens error” message. Fortunately, my friend took photos during our trip and sent them to me so all wasn’t lost. And when I returned, I visited the local camera store expecting them to either fix the camera or give me a new one.
And that was where I was sadly mistaken. Instead of apologizing for giving me a defective camera, they insinuated that I may have broken it and told me they’d send it back to the manufacturer and I should have it back in a few weeks – and hopefully they won’t charge me for it because if I dropped it or something, the fault would lie with me. Well, I am here to say, I didn’t drop it. Every time I used it, I placed it back in its case and put it in my purse. If that’s too much jostling for a camera then something must be wrong with the camera.
Well, it’s now been a month since I brought my camera in and it still hasn’t come back. And today I leave for my big trip to California where I’m going to meet celebrities, get a makeover and much more. Obviously, I want to document my trip and so, when I called the camera store, I asked if they’d loan me another one so that I have something to take with me to Hollywood. While they agreed to give me a loaner, when I arrived, I discovered the camera must have been manufactured in 1992. How embarrassing. Part of me wants to go out and buy a new one but that would be reckless. All I know is, if the people at Nikon are reading this blog entry, you better communicate better with those mom and pop camera shop owners who blame their customers for your defective products.
All I can say is next time, I’m buying a camera at Target. But until then, I’m off to figure out how to get my ancient camera to work.