My apologies to Dawn Summers for the blog title.
What's not awesome is having a flight booked to Vegas, with your girlfriend who's never been there, and then losing your job and having to change your flight to Florida to see your parents for a week because it's infinitely cheaper. I know some people would spend their last scrap of savings to go to Vegas, but this guy is too practical for that.
Oh, and to top it all off, the change fees for the tickets are so high that I only got back $300 in credit for $800 worth of tickets. In the end, I cashed in 50,000 AMEX rewards points to get the Florida flights for free.
Things will improve. I'm just not that patient about it.