Sunday, December 28, 2008

May you find some comfort here

My intertubes seem to be clogged up this morning. Nothing seems to want to fully open. I haven't been able to access the news sites at all. It happens here occassionally, so maybe it will clear up soon. If it's the weather screwing up a major server somewhere, it may take longer. Anyway, if you've made it here, I have a couple of new links to entertain you while we're waiting.

Song in my head. I'd forgotten how much I like Sarah McLachlan.

This feel good story is especially compelling because it comes out of Irvine, CA, where they've been hit really hard by the meltdown. A woman finds $10,000 in cash in a box of crackers. Turns it into the police.
Police later heard from store managers at Whole Foods in Tustin that an elderly woman had come in a few days earlier, hysterical because she had mistakenly returned a box of crackers with her life savings inside. In a mix-up the store restocked the box rather than composting it.

The Lake Forest woman, whose identity was not released, had lost faith in her bank and decided the box would be a safer place for the money.

Luckily for her, the box of Annie's Sour Cream and Onion Cheddar Bunny crackers were bought by the Rogoffs, who discovered the crisp $100 bills in an unmarked white envelope on Oct. 10.
The only down side to the story is they never heard from the woman who got her money back. I mean maybe she couldn't afford to give them a $100 as a reward but the least she could have done is sent a thank you note. I'm hoping it's just due to senility.

On a more amusing note, this is the best photoshop ever of one of my favorite photos of the Bush years.

Eye candy link of the day is to this really nice Fiber art done by the wife of an on-line acquaintance.

And keeping up the spirit of Christmas, maybe this made the rounds but I hadn't seen it before. Good doggies.

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Blogger SteveAudio said...

Thanks for the link, Libby. darkblack's work is indeed Teh Awesum!

2:47:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey Steve. Good to see you here. Happy New Year.

9:02:00 AM  

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