Okay, I would pass this first test if the darn program realized that Maine and Montana are exactly where I say there are! This post courtesy of Teresa Boardman in St. Paul Minnesota.
Waaay back in the 1980’s, my husband wrote a speech about abolishing the penny for a class at Pepperdine. I remember reading his rough draft and was astounded. Get rid of the penny?! We already got rid of the ha’penny, a fave denomination of Dickens and Christmas carols…what more did he want? Well, apparently, it makes economic sense to do away with them, according to this recent 60 minutes story, by way of The Consumerist.
I had a chat with a client this week. He lives in Chicago but keeps an eye on our economy out here, as he owns some land that might become pretty valuable one day (it’s in the Red Mountain Appelation). He said, “You’re going like gangbusters out there, aren’t you?” I proudly reported that we are. This article in The New York Times mentions Yakima, but it could have easily been us.
And, I decided to change my ring tone on my cell to Daughtry’s Home. My son, a Daughtry fan, was all for it, and even more so when I explained the connection – “Get it? Home, and I sell homes??” “Oh!” he grinned.