New suit for homeless man = new job

Great story! See ksl.com

"It was about as low as you can get, but Smith decided to at least make it to the new year. When he went on ksl.com to look for jobs, he saw a story KSL did on a Utah company giving suits to homeless people to help them feel confident during job interviews."


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Phone scam to make you say yes

Another phone scam to be aware of …

"After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?'

“All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can,” said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you do not want to do.

Police say scammers record your 'yes' response, and then use it to sign you up for a product or service you never asked for."

See wtkr.com/2017/01/24/can-you-hear-me-norfolk-police-take-action-warning-residents-of-new-phone-scam

Cool website

Here’s a cool website I just learned of:

atlasobscura.com

"In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you’re searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you’ll find them."

How did Moscow’s stray dogs learn to navigate the Metro?

Interesting.

"Of Moscow’s 35,000-odd stray dogs, about 20 are thought to travel regularly on the city’s underground rail system. These dogs seem to be able to identify which trains to board, and where to alight. It appears that they can recognise humans who will give them a treat or a pat — and avoid those who won’t. They also show an impressive ability to deal with the noise and activity of the busy Metro system, which many pet dogs would find distracting and stressful — indeed, they can often be found relaxing and sleeping in the crowded carriages."

via Moscow’s stray dogs on the Metro

Here’s another stray dog (one among dozens) that we saw while in Russia in 2007.

Local pick up

Just ordered a $10 item on eBay. They offered "Local pick up in Las Vegas, Nevada" versus delivering it. I live in Nashville. I need to decide if it’s worth driving out there. Suggestions?

Trampoline

Trampoline ends in "ine" not "ene" as I had thought. Just FYI for next time someone tells you that’s the wi-fi password and you can’t get online to look it up. 🙂

My English Premier League team

Trying to decide which English Premier League team I should consider "my team." Very important. Leaning toward either Liverpool FC (because I always liked the Beatles) or Plymouth Argyle Football Club (because my first car was a Plymouth, and I always liked the idea of Argyle socks but was never brave enough to wear them). Anyway, these two are playing right now on FS1 as I type this.

Going out for coffee (in the icy weather). I hope to have made my decision by the time I return. Wish me luck!

UPDATE: Turns out, Plymouth Argyle never were a Premier League team, just a British team in one of the lower-level leagues. I don’t know what they were even doing playing each other. [UPDATE: League Cup?] Anyway, I chose Liverpool, and now (2019) they’ll be in their second consecutive UEFA Champions League final.


UPDATE: Even though Liverpool is doing great this season (2019-20) again, I just can’t get behind them for some reason. So, I have decided to choose the Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) as my team. For one, my daughter loves wolves. Secondly, the coach and several players are Portuguese, and I am half Portuguese. So, Wolves, it is.