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This is complete unrelated to money, but it’s a fun story. I remembered it while reading penmachine ‘s post about the PNE.


photo credit: vancouveriste

Here goes:

I worked reception each summer during university. When the outdoor concerts were introduced, naturally we got flooded with phone calls from irritated neighbours (understandably). There really wasn’t anything that we could do except apologize.

Except one night.

One night, the same (frankly, crotchety) woman called for the umpteenth time to complain. Her call came through just moments after I’d heard on the security radio that the last song was winding down and the show would be done.

So this time, when the crotchety woman started to rant, I was able to interupt and say, “you know what? I completely agree with you. Give me 3 minutes, and I’ll arrange for the concert to close so you can enjoy your evening in peace”.

Blown away, she hung up, and I imagine she was even more blown away when, indeed, the concert concluded moments later.

Somewhere, some lady, had her moment, when she called and got a concert shut down.

ARE YOU IN NEED OF A FINANCIAL SHAKE UP? OMNI LIFESTYLE is looking for fun females to be guests on our exciting new TV series, SMART COOKIES.

The Smart Cookies series is being made for the W Network and is all about how to be financially successful as a woman. Each one of our 13 half hour episodes focuses on a different area of life.
We’re looking for fun and outgoing females between the age of 30 – 45 to feature in our episodes. They must be in need of a financial overhaul, want to learn how to be smarter with their money, and not be timid to talk about money on camera!


I have the contact info for the director (but I have no more information than the above), so if  you’re interested send me an e-mail.  nancy at your money by design (all one word) dot commercial

Some terrific freebies this week:

1. citizensmall.gif will donate $1 to the foodbank for each gingerbread e-card you decorate and send. Fun for adults; even more fun for the kids. Try it!

2. The Pacific Baroque Orchestra violinis donating a free concert (‘Twas the night before Christmas) to the downtown eastside, Vancouver.

Biber, Corelli, Vivaldi
plus Handel’s exquisite Harp Concerto in Bb
Friday December 14
St. James Anglican Church

All are welcome; if you are able to donate at the door, all the better.

Musica Intima
Sunday 16 December

“Rose In Winter” includes traditional
and contemporary carols and
Biebl’s Ave Maria
By donation
St. James’ Anglican Church

Brian MulroneyLove him or hate him, Brian Mulroney (make that the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney) is coming to town – to Chapters on Robson, specifically.

He’ll be promoting his newly released book, Memoirs at 8pm, Tue. Sept. 25th 2007.

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