Remember how I said 2007 is the year of pink? Well, with all the bad news we’ve been getting recently, I’d say it’s turning grey. Grey like the color your hands turn when you’ve read too many newspapers.
Bad news has definitely been drifting in and out of our house this year. We’ve felt it personally; but we also read it a lot, we also hear it a lot. And even though I’m a borderline obnoxious silver-lining person…and even though I know that we’re beyond blessed….and even though I really know things could be a hell of a lot worse… well, I don’t know. Maybe it’s the artist in me. But all this grey news is bringing me down.
For instance, on my eight-block commute this morning, I heard four promos for death and destruction at noon, five, six and ten…
- “A waiter tests positive for Hepatitis A, exposing thousands of diners. Could you be one of them?”
- “Innocent motorist shot dead while driving with children on freeway. Could this happen to you?”
- “Wicked weather! Is it coming this way? Find out. And find out what you can do to survive.”
- “Is your toothpaste killing you? Maybe.”
- “House plants…you think they’re your friends…but they may be killing your family. Tune in later to find out.”
These are real by the way. Not one made up. I copied and pasted each one of them from the front page of one local news station’s Web site. Truth is stranger than fiction and all that.
So what I’m hearing is, my plants, my toothpaste, the weather, a waiter, and any random motorist could kill me at any second. But I really need to wait until six to find out how to prevent it. (No wonder this grey cloud won’t go away.)
So I’m jumping on the bandwagon and asking it to take me to the good news.
When the HcQ wants some good news or a cool stuff heads ups, he goes to Slashdot or Digg or Del.icio.us. However, hearing about the future of packaging software in Linux or a chocolate Wii controller just doesn’t do it for me.
So I’m thinking, wouldn’t it be excellent if there was a site like Digg or Del.icio.us or Slashdot for things I like, news I want to hear, stuff I care about?
I need a portal for good news.
You got one?
And now for some sweet news…
And really, aren’t we all? So that’s good news.
Oh but here’s some more good news. The Hurricane “accidentally” picked two names out of the sandbucket (and since I can’t be the one to decide which should be the winner, and it’s only fair because obviously there were supposed to be two winners) so then that means there’s another winner…
That’s right. Karen Rani who said, “Whoohoo! Flipping WW both birds.” is also a big brownie winner.
So congrats girls. Email me at helloqueso at gmail dot com to claim your treats. And everyone else, stay tuned for more good news and more fun giveaways.
In the meantime, tell me something good.