A couple of years ago, I did a blog post about Zander Hollander.
Earlier this year, I got a comment on the post from his nephew, who also gave me the e-mail address of his wife Phyllis. I had planned to e-mail, but didn’t really know how to approach it as Zander’s nephew had noted his uncles wasn’t in great health.
Recently, a freelance writer happened upon my blog, hoping to find some info about Zander. He is working on a piece about Zander, so he’s looking for all he can get.
That made me remember the e-mail to Phyllis.
I wrote to Phyllis to see if I should forward her e-mail address and such to the writer. I also mentioned meeting them when they came to my town as part of the local book fair. She remembered, which was quite cool.
I’m going to be, in the next week or so, calling Phyllis. I’ll write a little more on the blog after that, to update my post from 2011.
With all of this, however, I went digging for some books by Zander in hopes of finding a signed one. Turns out, I have two signed books. These are very cool to have.
I love signed books and they are ones I really like to keep. So having these two is a bit of a thrill.
Check out the post linked above for the full story.
As much as I hate to say it, I guess I have to start working.
I’ve pointed this out on the blog before, but I’m a dreamer. So I’d be lying if I said I didn’t dream big when I purchased my Powerball ticket for the $600 million jackpot.
Though there was a slight disappointment when I heard the ticket was sold in Florida, it’s also reality. Think about how many tickets were sold for that lotto. Imagine the odds of winning. I only buy one ticket, so my odds are even greater.
It still would have been cool though.
Have you ever read the stories about people who win a massive lotto and are broke in a couple of years? I can assure you that wouldn’t have been me. Many of those stories repeat themselves — the person gives away money, is silly with his spending etc.
No chance for me.
I’m not going to lie — if I won $600 million, I would have tried to spend a million in a week or so. House/land, cars, some other things. All frivolous Why? Because I could.
After that? Back to being smart with it. Invest it. Pay off bills for myself, family and close friends. Set up some college funds for certain youngsters. Set up a charitable foundation.
Then, have it set up so I get paid weekly. A certain amount. That way, I don’t just go spending money for the sake of spending it.
Alas, that won’t happen.
So when this new summer job of mine starts in a few weeks, I’ll be heading there. And I’m OK with that.
Though $600 million would have been sweet.
For the past week or so, I’ve been out finding spots to place geocaches in my area. I am hosting an event this upcoming Sunday and I wanted to have some new caches available.
You can find some interesting things while doing this.
Whether it’s piles of trash, makeshift memorials, the beauty of nature, or whatever else, you never know what you’ll find.
When inspecting at a local field, an old baseball was found.
This isn’t rare. I’ve come across old baseballs many times. And they often make for good photos.
But this one was different. It wasn’t just a ball in the middle of an old field or something. It was stuck. In a bush. We didn’t remove it as we thought it seemed cool an had its place.
It also looked like it had been there for a while.
Just another interesting find while out and about with geocaching.
That will do it for this edition of Notes from my noodle. I’ll be back with another edition of this shortly has I have a few more things to randomly share!
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