Thursday, August 13, 2009

BLUE SKIES FROM THE PALM BEACH POST


I'm not much of a news hound. It's all so depressing and I like all the skies in my world to be blue ALL the time. Nevertheless, I subscribe to the feeds from my local paper. I scan them daily (while wearing rose colored glasses) looking for a little good news. Today I realized I haven't looked at them for awhile and had 380 articles to peruse. With so many, I was bound to find a little good news today. I thought I would share the good news I found.

Home prices are up in Palm Beach County. Foreclosures are down. This is good. Things are looking up.


If you watch college football at all, no doubt you've heard of Tim Tebow. I could be excommunicated from my family for even mentioning this name but I will risk it for the sake of WTH? Realizing that Tim Tebow will not play college ball forever, Coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that backup quarterback John Brantley, a redshirt sophomore, will receive "meaningful minutes" in games this season. Seriously? "meaningful minutes"? Meaningful minutes in football? What is that? At any rate, without Tim on the field, the announcers may even realize there are other players on the team and more on the opposing side. This is a very good thing. I think Tim Tebow is a great guy and a great player (that's hard to say as a Seminole mom) but he doesn't play the game all by himself. *rant disguised as a good news over*

Call me a sentimental fool but a shiny new penny makes me smile. If you feel the same, you can smile big today as the third of four new pennies celebrating Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial was released today. That's pretty cool. There is a down side to this good news: It costs the US mint 1.04 cents to make a penny these days.

Virgin American Airlines announced plans to begin non-stop flights from Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco and Los Angeles this fall. The introductory fare-$99! I just love a bargain!

Coach Bobby Bowden is entering his 34th season as Florida State University's football coach. Our beloved Bobby is on a year to year contract. Here's hoping this season will be his best....and ours. :-) Go Seminoles!

Smoky Bear is 65 years old this month. Happy Birthday, Smoky!

That's it. Out of almost 400 articles, this is all the good news I could find. A little good news is better than none, right?


What's your good news today?




Hugs,
Smart Mouth Broad



34 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Snap up the airline tickets before they are gone!! Great deal.

darsden said...

dang you are trying to confuse me.. I thought this was a Random Tuesday post on a Thursday.. I worked all day so I lost today, and reading this made me think the last day was my imagination :-)

Pastor Sharon said...

What? It costs 1.04 cents to make 1 cent? Now, that don't make any sense! HAHA. . . I made a funny!

Now, I'm thinking about driving to Florida, buying a plane ticket and flying back to Cali! Whatcha think?

blueviolet said...

You need to take a vacation. That's too good to pass up!

The penny price is simply ridiculous. That's a good reason to get rid of them.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Hit40-Maybe I could visit some blogging buds.

dar-I'm sorry, sweetie. Pour yourself another cup of coffee. :-)

PS-Crazy, huh?
Now that's an idea. Maybe I'll go with you.

BV-I do need a vacation. Summer's almost over and I've missed it. *sigh*

only a movie said...

One of my girlfriends wanted to start a good news television show/network.

I like that you tried to find stories, SMB. Or can we call you Rosie? :-)

It is going to be great weather today and I have an old friend visiting - which means ice cream and laughs. That's my good news.

Kristen Andrews said...

What a fun blog you have! I have noticed some of the new pennies when my son and I were making wishes and throwing pennies in a fountain. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to return.

Jan said...

My good news? That my nightmare last night was only a nightmare and Beloved did NOT fall into a river of burning lava after I told him not to walk next to it in his damn loafers.

Hey, I'll take what I can get, too.

Linda said...

This is why I don't read the paper and rarely watch the news.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

oh i do love good news.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Movie-We all need a little good news today. :-) Hugs, Rosie

Kristen-I haven't seen them. It was news to me.

Jan-Well that IS good news. Goodness, what risky business is Be into that you'd have that dream? EEK

Linda-Exactly.

OP-Isn't it great!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Hmmmm. If I can get to LA to visit my mom and sister, maybe you can get there too!

JC said...

I'm not ready for football ...

WV LeAnn said...

My good news is I leave on vacation in the morning and will be on the beach for a week!!!!! Love reading your postings and have for quite some time!

otin said...

Did someone say that their was a great deal on a virgin??? :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Smokey is 65?!?!?! Thank gawd he's older than me. I'd have been depressed if he wasn't :-)
xo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well....I guess my good news was that you are looking for good news to share with all of us! I watched the Town Hall meeting with Obama...and that was my good news. Now if they will just give his FULL answers along with the question..that would be even better news. :)
OOPS! I fear I just stuck my foot in some doodoo! :) Hey! It feels good! :) My backbone has been missing for a long time now and it's nice to have it back. :)

midlife slices said...

Forget San Francisco! Come to Texas. If it's 99 to SF then it's probably on 20 to texas. I'll pick you up at the airport. No wait....you're getting skinny and I'm getting fatter. Forget it. I can't handle the stress of running around with a skinny friend. *wink*

Beth Niquette said...

Wonderful post! Let's see--what good news? I finished remodeling my sister's wedding dress! I took out the zipper, put in a panel, made some loops and ribbon to lace up the back. It looks fabulous on her!

Woohoo!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

So are you going on the Virgin Airlines trip? Go, go, go! I'll travel vicariously with you.

Mrs. K said...

Not good but did you hear about one of the guys from the Paul and Young ROn show? He got arrested for fondling a boy...more than once.

The other good news is - my jetlag is over, today I'm getting mani, pedi and massage. BOOYAH! :)

Oz Girl said...

Hmm. My good news today would be that I can walk, but barely sit down as the muscles on the tops of my thighs are beyond sore. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. :)

Like you, I prefer to search for good news, instead of follow all the bad news. That's why my blog is so freaking sunshiney and cheerful, even though I'm sure it makes some people vomit. :)

tera said...

I am always looking for good news in the news but I have come to believe that is an oxymoron.

My good news is that I did three pieces of artwork yesterday! That's seriously got to be a record for me...
Hopefully Tuesday I will have more good news that I got the shift I want next go-round. *cross fingers*
:)

Jason, as himself said...

Thanks for picking up on the good stuff!

JeanMac said...

The good news is we got thru the day:)
We even got a walk in before the rain.

JOE TODD said...

Linda and I had a cake for Smokey and Ted R. was our guide on our vacation.

Duchess said...

Well, I had forgotten Smokey was so young! I had a Smokey the Bear teddy when I was a girl.

My good news is I have almost got my house sorted out so my tenants can move in on Wednesday and I won't be lurking in the wardrobe.

Fragrant Liar said...

We can all use a whole lot more of the good stuff, can't we? My good news today is that I am excited about the prospect of a new guy and all that goes with that. Cross your fingers for me.

And jump on those $99 fares!

Kimberly said...

I woke up.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

This is a test. I'm told my blog has a new feature asking for an email address of your friend. I didn't add this feature.

Ashley.SoItGoes said...

How 'bout them Noles!

nothingfancy1 said...

Tim Tebow. I like saying his name and yep, like watching him play. My Hokie husband is a bit annoyed with my Tebow fascination, but I'm definitely not alone! LOL

Tony Letts said...

More good news than I can find today! We need a goodnewsfeeder

Nice post SMB

Gaston Studio said...

Great deal on airline tickets; can't believe Smokey is 65; does he have Medicare now?

Left you something on my post today!