# 1: Winks did not poop all over the camper! What a good kitty. This is your warm-up Piece of Good News, preparing you for...
#2: The trial is over! Joe will be home tomorrow afternoon! Yay! I will leave it up to Joe to tell you any details that he wants to share, but, for the record, after 90 minutes of deliberation, he and his fellow jurors found the defendant guilty.
#3: Our dear friend and talented potter Julie Jones sent me the new Ryan Adams Cd and some tasty chocolate, and therefore I survived a very long day at ands'L ndE by nibbling on chocolate between (and occasionally during) phone calls. I don't get much caffeine in my life, so the dark chocolate infusion made me extra perky!
#4: Betty from Tennessee, who called in a substantial order for shirts to ands'L ndE today, told me that she had some Very Good News regarding the status of Jesus' return to Earth. She was incredibly sweet, and I would have enjoyed having a conversation with her about something other than cotton weave patterns and garment chest size, but we are taped and occasionally forced to listen to ourselves. This would be humiliating and weird enough on its own, but our calls are also "graded" for effectiveness by some mysterious people on the "Quality Team." (I received a festive "Fantastic" sticker on my call report today. Wish me warmth in my voice and effectiveness in selling alternate colors and products as I shoot for a gold star next month! ) I told Betty that I was indeed familiar with the fellow, and in between teeny, tiny, audibly imperceptible bites of chocolate, I told Betty that I would be happy to pass on the word that He is coming soon. We are encouraged to always tell our customers that we "would be happy to do that for you!!" Working for a large corporation has just turned me into a customer service machine, baby!
#5: Mineral Point is getting a second bookstore!
#6: I cut my hair myself, and it is pretty much even side-to-side:
#6a: I do not look like a troll in real life, just in this picture.
That does it for today's Good News!