No News is Good News
||Perhaps it's a slow news month when our headline
is the weather, but we've really set some records here: Highest
highs and highest lows too, if that makes any sense.
|Some of you, Dear Readers, may not have any difficulties
with +103°F weather, but here in
the great Pacific Northwest, we just about reached meltdown!
What a delightful outpouring of sympathies was
wrought by our article last month regarding spam. Thanks to some
of your suggestions, we trimmed our spam intake from a high of
2,300+ a day to under 200. And we're still working on it. The less
time we need to spend dealing with that scourge, the more time we
have to spend on our dear customers. Thank you all for your help.
Have some fun with the image above.
We mentioned Romania a couple of issues ago (Vol 3, No 6), but
didn't touch on the region of Transylvania. This region is part of
modern day Romania, but has many roots in Hungarian history as
well as other surrounding cultures.
The name Transylvania roughly means "beyond the forest", and if
you're interested in the origins of names, we found a
comprehensive site for you.
We even found an
interesting site with some history of the name Dracula ("Son
of the Dragon"). What a world!
||Remember to keep cheering on your favorite
teams. They deserve your support.
The Personal Corner
A little humor goes a long way in this world and thankfully we
have some pretty humorous friends. A couple of recently received
items (flag related if you really stretch it) include:
The latter is by the Finnish comic, M. A. Numminen,
and Parental Control may be suggested for Swedish speaking
Keep them cards and letters comin' in!
|Back by popular demand,
is proud to carry the US Service Banner. Please click on the
image to read about this patriotic item.
10% discount offer/quiz
Take 10% off any purchase made
during the month of August 2004 by mentioning this offer/quiz
and the name of this flag.
If you’re calling in
your order, just mention this offer; if you’re ordering online,
enter the flag name in the Comments Area on the order page and we’ll
happily calculate your discount.
This offer is exclusive of any other offers
and does not include Shipping and Handling charges.
Last Month's Offer/Quiz Answer:
Our last South Pacific island nation flag (for a while), last
month's flag was of Kiribati (pronounced kiri-BAHS). Really.
Look it up. (Incidentally, not one reader guessed this one.)