Monday, February 26, 2007

Put On A Happy Face.

Am I the only one who noticed the similarity between the happy countenance of Notoriously Nice Mike and the very nice statue at Little Thai Too restaurant last night at the 5th party - the BlogThai?

Walk-This-Way Joan had organized a group shot and we all made sure we didn't cover up the statue as we once did while posing on, around, beside and behind a famous Mustang at our first bloggers harborside gathering.

The food was great, the conversation first rate and - as they say - a good time was had by all. The rain had stopped and there even was an empty parking space around the corner on George Street.
Geoff-from-England and I had been talking about different coins and bills in our respective countries and I asked if he had noted the unique difference about our newest attempt to replace the paper US dollar with a coin, as the British had done years ago.

Apparently I was like most and had not noticed the words "In God We Trust" were missing from either the front or back of the new President's dollar coin. However, in a good light, you can see it IS enscribed around the edge of the coin.

Use a magnifier and you'll see the edge carving also has the date, a symbol for the mint which produced it ("P" for Philadelphia) and "E Pluribus Unum."

Here's a caution about using any of the dollar coins as part of a tip: make sure the person realizes it is a dollar and not just a quarter.


At Mon Feb 26, 07:36:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!

At Mon Feb 26, 11:39:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Mike the Happy Buddha? Too fun.

At Tue Feb 27, 06:31:00 AM , Blogger Heather Solos said...

Thanks for coming, it's always nice to see you.


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