lovelinks #29 is open

About 15 years ago, my big brother won a month's free rent at his garden apartment by winning the residents' appreciation day hula hoop contest. Fifteen years later, I'm still letting that sink in. You know for a month's free rent, whether rent was $650 or $6500, there had to be some stiff competition. My brother, at the time a 30-something divorced father and regional corporate bigwig, won a hula hoop contest. Our latent gifts and talents seem to emerge whenever there are cash incentives. It's the American way....more