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It’s that time again! Here are some news stories that made me smile this week…hope they’ll do the same for you. Happy Friday, have a great day.

‘Rock to the Rescue’ Concert Provides Some Relief for Tornado Victims

Coffee shop holds food drive for man who stole from tip jar

One Woman’s Quest to Save Dogs’ Lives With a Camera

thirty-thirty Coffee Co.

I don’t even drink coffee but I am excited to check out this new coffee shop in Peoria:


thirty-thirty Coffee Co. opened their doors for the first time this week.

I drive by the location at 734 Main St. all the time and it’s been fun to watch the transformation of this place during the past several months. Here’s a look at the inside…

Visit the thirty-thirty Facebook page and check out the rest of the photos. They go all the way back to the original condition of the place. I think you’ll be as impressed as I was with what they’ve done once you’ve seen the before and after shots.

For the coffee drinkers (you know, the actual people they are looking to serve with this business) it seems as though this place will have the good stuff.

From the website:

“Every owner and employee within thirty-thirty Coffee Co. shares, in common, an obsession for the coffee bean and all of its iterations. Coffee is not only our passion, an overarching philosophy, or the greatest community to be immersed in—it is truly our life.”

Yeah, I think these folks like their coffee 🙂

As for me, I like the decor. It got my attention and I look forward to enjoying a cup of tea or something else (sorry folks, the coffee drinking thing is just never gonna happen for me) and soaking up the atmosphere while I’m there.

It’s really nice to see a cool new place like this open for business in downtown Peoria. Hopefully it’s a sign of more good things to come.

UPDATE: (11/8/11) I went there tonight and really liked the place. I tried the Mandarin Green Tea and it was quite tasty. Pretty sure I will be trying one of the pastries during my next visit. It’s a cool place. Check it out sometime!

Would you like cream with your communication equipment – err, coffee?

This is unbelievable: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/01/05/canada.flight.diverted/

From the first paragraph of the article:

“A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Toronto this week after the pilot dumped a cup of coffee on the plane’s communication’s equipment. The unwanted liquid triggered a series of emergency codes, including one for a hijacking, according to Transport Canada, the agency that regulates transportation in Canada.”

Seriously? You couldn’t find a travel mug with a lid on it? Is this really what’s going on in cockpits of airplanes? Ayiee. My fear of flying just notched up another level. I mean, really. An open cup of coffee next to the control panel of an airplane soaring through the sky with several hundred people on board?? If this doesn’t worry you, that’s great. I wish I could say the same.

Obviously I am glad the pilot made the choice to divert the plane in this situation. Better safe than sorry. But still, it never should have happened in the first place. Find a Thermos…drink it before you fly…anything but leaving a cup of coffee next to vital controls on the aircraft DURING THE FLIGHT!

Thank goodness this didn’t cause the entire airplane to malfunction. Very happy about that. Still, I’m going to be watching what the flight attendants bring to the pilots the next time I step on a plane. Maybe I’ll bring a spare mug with me. You know, just in case it’s coffee time in the cockpit again.