The first...my sister....currently working as an intern for the Tory provincial caucus....Calling me with a slight sense of pride in her voice, because she located an obscure report from the 70's that I had told her to look for after its contents were mentioned to me at an Ontario Election results viewing last week. She called just to tell me she found it and she knew that no one else would recognize the achievement so she just had to call.
The second....my friend...informing me that his girlfriend had given him a book today about a man's year of being a poker pro, and that the quote on the cover was a ringing endorsement from Martin Amis of all people. The message said that my friend would be lending me the book to read when he was completed, though he just received it today and it could be a bit.
Not sure why, but both messages made me smile. Thanks you two.