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Ever find a wad of cash?

Connect, unite and act. Sometimes you can do that around cash easier than around love.

José. The mensch of the hour.
José. I love this guy. He's my wingman (works like a demon and we pass the night teasing each other). At work, he's the busser in love with a wonderful and sweet (but indecisive) waitress...who kind of, sort of, maybe, is, was or will be in love with him. They seem to be having a traditional romance with all the false starts and cross signals resulting in three months of non-action. Not even a kiss. Might be some hurt fee-fees. Just saying. Not much Connect* Unite* Act* going on there. He's also the busser from "Robert Reich and the Busboy."

On Valentines Day José finds an envelope on top of a table with about $500 in it. Did it then disappear between dirty dishes until he could stuff it in his pocket? It did not. It could've easily just vanished and no one would've been the wiser as to who was responsible. Instead, he went and found my son (the waiter for that table) to turn it into him. The unwritten rule in service is any unclaimed item (assuming no one ever comes back for it) on top of a table is in the waiter's tip domain. My son then came and reported it to me so that anyone calling looking for it would be able to retrieve it. Two weeks later and no one claimed it. Cat Jr. decided to split the money evenly with José.

Then during that two weeks something else happened. Last customers of the evening were loitering an hour past closing. Not quite as romantic as you see in the movies. They found their BMW's battery had died and José gave them a jump. He was off the clock and on his way home. They tried hard to give him $50, but José refused. Three times. He works two jobs. Go figure. Says to me almost apologetically, "Some day on the road I'll need help from a stranger."

The closest I myself ever came to finding a wad of cash was on a government website. I was so broke at the time that I was cutting my shekels in half (hat tip to ancient Maya counterfeiters who hollowed out Cacoa beans and stuffed 'em with clay). Found a few thousand owed to me that got me through the mean season.

Ever find a windfall of cash, or leave one behind for someone else to find?

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Saturday, March 8th

Three Star Kossacks and Nashville KosKats Meet-up With State Senate Candidate Mary Mancini

DINNER:
TIME: 5:00 PM
LOCATION: The Pour House
730 8th Avenue South • Nashville

Then, after dinner, The SteelDrivers Band:
TIME: 9:00 PM
LOCATION: The Station Inn
402 12th Avenue South • Nashville

ORGANIZER: Send marykk a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. marykk
2. Land of Enchantment
3. jnhobbs
4. Sandy on Signal
5. Mr. Sandy on Signal
6. Mr. marykk
7. Slamkitty
8. Mr. Sow Hat
9. Mrs. Sow Hat
10. Patrick is Lucky
11. JackiW
12. Strauml
13. JK Townsend
14. JK Townsend guest
Maybees:
Fiddler Crabby
Fiddler Crabby's guest
ZenTrainer
Jon Sitzman
Latest diary: Connect! Three Star Kossacks and Nashville KosKats to Convene!
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Saturday, March 15th

LAKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for shanikka!

TIME: 12:30 PM
LOCATION: City Tavern
9739 Culver Blvd. • Culver City

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. shanikka (Guest of Honor)
3. jakedog42
4. Gay CA Democrat
5. Otoelbc
6. susans
7. gmats
8. Mugwumpblues
9. Shockwave
10. SanFernandoValleyMom
Maybees:
homogenius
Former Chicagoan Now Angeleno
Latest diary: Los Angeles Kossacks - Rolling out the Red Carpet for Shanikka - March 15, Culver City
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Saturday, March 15th

Sacramento/Central Valley Kossacks, Silicon Valley Kossacks and the SFKossacks Demonstrate at "Don't Frack California"

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: California State Capitol lawn
1315 10th St. • Sacramento
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After the protest ends we'll be heading over to a local watering hole. Meet us at KBar at 1000 K Street, a couple of short blocks north of the Capitol building.

The Don't Frack California website has also arranged for buses from all over California. Places as far away as San Diego and Los Angeles. Check out their ride board and buy a ticket STAT.

RSVPs:
1. Anthony Page aka SecondComing
2. mrsgoo
3. Dan Bacher
4. smileycreek
5. paradise50
6. navajo
7. Meteor Blades
8. dsb
9. Where4Art
10. remembrance
11. Glen the Plumber
12. TLO™
13. Glescagal
14. kimoconnor
15. stagemom
16. cooper888
17. gotmooned
18. aitchdee
19. ybruti
Maybees:
jpmassar
dharmasyd
Latest diary: The California Frack Wars: Episode 3 Revenge Of The Greed

Quick re-mention of March 15 statewide "Don't Frack California" demonstrations

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Sunday, March 16th

NYC Kossacks Meet-up

UPDATE: Special Guest Star! It's Juliana Forlano, known on DailyKos as IronicNews. She's a political satirist and the host of the news parody series Absurdity Today.

TIME: Noon
LOCATION:  Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC

ORGANIZER: Send sidnora a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. rubyr
3. joanbrooker
4. belinda ridgewood
5. MBNYC
6. jfdunphy
7. communitygis
8. No Exit
9. Its the Supreme Court Stupid
10. Denise Oliver Velez
11. Mets102
12. plf515
Maybees:
Laura Clawson
Rosalie907
Ian Reifowitz
kathny
Bethesda 1971
David Nir
wader
Latest diary: NYC Meetup, Sunday, March 16: Good times ahead, now with special guest!
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Saturday, March 29th

Houston Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Fadi's Mediterranean Grill
4738 Beechnut Street • Houston

ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. htowngenie
3. Libby Shaw
4. MarciaJ720
5. Bree Davis
6. krwheaton
7. Mary (Honorary Kossack)
8. Alan (Honorary Kossack)
Maybees:
Mr. Libby Shaw
Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, March 29 (plus a note on future meet-ups)
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Saturday, April 5th

Seattle & Puget Sound Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: Noon - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant
1201 First Avenue South • Seattle

ORGANIZER: Send EagleOfFreedom a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. EagleOfFreedom
2. Reetz
3.
4.
5.
Maybees:
Ojibwa
Latest diary: Seattle & Puget Sound Kossacks Arrive
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Saturday, May 3rd

DKos Asheville Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. randallt
2. davehouck
3. Joieau
4. Gordon20024
5. SteelerGrrl
6. SteelerGuy
7. GulfGal 98
8. Otteray Scribe
9. flwrightman
10. people power granny
Maybees:
Audri
Mr Audri
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Tuesday, May 13th

SFKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for LeftOfYou & Expat Okie

TIME: 11:00 AM, Early lunch!
LOCATION: Yank Sing
Rincon Center, 101 Spear St. • San Francisco

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. navajo
2. LeftOfYou
3. Expat Okie
4. side pocket
5. Justice Putnam
6. dharmasyd
Maybees:
annieli
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