Honey, will you marry... Oh. Never mind... | Oddly Enough | Reuters:
"Hajji, of Hackney, east London, had concealed a $12,000 engagement ring inside a helium balloon. The idea was that she would pop the balloon as he popped the question.
But as he left the shop, a gust of wind pulled the balloon from his hand and he watched the ring -- and quite possibly the affections of his girlfriend -- sailing away over the rooftops.
'I couldn't believe it,' he told The Sun newspaper.
'I just watched as it went further and further into the air.
'I felt like such a plonker. It cost a fortune and I knew my girlfriend would kill me.'
Hajji spent two hours in his car trying to chase and find the balloon, without success."
I found this fascinating quote today: Can you conceive of a situation where you might actually have to ask people for help? Or want to promote something? Anything? Garage sale? Sell your house? Help your spouse or kid find a job? Raise money for a sick friend or relative? You can certainly get on the phone and call people, or send out a group email to all your friends and contacts. But most people, without the benefit of a social network, don't have the network power to make the kind of difference that can be made with a healthy group of online contacts. From Craig Fisher's Blog You should read the whole article .