Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanks for Water

My amazing friend Judy has launched her second annual fundraiser, Thanks for Water. Judy has traveled to several countries in the world for humanitarian expeditions in the last few years, which inspired her to commit to building a water project in a third-world country, every year, for the rest of her life (I told you she was amazing!).

She needs our help to do this. You can donate any amount you wish, all donations are tax deductible and are handled by CHOICE Humanitarian. Here is some information about this year's project:

We will be raising money for small villages in San Luis Potosi, Mexico called El Tecolote and Las Margaritas. This is a very dry area and water is scarce. They would like to build a project which would include 3 water cisterns and an animal corral structure with a large roof that will provide for a water catchment system to harvest rainwater. The estimated cost for this full project is $7,500.

You can read more about this project, and about her mission in general, at the project's blog

Among the many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season, give thanks for water and an opportunity to help bring this source of life to others.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pushing Daisies

I love this television show, and you should too. It is in danger of being canceled, which would be very sad indeed. Where else do you get Vivian and Lily, the Darling Mermaid Darlings, plus detective Emerson Cod, a girl named Chuck, a geeky-hottie named Ned, sassy Olive Snook, and an eatery called The Pie Hole? Not to mention poor Digby the dog. So please start watching if you aren't already! (Especially if you are one of the mythical "Nielsen" households). Read here for more about how to save the show. You'd be doing me a personal favor.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Is that really necessary?

I hate leaf blowers, and I make no apology for it. You can give me reasons why you think they are the greatest invention ever, I will still hate them. They are loud, polluting, energy-wasters.

Raking is enjoyable. Raking is good exercise. Raking makes your lawn healthier. Raking could prevent me from strangling you at 7:00 AM. 'Nuff said.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Today I'm in love with...

French Femme Pop

I don't even remember what led me to it, but today I stumbled on AccuRadio's French Pop: femmes internet radio station. I'm really digging it. Check it out here. (Go to "French Pop" in the alphabetical list, then click "Femmes".

Four Years

I love this image, because this is exactly what I feel when I think about the possibilities the next four years bring. Whether or not you voted for Obama, I hope everyone can come together to help bring about positive change for our country and the world.

(image from Obey Giant)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get out and VOTE!

If you are in the U.S. and you have not yet done so, please take the time to go vote today!

(Cool poster by Obey Giant)