19 June 2011

5 Minutes Can Mean So Much to So Many

I'm still working on that Nietzsche post while mulling over other topics I want to write about. Until I'm ready to do that (in other words, until I muscle my way through my title as "Procrastination Queen"), I thought I would share a few ways to help out some very worthy causes. And it takes less than 5 minutes each day to visit every single page and click to support their causes.

  • - click to support breast cancer awareness, ending violence toward women, literacy, and more; also offers free eCards for any occasion.
  • - This one is actually fun. Answer the world's easiest vocabulary questions and for each correct answer, they will donate 10 grains of rice to feed the world's hungry. If you want to stick with the 5 minute plan, simply choose to answer only 10 or 20 questions per day.
  • - As the name suggests, this site helps to feed hungry cats and dogs. There is a new trivia question for both dogs and cats every day. They will donate on your behalf whether you get the correct answer or not.
  • - Basically the same as You can click on the buttons for causes such as Autism Awareness, Child Health, the Rainforest, and more.
  • - Got old electronics gathering dust around the house or stuffed inside the junk drawer? This site will give you points for recycling those items through their program. They even foot the bill for shipping.
  • - These folks support a vast array of causes. Simply pick the one (or more) closest to your heart to get started.
  • - The Foundation for a Better Life offers uplifting quotes, motivational posters, eCards, and lots more.
  • - Find all kinds of ideas on practicing random acts of kindness, as well as personal stories submitted by readers, and resources for educators who want to incorporate these ideas into their lesson plans.

It really is amazing how much the click of a mouse can do.

27 May 2011

Likes/Disliks: Music

Likes:                                                        Dislikes:

  1. Daughtry                                            1. Gangsta rap
  2. Evanescence                                      2. Old country & western
  3. Nickelback                                         3. Lawrence Welk, et al
  4. 3 Days Grace                                     4.  Opera
  5. Matchbox 20
  6. Fuel
  7. Buckcherry
  8. Heart
  9. Eagles/Don Henley
  10. Gin Blossoms
  11. Stevie Nicks/ Fleetwood Mac
  12. Def Leppard
  13. Kenny Wayne Shephard
  14. Cusco
  15. Loreena McKennitt
  16. Crossfade
  17. Trans Siberian Orchestra
  18. Smash Mouth
  19. Jellyfish
  20. Goo Goo Dolls

Blogging Newbie

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by! This is my first foray into the world of blogging, so do be gentle in at least your initial comments. To be perfectly honest, I haven't even really decided what direction I want to take this blog. Until I make up my mind - which could be a while - posts will veer off in any number of directions. Sort of the anti-Seinfeld. It's a blog about everything, for now at least. About a hundred post ideas are swirling around my ADHD brain, most of which are wholly unrelated save for one factor - they all involve my perspective, my particular and sometimes novel way of seeing them. I'll try to offer a glimpse of the criss-crossed tangle of ideas that will eventually make up my little nook within the internet universe.

Initial posts will be lists of my likes and dislikes, each with an invitation to the reader to reply with their comments on the items I've listed or a list of their own favorites and fails - everything from movies to foods to bumper sticker quotes. Another idea that's been occupying the forefront of my brain for the past few weeks is a defense of one of my favorite and often unfairly maligned philosophers - Friedrich Nietzsche. Many of my posts will likely involve clearing up commonly held misconceptions, like those regarding Nietzsche, that I feel are important to rectify for one reason or another. Religion, politics and social commentary will make up several posts, if not the majority. I'll also write about personal experiences that I hope will inspire or, at the very least, entertain. And so, without further ado, I will take my first tentative steps on the path to blogging glory.