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Kiva

I have recently joined and started actively participating on the website Kiva.org. This Post is mostly to inform people out there that it exists. And that there are those out there who still hope to change the world and make an effort for the better. The basic concept is to loan $25 or $50 dollars to someone in a developing country looking to get their business off the ground. Once they can they return the money and you can either choose to take it back or pass it on yet again.

“Most people of modest means can’t save as much of their income as Oseola McCarty but are willing to give a little money every year to a good cause. Unless they contribute to a local fund-raiser, they’re often unsure that their $25 or $50 will make a difference.  That question has been resolved in an innovative way by Kiva” -Bill Clinton

August 24, 2009 Posted by | Charities, Recommendations | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wii MotionPlus

Normally I’d put this in the Video Games section but it’s not really about a game per say. I have just recently purchased the new Wii Motion Plus Sensor and so far it has lived up to my original expectations of the Wii Remote. I guess that’s something to celebrate. I purchased Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and so far I must admit the sensor is very accurate let’s hope it holds up to the sword fighting end of things once I get Wii Sports Resort. I’ll keep you guys updated once I purchase it.

“Most people won’t see the difference until they hit the power button.” -Reggie Fils-Aime (Nintendo CEO)

August 11, 2009 Posted by | Game Systems, Recommendations | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sterling Renaissance Festival

Yay for being a dork. I’m off to the Ren Festival in Sterling, NY this weekend. It’s always a fantastic time and it allows me to escape reality to a simpler more fun time. I’ll be there dressed as a pirate of course and I can’t believe I am talking about this but I am just excited.

“Magic waters from India” -Johnny Fox (Sword Swallower)

August 7, 2009 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get Out of My Nook

That’s what she said. The Office is awkward and hilarious not to mention addicting. From Michael’s terrible social skills to Pam and Jim’s ongoing relationship the show manages to entertain nonstop.

“Listen man, I’m so sorry. I had no idea. I just feel terrible about it. I have been calling people faggie since junior high, and I have never made this mistake. If I don’t know how to behave, it’s because I’m just so far the opposite way. It’s just, I can’t even imagine… the thing. Maybe we could go out for a beer sometime, and you can tell me how you do that to another dude.” -Michael Scott

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Recommendations, Television | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gah Politics!

So I must say politicians tend to bother me because no one can be both smart and trustworthy these days. It’s as if the attributes don’t exist together today. I must admit however that I voted for and am so far quite happy with Obama. No huge scandals despite what the raving lunatics seem to say. I am in no way a Liberal or a Democrat. In a world of such ridiculous political strife I would much prefer to label myself as moderate (I hate labels). I will eventually regret this post either due to Obama or due to some stupid comment someone is bound to leave. But for now let’s give it up for our first African American president and a dude that just looks good in a  suit.

“We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.” – Barack Obama

August 5, 2009 Posted by | General, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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