Yvonne has truly fought for her freedom. She has shown the world that her urge...– German wildlife charity Gut Aiderbichl, on Yvonne, the cow who ran away from the slaughterhouse. I love that cow.
Office Health Tips from Trainer Greg →
This is pretty helpful for all of us stuck in an office at a desk 5 days a week. I wish I didn’t give up sitting on the ball; I think it might be time to start again. Thanks Greg!
What I did to survive Irene:
Movie Marathon. I seldom get to watch a movie, let alone 3*. These weren’t just any 3 movies, they were all available on Netflix Instant Watch and they all had Paper in the title. I’m not a nerd, I swear. Paper Heart: Indie documentary (comedy? drama? romance?) centered around the question “What is love?” I really liked it, and I became unnaturally curious about the...
Happy 25th Birthday, Gilad Shalit.
Can we please give this man his life back? What will it take? Clearly, the vigils, protests, letters, requests, and pleading isn’t tangibly achieving much, and 5 birthdays as a hostage should be unacceptable to society. Worldwide, there are too many people unethically held hostage, and Gilad’s captivity is especially resonant because he’s my age. All the fun and growth...
Why the "earthquake" and "hurricane" are just...
1. It’s totally stimulating the economy. 2. It’s making people feel like the government is working for them. 3. It’s proving that climate change is real and putting it back on the political map. 4. It’s another reason they can cite Twitter as awesome and get them to work with the government more. OK, in all seriousness, I KNOW - weather’s scientific. But these...
Another NYC Park!
Anyone who knows me or is a loyal blog reader knows how much I love NYC Parks. A not-really-but-basically cousin is one of the voices behind an awesome effort to bring a park to Chelsea. 136 W. 20th St (between 6th and 7th aves.) is currently vacant (BORING!) and for people who live smack in the middle of Chelsea, it’s a decent walk over to the Highline or the other way over to Madison...
A statistical fact. A statistical question.
The New York Yankees just became the FIRST TEAM IN HISTORY to hit three grand slams in one game! That’s a pretty incredible feat. Will New York City also become the FIRST CITY IN HISTORY to experience an earthquake, hurricane, and tornado in one week? That, too, would be a pretty incredible feat. And panic would certainly ensue. And I might give more credence to all this silly apocalypse...
There's NO WAY that even more smelly planes are a... →
Let’s hope that this does not become a trend. Better food and more legroom would be ok though!
One of my favorite podcasts (Radiolab) on GAMES. →
Harmless Harvest Coconut Water Hits Stores TODAY!
Starting today, you can sample and buy Harmless Harvest Coconut Water in your local Whole Foods store*. I had the pleasure of trying some today, and it was delicious! The product’s clean, refreshing taste is a direct consequence of the company’s philosophy, which sets a high standard of well-being for both the supply and the client (you). There are no additives, and it’s a very...
Woot?! Really? →
What’s next….. (: ?
Jack Layton's letter for Canadians →
I don’t follow Canadian politics (should I start?), but I was captivated by the form, content, and tone of this letter, and also the simple fact that it was even written. Give it a read in the former leader’s memory.
Collage of my life, as defined by Mozilla →
I like this more than I thought I would. I’m feeling a bit weird about the random skull, but the rest is pretty great, and I love the descriptions! Not sure the purpose of it, but it was fun.
DIY: Host a MASSIVE GAME NIGHT
I recently hosted a game night like I’ve never hosted before. Why? More than 1 game at a time! It was very exciting for me that people came early and stayed late, and I’d like to chalk it up as a success. Here’s how it all went down in case you want to host your own! Before The Party Invite People - I made a facebook invite with starting time of 7:30pm (anticipating arrivals...
Keep agreements that you make, and make agreements that you can keep.– from the book It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys I didn’t read this book, but a friend shared this quote because I’ve been quite frustrated by people canceling and changing plans and promises made in various contexts with sincere intent but without...
There are two things that I want you to make up your minds to: first, that you...– Teddy Roosevelt, 1898
The Accountability Partnership →
This was a really neat experiment that Natalia did with a buddy to inspire and motivate. It sounds like it could breed competition, but it’s the opposite. I’d be interested in an accountability partnership with you, blog reader, if you’re interested. Seriously; it’s such a great idea. Interested? [note: as of Monday, August 23, I’m in an awesome accountability...
Board Game Giveaway?!?! Yes please! →
Josh is a buddy from the Internet who writes great reviews of board games and has a chunk of games to give away. It’s super easy to enter his contest…. just start following him or linking to his blog. Personally, I think he puts out great content and is well worth following. Hope you win*! *mostly, I hope I win, especially Fluxx or Munchkin. Girl can dream, right?