Why not spend it in a way that gives to a charity? Even better, why not spend it in a way that gives to a charity that I support and in a way that makes me look good?
I’m a board member of “Challenge for Charity”:http://www.marshall.usc.edu/Clubs/C4C.cfm?doc_id=6908 at Marshall, a coalition of business school students raising money in a super-competitive manner (we’re b-school students after all) for Special Olympics. We’ve set things up so that you can spend your money in the usual way and give to Special Olympics as well! Just use “this link to shop at Amazon”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home/uscchallengfo-20 or e-mail your Albertson’s and/or Ralph’s Preferred Card numbers, first and last name, and the address and phone number associated with the card, and I’ll set things up so that 5% of your total shopping goes to Challenge for Charity. Please note that no C4C staff is paid and there is no overhead; all of the money goes straight to Special Olympics. Thanks!
You’re wasting your television. Seriously.
Lost? Phbbt. This is real suspense and tension.
(Plus, it’s on iTunes now, so you can download an episode if you missed it.)
There’s nothing better than belated resolutions! Well, technically there was an extensive discussion of resolutions on New Year’s Eve, but I chose not to rush from dinner directly to an Internet cafe to share them with you. Not that I don’t love you, just that I was far more focused on getting loaded. But, in a tradition reaching back “two”:http://juniorbird.com/archive/000353.php “years”:http://juniorbird.com/archive/001004.php, here are my resolutions for 2006.
h3. Last Year
Sure, it’s nice to be home, but one side effect of leaving the country is a smidge of culture shock when you return. I mean, I just got home and am finding the following quite odd:
* Restaurants have 4 walls; record in Costa Rica was 2. 4 seems rather constricting.
* Where are all the monkeys?
* It’s “excuse me”, not “con permiso”.
* Wastebaskets directly next to toilets are just asking for trouble
* Corn syrup, instead of sugar, means no more Coke
* Wow, LA has great roads
* Good-bye Tico time
* No attack crabs!