Ok, this makes my pagan heart happy: my friend Raven has opened a new store in Madison, WI called Ravenworks. It features lots of pretty, pretty, shiny and happy one-of-a-kind, hand made things for everyday use, ritual, whatever. Also, books and music — including Legacy!.
Interested in giving something different, something meaningful this year? Well, check out some of these charitable giving options, such as using African pouched rats to find landmines in Africa or lending money to a developing world entrepreneur.
I just read the most awesome thing over at the Geekdad blog: tomorrow is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day! Of course it totally should have been on my birthday, but I’m willing to share it with Deb. ;)
Expect to see me walking in crazy moon clothes around shouting, “You’re not thinking four-dimensionally!”
More than usual, I mean.
March 10th, 2008 is the first
NationalInternational Day of Awesomeness. I’ll let the awesome official site speak for itself:
What is The International Day of Awesomeness?
The International Day of Awesomeness is a celebration of awesomeness. People are awesome every day, frequently don’t realize it, and their feats of awesomeness are rarely recognized. We aim to fix that, with a special day to both perform and celebrate feats of awesomeness!
It’s the brainchild of Kevin Lawver, who knows a thing or two about awesomeness himself. So, what feats of awesomeness will you perform? You have a few months to decide.
UPDATE: It’s no longer just national, it’s INTERnational. And it’s on Eventful.
My aunt and uncle have recently had several opportunities to go to DC to speak with Senators and Congresspeople about the issue of asbestos. As a result, they’ve gotten a chance to meet many of the personalities we see in the news, including Barack Obama. Thus, I’ll let my uncle describe this video of Senator Barack Obama in his own words:
The video . . . provides a great sampling of Obama the man, consistent with the two personal interactions that [we] have had with him. In our judgment, he’s genuine, intelligent and exemplifies integrity. If you’ve been waiting for him to state the specifics of his plans, be sure to click on [this] link. . . which will take you to his campaign website, where you can read his policies and plans on various issues and offer your own ideas.
The idea was simple: invite some “regular folks” out to dinner, have a conversation, tape it and use it on the campaign website. But it’s more than that; Senator Obama is actually talking to these people. He could be sitting there pandering to the camera, but he’s actually paying attention to his dinner guests and having a conversation. And listening. It’s enough to give one hope in this jaded day and age.