Friday, June 18, 2010

We made it to Friday! Now, if it would only stop raining...

Quote du jour:“If you could actually get rid of your special power which alienates you from the rest of the world, would you do it? It's a metaphor very much about intolerance, I think, fear of anything that's different. If you could choose to not be Jewish or not be gay or not be African-American. Life maybe is not as easy if you're a minority. Would you take the opportunity to change that if you could?” - Hugh Jackman

Site du jour: http://yearofgiving.wordpress.com/lend-a-hand

This guy got laid off from his job and is looking for another one. But that's not what his blog is about. He's giving away $10 a day every day for a year. Each day he finds someone, learns their name, gives them the 10 and asks what they plan to do with it. The 'lend a hand' page describes people he's met who have specific needs; these range from needing a job to needing a new music stand to finding someone to help a woman file her Social Security Disability claim. One man wants information on low-cost housing in Guatemala, another man wants ideas on what he should put on the signs that he holds up when he stands outside the Vatican's embassy in DC.

Exercise du jour: 3 miles walking, 30 minutes cycling
Done! Well... pretty much. All right, so I forgot the cycling part, okay? Completely left my mind until midnight, by which time I figured it would have to count on another day's tally so screw it.


Photo courtesy of Flickr (Gandalf)

5 comments:

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

cool blog idea. thanks for sharing! happy friday!;-)

carpeviam said...

It can rain all day if we're staying in looking at the fine picture...just sayin'.

messymimi said...

Great photo, and a quote that I will be thinking long and hard about.

Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42 said...

That list of people is powerful. It's one thing to know that there are "a bunch of people that are out of work," but then it's another to see a name and description. It pulls my in.

And that picture sure got my attention, too.

Jennette Fulda said...

Heh, I misread the last line as "3 miles walking, 30 minutes CRYING."