Saturday, March 27, 2010

Children's Miracle Network and Hershey's

Hershey’s has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network and this Easter Hershey’s will donate up to $5000 to CMN through the Better Basket Blog Hop campaign. It’s so easy to participate and will only take a few minutes of your time. Hershey’s will donate $10 per post up to 500 posts. When we are all done that will be $5000 raised for Children’s Miracle Network!

Here’s all you need to do.

* Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
* Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
* Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
* Leave your link at comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
* Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to
Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
* Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

I found out about this on Weebles Wobblog.  I’m sending Easter Baskets along to Stacey, Heather, KarenJami and Annie.

And to YOU. So pass it on, peoples.

You can follow the giving on Twitter using hashtag #betterbasket.

Thank you to Hershey’s for making a difference and giving us the chance to participate!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

If We Can't Laugh at Ourselves...

I'm feeling like the blond you hear all the jokes about...DUH!

Does anyone else have the WEATHER CHANNEL DESKTOP utility loaded on their computer?  Have you noticed when there is a severe weather alert in your area it puts out an audio reminder that sounds like thunder?  I have this utility on my desktop at home, which stays on pretty much 24/7 because of a couple of programs that are on it.  It needs to stay running.

Well, for the last 2 days I've been hearing this strange noise while in other parts of my apartment.  It would sound like someone was banging on the steel girders of the building.  I was really getting annoyed because I couldn't figure out what people were doing.  Then I became worried that it was the hot water heater.  It is in need of replacement, but I've decided that since I am moving out in 4 weeks that they can just deal with it after I'm gone.  However, this noise was making me rethink that attitude.

So, this evening I've been sitting at the computer uploading pictures and videos.  This thunder has gone off a couple of times and has scared me both times because the speakers are turned up pretty loud.  I had been watching movies on the computer while packing and hadn't turned them back down.  I finally had an A-HA moment... the thunder noise is what I've been hearing!!!!

As I said... DUH!!!!!

The speakers have been turned down and now I can rest easy again.

If we can't laugh at ourselves, who can?