Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hungry For Change

Happy World Water Week

Some ideas for this week:

Visit a restaurant near you that is participating in UNICEF's Tap Project

Or, if you must buy bottled water, be kind and buy this kind

Read this cool article about the oldest, largest body of water that floats in space !

Watch this video on the vibrational power of words on water that was frozen into crystals (psst* since we humans are made up of roughly 70% water, imagine what the power of words can do to us)

Be thankful that we have plenty of clean water to drink every day

How Global Food Markets Leave Us All Starving

... and for those who think there is actually a separation between our government and large food corporations, read this.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Don't Hate Me...

...but I got to see these talented Philly natives live last night. And it was awesome. I mean it was shake-your-head-rock-your-body-all-night-long-buy-a-pair-of-$5-dollar-plastic-blue-Dr. Dog-wayfarers-just-because-AWESOME. Best birthday gift ever.

Thanks, Mare ;)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kony 2012

In 2006, when I was in highschool and president of Students for Justice, we gave a special assembly to the whole school on the issue of the 'Invisible Children' situation in Uganda. I gave a speech about how - at the time - the most important news of the day was Nick and Jessica splitting up. But that the actual important stuff, like thousands and thousands of innocent children (as young as 5 years old and younger) that were being forced into sex slavery and fed into militia armies and given machine guns bigger than their whole bodies, were not on our magazine covers, on our TV news or on our radar at all. We challenged the student body to help change that. We worked with Amnesty International and had over 400 letters signed and sent to the representative of Pennsylvania alerting him of the situation and pleading with him to help. Six years later and the man behind these heinous acts is still free and unscathed, roaming Africa and ordering more children into a living hell. Our job isn't done until this man is found and brought to justice. So, why should you watch this video? Why should you get involved in this cause? Why should you write to your representative?

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

Because 20 years from now,
when your kids are in history class learning about this they will say to you 
"but, why didn't you do anything?"  

Because we learned from history

Because we learned from the Holocaust

Because we are connected

Becuase we care

Because we can

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it."

- Anne Lamott

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


When I'm not busy with work, I am usually trolling the world wide web to find answers to my life's most burning questions. Like, "why are blueberries so sour?"
"When is easter this year?"
"What is barley?"
"What are some other words to describe the color "purple"?"
"When was Jeremy Lin born?" (Answer: August 23. So, Virgo. So, perfect for me!)
I swear someone could publish an entire book entitled, "Things Courtney Googles In a Day..." 

I'd make a really, really good trivia player if trivia involved lengthy paragraph answers to these kinds of questions. Will someone please get on that? Right now the only thing I have going for me is a pretttty mean game of Taboo and Quelf, which seems to require absolutely no discernible talent other than the unique - albeit rare - ability to make a total fool of oneself without the use of substances....

Sometimes I find somethings so cool that I think other people might find them interesting too, like:

Something I want to get involved in somehow

Something I dance to... (Thanks, Will!)

Something I wish I thought of...

Something AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Something real that seems fake

Something I want to buy today