Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25th, outsourced

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This article on how to beat the salad bar (from a monetary standpoint) was so deliciously petty. I loved it.

In case March Madness: Basketball is too trivial for you, here's March Madness: Democrats vs. Dictators.

Animated GIFs are great for those moments that you just. can't. stop. watching. Like this wedding photo FAIL.

Should you give money to homeless people? Well, SHOULD YOU??

I perversely enjoyed watching Shannan's house descend into madness during a week when she decided to let the housework go (for good reasons). Don't we all have days...weeks...great swaths of years like this?

I am into neither college basketball nor creating elaborate table spreads for events, but I could hardly tear my eyes away from the beauty that is Our Best Bites' March Madness BYU-themed table. Gorgeous.

I've been seeing a lot of these quirky re-imaginings of maps (states as countries according to GDP, states as countries according to shape, etc.). This was a pretty neat one and I was surprised to see that Mormon Outpost was its own category. Huh.

8 comments:

Liz Johnson said...

I was all ready to get mad at that article about homeless people, but they make a good point. Well-structured aid is good. But at the same time, sometimes I feel like we would give a dollar to a homeless person (if we knew it would be well-spent), but giving it less-directly to an organization makes us less likely to give. Part of the reason Kiva has been so successful is that it puts a face with the donation - you are giving TO THAT SKINNY LADY IN AFRICA WHO HAS SIX CHILDREN. Not just to "kiva," who does good stuff in the world.

Anyways. How on Earth did Putin end up in the finals instead of Qaddafi??

I almost made some of those treats on Our Best Bites. When people make it look simple AND festive I start feeling urges to be like Martha Stewart. It is a strange feeling.

Melody said...

When I lived in Arcata, CA there were A TON of homeless people everywhere. When you went to the grocery store, walking around the block, etc. I remember once when I was walking to my car, a man approached me and asked if he could have some money to buy breakfast. I handed him the banana that was in my hand instead. Oh if looks could kill... He seemed very upset. But truthfully, I feel much better about handing out food than handing out money.

And Yaay for Jimmermania!! I had to show the glossary to Cameron. He liked it too. Did you see this one?

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/22753/jimmer-mania-gives-us-epic-facebook-thread

Be sure to click on the link within the article to read the full thread.

Bridget said...

Come on, Liz, it's PUTIN. He's not even the President, he's the PM, and they STILL put him in the bracket. He's that, um, stellar.

Melody, I saw that epic FB thread a while ago and in fact, that was where I first learned about what "Jimmer" was, and what the fuss is about.

Becky said...

I liked the bestbites BYU blog, too! Too bad about the loss! Sorry I just don't think giving to homeless people is a good idea. I guess I'm just cynical after hearing too many stories of people dressing "down" and panhandling because it was so lucrative. I liked your clothing post, I think it's time for you to do some well-deserved SHOPPING! Maybe to go with your new "back-to-school" image!

Cait said...

Ah, giving money to homeless people. Such a touchy subject.

(were you there for my RS lesson? I seem to remember you were there making nice comments, but I was so nervous and I felt so terrible after it that now I don't remember)

Kathy Haynie said...

Haha - the Best Bites post made me chuckle - simple and easy?? Haha again - not at THIS house.

I try to keep a stash of Burger King $5 gift cards in my glove compartment. I can hand one of those to a homeless person, and I know they'll have to use it for food.

Love the wedding video. The photographer must have been wet, too. Made me smile.

Bridget said...

Ah yes, Cait, that was an epic lesson as far as contentious comments go. I thought you did a great job even though you ended up being more of a moderator than a teacher. :)

Suzanne Bubnash said...

The wedding video---Last year Craig performed a marriage for a couple who chose the beach for the ceremony. His back was to the ocean so the bride/groom and all the attenders were facing the ocean. The tide was coming in as he was talking to the B/G so all eyes (except his) were on the surging tide instead of the happy couple. The ceremony finished just as the water reached his shoes!

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