Shameless Plug for Books for Cameroon

My friend Wendy is stationed in Cameroon, West Africa, as a grassroots micro finance volunteer for the Peace Corps. After her first few months in a village without running water or paved roads, she realized that a lot of the kids in Cameroon can't read and don't have access to books. When Wendy contacted an … Continue reading Shameless Plug for Books for Cameroon

Using Mailchimp for E-blasts

If you're a regular reader, you know that I am on the board for the Gateway Tennis Association. My grandfather founded Gateway as a way to create opportunities for recreational tennis to help grow the sport in St. Louis. After my grandfather passed away in April, I started working closely with a group of AMAZING … Continue reading Using Mailchimp for E-blasts

This Campaign Cost Nothing

In one sentence: I am blown away by the VIA Group's pro bono project for the Salvation Army of Northern New England. As you can see from these photos, they were able to use donated ad space, volunteers and local businesses to put the Salvation Army's message and mission all over Portland, Maine. Learn more … Continue reading This Campaign Cost Nothing

Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz

For the last six months I have been working with a group of volunteers and staff members from the United Way of Greater St. Louis to help plan an event called Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz. When I first heard that the United Way needed volunteers for an event that included FOUR of my … Continue reading Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz

5th Street McDonald’s Hiring Friendly People

Just saw this video from a McDonald's in St. Charles, MO. The restaurant needed more time to complete this man's order, so they asked him to pull out of the drive-thru. He refused and so it appears that they refused to serve him his food. Ten minutes later he goes into the store to speak … Continue reading 5th Street McDonald’s Hiring Friendly People

Holograms you can touch

In the third grade, my class converted a bathroom into a hologram lab. We spray painted a Donald Duck figurine silver and shot a laser at him and through the magic of science, I now have a piece of glass in a jewelry box under my bed that has a 3D Donald Duck image on … Continue reading Holograms you can touch

Web Cam Music Video

The story? A Japanese band called Sour created this synronized web cam video. The result? Eye candy! Probably my favorite music video since the Ok Go treadmills in "Here We Go Again" 🙂 I love when bands come up with cool ways to showcase their music... and it has a viral component. I saw it … Continue reading Web Cam Music Video

This post is bananas

B-A-N-A-N-A-S No, seriously. It is. This video changed my life. Much like the guy demonstrating this technique, I have been wasting precious seconds of my life, struggling to free yummy banana fruit from its devilish peel through the stem. Now, I can peel bananas with ease... and without frustration. Just follow along with this brief … Continue reading This post is bananas

Nakey Time for Air New Zealand

Okay, so I have to confess this ad for Air New Zealand made me giggle. They also did an in-flight safety video. While it's informative, it's also super hilarious. I can only imagine the looks on the passengers faces when they turn it on! To see more about the campaign, or to see the bloopers … Continue reading Nakey Time for Air New Zealand