Monday, August 11, 2008


Well, I haven't updated this page in AGES. I just got engaged on July 26, it was a month after my birthday. I couldn't be happier! We went to Boston Pizza for supper, it was our first date in a very long time! He dislocated his hip and shattered his pelvis on June 7. He had planned to propose June 26, on my birthday!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

New Hobbies!!

I recently discovered Freecycle ( and urge everyone to see if there is a group in your area. It is awesome! If you have anything to give away, you can post it... If you're looking for something, you can post it... and it's all FREE. Have something just sitting around the house that someone else might like?

I found a great website, and it's basically the same idea as Free Rice, but it is about trees. For every 300 correctly answered questions, a tree gets planted. You do not have to answer 300 questions yourself, any bit helps, and it's multiple choice. A lot of fun!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Something important to me...

I have been going around unplugging appliances and electronics not in use for as long as I can remember. I started this after hearing that energy is still being used, even when they are not turned on. Everyone who knows me knows about this habit of mine. And before that, I was going around turning lights off that weren't being used at a young age, before I even heard of global warming or climate change. Here is a link I just found and thought I would share, on the topic.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

American Forests--oops!

In a earlier post, I mentioned using Goodsearch to support American Forests. I found the following information on

You may be unaware that some large "conservation" or "wildlife" organizations actually support hunting and trapping. Although their names and literature may suggest that they protect animals and/or habitats, they often regard animals as resources to be harvested or pests to be eliminated.

U.S. hunters and trappers kill millions of animals every year and leave many others wounded and dying. Hunting disrupts natural wildlife populations and actually stimulates reproduction rates. Programs designed to preserve habitat or reduce the numbers of "overpopulated" animals are often funded by groups that wish to encourage excessive breeding to ensure a supply of "game" animals to hunt.

For more information about hunting, please read through PETA's "Why Sport Hunting Is Cruel and Unnecessary" factsheet.

Below is a partial list of organizations that support the use of hunting, trapping, and/or fishing for "sport" and/or "wildlife management." If you oppose those activities, please let these groups know how you feel:

African Wildlife Foundation
1400 16th St. N.W., Ste. 120
Washington, DC 20036

American Forests
P.O. Box 2000
Washington, DC 20013

American Wildlife Foundation
P.O. Box 1246
Molalla, OR 97038

Boone & Crockett Club
250 Station Dr.
Missoula, MT 59801

The Conservation Alliance
Casey Sheahan
Kelty Pack, Inc.
6235 Lookout Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301

Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20030

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
One Waterfowl Way
Memphis, TN 38120

International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
444 N. Capitol St. N.W., Ste. 544
Washington, DC 20001

Izaak Walton League of America
707 Conservation Ln.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation
P.O. Box 9
Dundee, IL 60118

National Audubon Society
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1120 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Ste. 900
Washington, DC 20036

National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Dr.
Reston, VA 20190-5362

The Nature Conservancy
4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1606

Outdoor Writers Association of America
121 Hickory St., Ste. 1
Missoula, MT 59801

Safari Club International
4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745-9490

The Sierra Club
85 Second St., 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94105

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
(formerly Wildlife Legislative Fund of America)
801 Kingsmill Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43229

The Wilderness Society
1615 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Wildlife Conservation Fund of America
The Conservation Fund
1800 N. Kent St., Ste. 1120
Arlington, VA 22209-2156

The Wildlife Conservation Society
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460

Wildlife Forever
2700 Freeway Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Windstar Wildlife Institute
10072 Vista Ct.
Myersville, MD 21773

The Wildlife Management Institute
1146 19th St. N.W., Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20036

The Wildlife Society
5410 Grosvenor Ln., Ste. 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-2144

World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037-1175

If you are interested in an organization that is not included above, please contact the group directly to inquire about its position on hunting, trapping, and/or fishing.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

It's February!

Well, it's now February. Valentine's Day is around the corner, so here is a banner from PETA.
Be a Sweetheart This Valentine's Day and Tell Mars to Stop Funding Animal Tests!

Why not send a PETA e-card to your friends?

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Still searchin'

I am still in love with Goodsearch and use it a lot! I love looking for a new non-profit to search for, right now it is American Forests. I've also used Ocean Defenders Alliance (Orange County, California), Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition, and others.

Here is another site I recently found:

You just click to vote for the organization of your choice.