Saturday, October 31, 2009

the Tooheybugs will be sleeping over @my sister's tonight...what's going on around Warren tonight?
on our way to visit a friend, eat dinner with my sister, BIL, nephew and niece and to go trick or treat in @Warren.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Things that make you go hmmm...I took a test on Project Implicit: Harvard Website Tests Your Preferences and one of the questions was: Which is more important for society, freedom or equality? Which one do you think and why.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What are your opinions/thoughts on the new T-Mobile Even More Plus Plan? Is this a good plan? Is this too good to be true? Will they hike up the rate after some time?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

on the phone with @t-mobile customer service, getting to the bottom of this t-mobile even more plus plan which sounds too good to be true...and you know what they say about that? If it's too good to be true then it probably is. So let's see if they can change that!

Giving Tips This Holiday Season

Giving Tips This Holiday Season
The holidays are a time for many people to reach out to those who are less fortunate. Additionally, donors need to make their end-of-year giving decisions by December 31 to qualify for a tax deduction in this calendar year. As a result, half of all charitable donations for the entire year will be made between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.
Despite the lending crisis weakening the economy and the retail industry's prediction for soft sales, we anticipate that this holiday season's charitable giving could be record-setting, with individual donors exceeding $100 billion in charitable gifts. Yet, all of this generosity will do little to improve our world unless we all commit to the pursuit of responsible and informed philanthropy. Charity Navigator offers the following guidelines to ensure your holiday contributions are well-spent.
· Help Those Hurt By the Lending Crisis: As the credit crisis continues to take its toll on the overall economy, we expect human services charities - groups such as food banks, rescue missions and utility assistance charities - to see an increase in the demand for their programs and services. Historically, one of the least-funded types of charities, human service non-profits will need an influx of contributions if they are to meet the growing needs in their communities.
· Examine Each Charity's Spending Habits: Take the time to find out how much of your donation will actually go to the charity's mission. The vast majority of the charities rated by Charity Navigator are able to spend less than 10% of their budget on fundraising costs, less than 15% on administrative costs, and at least 75% on the programs and services they exist to provide. Make sure the charities you support meet this benchmark.
· Give Without Strings Attached: Once you've identified a few well-run charities that match your philanthropic interests, trust them to determine how best to spend your contribution. Often, donors like to designate their contributions for specific projects and purposes. This is fine for disaster giving, but it's also a sign that you don't trust the charity to spend the money where it can be best used. Don't be the roadblock in your favorite charity's quest to do good work. Take the time to research your charity so that you trust them, and can give an unrestricted gift, leaving the group the the flexibility to respond to changing demands for its services.
· Give Online: No one likes to think about taxes, especially during the holidays. But if you want to deduct your charitable contributions on your 2007 tax return, you have until December 31st to make your donations. When you give online at Charity Navigator, through our partnership with Network for Good, you have the luxury of waiting until the last minute, knowing that not only will you be provided an instant receipt, but your giving records are maintained in one place, making your life easier at tax time and when you want to give again.
· Avoid Telemarketers: Even if you signed up for the Federal 'do-not-call' list, chances are your dinner is regularly interrupted by a charity seeking your support. The calls, conducted by professional fundraisers who typically keep 65 to 95 cents of every dollar they raise, are intrusive but not illegal since nonprofits are exempt from following the 'do-not-call' rules. Never give over the phone.
Charity Navigator!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This is it! ...@West Springfield Cinema going to see Michael Jackson's This is It with my MIL, nephew and his GF.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Time flies, even when you're not having fun! :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

en route to Leominster, driving behind a car that has his right directional on...I guess he is going right around the world! lol
gave the tooheybugs, my friend Hope and myself a manicure last night, they look great! And today we will be road trippin' it to Leominster to see my FIL and MIL before they head South for the winter.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

knows it's all give and take, but I'm tired of doing all the giving...
That's one thing done today besides work and taking care of the kids...
is going to take advantage of the "warm" weather and clean out my car, I am taking 4 trash bags with me...

Monday, October 19, 2009

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it's Sunday night! Where did the weekend go???

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Has Halloween on the Brain...

Friday, October 16, 2009

OMG! There is a down powerline/pole in Wilbraham...they closed off the side of the street that it was on and set up cones so the wire wouldn't go in our lane on the road when we all drove by, but it was still scary!

Monday, October 12, 2009

WTF? Did I just hear the weather preview tonight mention the four lettered "S' word?!?!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Forgot to share with everyone that my Daniela TooheyBug got into Student Council...she is very excited....and on a slightly same but different note, congratulations to President Barack Obama for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, what an achievement. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

www.playat does not work on mobile browsers...I'm NOT lovin' it. does not work on mobile browsers. :(

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

is looking for a Google Wave invite, Please! ;o)