Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday!

Hey everybody!

Okay, I made up "Thoughtful Thursday" but it's cute, right?

There are 2 main things I wanna talk about today.

First, our "13 months of giving" is on its 24th month! If you remember, two Decembers ago I made a pledge to give to a charity every month for the next 13 months. Well, I'm happy to say that I have not only succeeded in this goal, but I've given 2 or 3 times most months for the past 24 months! Yay!!!

For you photographers out there, it's a great way to get to know people, get your name out there, and get experience (if you're new to the bizzz). Actually, I met Shea (see yesterday's blog post) because she works at CASA, where I donated last month.

Tonight, we did our Angel Tree thing at Walmart. This always gets me choked up because as you might remember, or know, I was a tad less fortunate growing up (which is totally fine - it turned me into the man I am!) and I want to help out kids any chance I get. Tonight, I picked a 5-year-old girl named Cecilia (it's no coincidence that I picked a 5 yr old girl like Ellie) - she wanted a "trike" which I hope is a bike with training wheels, because that's what she got (ha ha!) along with some Dora stuff and some clothes and shoes. I'll probably do it again this year with Ellie (she wasn't there tonight) - she love that kind of stuff (remember when we filled the bus? here's a pic, and here's another)

Secondly, if you follow me on twitter you know that I recently ran out of gmail space and had to buy more (I get a LOT of emails, folks!) Well, here is just one small reason of why I L-O-V-E Google:

We wanted to let you know about some exciting changes to your Google paid storage plan. While storage costs have dropped naturally in the past few years, we've also been working hard to improve our infrastructure to reduce your costs even further. On Tuesday, November 10th, we increased the size of each of our tiers to make storage even more affordable and accessible. For the same $20.00 per year, you’ll now get 80 GB, 8 times as much storage as before. Your current plan will be automatically upgraded and your new quota will automatically show up in your account in the next 24 hours.

The Google storage team

Giving back feels so good, as does being on the receiving end of a good deed.

Let's pass it on, everybody!

Talk to you soon,

P.S. Looking for something to donate to? Here's a link to my friend Nic's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for arthritis. Way to go Nic!


  1. Good work!! (And thanks for donating to my Alzheimer's Memory walk... such an important cause to me - it meant a lot.)

    I was also thrilled about that Google email, they're the best!

  2. Wonderful post! I just picked out a 4 year old girl for my Angel Tree. I'm excited to go shopping for her, I think it's such a wonderful way to give!


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