Interesting Argument Against the Penny

Death to Pennies is s short youtube video making the argument to retire pennies from circulation in the US. We all know the basics of the argument, copper is worth more as scrap than currency, but here it is presented in a humorous way with a little extra information. Defiantly worth a watch. [More]

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2012 – Happy New Year

Another new year is upon us and it would seem everyone is busy making new years resolutions, best of 2011 lists, and predicting 2012. We all want the new year to be better than the last, and goal setting is how we aim to better ourselves.

Before making my goals for the new year, I took a moment to reflect on how much I have accomplished this year. Outdoor adventures like skydiving, spelunking, and jet skiing filled the year with excitement. I am also proud of learning to cook healthy meals and building an exercise routine that fits my lifestyle. [More]

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Interesting Article: Empathetic Rats

I highly recommend you read the full article for this. It is fascinating that these rats would be able to understand the pain of their friends and help them. I think the truly amazing part of the study is that when made to choose between setting their friend free and sharing food, eating the food and then freeing their friend, or eating the food and not freeing their friend, more than half the rats shared the food with their buddy! I always knew rats were smart, but I didn’t think of them as empathetic until now.

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Weekend Project: Sanding the VW Bus

Weekends are always busy for me. I have to take care of all those things in the week I was too tired to do after work like laundry, dishes, and cleaning in general. But every so often I catch-up with my to-do list and have some time for a weekend project. This weekend I am sanding down a VW Bus. I plan to replace all the red with the original paint scheme of green and white. Then when that’s all done, I can redo the interior. That’s always my favorite part! [More]

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Tis the season as they say!

December has finally rolled around though you wouldn’t know it here in Western New York. Everyone’s lawn is still green, although the only complaint’s seem to be from school-aged kids and myself. I wanted to go snowboarding!

Anyway, while I wait for some snow to fall, I plan to spend my time writing up holiday cards. No matter what you believe in, this is always a good time of the year to remind people that you keep them in your thoughts!

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