I just looked, and wow, I haven’t posted anything since September! Time to get on that. New websites coming, lots of stuff to talk about!
I’m on the planning committee for GVRC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser happening on October 5, 2013 in Mt Morris, NY.
The link below takes you to the website where tickets and donations can be made. This is a tremendous organization I’ve been involved with since I was literally six years old.
Genesee Valley Rotary Camp
Genesee Valley Rotary Camp (GVRC), is a one week summer camp for young people (ages 8–21) with various disabilities. GVRC is a not-for-profit organization that became incorporated in 1963 and has served children and young adults from four surrounding counties (Livingston, Steuben, Wyoming, and Allegany) ever since.
Slickdeals (http://slickdeals.net) really pissed me off this morning. In the main text of their latest ‘update’ email, was this text:
“”With hundreds of deals in dozens of ad scans, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sales and offers this holiday season. With the help of our deal editors, we compiled a Holiday Gift Guide that includes a $29.99 Craftsman Drill (originally $59.99) for Dad, $10 Panini Maker (originally $49.99) for Mom and a $19.99 VTech Discovery Table (originally $39.99) for the little ones! Check out what else we found!””
Why is this so offensive to me? Oh wait, it’s 2012, and we’re still being marketed to as ‘the Mom’ or ‘the Dad’ – I know many families who these roles do NOT apply to, and honestly, I’d like to see this kind of marketing go away.
Oh, and I’m an equal breadwinner in my family, and I am offended that they’re not marketing the gadgets and TECHNOLOGY that I want. I’ve used this website for many years now, and I’m just taken aback by their ridiculously sexist marketing this morning.
Tell them how you feel here!!
I’ve only met my friend, Christi, once. But since that fateful toddler birthday party, she’s become one of my Facebook bff’s. Funny how life works. We move away from one city, and stay connected and are still able to nurture meaningful relationships.
The power of social media.
Check her out here (she’s also listed in my links on the sidebar).