U2 on Tom Snider Show 06/04/1981
Monday, July 30, 2007
I am asking all of your to keep Jen and her family in your prayers again. Remember life is short so don't sweat the small stuff.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
The African Well Fund has the opportunity to win a $10,000 grant from Haines. Please follow the badge to make a donation - the amount of the donation does not matter - it is the # of donations that count -however if we do reach $10,000 Haines will match it.
So check it out!
Friday, July 27, 2007
The cuteness is unbearable. I want to hug her forever and ever.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Here is what it says (for those of you who do not read Bonoese):
"Well, Well, Well, Well, Well, Well And Well done etc. I think its my favourite birthday gift every year… and this year I wanted to thank you – music is pouring out of the U2 ers at the minute and despite what’s happening out there in a wild wild world I am so happy to be alive enough to give it a good kickin.
There’s no business like shoe business"
Click here to read the post about the 5th annual build a well for Bono's b-day and see the gift we sent along with the card and the certificate acknowledging the money raised on his behalf.
Friday, July 20, 2007
I am totally stealing this from my friend Kit's blog entry but I fugured some of you don't read her blog so it is ok.
When I lived in Alexandria I had a roommate, Eleanor, and she had a laid back and super fun friend named Lizzy. Lizzy and Eleanor, Kit, Melissa and I used to meet on Monday nights to play pool at Bedrock Billards in Adams Morgan. After Eleanor got married and moved out I lost track of Lizzy - until this morning when I read Kit's blog. Lizzy and her boyfriend Zack have sinced moved to New Orleans and started the St. Bernard Project. The scope of the project is to help people displaced by Huricane Katrina rebuild their homes so they can move back in. After all this time there are still so many displaced people who because of government red tape have not been able to receive any funds to rebuild their homes. Lizzy and Zack, armed with volunteers and donated funds have changed the lives of so many people that our government has just left behind.
Here they are feature on Anderson Cooper 360. To say I am proud and honored to be their friend is an understatement.
Monday, July 16, 2007
On Saturday night my ex-roommate, Gina, and I attended a fundraiser thrown by our good friend Lakisha. In her infinite goodness Lakisha and two other fabulous ladies, Vicky and Betty, have started Giving Tree Charities. Their first fundraiser, White Hot 2007 had a South Beach in DC theme. It was a blast. Gina and I met Jenny for dinner at Lima beforehand. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in DC. Amazing food, amazing atmosphere. Below are pics of me and Gina enjoying cocktails on the white couches in front of the restaurant.
As you can see - the attire for the evening was white. After dinner Gina and I attended the pre-party VIP reception at The Madison Hotel. There was much champagne drinking and strawberry eating for all us "VIP's".
I proceeded to get more and more tipsy as the night progressed. Those pics will not be posted here only because I look totally beat. As a future teacher I don't think that would be appropriate. However, fun was had by all and the lucky charity of the night was The Alternative House - benefiting abused children in the greater DC area.
Me and Lakisha - philanthropist extraordinaire.
Like I said it was good to be back in DC. I took the metro into Alexandria to have lunch with my ex-coworkers and the metro took me right by my old house. The tree in the back yard is in bloom - I remember when we bought the house it was May and the tree looked dead. In July it bloomed beautiful purple flowers to my delight and surprise. I wonder if the new owner loves the house as much as I did...my first real home...first real mortgage. Walking down King Street there were some new stores and restaurants but there were a lot of the same familiar places as well. As I walked down that street to Cosi, a street that I walked everyday for three years while I worked at Empson, I couldn't help but smile at how far I have come since I first walked down that street. I was 26 years old when I bought that house. Chronically single, working in DC in a job I did not particularly like, wondering how on earth I was going to pay my mortgage and still have a life on my miserable salary. Flash forward 8 years. I sit in the beautiful living room of my second home, 9 weeks away from my wedding. My step-cat is clawing up my rug and meowing to go outside. Dan is already asleep upstairs. I no longer hate my job. I have a beautiful niece. I think I have arrived. Too bad it only took 34 years.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
The African Well Fund is thrilled to announce that the total for this year's Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraising drive is an astounding $34,414.14 !!
The funds from this year's drive will be used by African Well Fund and our partner organization, Africare, to team up with Invisible Children to build wells at schools in Uganda. Invisible Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of war-affected people in Northern Uganda through the advancement of education. We will have more information on this exciting project in the coming weeks.
Donations were collected from March 22nd to May 15th. Donations were also received from the U2 Live photo auction, the auction raised over $7,000 for the fundraiser. The fundraiser also benefited from the sales of the The Little Red Book of Poe-ee-tree, a collection of poems and short stories written by a handful of U2 fans scattered across the globe.
Fans who donated were invite to sign an online birthday card for Bono. The signatures and birthday wishes were incorporated into a beautiful handmade card that was sent to Bono in Dublin. You can view a slideshow of the gift here
This year marks the fifth in a row that U2 fans have contributed to the African Well Fund to commemorate Bono's Birthday. More than $100,000 has been raised throughout the years and has been used by our partner Africare to implement water and sanitation projects in Uganda, Angola and Zimbabwe. AWF wishes to thank all donors and volunteers for their generosity. You have helped to make a significant improvement in the lives of so many!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
I am sealing the envelopes now and cannot help but think of poor Susan from Seinfeld who perished licking her cheap wedding invite envelopes.
RIP Susan, I am using a moist sponge.
Friday, July 06, 2007
I think she is the most beautiful Madonna in all of the Renaissance works out there. If you are ever in Florence you should go and see her. She is exquisite.
Fact 8: There is no way I am going to be able to find 8 friends to tag. The only other person I know that uses blogger is Kit and she tagged me. Oh well.
Happy Friday night!
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I have to run to the Post Office to get stamps - mailing out the wedding invites this week - yikes!!! I am feeling so much pressure - I hope that I don't leave anyone off the list. I wish my mom were here and not in Italia to help with the process. Oh well.
Back in a bit.