“So honey/sir/son, how was school/work/unemployment today?”
That’s so booooooorrrrroorrorrring!!
Try these instead.
So random question; what’s something you desire in life that no one else really seems to?
(if you’re like me, you’re already thinking of answers you’d have if asked such a question.)
1. Have you ever wanted to chill a drink quickly, but you didn’t want it diluted by melting ice?
Use frozen grapes. If you dislike the sensation of grapes against your lips you can always toss ‘em (or eat ‘em, if you like).
That coveted time between work life and home life. The time to slow down, turn off corporate-world-domination mode, and just be you. The time to crack jokes and trade stories with friends and colleagues, and not be constantly interrupted by, you know, doing work. Patrick in Accounting becomes Patrick the punk-rocking video game freedom fighter. Carol from HR becomes Carol the dolphin-loving motorcycle-expert cupcake queen. During Happy Hour I’m not Mr. Jonathan-Force-to-be-Reckoned-With, I’m just Kumar. Loosen your tie. Take a breath. Let your hair down. Continue reading
We had been out in the wild for 2 weeks combing the brush for hidden treasure. Our search had us worn, ragged, and more than ready for dinner as our guides informed us of our present location. We were out of the city alright, and contemplating our rations for the return trip when they added urgently that there was also a baseball game on. It was already the second inning. We had to move fast. Continue reading
If your birth signals your opportunity to affect the world, why aren’t birth-days more about celebrating that fact instead of serving ourselves cake?
With inspiration from Rebecca Currey & her friends, we wanted to do something different for a recent 24th birthday. 24 “Random Acts of Kindness”, one done for every year of life. What were the random good deeds, ye ask?
Well, first, we created a poll on Reddit asking for public nominations of “kind things to do around town” (public list here).
We then met at my place as a “staging area”, to split up into teams, arrange purchases, write encouragement notes, get some shovels together, etc.
Daily Specials for your convenience!
One thing our team recently realized was that there was no concise, readable, sites that showcase public Grand Rapids food specials from local restaurants. What we’ve done is start a list that will hopefully be useful for you, the diner, to scan specials by location & day. Want to add something? Email us / comment below. We’ll add it here ASAP.
(FoodCircles Specials feed someone in need per redemption)
Big O’ Café – $6.99 Express Personal Pizzas: 11am-2pm
B.O.B. – 7.99 Lunch Pizza Buffet: 11:30am-2:00pm
Bull’s Head Tavern –
CitySēn Lounge – comp’d homestyle dessert w/ 2 entrees ordered
Flanagan’s Irish Pub – http://www.flanagansgr.com/drinkspecial.php
You might wonder what’s new in the whole world of people making money.
Do societal problems like hunger and homelessness only exist because no one’s found a way to make money solving it? Is it always better to take donation dollars you don’t have to pay back vs investments you do? Is it more advantageous today to be a for-profit or a non-profit when trying to do good? We sat down with Jamie Shea, Strategic Director at Mission Throttle to ask these and more after the jump.
(Anderson Cooper / 60 Minutes also produced a clip, but with some graphic footage of children. To view, click here.)
Some folks ask us about the food we donate globally. Above is a short doc on the food provided when you use FoodCircles to eat and select World Vision at your preferred charity. World Vision works with us to provide a life-saving substance called Plumpy’Nut to kids in Niger, Nigeria, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, among others. But what’s Plumpy’Nut? Continue reading
Just some whiteboard wisdom.
We heard tell of a girl last December, who used FoodCircles to celebrate her birthday at Hopcat. She rounded up 14 of her closest friends, waited an hour for tables, and checked in with our iPhone app to feed 5 local kids dinner in the process. She used her birthday not as a way to spoil herself but as a vehicle to serve many others. But it turns out there was more to her special day. What follows is an account of the 24th birthday of Rebecca Currey, a self-professed BOFO.