Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Doing Good - Having Fun

Twitter, like other social websites, has become a great way to meet new friends.  My friend, Mike Andreano, has committed lots of time and energy to help people with the blood disease Lukemia.

You can just donate some money if you want - but Mike has come up with some really great fundraising events that you'll not only enjoy - but you'll be giving to charity.  (And it's all tax deductible!)

Today you can buy 3 raffle ticket for an iPad 2 for $10.00.  Contact Mike through their site located at http://www.teamtweetup.com

Here are the other events.

Thursday, May 5 - 7-10PM
Cinco de Mayo - Mexi-tini Tasting Contest & Live Music
Visit us after Tunes for Twilight!
$10 per person
SophistiKate, Bethlehem, PA
Buy Tickets
Friday, May 6 - 6-9PM
Come see us at First Friday at Banana Factory
Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
Saturday, May 7 - 12-2PM
My Big Fat Greek Lunch
Greek Family Style Lunch- Sit-Down, Fixed Menu
$20 per person
Mayflower Deli, Bethlehem, PA
Buy Tickets
Tuesday, May 10 - 8-10PM
Come laugh with us at the Associated Mess Comedy Show
Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, PA
Tickets Available
at the Door
Friday, May 13 - 7-10PM
Margarita Tasting & Beer Sampling
Guest Bartenders include:
- Lehigh Valley Rollergirls
- Ken Anderson, Former Cat Country DJ
plus Silent Auction
$30 per person
Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, PA

Saturday, May 21 - 5PM-12AM
Pub Crawl of Degradation
    * Starfish Brasserie (5:00pm-6:30pm)
    * Bethehem Brew Works (6:30pm-8:00pm)
    * Rippers Tavern (8:00pm-9:30pm)
    * Old Brewery Tavern (9:30pm-11:00pm)
    * Joe's Tavern (11:00pm - ???)
Includes 5 drink tickets, wristband, and mug
$25 per person, Downtown Bethlehem, PA
Monday, May 23 - 6PM & 7:30PM
Priority Bracelet Workshop
Wear your goals and motivations on your wrist after
this powerful workshop
6PM - Business Woman workshop
7:30PM - Mother / Daughter workshop
Bring a friend or daughter and they get 10% off an order!
Macungie Institute, Macungie, PA

Buy Tickets
$5 Tickets get you a
  $5 credit towards
a bracelet purchase!

Proceeds from purchases
also go to the Campaign!
Tuesday, May 24 - 6-9PM
Family Night at Starters

** Bring the family out and 10% of your food bill will go towards
The Leukemia Society PLUS all kids 12 and under get a $5 gift
card to use in the game room that night!

** APL Photography will be there offering family and friend
portraits that you can take home on CD with you that night with a
donation to the Leukemia Society as well!
Starters Riverport, Bethlehem, PA
Proceeds from meals and
tips go to the Campaign!
Thursday, June 2 - 7-9PM
Lehigh Valley Tweetup
Guest Bartenders:
Michael Andreano and the Lehigh Valley SteelHawks dance team
All tips and 10% of food bills go to The Leukemia Society
Starters Riverport, Bethlehem, PA
Proceeds from meals and
tips go to the Campaign!
Sunday, June 12 - 4-6PM
Wine Tasting / Food Pairing / Wine Cellar Tour
Franklin Hill Vineyards, Bangor, PA
$30 per person
Buy Tickets
Monday, June 13 - 7PM
Murder Mystery Dinner - "The Final Blog"
$40 per person
Starfish Brasserie, Bethlehem, PA
Buy Tickets
Thursday, June 16 - 7PM
Greek Dinner Nite
$35 per person
Mayflower Deli, Bethlehem, PA
June 20
Dinner and a Concert
Dinner and Performance by Dina Hall and Brittany Ann.
$35 per person
Bethlehem Brew Works - SteelGaarden, Bethlehem, PA

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Mother’s Prayer for her Child by Tina Fey

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.

When the Crystal Meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.

Guide her, protect her when crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.

Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels. What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.

May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.

Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.

O Lord, break the Internet forever, that she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.

And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.

And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back. “My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.

-Tina Fey
Thanks RSA for sending this to me!

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