Sunday, August 9, 2009

No Need For the Gym:

…with Skechers Shape-Ups. These negative-heel shoes come in several different styles and colors, and will cost you about $110. For half the price of it’s competitors, Skechers Shape-Ups just may tone and strengthen, if you’re willing to walk on a teeter-totter sole.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Unique Charities.

In these unpredictable times, it’s likely that you’re paying close attention to where your money is going. When possible, however, we should strive to be generous with both our time, and our wallets. That being said, it can be difficult to choose which organization you’d like to contribute to.

After some lengthy research, I have compiled a list of unique and worthy causes that are waiting for a noble steed, such as yourself, to make a contribution. Enjoy.

For The Animal Lover in You:

***‘Save the Donkeys in the Holy Land’ is collecting donations to “provide help to the donkeys of Israel”. Check them out at

***“The Critter Connection, Inc. is a non-profit group dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned and neglected guinea pigs. Located in Durham, Connecticut, the rescue was started in Spring 2004 when our founder realized that abandoned guinea pigs in our state had nowhere to go.” (from their website) Head over to their site and see how you can help:

***‘Adopt a Donkey’ thanks its contributors with a gift-pack including a stuffed donkey and adoption certificate and photo. for more info.

Feed the Hungry:

***Increase your vocabulary, and your generosity at Visitors of site can “win” rice grain donations by selecting the correct answers to academia-related questions. Each correct answer equals 10 gains of rice, totaling over 66 billion grains to date.

***In cities around the world, you can find teams of architect/engineer professionals and students competing vigorously for weeks, and even months, to build enormous structures out of canned food. These sculptures are displayed to the public, and the cans are donated to local food banks. Find photos of these artworks, and get info on how to join the cause at

***DONATE MONEY AND I’LL TATTOO WHATEVER ON ME! I’m raising money for Third World orphanages. For every $10 you donate, your name gets entered into a drawing. Your name gets picked, you choose any tattoo for me to get. I get tattoo, kids get help, you get the glory of knowing there is a human out there with a tattoo of your face on it. Everyone’s happy. DONATE, read awful tattoo submissions and submit your own HERE!

Celebrity Charities:

***Dustin Diamond, formally Screech of Saved By The Bell, is selling t-shirts in an attempt to save his home from foreclosure. Shirts will run you $15, or you can request an autographed top for $20.

***Several of the hottest celebrities (and thier children!) have lent their artisitic skills to the Celebrity Mosaic Project, and their master pieces could be yours! Make a bid on one of their ocean-themed LEGO tiles and support the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps protect oceans and beaches. See the artwork and make a bid at

For the Sake of Our Planet:

(…to be continued)

This will serve as a running list, so check back for more ideas. Until then… happy contributing!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fish 'N Flush

“Fish ‘n Flush is a patented, two-piece aquarium toilet tank, designed by AquaOne Technologies, Inc., an innovator of water-management systems. Fish ‘n Flush fits most two-piece toilets and turns the bathroom into the center of attention with its unique design of an aquarium that wraps itself around a clear inner tank."

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

If You Haven’t Yet Been To… then you are SO missing out.

Monday, May 11, 2009

3D Sidewalk Art

This collection of 3d Sidewalk Art is mostly the creation of English chalk artist Julian Beever. The art, when viewed at the correct angle gives an awesome 3d illusion:

Check out more at:

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

If You Like People… Like I Do:

These are three of my favorite sites. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

To the parmedics of the Central Pierce precinct who responded to a ‘Young Female with Chest Pains’ last weekend:

Thank you kindly for your timely and efficient service. I couldn’t have done it without you. (Well, actually, I did drive myself to the doctor in the first place… I probably could have come up with SOME WAY to get myself the additional 1.6 miles to the hospital. But that’s a moot point really).

I must say, you’re presence was very unexpected. That probably explains the expression of shock that was noticeably plastered on my face. Nothing like unshaven legs and cheeks full of teary mascara to serve you up a juicy slice of humble pie. Then again, I feel whole-heartedly that there should be some sort of policy about hiring attractive, fit gentlemen as paramedics. If I remember correctly, I think I mentioned something about giving the overweight and unattractive guys a chance. I can’t help but think it would double your customer service ratings… from the young, female patient population, anyway.

To the chesty gentleman who rode in the cab with me:
I’d just like to throw it on the table (or gurney, as it may be) that I sincerely appreciated your humor and compliments. I know you didn’t actually mean it when you said you couldn’t imagine me looking any better than I did in that moment… but I’ll take that lie at face value. Definitely helped me forgot about my failing vital organs.

To the balding, blonde Dougie Howser:
No sir, thank you for what YOU do. I couldn’t educate without a heart rate.

All I’m sayin’ is I’m sure glad I didn’t mention the firefighters that I know. That could have made for a very awkward conversation. Anyway, turns out that you were wrong about it not being serious, but I can overlook that. Just be glad I chose to thank you this way, and not personally, because if we meet again I will ask you out. Then again, maybe that wouldn’t be so bad.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Take it from me…

I don’t know about a lot of things. However, I hope you will overlook my lack of training and take my word on this, if nothing else: the frozen yogurt of your dreams awaits you at Tutti Frutti.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. How could you have faith that a business by the name of Tutti Frutti could satisfy your precious taste buds? And I understand your skepticism. But you’re going to have to trust.

Tutti Frutti yogurt is a self-serve set-up with several yogurt flavors and toppings to choose from. I highly recommend the Sweet Vanilla yogurt with fresh strawberries, kiwis, raspberries, and red, green and white gummi bears. By the way, they’re the good, German gummi bears, not the questionable off-brand type. I think I’m salivating as we speak. Be it known that in some cases Tutti Frutti goes by ‘Orange Tree’ (clearly a wise business move; I trust them more already) and some locations (well, I know of one anyway) actually has a real seating area for guests.

I think it’s safe to say that my volunteer promotion work for this above-named corporation is entirely unappreciated. But I believe in their product… and I’m not a quitter.

My "First" blog entry.

Febuary 18, 2009

The Blog I’ve Always Dreamt Of…
For quite some time, I’ve toyed with the idea of putting some of my intimate and “out”timate thoughts onto an inter-web journaling device of some kind… gifting little “tastes” here and there via social-networking sites like Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. Dissatisfied, I have decided to finally give in to my desires and create my very on blog… my gift to you, as potential subscribers, so that you may attempt to experience life in the shoes me, the complex being known as Jessica “Teacher” Stalker (for the time being, anyway). I do hope that you enjoy.

As for now, I am sitting in my bathrobe just after noon on this Wednesday, feeling fabulous about my decision to flee work, but equally not-fabulous about my pancreas and it’s referred pains and annoyances. I am enjoying a not-so-fat-free lunch, much to my ultrasound technician’s dismay, though I’m hoping that because Almonds are a “healthy” snack, maybe they won’t count as being a “fat” food. We soon shall see. For those of you who don’t know, I spent Valentine’s afternoon/eve surrounded by many attractive gentleman; sadly they were more interested in poking me with IV needles and testing devices than anything enjoyable. Who knew that twenty-somethings could experience debilitating chest pains as a result of pancreas and/or gallbladder failure? How naive of me to think that my irresponsible diet and lazy approach to living wouldn’t catch up to me sooner or later. Just goes to show we can’t win ‘em all, right? Anywho, this is just a minor setback in the grand scheme of things and I hope to be back to “me” soon after tomorrow’s ultrasound (followed by a tedious and dreadful 4+ hour district meeting. Lucky, lucky me).

Don’t think, for a moment, that the last few days were a total downer, as that is not the case. The photo below inevitably brought a smile to my face that would cancel out a thousand bouts of pancreatitis. I hope you experience the same results upon viewing.
(Hopefully I’ll figure this html business out soon… until then please click the link)

Please know that this is the first of many treats to come… well, that’s the intention anyway. My point is, I’m excited about this blog… for now. I’m also realistic enough to know that, 1) most novelties lose their spark after awhile, and 2) no one will probably read this, except me, as I reread all of my entries/surveys/etc. But that’s okay; I’m willing to overlook those points for the time being. Here’s to the start of a very beautiful thing.

Well, until we meet again… make good choices! :)

Sincerely yours,

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Let us rise up and be thankful for we learned a lot today. And if we didn’t learn a lot, at least we learned a little. And if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick. And if we did get sick, at least we didn’t die. So let us be thankful. -Budda