A couple of years ago I made a secure, online donation to the people at Autism Speaks. A day later my credit card was compromised and a couple of small charges were made to some online dating companies. AmEx picked it up right away and called me to let me know they had cancelled my card. They assured me that that the timing was probably coincidental and that too many computer savvy thieves are out there just playing with number combinations. Fast forward a couple of years and I made a phone donation to the Humane Society, also using my AmEx number and the same day that posted so did a charge to Zappos.com in the amount of $940.00. Wow, I hope that someone is haunted by the 2 watches, one jacket and shoulder bag they bought using my account. Perhaps they really needed those items badly?!?!?! I am NOT at all blaming the people at either charity. I have to wonder, however, who else gets their hands on the account numbers in the process. Coincidence? Makes me wonder. I will still support both of those fund-raising efforts, just by check in the future (which is what I usually do -this last donation needed to be done in a timely manner, in honor of my little friend, Nate’s, 3rd birthday.)
According to a lot of research I have been reading, countries with the highest calcium intake (via dairy) are the same countries with the highest incidences of osteoporosis. In the countries where calcium is derived from non-dairy items such as dark, leafy green vegetables–the least cases of osteoporosis. Coincidence? I don’t really think so. There is a lot of science that supports consuming dairy actually “bleeds” the calcium right out of our bones. I’m just saying….
Last night was fun times at the wine tasting. I do wish I could retain more of the information Neil shared with us about the different grapes and regions. I don’t wonder why I can’t. Between Neil’s intensity and the wine, it’s no wonder. Good news is, I do remember some things I learned –bad news is, I did NOT find a white that I can actually say I like. Carol, glad you joined us!
It’s off to get ready for class. If you still have time at your computer check out thebeautybean.com – Alexis is doing a fantastic job with this online magazine. It’s chock full of fitness, beauty, nutrition tips and much more. There is something there for most everyone (at least most every female).
Be careful with your credit cards! Be even more careful with the foods you eat. WONDER!
Get in some Saturday fun fitness. More importantly, get in some FUN. We’ll be checking out the band Sweet 903 (Carol, correct me if I got the “suite” number wrong!!!!) tonight at the walk. Good weather…good people…live music…sounds like a recipe for FUN. No wonder about why we love the weekends!
Your credit card stories are very interesting and scary. Ted is always checking our accounts, also. He wants to be certain that there are not “extra” charges placed on our account.
Well, I attended and participated in the Relay for LIfe walk last night at Coral Springs High. We honored those individuals that have been battling cancer and paid a tribute to those we lost to this insidious disease. I was in awe of 1 woman who has been battling for 23 years!!! It was quite an inspiring event. Luminaries were placed around the track for all those associated with cancer. The luminaries were placed in white bags which we cheerfully decorated and inscribed specific names. As we walked around the track, the Rocky theme was blasting……it was quite moving. Even in the pouring rain and blustering wind, there were numerous supports. After dark, the candles were lit. It was an event that I will long remember. The next Relay for Life will be next Friday night at 6:00 at Stoneman Douglas High School, in case anyone is interested.
Rita…i took the liberty of making the info about next week’s Relay for Life BOLD! If you have more info about this, please post…(ie, fee, distance, etc.) I have to check my calendar. It’s Mitch’s b-day weekend, but if we don’t have plans, I would like to walk.
Had a lot of fun – and a lot of wine 😉 last night ! Thanks for taking me around to all the different stations and introducung me to a new experience last night. I’m sure it’s one I will repeat – wine and food, I’m so there 🙂
You got it right – Sweet 903 – is playing at the walk tonight starting at 8 at the Greek restaurant. On May 1st they will be performing at the Coconut Creek Casino and then on Cinqo de Mayo (spelling?) aka May 5th they will be back at the Coral Springs Alehouse.
Looking forward to the workout this morning.
In response to your question about the Relay for Life next week at Stoneman Douglas……..there is no fee. Cash and checks (made to American Cancer Society) are accepted to honor or memorialize those stricken with any form of cancer. I also made a donation and was able to decorate the luminary bags. The walk is an 18 hour relay in which teams sign up to walk for that length of time. Members of the team decide how long and what hours they want to walk. We walked around the high school running track. It was quite an experience (as is all fund raising walks).
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