Living and laughing with a disability - cerebral palsy; ordinary life, extraordinary circumstances.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Team Witticisms for Polar Plunge Oregon

I have been volunteering with Special Olympics Oregon since last May.  They were looking for an intern to do some web design work.  I was looking for some web design experience.

My first task was to move one of their event website, PlungeOregon, from it's previous web platform.  I learned a lot about photo editing during that project. I am now a good cropper and resizer!

Currently I am handling the social media for the Plunge.  Most evenings I am putting together the Facebook posts for:; and the tweets for:

Social media is a key way to promote stuff nowadays.  I really count it an honor to be getting hands on experience in such a greatly growing field.

Special Olympics is a great organization.  It serves individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Such a life giving mission!  As an individual acquainted with challenges, I like to have the opportunity to help make life better for others who face challenges.

Volunteering is great!  You get more than you give.  I have learned more about Twitter, Facebook and HootSuite than I would have ever learned elsewhere.  Lots of research, finding the Twitter handles and Facebook pages of sponsors.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to start my own Polar Plunge team - Team Witticisms.  I am going to be there at the Portland Polar Plunge on February 9.  I  am officially "Too Chicken to Plunge".  I'm not taking the plunge...I can't swim!

I would like to invite you to join my team, Team Witticisms, by donating $5, $10, or whatever you feel you can part with at this time.

I set my goal at $50.  One donation and the goal was hit...thank you Aunt Jan and Uncle Bruce!

Lets push it up there!  The people at Special Olympics Oregon are very high quality, committed people.  The individuals with intelectual disabilities they serve, showing them respect and lifting their is priceless.

Click the link below and join my team:

Click here to join my team


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Eric and Troy pardoned

My favorite episode of West Wing was when the President pardoned a couple turkeys, Eric and Troy:

I remember Eric and I just howled with laughter when we saw that.  How did they come up with those names...that just happened to be our names?

I have been neglecting my blogging responsibilities in a bad way lately.  Thoughts roll around in my head, but I can't find the words to spill them out in a coherent way.

Our budget has been squeezing us lately, for this, that and the other reason.  We are now living life in a much more disciplined and deliberate way.

This does not sound fun, I know, but in an odd way it has led us to a greater sense of family, friends and the multitude of blessings around us.

The blessings we already have are far greater than anything we want.  Maybe that is the true essence of Thanksgiving Day.

Peace and love to all.