Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 18- Cell Phones for Soldiers and "Men Love This Steak"

I thought I had lost my Zack Morris phone forever on this day last year.  Luckily, I found it.  Little did I know that less than a year later I would have to surrender it forever...  I also didn't know that I would end up with a fancy schmancy new iPhone... and that I would kind of... really... like it.

I got to thinking about today's donation and how to tie into the idea of cell phones.  Tom came up with an excellent idea, which I will be using (much like he has just informed me that he will use a joke I just told him to earn himself some laughs and some points on mgoblog tomorrow).  We will be donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers today.  Their mission is quite simple: help soldiers call home.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. 

The website, http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/index.html, gives a lot more information about how you can contribute (donations of old phones, money, and more).  It also includes a few videos that are definitely worth watching, but make sure you have some tissues nearby.  In addition to our donation for the day, we'll be rounding up our ancient phones to take in... including my old Zack Morris.  Do you have any old phones you might donate?

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A year or two ago, I found a recipe that intrigued me on one of my favorite cooking websites, allrecipes.com.  It was called "Men Love This Steak," and it sounded positively delicious.  We tried it a few times, and I made my own modifications to substitute in ingredients that Tom likes and would eat (instead of picking them out and pushing them into the pile of shame on the opposite side of his plate).  For tonight's dinner, we paired our steaks with fried potatoes and sweet potatoes and asparagus with hollandaise sauce.  It looked quite fancy on our... ahem... t.v. trays.  I promise it was way prettier in person than it is in the cell phone picture, and it was much tastier than it looks too.  It turns out that men AND women love this steak.



I just might share the recipe if you're interested.  I'd like to see who else might looooove this steak too.

Thank you, "Men Love This Steak," you made my day.

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