Zumbathon to Benefit Adela Cufre-Alvarez, MN Zumba Instructor Who Lost Leg to Amputation, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at The Rink in Monticello, MN

May 20th, 2014

Here’s a link to the Facebook event page for the Zumbathon Charity Event to benefit Adela Cufre-Alvarez, a Minnesota Zumba instructor who lost a leg to infection after going into cardiac arrest while instructing a Zumba class. Please share and consider going if you are in the Twin Cities metro area.


If you can’t attend, please consider donating towards Adela’s medical expenses for a athletic prosthetic leg and rehabilitation that will allow her to return to teaching Zumba classes. Thank you for sharing the Zumba love!

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PINK by Victoria’s Secret and Wisconsin Sport Team Merchandise – Packers, Badgers, Brewers

January 4th, 2012

Dear Victoria’s Secret,
When are you going to stop discriminating against Wisconsin’s sports teams in your Pink NFL Collection and Pink Collegiate Collection and Pink MLB Collection? How good do the Green Bay Packers, University of Wisconsin Badgers, and Milwaukee Brewers have to be before you will offer a variety of merchandise for Wisconsin sports teams*?

Victoria's Secret Pink Loves Sunday Football

For example, let’s start with the Super Bowl champion, regular season 15-1 Green Bay Packers. On your Field Lineup of Facebook “Likes”, the Packers have 984 Likes – the highest of all 32 teams. The nearest teams after the Packers are the Dallas Cowboys with 940 and Pittsburgh Steelers with 914. What Pink Green Bay Packers merchandise is available for the most liked team with the best record in the NFL? One pair of $50 sweatpants. Not even the jersey worn by the Packers model is available. No thanks.

Now, let’s look at the miserable 3-13 Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings got 148 Facebook Likes. FBD. Yet, what Pink Minnesota Vikings merchandise is available for this terrible and unloved football team? Three whole pages of Pink Vikings items. Lame.

Wisconsin sports teams are loved nation-, and world-, wide. Time to start offering cute Packers, Badgers, and Brewers clothing, Victoria’s Secret.


* For anyone who cares about Wisconsin sports, I am not leaving out the Milwaukee Bucks – Victoria’s Secret does not have a Pink NBA collection.

Victoria's Secret Pink NFL Collection

How to Choose an Internet Dating Site Part I – Match.com

April 22nd, 2009

In my single days, I tried online dating. I spent a lot of time and money trying out all the different sites. This series of posts is a summary of my experiences & opinions of the internet dating sites I used. It is intended to help anyone thinking about trying online dating or looking for a different dating site.

By far, my worst dates came from Match.com and in my opinion, Match is the worst dating site out there. This probably stems from the fact that it is the easiest and fastest site to sign up for, and also the most inexpensive.

The ability to search primarily based on physical criteria on Match is a bad thing. You put in what physical features you want your matches to have, view pictures (subscribers only), and read what he or she has to say about him or herself. Easy enough, right? Wrong. In my experience, Match.com users lie about EVERYTHING – their ages, heights, weights, marital statuses, number of children, you name it.

You must communicate through Match because the site blacks out email addresses people incorporate into their profile text to communicate with users without paying to use the site… Tell me this: Why would you want to connect with someone who isn’t even serious enough to pay the minimum $35 for one month to meet someone special?

The worst feature of Match.com is free trial weekends. While free trials might be good for beginners or people unsure if they want to subscribe, but free trails are bad for everyone else using the site. This is when the cheapskate creeps come out and activate the accounts they haven’t used for months to quickly contact as many people as possible for free. No thank you!

On the dark side, I know of a man who has been on Match for at least five years. Now that Match has the “find someone special in 6 months or get 6 months free” guarantee, my friend claims he “will be on Match until he gets married.”

On the bright side, I personally know two couples that met on Match and both couples recently married. They all have horror stories about some of the dates they had and people they met through Match, but things worked out for them and they seem very happy.

In conclusion, when it comes to Match.com, you get what you pay for.

List of Assassinated Presidents and Nearly-Assassinated Presidents

March 23rd, 2009

The “Which President are you?” Facebook application inspired me to brush up on some American history. The application quiz results claim I am William McKinley, the 25th President who was shot point blank by a Polish-American anarchist.

Assassinated Presidents
Abraham Lincoln
James A. Garfield
William McKinley
John F. Kennedy

Attempted Assassinations
Andrew Jackson
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush

Watch Out for heartEcard and “When did you post your pictures on a home page known as” Facebook Viruses

February 15th, 2009

If you get a Facebook wall post that says anything like,

  • “When did you post your pictures on a home page known as singclick”
  • “When did you post your pictures on a home page known as wagfloat”
  • “When did you post your pictures on a home page known as whisperjump”
  • “When did you post your pictures on a home page known as scramblepass”

do not agree to the terms to enter any of the web sites above. The whois listing says: “THE PIC IS A MONKEY – THIS IS JUST A PRANK SITE”

More recently the wall post has been:

  • “hey I reserved a valentines ecard for you at HeartEcard.com”

Do not agree to the terms or click Submit. One of my Facebook friends has been plastering these types of posts all over her Facebook friends’ walls and it is most likely a virus or worm that is doing it.