5 Things I Love – April 4

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1. Pound for Pound Challenge

I love the this program because it combines reaching personal goals with meeting the needs of local communities. Sure that 15 lbs I pledged (and lost) last year isn’t going to make huge dent in the recurring issues with shortages in food banks, but my pledge combined with others in my community can help make a difference AND if you’re not looking to lose weight you can sign up to maintain your current weight which counts as 5 lbs.

2. Starburst Jelly Beans

When it comes to jelly beans all are not created equal. Jelly Belly is, of course, lovely, but for more general jelly bean purchasing Starburst jelly beans are a great taste at a cheaper price. They come in three varieties – original, sour & tropical – all of which are tasty.

3. Interaction11 Videos

I know I am not alone in being excited that these are all now online. Now, not only can those who weren’t able to make it see the sessions, but those of us who were there can see the ones that we missed as well as refresh our memories on the ones we did attend. Of course, if you’re not sure what IxD (Interaction Design) is, Carl Alvani’s talk will assure you that you are not alone.

4. Glo-lite candles

The summer Partylite catalog started this past week and with it came a new style of candle which refracts light through the wax to create an all-over glow effect.

5. Dance Central for Kinect with Xbox 360

While I did get a chance to play with the Kinect a little bit back at Interaction11, it was only this past Friday that I had an opportunity to try out Dance Central and it was enough fun that it brought to fore once more the PS3 vs. Xbox 360 debate for my next console purchase. True, if you think too hard you may feel a bit silly, but once everyone else has had a t


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