Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Year's: No Longer Just Another Shitty Holiday

Have you ever:
a) spent New Year's Eve on the D train hugging a 4-pack of Charmin, crying?
b) run around a New Year's party screaming "I haven't been this high since high school!" only to spend the next day so hungover that you could do nothing but lie in bed and watch 17 hours of "Flip That House?"
c) been punched in the vagina on New Year's Eve by your little sister's drunk friend?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above, then you probably hate New Year's as much as I do. But I think that's all because I looked at New Year's as a holiday that was supposed to be wildly celebrated, and not a fresh start. This year, I'm going to celebrate the beginning of 2008--for real. 2007 was probably the best and worst year of my life. And I'm damn glad that it's almost over (the year, not my life).

Last Minute Tax Write-Off Anyone?

As many of you know, I'm a little obsessed with Scrabble lately. I'm getting pretty good at it. But not good enough to win a tournament without cheating.

Before I began spending my days glued to the computer "professionally," I was a volunteer tutor at 826NYC, a non-profit, after-school drop-in center founded in California (826 Valencia) by Dave Eggers. While 826 helps kids with all of their homework, the main goal of the organization is to support students age 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.

Great right? A free after-school, drop-in writing lab! Yes! But it costs money to run. That's why I've signed up with my friend Dan(Team: The Prospering Cheaters) for Scrabble for Cheaters, January 19. But it costs us every time we cheat. Plus, we're playing with the likes of John Hodgman and John Oliver (The Daily Show) and Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent), and frankly we want to kick their asses... while raising money for the kids, of course.

Don't you want The Prospering Cheaters to invent a word in your honor ($500) or maybe just buy an extra vowel ($50)? Also, don't you want a tax write-off before January 1?

Donate to the Prospering Cheaters

Learn more about 826NYC

Thanks and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

eefers Has Moved. Sort Of.

It looks I'm now a permanent fixture over at Nerve's Scanner. So come visit. I post much more frequently, and frankly, it's better stuff.