Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Write for Charity" Calls for Submissions

I have something a little different to post here today. I was recently approached by the people behind Write for Charity to let you know that they are looking for short story and poetry submissions for an anthology they are putting together.

This book will feature uplifting true stories as well as fictional pieces and poetry all related to the subject of parenting. Stories must be positive and about parenting in some aspect. 101 pieces will be selected from the submissions to appear in the book.

Proceeds from the anthology will go to children's charities. Authors (you) will retain the copyright to your words. All entries must be submitted by April 15. Go to Write for Charity to see the writer's guidelines and learn how to submit your positive parenting piece.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wanna Win a Wii? And Wii Fit Plus? Yes. You Do.

I am either really out of shape or the new Wii Fit PlusTM is super awesome, because I just spent forty or so minutes on the thing and I am all sweaty and tired. Come to think of it, maybe both of those things are true.

Regardless, I know that I had fun. The Wii Fit Plus is the new upgrade to the Wii FitTM. Nintendo made some really smart changes to the Wii Fit with this addition.

Wii Fit Plus makes it so much easier to actually use the Wii Fit to exercise. Wii Fit has always been fun, but until now, it's been difficult to put together any kind of real workout with it. With the new Wii Fit Plus you can create your workouts ahead of time without having to stop and set up a new exercise between each set.

You can read more about what I think about the new Wii Fit Plus in my review.

You may also have read about the super fun time my friends and I had at the Wii Fit Plus party that Nintendo threw for me and some of my friends late last year. Well, if you didn't get to come to that (and, truly, I wish you could have), you do get to participate by entering to win a WiiTM! And Wii Fit Plus! With the Balance BoardTM!

Yes, that's right. I'm giving away a Wii and a Wii Fit Plus game with Balance Board to one of my beloved readers. In order to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me How will you fit some fit in with Wii Fit Plus from Nintendo? Will you snowball fight your way to a thinner stomach? Will you set up a daily yoga regimen? Will your fat little MiiTM guilt you into going running outside?

Make sure you enter by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 15, 2010. I will choose a winner by using a random number generator on April 16th. Make sure when you leave your comment that you give me an email address so I can contact you if you win. I will email the winner, who will then have 48 hours to get back to me to claim their prize.

Contest is open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Much as I would like to let my mom, my sister, and my cousins enter, my relatives can't win. Nintendo employees are also ineligible to enter. Sorry. Judgment of the winner is final and cannot be disputed. If the first winner does not get in touch with me within 48 hours of my sending a notification email, I will use a random number generator to pick another person and so on.

Good luck!!

Honesty Clause: While I have not been compensated for this review and giveaway, Nintendo did give me a copy of the Wii Fit Plus software for myself at no charge. Nintendo has given me the Wii and Wii Fit Plus mentioned here, and I am giving them away. Furthermore, I am a Nintendo Brand Enthusiast and was invited to host a Wii Fit Plus Party for myself and my friends. Which I did.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunshine Cleaning

Stimey is watching Sunshine Cleaning. Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are fantastic in this quirky little movie about a single mom starting a crime scene clean-up service with her sister.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Caprica on SyFy

Stimey is watching Caprica. I was a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica, and consider it one of the best TV shows ever made—if not the best. (I'm a nerd.) When I watched the pilot for Caprica, I was a little disappointed, but as I've continued to watch it, it has sucked me and now I am really, really enjoying it.