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  • jenitz 11:20 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Adventure 5- Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
    I worked on the “Brush with Kindness” Program which helps low-income homeowners with exterior renovations on their homes, (sort of a community beautification project). It was a rainy and cold day, but I drove down to south LA and met the two project leaders and two other volunteers. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot we could do since it is all exterior work (mostly painting on this particular house) and there was only a small covered back patio that we could work on. So it was only a half day of manual labor, but I did volunteer to go to Starbucks and bring everyone coffee to warm up.
    One small comment I will make, I didn’t feel as helpful or inspired helping with these home repairs as maybe working on the projects that build homes for families, mainly because this was a fairly decent neighborhood (for South LA) and good size home (that they OWN) and they had a Cadillac in the driveway. Hmmm.

  • heididino 2:49 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    4/52 WHO DAT 

    Greetings adventurers!
    i come to you as i settle back into my work week after having had a whirlwind 2 weeks of travel. The first trip was to New Orleans to attend an interpreting conferece. Greeted by palm trees was a definite welcome from the bitter snow covered Chicago of which my interpreter cohart and I live. We wre there to attend a series of workshops but as it turns out we skipped the 1st day and last day of the conference, opting to be tourists instead.

    Oh New Orleans-we started off on a bad foot. We scoured and scoured the city for vegetarian fare, to no avail. We were schocked at the misogynistic revelry that is Bourbon Street. What had we gotten ourselves into?

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