I have a couple of wildly unrelated items here that I’m going to lump into 1 post.
First, check out Kiva which enables you to make a loan (like, $25) to a small business in another country. Read about it to get the details but it’s a great idea.
By choosing a business on our website and then lending money online to that enterprise, you can "sponsor a business" and help the world's working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive monthly email updates that let you know about the progress being made by the small business you've sponsored. ... As loans are repaid, you will get your original loan money back.
The second item has to do with my two favorite lines heard so far this TV season.
The first was on Smallville where Professor Milton Fine (and I think the character is more complicated than that but I’m not a diehard follower of Superman) the actor who played Spike, major vampire-guy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, says to young Superman, “Clark, there’s no such thing as vampires.”
The second was on Greys Anatomy. Cristina Yang was looking for a severed foot and got into it with an EMT and said, “I can’t straddle another ego right now. I’m already doing the splits.”