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You down with philanthropy, yeah you know me!

20 Jul

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Cheesy. I know. Bite me. Now to the convo at hand–philanthropy in your 30s. Last weekend I attended Taste of the Nation. I have to say this is an event of Gastronomical proportions.  I’m talking 30+ of Denver’s hottest eateries, distilleries, breweries, and so much more. I truly got my nom nom on. I dropped a ton of money. Not that I wouldn’t normally, but this was an event that I didn’t mind getting behind (keep the jokes to yourself). All of the proceeds from this event goes towards anti-hunger–a valiant attempt to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.

Over here at TTTM, community is intertwined into every thread of our beings. I don’t know about you Scoundrels, but the older I get the more I want to give back. I quite often think that (financially speaking) I’m not that fortunate. What? I can digress, too. Geesh. Give a guy a break. Nonetheless, when I stop and think about all of the micro-communities surrounding me on a daily basis that have so much less and without people/organizations like Share Our Strength, like volunteers, like you, like me, these communities wouldn’t stand a a snowballs chance in hell. This makes me snap back to the reality that I can help. I can be apart of something bigger than myself and really make a difference.

What are your stories of philanthropy in your 30s? Now that you’re older and wiser is the urge to give back stronger than ever? Share your stories with us. Let’s get this community out into the community.

From the Broke Files: My Top 10 List

14 Jul

Sport posted From the Broke Files a couple of weeks ago and it got me to thinking, mostly about how I’m financially poor, yet so socially rich. I’ve decided to share my top 10 list of socially rich activities that have sort of nudged themselves into my newfound 30s lifestyle.

  1. Going to a baseball game in the rain, eating hot dogs, and sharing a drink with a friend. (Free tickets, btw.)
  2. Impromtu photos shoots with photog friends in the park.
  3. Evening bike rides down the river front.
  4. Taco Tuesdays ($1 Tacos – In your face! Or, my face in this case.)
  5. Happy Hour with the TTTM Community.
  6. Thrift shoppping.  (I’m still learning how to do this. I’m queer. We like to shop. We’ll have more about this in a later post. Stay tuned!)
  7. Picnics and a game of bean bags in the park. *sigh*
  8. Volunteering. Project Angel Heart comes to mind.
  9. Ooooo, brainstorm sessions.
  10. Potluck brunches rooftop. Nom. Nom. Nom.

You see, there is so much that can be done without spending a lot of $$$. And, you betta believe, I’m going to live it up. I guess these are the joys of growing up and becoming comfortable with being yourself. Thank you, 30s.

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