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AMAZING PLACES, AMAZING PEOPLE
June 6, 2011
It's only taken three days to get me addicted to Pinterest. My friend Jennifer, who used to live in Davis and work with the SPCA, now lives in Colorado and she joined around the same time I did. She and I have been busy filling up pin boards with things like Favorite Restaurants, Products I Love, Bucket List, Fun Foods, Animals I like, etc. (some of those are hers, some of those are mine).
So today, when the site has been spotty it has been very difficult. Every time I thought of another thing I wanted to "pin," I would rush to find a photo and then try to pin it to one of my boards and get that dreaded 404 error message.
Fortunately, at the same time, Pinterest was leaving messages of apology in Facebook. People would hear that the site was back up and running again and I assume we'd all rush to pin something new and then it would go down again.
This may be suffering Twitter syndrome, with more people knowing about it, it may be overwhelmed with new users, like me.
However, in the times when I was able to access the board, I put together a list of "Amazing Places I've Visited" and when I look at it it makes me feel good...I've been to a really impressive number of places in the world (everything from the Great Wall in China to the Beer Can House in Houston!). There are those who have traveled a lot more than I have (I'll never go to Petropavlovsk, for example) but I'm no slouch in the "amazing places" department any more.
I also have a board of "Places I Still Want to See," most of which I never will, but it's nice to dream. If you'd like to check out all my boards, this is the link. You click on a photo inside the board you're interested in and it brings up all the photos in that board. If you want to see things in larger size, then click on a specific picture. There are lots more things I want to add to these boards and more boards I want to create, but it's just entirely too much fun. And some of the people, like "OhJoy" and Mary Beth Burrell (who has GREAT board names!) have absolutely fabulous boards. Check 'em out!
In other, more serious and more meaningful words, the Compassion Philippines bloggers have returned from their week in the Philippines, all of them profoundly changed by the experience.
Stefanie went home with a renewed sence of content that the money of Compassion is being well spent, that this was a good financial investment, and human investment.
Lindsay, who made this trip at 30 weeks pregnant says,
Michelle sums it up:
On the heels of all of this, I discovered that Pedro, my sponsored child in Brasil, has left the program and they are offering me a 4 year old Brasilian boy to take his place. I haven't seen his photo yet, and don't know if I will take him or take one of those >900 chidren in the Philippines waiting for sponsors.
The need is so great....
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