300 For April: Jelly Beans to Good Causes

(Where jelly beans = dollar bills, y’all)

April Goal = Give $10 per day to various good causes and organizations for 30 days. (Total $300)

My random March goal is finished. See some reflections here. My April goal is inspired by a friend (Stephanie, who lives in Cambodia) that did this exact same thing for a whole year (366 days)! How is that possible you say? Feel free to read about it here.

She’s inspired a few people so far to do this #give10 project, so I thought I’d try my hand at being nice to others. I know that’s a stretch…(peanut gallery please be silent).

The advantage is, I only have to do it for one month and I can steal all her giving ideas! The legwork is done!

Actually, on that note I would like to include some local causes based in or working in Washington, D.C., where I live, and maybe a few from the Pacific Northwest. So I may have to fire up the interwebs and pull back the curtain of knowledge in the search for Spockerrr, I mean worthy causes.

If you have any good ideas for a cause that would benefit from receiving $10 and a shout-out from my miniscule social media empire-ito, please let me know. My crack research team, Kuma Consulting, will get right on the fact-checking and rigorous verification process I’ve set-up (flow chart available) before I can approve the release of my torn, crumpled $10 bills. 

Who knows, you may even decide to give jelly beans yourself.

Nah, look in the mirror, you know you’re going to buy that latte instead…

Viva give until it hurts!

See the final giving results for April.

D.C., Which Photographs Well

What’s in store if you take a walkabout through Washington, D.C. on a sunny day in March? Let’s see:

Scrum
Scrum

 

 

Have a day.

Keep On Food Truckin’

The DC food truck craze is still in full swing. Over the past year, the ranks of curb side purveyors slinging their delicious offerings has ballooned to well over 100. Last summer there was even a monthly festival called Truckaroo.

I’ve been sampling the different trucks that come to Mass Ave and North Capital (near Union Station) over the past few months. While I greedily eat these for lunch, I’ve managed to snap a few photos here and there. Let’s call it Food Truck Porn. Or not.

I’ve sampled from 17 different trucks so far (since Fall of 2011). Most have been quite good. See the list at the bottom.

Where's my food?
Where's my food?

Waiting

Mmmm...Carnivore BBQ
Mmmm...Carnivore BBQ
Sang on Wheels
Sang on Wheels

 

What are you looking at?

DC Empanadas
DC Empanadas
Beef Empanada
Beef Empanada
Bulgogi at AZNeats
Bulgogi at AZNeats
Chicken at Kabob Bites
Chicken at Kabob Bites

Tacos from Chupacabra Taqueria
Tacos from Chupacabra Taqueria
Lamb balls...
Lamb balls...
Hula Girl sandwich
Hula Girl sandwich
Tacos at TaKorean
Tacos at TaKorean
Empandas at Borinquen Lunch Box
Empandas at Borinquen Lunch Box

Stix Pak at Stix
Stix Pak at Stix
Stik Pak unpacked
Stik Pak unpacked
Tasty burger at Dorothy Moon's
Tasty burger at Dorothy Moon's

The ones I especially liked are in bold blue.

  1. Sang on Wheels
  2. Fojol Bros. of Benethiopia
  3. TaKorean
  4. Dorothy Moon’s Gourment Burgers
  5. DC Empanadas
  6. DC Slices
  7. Hula Girl
  8. Basil Thyme Truck
  9. Carnivore BBQ
  10. AZNeats
  11. Kimchi BBQ Taco Korean Grill
  12. Chupacabra Taqueria
  13. The Rolling Ficelle
  14. Kabob Bites
  15. Sauça Food Truck
  16. Stix
  17. Borinquen Lunch Box

The Washington Post also recently ran their own photo gallery on food trucks. I did not copy their idea…I just procrastinated…as usual.