Virginia Sanders

I'm 32. I haven't had my first kiss yet. I blog about my plan to raise money for charity with my first kiss. Think that's crazy? Well, so do I.

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Check Out These Photos of #WhyWeNeedDiverseBooks

What does it look like when people take to Twitter to show the organizers of BookCon, the main trade show for U.S. booksellers, that readers DO want diverse books? Well, like this: That sound you just heard was @oaklibrary dropping the mic. Look at those beautiful children.
Thank you for the roundup! There are such fantastic messages being shared, and I'm thankful for ...more

NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life Over Racist Comments

Editor's Note: On Tuesday, April 29, the NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for the racist words believed to be by him on tapes released on the Internet last Saturday. -- Julie Four Great Posts About Clippers Owner Donald Sterling and Racism ...more
Julie: About the Editor's Note, the source article says $2.5 mil rather than $25 mil.more

Celebrating Your Birthday on Facebook Is Awesome and Frustrating

Complain all you want about Facebook but you cannot deny it - - There's really nothing better than celebrating your birthday on Facebook! It's hard not to smile as you watch all of those birthday messages roll in. You certainly don't get that kind of feel-good experience from Twitter or Pinterest. ...more
I try to reply directly to the really personalized messages and then make a dedicated "Thank ...more
: Every day I see more & more green when I look out the window. Even amidst the construction mess, the trees are budding, & they're gorgeous!

Why 'Games for Women' Has Given Me Rage Face

I grew up with video games.  My family wasn't wealthy, but my two older brothers and I saved our pennies and my father agreed to pitch in so we could buy our first gaming system: a TI-99/4A.  Image Credit: Quagmire's Photos via Flickr I played Parsec, Hunt the Wumpus, and Alpiner with the best of them. As time passed, we continued to save our pennies so we could upgrade our game systems and purchase more games. ...more
I hadn't seen that 6 Apps for Women article previously, but now that I've taken a glance at it, ...more
: Why do printers have to be so difficult?
: Who knew -- breakfast flavored vodkas -- Bacon... Maple Syrup...Donut. Then for the late risers -- PB&J. Weirdest - grass flavored ???
: Oops. I just realized the dogs did not have breakfast ... and it's noon.
: Hello Chatter peeps -- the font of all wisdom... I'm trying to find the (new?) flavored Vodka that kept popping up in ads last week or 2
: Hello Chatter peeps -- the font of all wisdom... I'm trying to find the (new?) flavored Vodka that kept popping up in ads last week or 2