Once upon a time birthday parties were simple. A few balloons, a frosted cake and games in the backyard were pretty rockin’. Somewhere along the way, parents began throwing birthday parties complete with limo rides, shopping sprees, petting zoos, celebrity cartoon guests, trips to the day-spa and don’t forget the goodie bags. And just when it seems like your kid might need a birthday fund instead of a college fund, there’s a new group of parents that are not only looking the gift horse in the mouth, but muzzling it altogether and convincing their kids to give their birthday gifts to charity.
Now, teaching kids about giving, sharing and compassion are great lessons, no doubt. But what about the other 364 days in the year to teach those valuable lessons? How will Schoolgirl Betty react to all of her gifts being given to charity? Are Betty’s parents really the ones that need the lesson in generosity? Watch Sec. 170(c) Birthday Cupcakes to find out for yourself…
What’s Betty been up to?
OMG!!! Betty was interviewed last week by WTVT FOX 13’s Mark Wilson via video Skype! And Betty may have a visit from a crew at her local FOX affiliate KTTV to shoot some “B roll” footage for Fox 13! The story should air before the end of October… more info coming soon! Thanks Steve, Mark and the Fox 13 News Team!
Betty attended the 3rd annual New Media Expo in Ontario, California. While she was there, she met a bunch of really cool people and saw some of her good friends including Viral on Veoh, Revver, TubeMogul, Blip TV, iTunes Podcasting, Podaddies, Blubrry, indieflix, French Maid TV, Goodnight Burbank, Ask a Ninja, Doogtoons, Big Fantastic, Smidgits, Odeo, UStream.TV, Very Tasteful, NoodleScar, Tasty Blog Snack, C.C. Chapman, VLog Soup, Bare Feet Studios, Door from Hell Radio, The Clip Show, Fogview Podcast, Ed Roberts, John M. Lovett, and last but not least, Brother Love.
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IMEEM just stoked Betty out with a killer new featured video channel! Thanks, Imeem! Not only can you watch great videos on imeem, but you can make your own music playlists! Like this killer song from Door From Hell Radio that they wrote for Average Betty!
What’s Betty watching?
Jamison and Josh at Tilzy.tv are the bomb! If you haven’t checked out Tilzy.tv to read the latest in New Media, please head over there! These are good people writing great stories! Give Tilzy.tv some love, and may Betty suggest starting at this article?
Have you checked out the NEW Viral on Veoh shows? Viral launched three new series this month: Propoganda, Guru, and Underground. These are all great shows, but no surprise coming from Viral… they produce some of the best content on the Internet with their one-two punch of of excellent storytelling and amazing production. Give Viral some love, and may Betty suggest starting at this video?
Abigail’s X-Rated Teen Diary! From the genius, comedic mind of Hayden Black, creator and star of Goodnight Burbank, comes one of the most absurdly funny shows Betty has seen in awhile. Stop in on Abigail and see what she… or he… or she… is up to!
What’s Betty reading?
The Register-Guard’s Lewis Taylor (aka the “Food Dude”) reviews Average Betty in his September 12, 2007, Entree column! Lewis describes Average Betty as the “punk rock cook who delivers simple recipes in the form of a rhythmic how-to,” then follows with “it’s nice to see a real do-it-yourselfer on the tube,” and closes with “rock on, Betty!” Thanks a lot, Lewis, for the rockin’ review! And rock on, Food Dude!
Elastic Waist The sweet gals at Elastic Waist included an awesome reference to Betty’s Chicken Satay-ser in their Stuff Others Eat section. If you are a female concerned with self-image, living happily, diet and nutrition, Elastic Waist is your website! There is a wealth of information on Elastic Waist, so click on over there!
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