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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Tech Thursday Deals – 4/7/2011

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If you’re in the market for a desktop computer, check out the Dell OptiPlex GX520 for $249.99 via 1saleaday (list price: $1199.99). Specs include: 3.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR2 DRAM & 640GB hard drive. The computer comes with a 17″ LCD Monitor, Windows XP Professional, keyboard and optical mouse. Buy within eight hours as of the time of this writing. (Via 1saleaday) Get the new Xbox 360 4GB Console for $199 via Amazon and receive a $50 credit towards a future purchase (spend it on games, perhaps?). The new Xbox gets an average rating of four stars out of five (182 total reviews), with customers proclaiming it the “best Xbox so far.” Specs include: built-in Wi-Fi, specialized port for connectivity to Kinect Sensor, five USB ports, Ethernet port, HDMI output, and optical audio out port.  The price includes: wireless controller, one-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership, and 1 year limited warranty on console. Need another reason to be excited? Free shipping! (Via Gadgetreview) One of our favorite online retailer of bags, eBags, is having a 20% off sale on Timbuk2 merchandise. Check out the great selection of iPad and eReader Cases, laptop bags, and laptop sleeves. We dig the gray and red

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Tech Thursday Deals – 3/31/2011

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If you’re worried about your laptop overheating, especially in the summer, check out the ThermaPak Heatshift Laptop Cooling Pad for $9.99 via 1saleaday (list price: $39.99). Organic cooling crystals in the pads apparently lower laptop temperatures by more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Comes in pink or white, 15″ or 17″. (Via 1saleaday) Got a young photography enthusiast in you life? The LEGO digital camera is just too cute for words. The 3 megapixel camera has a 1.5” color LCD screen, 128 MB internal memory  (stores up to 80 photos, no SD card required), built-in flash, and USB output. Price is $39.99 (list: $59.99). (Via ThinkGeek) We searched the interweb for the most low-priced place to buy the original iPad (new) and found that Best Buy’s prices trumped all. A 16GB, Wi-Fi only iPad through Best Buy is $399 (shipping not included). (Via Best Buy) If you need a stand for your iPad, check out the very Apple-esque look of the aluminum Viewstand for $39.99 (list: $69.99). Some details: scratch-proof Thermo Polyurethane coating, supports both vertical and horizontal viewing, open to all connections and controls, and supporting stand included. (Via ThinkGeek)