I have been really busy working on a few grant proposals for the new stimulus package -the National Institute of Health was given money to help scientists with research. That's my real job - trying to find genes for diseases. Its expensive so I write a lot of grant proposals.
The other day I gave a chocolate bunny to a homeless person. I had run down to the drug store to pick up a prescription for a housemate that gets home after the store closes, and decided to reward myself with a chocolate bunny. I saw the homeless man outside, and bought him one. He was a bit surprised when I gave it to him and wished him a Happy Easter. I also gave him a $20 bill, so he wouldn't feel he was given chocolate when needed food. I realize he probably spent the money on booze. I also realize that I would probably be a drunk if I lived on the streets too. I try to make sure most of the funds I have to help homelessness goes directly to programs that help get people off the street, but its hard to not help the people I see.
If I get my research funded I will be able to find genes for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and help some of the homeless or at least stop so many vets from hitting the streets.