Recap: I apparently don’t have enough to do in my life so I’m doing NaNo this year.
When I did this 3 years ago, I offered to kill people off creatively.Â I did this by creating a fictitious website called DaHorror.Com and had it be something like News of the Weird.Â This year, I’m making a similar offer but with a twist.
The offer: For a donation to your local food bank/pantry (money or food — I don’t really care which), I will creatively kill you off in my NaNo piece.
1.) You need to email me after you make your donation and specify which food bank/pantry got the goods.Â If you donate food, please make it something that people actually eat as these organizations provide groceries for families.Â I know people will eat creamed corn if desperate but if mac n’ cheese is on sale for 10/$10, please donate that instead.Â You also don’t need to tell me how much got donated — this is on the honor system.
2.) Be creative but also be somewhat reasonable.Â I’m open to stuff like that which could happen in the Lemony Snicket books but not really the slasher horror film genre, if you get my drift.Â Also, no cannibalism, no being roasted over a spit, or anything like that.Â (Ahem… PISCO!!!!)
3.) I have final veto power over how you’re killed off.
4.) If you’re someone who I interact with in person on a daily basis (i.e. co-worker/parishioner/community member), you don’t get to read the final product.
Let the killing spree begin!
Let me just say that this was the BEST news I could have gotten yesterday when I got home from work — I had to double-check it because I thought someone on Twitter was punking me.Â Why was it the best news?Â Because it’s making the wing nuts have aneurysms and there are now bets on when Glenn Beck’s head is going to explode.Â
As for whether or not he deserves it, the answer is “yes”.Â It might be slightly premature but he *has* reached out and mended fences around the world and gotten the US back to the point where we’re not looked on as the big bully nation anymore.
I can’t believe that 6 months ago, this little dude was in an incubator with tubes and wires coming out of him.Â He has grown into a social little boy with BIG eyes who is the world’s biggest flirt.Â He’s around 15 lbs right now and doing spectacularly.
I love you little bear!
From It Made My Day:
Today a news reporter interviewed an anarchist in a black mask protesting the G20 summit. He was holding a â€œDown with Capitalismâ€ sign. When asked where he got the supplies he responded â€œWalmart and Target, but I had to get the Paint at Home Depotâ€ IMMD
Having attended a school with anti-capitalistas and anarchists, I just had to laugh.Â I do sympathize with them to a degree but I did have to laugh.