People, it’s time for an update. First, go to the Wonder Women site and get hungry. Then come back here and get guilty.
Except you don’t need to get guilty, because you all are great! So far, my little company, my little team of 12 people, has raised our goal of $1500.00. Already. And we still have two months to go. Our walk is on October 12, and on that day we have tons of employees who want to walk all night (which is cool), and tons of employees who have survived cancer or are still fighting who want to do the Survivor’s lap (sad and cool), and tons of employees who want to help me man our booth, where we’ll be holding a yard sale and selling pinto beans and corn bread. Phew that was a long sentence. Anyway, it’s all very exciting – it’s going to be a tearful evening, but a meaningful one, and I’m very much looking forward to it.
Let me give you the DL on what’s been going on around here lately:
#1. We team members are pairing up and taking turns bringing in a good hot lunch for the crew on duty. We donate the food and our time to prepare and sell it – the guys give us $3-5.00 for a fresh and delicious meal – and every penny goes in the pot. We’ve been earning about $150 a week this way – so far we’ve sold pigs in a blanket, sausage biscuits and brownies, apple cake and cow patties (chocolate coconut things), hoagies with banana pudding and chips, and this week we sold hot dogs with chili, slaw, beans, and sodas. OK, I guess you’ll get hungry here, too. Point is, the girls (yes our team is all girls but one) are cooking like mad, the guys are buying it up, and we’re putting the cash towards a good cause. Step right up and get your hot n’fresh warm fuzzies.
#2. I have had a large number of fabulously generous online donations, as have a few of my colleagues. Without these online donations, we’d only be 2/3 of the way to our goal. So thanks to all my online peeps who are pulling out their credit cards and slapping down greenbacks for a good cause – we are making a killing in the business of saving lives (rim shot!)
#3. I have a bet with my coworker down the hall, man by the name of Derek F. Derek reckons he can raise more money than me. I reckon I can kick his butt. If I win, he shaves his head (big deal, his hair’s like an inch long). But here’s the thing – if I lose, I have to gather my employees around me, do the walk of shame across the parking lot, traipse a few feet to our little swampy pond we have across the street, pinch my nose, and jump in. This pond – it’s gross, people. It’s got snakes and spiders in it. It has green mucky stuff and brown mucky stuff in it. Help me. Save me from becoming The Thing That Came Out Of The Swamp. If you haven’t already (and I LOOOOVE you if you have), click on my little link here and give me ten bucks. Or twenty. Or two. Every little bit helps. You’ll be saving some poor little sick girl or dad or grandma, somebody’s kid, somebody’s sister. And also, you’ll be saving me from disease, wicked poisonous bites, and ruined clothes.
I thank you. You are all wonderful generous beautiful people, and I hope you have a fantabulous weekend.