Contest/Support Local Biz: Asirda, Greg Heffley, and PayPal
I just said a mouthful!
An odd and an end first: 1) my review of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is up on Monkey See — great read, as usz (Kinney, not my piece, although that's ah-ight); and 2) for those of you sending me contest receipts from PayPal, please note whether they should qualify you for a mini-prize (PayPal does not note the project name for me, so I can't tell from the forward alone).
And now: The Great And Powerful Asirda.
I've struggled somewhat with the introduction here, because she modestly objected to the "great and powerful" part, but let's start with the numbers: as you know, Asirda matched 3K worth of projects when we hit 60K — and she's prepared to do it again when you hit other key benchmarks. Yes, "benchmarks" plural. She believes in the power of the many of you, and she's more generous than words can describe in (green-)backing up that faith — but, while generous, she also enjoys cheap beer and cheap humor. Which is what makes her my people.
Asirda may appear in the comments; like all the best great and powerful people, she's easy to talk to. If she doesn't appear, she's watching — and, like our little smiley friend, she's well pleased. (She may also look really cute in a bear outfit; I have no data on that. Hee.)
…By the way? $67,243. Less than 8K to our next match; at 75K, $ and the Mysterians ante up with 5K more. We can do this.
Okay, I think that's everythi– OH WAIT WAIT did you guys watch SVU this week? How BONKERS is that? Killer Noel? Slurstine Lahti? Man. I loved it AND I couldn't watch. Amazing. Discuss.
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