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Contest/Support Local Biz: Asirda, Greg Heffley, and PayPal

Submitted by on October 15, 2009 – 9:29 PM12 Comments

diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-4-dog-daysI 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.




  • Wehaf says:

    Wait, the 3k match was Asirda’s own money? How did I miss that? Incredible! Thanks, Asirda!

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    Oh, did I not mention that she’s a bank robber?

    (Kidding. Asirda = not a felon.) (I assume.)

  • Elizabeth says:

    Casino robber, Sars. Get your movies straight.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    @Elizabeth: Way to blow her cover. Her name is Ramon…as you can see right here. [kaff]

  • Jenn says:

    Ha, the other day I was watching “A Baby Story” and the family decided to name their son Denham. After the requisite gagging, all I could think was, “Denim like a jean.”

    Asirda, you’re awesome, and not least because you’re letting us call you Asirda.

  • Sandman says:

    Asirda, you’re awesome, and not least because you’re letting us call you Asirda.

    This can’t be said enough, really.

  • Asirda says:

    No Great Bear here… and Master S. is the clear winner as Ursus Minor. But as Sars says, I am pleased and excited to be a part of this community effort to get teachers and kids the resources they need to succeed. The power of the Tomato Nation truly is awesome, so please pat yourselves on the back and then dip that hand back into your wallet and donate a little more.

    I’ll be watching…

    (Sorry, that sounds a little creepy.)

  • Rachel says:

    That Asirda is awesome needs no repetition.

    However, I must say on a different, non-contest, note, that I could not be more pleased that Lahti has gotta go to rehab (rehab) since I CAN. NOT. STAND. HER. in anything. Seriously, there is no role in which I do not hate her.

  • Elizabeth says:

    @Sars: Ted Nugent called — he wants his shirt back.

    (… hee!)

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    Tess is with Benedict now? But she’s too tall for him.

  • Hollie says:

    Asirda == Awesome.

    OMG on SVU… I can’t say I was sorry to see Lahti go… I didn’t especially like, but that total break down was out of character. You’d think she would have been building up to Alcoholism a bit more. Makes me wonder why she needed to leave the show (a la House’s Kal Penn).

  • Sandy says:

    Just watched SVU! SCANDALOUS!

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