Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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A local credit union is having a Pay It Forward contest, where they gave away $10 to anybody who came into the credit union and made a video saying which charity they were giving their $10 to, and why.

TRANSLATION: Bank gives money to people who give it away and make movies.

After all the videos were made, a supersecret panel decided on the top ten most compelling causes. Those ten videos have been posted HERE, and the credit union wants everybody to vote on the best video, which will win $1000.

TRANSLATION: Lots of people were not as interesting as 10 that were interesting and compelling, you get to choose who is best.

As it happens, I know most of the people in the videos, and I'm also going to tell you who to vote for.

Susan, who on a normal day I call Sue, but it's only been the last four or five years that I've been able to call her by her first name without being a little nervous because she was my ____th grade teacher, and in my head her first name is still Missus.

Sue has a real heart for the soldiers in the military. Her sister was in the military, maybe that's how she became involved in the first place. I don't know. But one of the ways she supports soldiers is by collecting golf balls.

Stop scratching your head.

When they have time off, some of the soldiers like to play the Desert Driving Range. Except they can't go retrieve the balls because the area surrounding the bases are filled with land mines. Not superconducive for playing fetch.

Sue collects golf balls and mails them to soldiers in Iraq. And that, my friends, is cool. And if all 135 of you that get me in a reader, and the 67 of you who follow my blog via the googles voted, that'd be 202 votes, and plus me, it's 203 votes, and maybe she would win.

And that would be pretty cool. Thanks, y'all.


  1. done.
    (now enough with the subliminal messages.)
    oh yeah ... and because tweets limit the amount of commentage that i can say ... maybe we can work out a clothing/cloth diapers/wool covers for jewelry deal?

  2. I voted, though now I wonder about #8. That one, as of the writing, is winning by about ten votes . . .

  3. I voted for number 4. As of now number 8 has 7 more votes then her.


talk to me, people. because you know i get all giddy when you do.