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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
12th-Apr-2010 07:17 am
Happy birthday to onezumi and lifecollage!

Hello to new readers gunshotbeauty and limiinal!

Unsurprisingly, ouch + tired. Because, y'know, 5K.

Walk for Change
Deserves a full writeup later but it was AWESOME.

And argh.

Here's the thing. I have been so swamped, and I kept forgetting to check on the Explo due date.

And it's May 1.

So I have to come up with $4,575.00 by May 1.


$600 of that is a grant that hasn't yet been applied; e-mailed about that this morning. I should be able to get $2,000 from the grandparents. So essentially that's $2,000 we have to raise in two weeks.

In past years, some of you have offered items to auction or donate; I'm not going to outright e-mail people and solicit that, but if you want to, we'd love the help.

Next week is Elayna's April break, and that's when we'll be doing the annual Gojirawitz Girls Wind Tunnel Dreams crowdfunded fiction. This year we're taking a reader suggestion and doing one long story - wherein you tell us what to do! Your donation entitles you to a say. Depending on the amount of the donation, you get to insert items (antique doorknocker!), people (your mom!), plot twists (evil twin!), et cetera. Yes, this has the potential to get very silly very quickly.

We'll be deciding on which donation levels get you which amount of input this afternoon, and Elayna will be writing up her "this is why Explo is so important to me" post.

Link Soup
* New issue of Goblin Fruit!
* So the guy at Sound Bites is assaulting people now. Unsurprised. He's always been a dick. Also the food is terrible.
* murnkay lays the smackdown on the Catholic Church.

Daily Science
Using data from the Hinode spacecraft, a team of researchers from University College London (UCL) have revealed an immense magnetic structure that erupted to produce a dramatic solar eruption in late 2007.

Work, home, Explo fundraising planning. Hopefully writing time please please please. BARCC peer-supervision meeting tonight, then getting photographed with my co-bloggers.
12th-Apr-2010 12:11 pm (UTC) - Re: explo
I'm leery of committing anything I don't already have ready given the amount of things I have to do already.

That being said, I have an idea, but need to rummage in boxes.
12th-Apr-2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Oh my. Good luck getting Explo sorted out quickly.

If you have a moment to check a link, I was hoping you might help make people aware of why United Airlines is a company no one should use. http://evilpuppy.livejournal.com/365126.html
12th-Apr-2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
I can donate something to auction! If I have time, I'll make something specially, but if not I certainly have things I can donate anyway.
12th-Apr-2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
I can donate a semi-custom knitted thing of some sort. Probably fingerless mitts.
12th-Apr-2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
This weekend, I was at a party whose proceeds went to BARCC. Because it is an annual party that involves a lot of leather, the money is always given anonymously. When told what cause it was for, Yasser (Sound Bites' owner) on only a few days notice gave us an entire 8-foot catering table of food for free, even though we couldn't give him a tax writeoff receipt.
12th-Apr-2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the party did that, and I'm glad he did that - but would it kill him to not be crazy hostile in his place of business? I'm just judging based on personal experience of the screaming and nastiness. Well, and the article, but I think it says something that him punching people is not surprising.
13th-Apr-2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Dunno. I've generally found him pleasantly abrasive, but, well, there are reasons I miss living in New York.
13th-Apr-2010 03:36 am (UTC)
I wish you luck with the Explo fundraising. Found out that Bree did not get the scholarship; with the emergency pet visits this spring, we've exhausted our meager savings. *sigh* But she's taking the news quite well, and is already onto the next big thing: a karaoke party in August.
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