Archive for : July, 2012

Thanks again!

OK, so I promised I’d write a better list later. I’ve decided to do it now, so that I don’t forget. So first, I’ll make a list of everyone who’s donated, sorted by date, which is the way it is on the page.

  • Linda.
  • Anonymous.
  • Aunt Ginny and Uncle Tony.
  • My cousin Fred.
  • Joanne.
  • Sue.
  • Jess.
  • Kim.

I had 2 $20 donations, a $25 donation, a $15 donation, 3 $10 donations, and a $100 donation, which equals $210! That is if I’m adding things up right, which I think I am. Wow, I still can’t exactly believe it. Going into this, I wasn’t really sure how much I would raise, and I wasn’t even sure if I’d meet my goal of $150. I set it at $150 because I thought setting it any higher than that would just be setting myself up for failure. Of course I knew I wanted to surpass my 2009 fundraising level which was $174, (incidentally, also for Samaritan’s Purse,) but I wasn’t sure if this year would be that year. I also wasn’t sure if doing unofficial events like this was all that effective. Of course it helps out a very worthy charity, and it’s always a lot of fun, but I was starting to doubt the efficacy of it. This has definitely renewed my faith in the process!
Facebook really came through in the end, that was something I was also starting to doubt the efficacy of, because it seems like I had to post way too much for people to even see what I was doing. I was worried about spamming my Facebook friends by posting too much. I’d like to thank all my Facebook friends for putting up with the past month of status updates, event invetations, and lots and lots of links! By the way, I’m still very happy that everything performed the way it did, I was having problems as late as Friday, and I was definitely worried that things would go wrong Saturday, but everything worked perfectly! I think I only had to restart twice, which is like a record for the lowest number of restarts in 24 hours or something.

I think I sound sick.

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The finishing boo!

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The big finish!

OK, so there are a lot of people to thank, and of course I wasn’t organized enough to get that all together in the last half hour, so I’ll make better lists later, but here’s a rough list for now.

  1. Everyone who donated, you were all part of causing this to be a record-setting event for me in terms of amount raised, something I thought would never happen in an unofficial event like this!
  2. Everyone who chatted with me on Facebook, commented on statuses and/or links etc.
  3. Mark for chatting with me on live for most of the day, and answering the first set of questions in the morning, which gave me time to finish eating.
  4. I did get a few comments, and for those I’m extremely thankful!
  5. Linda for talking to me on the phone like 7 different times today, and for taking me shopping on Wednesday.
  6. Kim for sharing my links and boosting my signal on Facebook, and talking on the phone with me today.

I’m sure there are more, but like I said, that’s a rough list. To be honest, I’m not quite ready for this one to end. It’s been an amazing and inspiring 24 hours, and I’ve learned many things from it! I’m also not sure when I’ll end up going to bed, but definitely sometime in the next hour, and I have no idea how much sleep I’ll end up getting. OK, so now for the song, and this is completely unrelated, yet sort of related in a strange way. thanks so very much for all your support everyone! Barring any unforseen circumstances, I fully intend on doing this again next year! In fact, I’m already sort of making plans.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4hsC0nRvZM&w=420&h=315]
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Airports, airplanes, and endings.

So the airport question got me thinking about airplanes, (of course!) Then I got to thinking about what to put in the end post, I began with a song, so I’ll end with a song. I actually wasn’t looking for a song for the ending, I was looking for videos for this one. Instead, I’ve decided I’m going to put it in the end. It’s going to make for a very strange ending though, and it just might be a bit too weird. I can’t believe I only have a half hour left!
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In which I appolagize to my upstairs neighbors…

Dear neighbors, I’m sorry for the past 23 hours of cheering, loud music, late night phone calls, and keeping the TV on at all hours of the night. I can promise you this, it won’t happen tomorrow night or the next night.., or for what most likely will be a long time from now… OK?
Sincerely, your downstairs neighbor.
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Questions from the big file.

Because they’re fun, and because I like answering them, and because it’s almost the end, I’m going to do another question thingy. I might put one more in, or I might not, I’m not sure yet!

  1. When was the last time you were at an airport? I had to think about that one, but I believe that was when we went on our vacation in April 2010. Not that I’ve flown since then, but I could have gone with my family to pick someone up. I don’t think I did though.
  2. Does listening to people with different accents than yours bother you? No, I actually kind of like it. Some are a bit on the interesting side though.
  3. Have you ever colored your hair? Mom used to do that for me when she did hair, but I haven’t had it done since then. It was just highlights though, not the whole thing, (that I remember.)
  4. What is your remedy to cure the hiccups? Drink water through a paper towel. Put the towel on top of the cup, and drink right through it!

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Second to last boo of the day.

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Things are happening again.

  1. I’m getting comments on a Facebook status I posted a while ago.
  2. I’m getting email again after not having any for a while.
  3. Mark is awake, and probably on his way to church very soon!
  4. I turned on my AC a while ago, because it got hot in here all of a sudden.
  5. I’m getting twitter mentions, but those go in spirts.

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What I’ve been using for the past 21 hours or so.

Of course I use Blogger, but I’m not using the new interface to write my posts. I think the old interface is faster because I’ve used it way more. Besides, the new interface seems kind of unstable, and I’m not sure what would happen after this much use. I’ve been using Firefox as my primary browser throughout the event. Normally I use IE and Firefox equally, because I manage 2 blogs with them, thus I have to manage 2 gmail accounts. The twitter client I use is called the Qube, and you probably know if you’ve been listening to my boos, but my screen reader is JAWS. I’ve used IE as a secondary browser for some things, but mostly Firefox. I’ve been using the timer on my iPhone to keep me to somewhat of a posting time.
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