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September
21
2010
10:52 pm
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I’m going to take a cue from Apple.

Look everyone.  My son’s fundraiser is awesome.  It’s about the best thing you could ever get your hands on and still not break any laws.  Unless there’s a new law against being awesome that I don’t know about.

You may have already heard the buzz about this.  Your GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN will be talking about “the awesomocity of the Jaden 2010 fundraiser” and you’ll be able to say you were around for it.  Chances are, though, that you won’t be able to take part in it yourself, but at least you could say you used to read the blog of the father of that kid who had the awesome fundraiser.  It’s too bad that this is so exclusive.

Tell you what – I’ll let you think and dream about the fundraiser for a little bit.  I won’t even charge you for the thoughts. 

This online fundraiser can change the way you see fundraising.  Wait, no – it can fundamentally change your life.  You will see the entire economics of the world in a new light.  Doors of understanding will swing wide open for your mind to occupy based on your participating.

If only you could get in.

You see, this fundraiser isn’t freely available to just anyone.  It’s not like there’s an unlimited supply.  Only a select few will be chosen to become a lasting and meaningful part of this once-in-a-lifetime service. 

If I were you, I’d start praying hard right about now. 

Not only is the fundraiser reserved for exclusive guests, it’s also only available for a limited time.  It’s so limited, in fact, that NOBODY can get in.  There is ABSOLUTELY no way you will be able to participate.  You just can’t possibly take part.

You might as well hang your hat now since you’ve got no chance.

You can go see for yourself – the link I have below was the link for the fundraiser, but like I said, it’s way too exclusive for just anyone.  There is a vast team of experts, psyhics, motivational speakers, gurus, NFL football coaches, high dollar lawyers and astronauts who have walked on the moon reviewing the people who try to get in, and they all have to UNANIMOUSLY agree to let you in. 

The chances of you being approved are basically zilch.  For the one or two of the people in the world who might be able to get in, well… just know their life will be set from that point forward.  You can only dream of being as lucky as those few people.

http://shopschoolservices.com/index.asp?PID=1468254

If you try it out, don’t be surprised to fail.  Nobody can get in, and even if the computer system let you through, what are the chances of all those people in charge letting you in?

I’ll put it this way – if you DO get in, you’d better thank your lucky stars and make the most of your visit. 

That’s all I gotta say about that.

Chances are, you know someone affected by Diabetes.  I personally know a few people close to me who suffer with it, and the numbers of people who succumb to its grip are increasing every year.

Recently, the American Diabetes Association visited Jaden’s school and taught them all about Type 1, Type 2, foods, risks, the importance of exercise, and some great information to help the kids NOT be at risk.  In fact, evidence suggests that as much as 90% of certain forms of the disease are completely preventable, and are largely caused by lifestyle and behavioral choices.

Well, let me tell you – Jaden is super excited to raise money for the American Diabetes Association, with the School Walk for Diabetes fundraiser.  He’s walking and raising awareness for the disease and he’s hoping you can help him out.

There are three ways you can help

  1. If you know me and trust me, you can send me the money directly via paypal, and then I will include that in my donation.  This will double your effective donation because my employer matches 100% of all donations to tax-exempt organizations.   Normally, employers require a minimum donation (usually $25) in order to qualify for the match, but because I’ll be combining multiple donations, we can all be twice as giving.  I’m happy to provide a receipt showing your portion for tax deduction purposes. (update: the deadline for the fundraiser is over as of Friday 3/5/2010, so I’m not accepting direct donations any more)
  2. You can go straight to Jaden’s fundraising page.  You can donate anonymously or publicly and be listed on his page.  Be sure to check if your employer does matching (it’s part of the contribution form).
  3. You can send people to this post to raise awareness.

jaden-diabetes

Thank you!  Your participation is greatly appreciated.

August
31
2007
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If you ache for cheesecake as much as I do, continue on.

If you abhor consuming or possessing cheesecakey goodness in your home, skip this post.

If you are an avid enthusiast of cheesecakery and cheesecakedom, by all means don’t touch that browser dial.

If you are president of your local chapter of ACLU (American Cheesecake Lover’s Union), I want to help support your cause, and I encourage you to be as “liberal” as possible with your Cheesecake Lovin’.

If your favorite movie is The Cheesecakist where Edward Norton plays this great chef who, as a kid, makes this amazing cheesecake and shares it with his bestest friend (who grows up to be HOT and is to be married to this one really bad dude) and he increases his cheesecake skills such that he can sell out restaurants and everyone loves his cheesecakes, and there’s this health inspector guy who is after him because he secretly wants to be a chef himself but can’t and besides, he’s kind of wrapped up in this whole political scene, and then the main chef guy, he fakes this whole setup where it looks like he poisoned his HOT bestest friend with one of his masterful cheesecakes but really he fools everyone and moves out of the country with her and lives happily ever after, then you should keep reading.

If you’re someone who would love to donate a piece of cheesecake to 12-15 of Austin’s homeless population, I have an option for you, too.

If you’re not completely turned off by a father shamelessly using his blog to promote and support his 13-yr-old daughter’s Band Fundraising program by posting pictures of cheesecakes and wondering if anyone’s interested in ordering some, then YAY we’re meant for each other, dear reader!

MMMMMM, CHEESECAKE!

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You can buy a cheesecake from my daughter, eat it, and feel really good because, well, it’s cheesecake.  Oh, and it helps my daughter’s middle school band.   There are SEVEN different 32oz cheesecakes to choose from: Original, Cherry Swirl, Key Lime, Strawberry Swirl, Turtle, Chocolate Silk, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  You can check out my little paypal shopping cart for pictures.

Here are the rules:

  1. PLEASE, no fighting.  There will probably be enough for everyone.  However, just to be sure, you might want to order early.  I don’t want anyone crying on my shift, really.  Just be courteous to your fellow whalldotorgans (readers of whall.org).
  2. You need to order/pay by 9/11/2008.
  3. This is not an untested cheesecake thingy.  Caitlin’s been in band a few years, and we ordered these same cheesecakes last year.  Not only did they show up, nice and neat, but they tasted AWESOME!  Our favorites were Reese’s and the Chocolate Silk.
  4. If you live near us, there’s no TAX or SHIPPING charges.  You can just give me the money when you see me (but we have to have the order and payment by 9/11) or paypal me.  I set up an extremely simple shopping cart.
  5. If you’re remote and would rather not deal with getting something shipped to you and you just want to DONATE a cheesecake to the homeless, paypal me and just buy whatever you want to donate to the homeless.  When we get the cheesecakes in, Caitlin and Jaden and I will cut them up and make little servings (we can probably get 12-15 decent servings from each pie), and ride around town delivering them to the homeless.  We also throw in a smile, a word of encouragement, and a twinkle in our eye at NO CHARGE.  Also, if you want credit, we’ll tell the homeless person who you are.  If you want photos of your cheesecake(s) being delivered, we’ll do that to, as long as the homeless person allows us to.
  6. I don’t know if I can ship these cheesecakes anywhere.  I’m pretty sure the school gets them in a big refrigerated shipment, and then the students take home to personally deliver, and we keep them cold until she delivers them.  If you’re interested, I can find a way to ship it to you also.  Or do the donate-to-homeless thing.  You know you want to.

Enjoy!


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