July 25th, 2006

Whale fluke

Blogathon '06

As Annette Funicello never sang,
What's the way to help the cause of those who are prolix?
B-L-O, G-A-T, H-O-N-oh-six!
OK, now that I've amused myself, I shall explain:

I've been meaning to mention that I am donating to charity, in a special way known to us bloggers as Blogathon '06. This Saturday, starting in the morning and then going for twenty-four flippin' hours, man, many people who keep journals are going to post to theirs every half-hour. As shadesong says, "This is my Extreme Sport." I am donating to her charity of choice, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, which I supported through her before when she raised money by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.

This evening, I've added to my donating: yendi mentioned various other participants he knew, including slipjig. I looked at his LJ and found a fellow survivor of Phone-Bank Hell, so I felt the kindred spirited-ness and decided to make a further donation. slipjig is blogging for The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. I'm thinking of my gay family members and my gay friends as I donate there.

And now...I wait. Then, come Saturday, I'll read. And then, I'll write two checks to two causes on behalf of two people willing to spend 24 hours banging out words.

Best o' the good luck, all y'all participatin'...