OK, my social-media-savvy* subjects, er ... followers, ahh ... readers!
Readers, yes, readers. That's what you like to be called.
So — my social-media-savvy* readers —today, Friday October 16, is #BeatCancer day. I know, I know ... coming on the heels of yesterday's proclamation of arbitrary and capricious holidays, you may doubt my veracity.
(*keep reading, non-social-media-savvy readers — I promise it will make sense ...)
All you need to do — my social-media-savvy readers — is blog, tweet, or update your FB status with the hashtag #beatcancer. That's it.
And then what happens, you ask? Well, some folks with some very deep pockets will donate $.01 for each mention of #beatcancer. (I KNOW, RIGHT?)
Hmm? How deep are the pockets of these donors, you ask? Well, we're talking EBay/PayPal and MillerCoors Brewing. Hell, I put some of my money in both sets of those pockets just within the past hour (professional dues and a six-pack, but that's not important right now). And I'm cheap. They? EBay/PayPal? MillerCoors? They've got lots of moolah to donate. So make 'em.
*And, now, for my non-social-media-savvy-readers (you know who you are — you don't even know what social media means, even if you do use it, Mom. And some others, too, but yeah, this is for you, Mom): it's a lot easier than you think, so don't go all "Oh, I don't know how to do that stuff" on me ... ALL YOU NEED TO DO, MOM, IS TYPE THIS: #beatcancer in your Facebook status. That's the pound sign, b-e-a-t-c-a-n-c-e-r, no spaces typed into the little thingy at the top of your FB page that says "What's on your mind?"
Just type, along with whatever else is on your mind: #beatcancer.
And to think I was trying to think of what to write about today.
Lifelong writer, dreamer, procrastinator (which requires an inherent optimism ... so there) and perfectionist (which requires an inherent pessimism ... so ... ah, hell). Adoring widow of the amazing Mr. J. Bemused mommy of Tilly the Terrier and Lucie, her Spaniel sister.