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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Money and Telethons

Quick! I'm in the running for raising the most money for the Phoenix chapter of the MDA! Help me regain the lead I had in week 1 (five weeks ago) by giving me your money!

Whew. What in the heck was that? It was like some stranger came though my blog post in a drive-by, begging for money. That is some crazy talk. Pardon? Huh. You mean that because my babies get money from the MDA that it makes sense for me to whore out my fundraising site on my blog? I'm not saying I disagree, I'm just saying maybe someone could run it by me first. I mean, 3 whole people read this blog each week, and I really need to increase the perception of my babies' cuteness a little more before I start pimping them out for the MDA. Wait, who am I kidding? They're cute enough. You know it. Now give me your money. Via that link above.

Speaking of money and the MDA, guess who will be on Phoenix Channel 3 tomorrow (Monday) morning, during the MDA telethon? Jerry Lewis? Good guess. Charro? Yeah, probably. Firefighters? You betcha. Also? Me. For real. I am so not joshing you here. Chris and me and the kids will totally be the best 60 seconds that the MDA Telethon has ever seen! Set your Tivo--channel 3, sometime between 9:40-10am. I'm figuring that when the Channel 3 people get past the cuteness of my adorable children, and how handsome and well-spoken and intelligent--not to mention spikey-haired--my husband is, they're totally going to realize my heretofore unrecognized talent for being sly and clever and dryly sarcastic on the air, all while sounding totally professional, and also for being very interested in critical lifestyle choices such as golfing, wining, and parenting. And also, for how great I can make a $16 dress from Target look. I could be their on-air (and highly paid) bargain shopper correspondent. Right? Or anytime they need someone funny and interesting who didn't actually graduate from U of A (because everyone who is funny and interesting usually has graduated from UA, but not me, I only went there for two amazing years. Two years from which I doubt Tucson has recovered.).

Just please, nobody tell Channel 3 that I really just watch Channel 12. I'm sorry, but way back in the 90's, there was a huge local television switcheroo where all the channels switched affiliates, except for Channel 12/NBC. As it turned out, I could never keep track which channel was which network, and so I just gave up. I watch Channel 12, just to keep things simple.

Also, big news at the Byrd house--we made an offer on a new house. It's a major short sale, so I don't want to tell you too much about it because I don't want you to become too attached to it. But really, it's perfect for us. It was literally made for people in wheelchairs. It has a roll-in shower in one bathroom. No steps. Wide hallways. Hardwood floors (wheelchairs tear up carpet, eventually). Ah, I've said too much. I bet you're getting attached. Stop it! The bank will probably never approve this sale, because they're going to lose way too much money in the end. But we tried. And we keep looking for more single-level houses in the meantime, until the bank informs us that we're crazy for thinking they'd even consider handing this house to us practically for free. I'll keep you posted.

Alrighty roo, I need my beauty sleep. This undereye area doesn't stay wrinkle free from staying up all night blogging, you know. So! Set your Tivos! Watch your Twitter tomorrow morning! 'Cause you know I'll be all a-twitter with the goings on before we go on camera. TTFN.


  1. hey - when's the deadline on this fundraiser? I will be keeping an eye out for you tomorrow. I looked for you today to see if you were on it at all. I'm pretty much all channel 12 too, I'm not sure why.

  2. Hey! My personal fundraising website accepts donations until Oct 1, I think. Sometime in October though. I get entries into a raffle drawing for a lovely vacation weekend, if I get the most dollars raised in a week! So it's all kinds of win-win! ;)

  3. Good luck with the tv appearance and the house offer! I hope it works out!

  4. The TV stations in my hometown switched affiliates too when I was a teenager. It's probably been the new way now longer than the old way (in terms of RCH tv-watching years) but I still can't remember who's NBC and who's CBS when I go home. :-P

    Have fun telethonning! If I have my time zones right, you should be on in about ten minutes. Woo-hoo!