I'm getting ready. Only two full days of stocking up on supplies left.
First, if you are participating in the blogathon, please leave your name, URL and the charity you are blogging for in the comments. I'd like to make a list of other bloggers to visit during that evening, especially all of you who are on my blogroll.
Second, I'm still looking for specific topics for the theme of Pop Culture of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Also, I would very much like some bloggers to scan and send me pictures of themselves from any of those eras, preferably a picture showing some sort of pop culture of the day, especially horrid fashion fads.
Now, a word from the wise to those who are 'thonning and have never done it before. With my vast one-time experience, I will tell you to start stocking up on supplies now. My supplies so far include: coffee, granola bars, mini snickers bars, Peach Snapple, cigarettes, sour candy, Basic 4 cereal and fruit.
I also have dark rum, as I've rediscovered the joys of rum and coke (ok, it's rum and cherry/vanilla coke now, and I no longer will drink clear alcoholic liquids thanks to the doctorly advice of a reader who, it appears, knows what he's talking about as I was recently reminded that vodka is nasty stuff).
Last word of advice: If you are drinking alcohol during the 'thon, wait until the wee hours to start drinking. I probably won't touch the stuff until about 1am (EST) and I suggest you wait also, or the 12th hour will find you passed out on the couch and you will awake with not only a hangover, but with the shame that comes from disappointing everyone that had faith in you that you could be stupid enough to blog for 24 hours straight. Also, alternate alcoholic drinks with water and coffee. Drunk, wired and running to the bathroom every ten minutes: it adds a flavor of excitement to your posts, I swear.