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The Sort of Semi Annual ASV Passive Aggresive Fund Drive

[This is the last day of the fund drive. Thanks to everyon who donated]

It's that time again. Yes, I'm doing a pledge drive or begathon or whatever you want to call it.

I know some of you find this sort of thing distasteful and that's fine. Then you should probably stop reading at this point.

Here's the short version: I put a lot of time and effort into bringing you what I hope is quality reading every single day, several times a day, in addition to offering you things like contests, quizzes, games and music downloads. I don't charge for it, I never will. I will never go subscription or anything like that. I'm not claiming that I will stop blogging if I don't get X amount of money. I'm not claiming it's for bandwidth or hosting expenses (because those are negligible) or that I'm going to use it hire an assistant and then run away to some tropical beach with him. If you want to throw a few bucks in my PayPal account in response to my bended-knee begging, that's great. The PayPal button is on the left sidebar. If not, that's fine, too. I totally understand.

Or I could just tell you that I'm holding a really cute kitten/puppy/baby/Glenn Reynolds hostage and I'll stick it in a room with Ashlee Simpson, Fred Durst and Alan Colmes and no exit if you don't give me money.

Ok, I'm not good at this threatening stuff. So I'll offer to write a short story (the flash fiction kind) for anyone that donates. Yea, that and a dollar will get you your window washed at the toll plaza.

I'm going to stop now before I end up offering to pay you to come here.

The entertainment portion of the begathon is below.

What did you expect? GOSH!

13 March 2005
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OK, the deed is done. I won't ask for a flash fiction, but I WILL ask you to buy my CD when it comes out this fall. Yes, it's going to be country, but perhaps you could give it to a Long Island redneck as a gift.

Posted by Slartibartfast on March 9, 2005 11:03 AM

I, for one, can't believe you are doing this! It's an insult!

Don't you realize that we have a GOD-GIVEN right to read your writing for FREE! We MADE you and we can BREAK you!

You're no better than the RIAA! What, are you going to start SUING those of us who want your words for FREE?

I'm never coming back here AGAIN until at least NEXT WEEK or MAYBE SOONER!

/self-righteous indignation

Just thought we needed to get that out of the way. Movin' right along...

Posted by andy on March 9, 2005 11:04 AM

ummm .. how about barter?

I happen to own an Odyssey2 that I bought off eBay a year ago in a deperate attempt to kick my 9yo's ass at some sort of video game.

Fortunately, I still possessed mad pre-Madden Football and pre-EA Sports Baseball skillz.

anyway, I've got a copy of Pickaxe Pete that I can send your way ...

rather than an entire work of flash fiction, maybe for just the prepositional phrases.

Posted by on March 9, 2005 11:04 AM

Slat, I'll be the first in line to order your CD.

Bumper: Pickaxe Pete ruled. It was like the forerunner of Loderunner.

Andy, thanks for getting that out of the way. Now get back to entertaining me in email, which is worth its weight in blog payment.

Posted by michele on March 9, 2005 11:08 AM

What if I just send you a delicious bass? Two birds with one stone - you can have it for Eat an Animal Day (in addition to some still-bleeding cow, of course).

Posted by Keiran Halcyon on March 9, 2005 11:17 AM

Cha-ching. Andy Jackson says hello.

Posted by Shawn on March 9, 2005 11:25 AM

Great. Now I have a mental image of Fred Durst making out with Ashlee while Reynolds and Colmes argue if they're doing it right.

Posted by Ian S. on March 9, 2005 11:28 AM

Live up to your hype. Publish a recipe for the kitten/puppy/baby/Glenn Reynolds for IEAPD.

Posted by JimK (No Relation) on March 9, 2005 11:23 PM

You get a video of the Puppy Blender getting puppy-pounded by Paris Hilton and Fred Durst...and I may just have to start sending my tithe money to you...;)

Posted by Darth Monkeybone on March 10, 2005 02:47 PM
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