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December 21, 2009

SNOW!!! (and some celery)

So, remember my lovely, lovely table in the backyard, where I ate many a summer breakfast and drank many an evening glass of wine?  This table?  The one my brother made for me, and I love so, so much?

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It looks like this, now:

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Tarped and covered with two feet of snow.

TWO FEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Waaaa-HHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Last winter, I wrote this post about how I feel about snow, so I'll spare you my waxing rhapsodic about it all over again.  Also? My neighbors hosted a blizzard potluck party last night, and about 40 of us here in the 'hood spent 6-7 hours eating, drinking, laughing, drinking some more, which was followed by some more drinking, and the sound of my fingers hitting my laptop keyboard right now is at Gatling-like levels, so I'm gonna keep this post short and sweet.

Instead, I'll torture you with a video of my eating celery during what was one of the more mild moments of the blizzard:

Thanks, Linda, for filming it!

Like I said in the video, we're about $600 short of the $8,000 milestone -- the one where I tap-dance at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  So, let's get there.  Surely, they'll have plowed and shoveled enough for me to dance up a storm this week or next.

Quick recap:

  • When we reach $1,000 in donations, I'll eat a handful of cilantro.
  • At the $2,500 mark, I'll eat 6 raw oysters. [we're really close, and I'm really afraid]
  • At the $5,000 milestone, I'll eat tripe soup. [click here for how awful this is gonna be]
  • At the $6,500 milestone, I'll eat some celery.  WITH NOTHING ELSE ON IT.
  • Raise $8,000 (meeting last year's donations) and I'll tap dance in front of the White House.  Yes, I own tap shoes, and no, I haven't used them since 1986.
  • Think we can get to $10,000?  If so, I'll eat a softshell crab with a side of durian.
  • At $12,500, I'll videotape myself singing some really awful song at karaoke -- New Kids on the Block, Milli Vanilli, Celine Dion, Tone Loc...
  • Reach $15,000, and I'll go work the line in a restaurant.
  • If we go above $30,000, I'll sweeten the giveaway pot and take one lucky donor to Alinea for dinner sometime in 2010.
  • And, if we reach $100,000 in donations to Share Our Strength, I'll not just change my name to Alinea Blymire, I'll take it one step further: I'll legally change my name to the different sized circles on the Alinea menu.  Don't believe I'll do it?  TRY ME.  Prince ain't got nothin' on me.


Coming soon: A blog post in which I cook something!!  Most likely Pork, grapefruit, sage, honeycomb.

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Oh man I love snow almost as much as you do! I need to go make a snowman outside my house before it all melts.

Ok... that is friggin adorable. I totally do that dance too!

Carol, this is the cutest thing I have seen for a while; it got me smiling...cause in Montreal it's 75 F....

just kidding...

A noble deed for a worthy cause! And just plain CUTE!!

Carol,

Congrats, again, on spreading the word about Share Our Strength and I hope to see you tap dancing in front of the White House very soon!
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Well I'm glad somebody likes snow. And it certainly makes me grateful that we do NOT have that much snow here in Wyoming.

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