Monday, November 10, 2008

What Some People Will Do For $20

Warning: NaNoWriMo novelist is in session. Trespassers will be reborn as the inspiration for an ugly and evil race of horrifically disfigured beings and/or the villain.

Perhaps if I post now, I won't keep working on my novel. And I'll be able to get some Spanish homework done. *sigh* I'm so going to fail that class if I don't get my rear in gear...

Saturday was the last home football game. As usual, I worked, along with my good friend Goober. There are only two other people at our gate; a girl I'll call Sam and a guy I'll call Rhett.

It was the worst game in memory as far as me being sick; I ended up in the back room asleep for an hour or so. When I got back out they were just taking our ticket line poles away, leaving holes in the ground. Rhett, who is an interesting young man and is always up for a joke or argument, said that he'd give $20 to anyone who licked one of the holes.

Sam said she was up for it. She spent several minutes laughing nervously, examining the holes to find the cleanest one, laughing nervously, and insisting she really was going to do it. Then she spent several minutes on her knees laughing nervously, sweeping her hair up with one hand, laughing nervously, and insisting she really was going to do it.

And then all of a sudden she was standing up, and there was dirt on her tongue. She showed it to Rhett, then washed her tongue, then spit several times. She continued spitting until she had something to eat - a hot dog she bought with the $20, leaving $17 some-odd left. She proclaimed several times that it was the best thing she had ever done.

I think she's insane.

But! There is something I can learn for her: what would I be willing to do for $20? What could I do that people would be willing to give me $20 for?

Now, those of you who read my blog know that I've been asking, near begging, for donations to The Office of Letters and :Light, the non-profit that runs NaNoWriMo. And now I'm going to do something more. What could I do that would make you lot willing to donate? I'm asking for suggestions - though don't suggest if you don't mean it, 'cause once you suggest it I will hold you to it. Of course, I won't necessarily do everything you suggest...

But I mean it. DONATE. Even if you aren't willing to do so until I do some stunt or something.

Days left of NaNo: 20

Word count: 31316

Donations: $15


Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

As requested by Fred, I am to mock you. So, just imagine that I am using some satirical comment to make fun of you, with poking involved. You are also such a cheat, but maybe not The Cheat.

May the writers pen be with you, always.

Fredjikrang said...


Fredjikrang said...

Hmmm. How much would it cost me to get you to lose the word war to me? :D

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

It seems Fred is willing to fight dirty here. You're ahead by 5,000 words or so though.

bobtheenchantedone said...

You can't afford that, Fred love.

Then again, I am dying, so you'll win anyway.

Danica West said...

I would lick the hole too. We all know it. I licked the sidewalk for free at this years Stadium on Fire. I also ate a tator tot that rolled under the stove once. Yeah. . . anyway. . . :)