Saturday, October 06, 2007

And I Would Walk 500 Miles

And I would walk 500 more. Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door.

I had such a great morning at the AIDS Walk. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. It means a lot to me to know that I have such great friends all over.

Here is a little AIDS Walk Photo Essay (with an extra special surprise at the end):

Tomoko and Peter, my Walkers-in-Crime, who helped keep my team "One is the Loneliest Number" from being so lonely, looking not so awake (It was 9 AM. On a SATURDAY) on the metro.

Waiting for Peter to buy coffee so he would look more awake during the Walk.

The Walk (and, yes, I was taking a picture of that guy's really nice ass).

Peter abandons us about 6 blocks from the end. Bye, Peter. *sniff* Good luck in the Army 10-Miler on Sunday!

Finally, a well-deserved post-Walk bloody mary! YAY! Brunch.

Thanks to YOU, in only 2 weeks, I raised $815 for the Whitman-Walker Clinic, which was, like 6 Billion Per Cent more than my goal! Can I tell you how totally awesome you all are? Can I?

You all are *so* totally awesome that I had throw a little Thank You Contest!

Inspired by a line I wrote in one begging-for-money entry, "Throw some pennies at me," I decided to throw some pennies ... and nickels ... and dimes ... and a few quarters ... and a Susan B. Anthony dollar ... at you.

These pennies (etc.):

On Friday, I hauled those pennies to a counting machine [They were heavy]. I will donate the entire amount [Minus the cost of my lunch. Did I mention they were heavy?] to the charity of the winner's choice.

Every 10 dollars a person donated to the AIDS Walk equaled one entry in the contest. I also rounded up. If you donated $50, you were entered 5 times. If you donated $25, you were entered 3 times.

And the winner, picked from a bowl by my father, a retired Methodist minister, so you can't question his integrity, is ...

Chelsea! I will be making a $100 donation to the charity of your choice in your honor. Drop me an email to let me know which one.

*smooches to all* and to all a good night!


  1. Hooray! That is awesome, yippie! I will think about charities and let you know asap. :)

  2. Bravo! Big applause and a happy Snoppy dance for you!

  3. That's great that you did something wonderful and you have friends to support it :-) Sorry I missed the thing while I was away :-( Have a great week!

  4. I like the bag you're carrying, and that guy's ass IS superfine, and donating that change to charity in Chelsea's name is awesome.

    YOU'RE awesome.


  5. Completely unrelated to most of your post, you should prolly check out on Wednesdays. Ass Watch Wednesdays, to be exact.
    (here by way of GayProf)