Wow! Just wow! Boxer’s 36-hour virtual New Year’s party was easily the most fun I’ve had on NYE in many a year. Even better, the Blogapalooza is up to $1349.00 for charities! I am constantly inspired by the wit, warmth, and generosity of my blogger friends – and this just took it over the top!
My donation is going to the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank, and after doing some liberally construed “Eggy math,” here’s what I’ve come up with.
I’m counting all comments on my blog posts from 12/29/10 through 1/1/11 that mentioned the ‘contribution-palooza, - a whopping 72 comments total – thanks, all! I’m also crediting an additional 16 comments over at Boxer’s place that said “Eggy Sent Me” and/or mentioned my virtual New Year’s brunch.
In addition to those comments at my promised 50 cents each, I’m kicking in $20 with big thanks to EACH of these fine bloggers:
$20 in honor of Velva from tomatoesonthevine for letting me share her excellent Pomegranate-Champagne Punch for my brunch – I know her fine beverage had many of you coming back for second and third helpings!
$20 in honor of Fishy, who kindly contributed this limerick about me and my brunch efforts over at Aunty Belle’s Word Game Emporium:
Top Eggy's brunch looks tres yummy
Really teasing this virtual tummy
With culinary feats galore,
And new drinkies to explore?
Woe that I'm home with my Honey !
$20 in honor of the lovely – and feisty – Aunty, who delights us all and decided to boost her donations by arm-rasslin’ Uncle and addin’ to her contributions by awarding Fishy a tie on the limerick contest.
That brings me to a total of $104 for the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank. And because I flat ran out of time this weekend with my travels to the river, and putting up brunch for y’all (even if I might have somehow found my glue-gun and remembered how to work it), in lieu of a garland, I would like to kick in $20 for the award of “bravery and selflessness” going to Chickory’s young friend Heather and her foster-parenting efforts.
Huge thanks to Boxer, who got this ball rolling (racking up a monumental 324 comments for great causes), her blogger summit co-hosts Chickory and Moi, to everyone from around the world who made this happen, to old friends who showed up in their finery (including Karl and Buzz), and to new friends I have made this weekend. I am in awe of what we’ve accomplished, and I’m proud to be part of this community. I can’t think of a more inspiring way to start 2011. Now forgive me if I get misty-eyed watching Boxer’s video recap once again.
Thanks to all my remarkable, talented, quirky, effervescent, snarky, generous, kind, and inspiring friends in the blogosphere! May your new year be filled with good health, good eats, good times, and whatever your bloggy hearts desire!