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A Serious Note ... and Men and Women's Brains

ON A SERIOUS NOTE:
I usually try to stick to the humorous at this blog, but the situation in Haiti is dire, and my heart breaks for the people there. In an effort to help, I'll be donating $1.00 to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Emergency Response Fund and/or to the Red Cross for every comment that's made on this particular blog article. The offer is good from now until Feb 5, for up to a total of $200. Let me know in your comment if you have a preference on those two charities.

Now's your chance to support the Haitians, even if you don't have the spare cash to donate yourself! Multiple comments by the same person will only count once, but do feel free to tell your friends and everyone you know so they can participate and their comments can be counted.

AND NOW ON TO THE FUNNY STUFF ...
I'd intended to post a humorous article today that I'd written, but then I ran across this video. It really had me laughing, and the world is so shook up right now that we all need a laugh, so I thought I'd share.

Oh, but before I forget ... I also have a contest going on right now. So, after you watch the video, click and read how to win coupons for two free boxes of General Mills cereals!



Don't forget to comment here to help Haiti and then go check out my General Mills coupon contest!

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23 comments:

Karlene said...

What a great idea. I already donated or I'd do it too. I'd prefer you donate through the church.

Also, why does your header have a white box behind it. It shouldn't have a white box. Did the white box gremlin come and jinx your blog? I've heard that if you shake a stem of eucalyptus in front of your computer while singing "Rain Rain Go Away" and dancing the samba the white box gremlin will leave.

Carolyn said...

This cause has been on my mind so much lately. The Church does wonders with every dollar it receives.

Erica said...

This is a wonderful idea. I've posted about it on my Monday blog :o) Either place is fine with me :o) Thank you for your kindness.

Rachelle said...

This is hilarious! And so true. Thanks for the laughs.

Anonymous said...

ROFL!!! So true:)What a great way to begin my "rain day" off from school... freezing rain.
I already donated to the Red Cross. So, please send your donation through the church. What a lovely idea, Cindy:)

Hugs,
Sharon

Connie Hall said...

I agree with Karlene this is a fantastic idea. I also prefer donations through the church. Loved your blog.

Brittany said...

Great idea! I would prefer going through the church too. :)

Slamdunk said...

Super idea and I hope we break your bank.

I think I was a little intimidated how accurate the guy on the video is.

Dave Beck said...

We all think this movie is hilarious. Thanks for the good laughs. Thanks for donating. What a great idea.

Bethany Wiggins said...

You are amazing! The donating for comments is so sweet. I'll put this as my facebook status and see if I can garner up a few more comments on here!

Anonymous said...

Woooo! Comments!

Angie said...

What a sweet and generous thing to do! You are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the Gift you have to make us laugh! Not only did I LAUGH with this video but also have I come to recognize (although not quite understand) some of those "nothing-box" moments from my hubby.

I also loved your latest book! Thank you for the many wonderful things you do!

A super Beck-fan

Rosa Griffin

P.S. Thank you for helping the hard-stricken, incredibly resilient people of Haiti. I would prefer the donation go through the church. =)

Stefany said...

Im totally commenting! I love your sweet blog! I would prefer that you donate through the church as I know what a wonderful job they do!
PS - I am still laughing!

Philip said...

Huh? Did you say something?

Cindy (C.L.) Beck said...

Karlene, Carolyn, Erica, Rachelle, Anonymous(Sharon), Connie, Brittany, Slamdunk, Dave, Bethany, Anonymous, Angie, Anonymous(Rosa), Stefany, Phillip:

Thank you all so much for commenting. I've enjoyed all your thoughts and it looks like we're at 15 comments, which means $15 for Haitian relief so far. Feel free to tell your friends to stop by and leave a thought, and we'll just keep that dollar amount climbing! :)

Oz Girl said...

I love your donation idea... I'll do a post on my blog in a few days and point my readers over here!

And that video clip. OMG. Cindy. Yes, it's hilarious, but I so identified with it! That's the scary part. My brain never shuts down. It's a wonder I get any sleep at night anymore. And hubby? I marvel at how many hours he can sit on the couch (esp in the wintertime) and watch TV, play Nintendo, then watch a lil more TV, then more Nintendo, whoops now a food break, back to TV.... and yes, it drives me crazy some days!!!!

Triple Nickel said...

I was reading you blog early this afternoon and then it was time for supper. Where does the time go?
Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

B.J. Anderson said...

What a great cause! Good luck with the donations.

schererart said...

Hi Cindy,
I recieved your froggy card yesterday and I wanted to say thank you. I think it's so funny that we took the same photo! You are sweet to have sent it to me.

Lisa

ps-My great-great grandfather was a Beck. Henriech (Henry) Beck. I think that's how it's spelled. I don't have his name in front of me. Anyway, thanks.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Howdy! Just leaving my comment to help in the finacial aid support for Haiti!

~Lisa

Far Side of Fifty said...

Red Cross please..I believe a higher percentage of a dollar actually goes to the people that need it. I came over from Oz Girls..:)

Cindy (C.L.) Beck said...

Oz Girl, Triple Nickel, BJ, Schererart, Laughing Orca Ranch and Far Side of Fifty:

Thanks so much for commenting, and helping to raise money for Haiti. Every little bit helps!