Diary of a SubUrban Housewife


October 2, 2005

That Time of Year Again

Filed under: Boobies!,Donate! — Beth @ 8:25 pm

Yup, it’s October. That means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And it also means that I am once again proud to participate in the Fourth Annual Blogger Boobie-Thon. (If you’ve paid attention to these various deadpan.net pages you should know immediately which picture is mine.)

There’s a picture in the freebie section, and if you donate $50 or more dollars, you’ll get to see it all in the special “pay-per-boobie” section.

Go. Enjoy.

June 9, 2005

Lemonade

Filed under: Donate!,Fabulous Stuff,Webishness — Beth @ 11:51 pm

There’s that old expression, when life serves you lemons, make lemonade.

As is true with all old expressions, it’s often easier said than done. And while it’s do-able, I guess what separates us from the animals (besides our ability to accessorize) and from each other, is that some of us do it with style and grace. Or maybe I should say Grace.

Because that is exactly what the birthday vixen, GraceDavis has done.

Last holiday season GraceDavis got some hate mail. In response to the hate mail on two separate occasions, for each and every comment Grace got in her blog, she donated her own personal money to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and Planned Parenthood.

Well once again GraceDavis is being plagued by asshats. And what do you suppose GraceDavis, on the eve of her 50th birthday, is doing about this?

Well once again GraceDavis is reaching deep into her own personal pockets and donating money in exchange for comments. Why do I tell you this?

For two reasons.

1. Because I think it is one of the most selfless things I’ve seen anyone do in a very long time.

and

2. Because this time in exchange for every comment Grace receives in response to this entry, posted before midnight on Friday, she will be donating $1 (and this is on top of her already extremely generous personal donation) to my upcoming participation in the Avon Breast Cancer Marathon.

I was so deeply touched by this that when I read about it this morning I cried.

All this to say three things:

1. Happy 50th Grace dearest.

2. Thank you.

3. If you haven’t already done so, go go go, quick like a bunny and read her blog. Comment if you like, but mostly go read her blog.

May 4, 2005

Come on People!

Filed under: All About Me,Donate! — Beth @ 11:41 pm

OK, have I ever asked any of you (except maybe Chuck) for anything?

No.

And now I’ve asked you for something and not even something for me personally. Something that will benefit thousands of women and in turn their families and friends.

And have you come through?

With the exception of my close personal friends, the Treppenwitz‘, I’ll have to say no.

Have I said how disappointed I am? Well I’m really disappointed.

And did I offer incentive? Yes.

For a measly $100 contribution you will get your very own boobie pic to use as you see fit–wallpaper, marital aid, whatever. And I realize that $100 is a lot for many of you, but hey, $5.00? You spend that at the Evil Empire daily.

Here’s the deal….I’m $225 short of the halfway point of my goal of $2000 for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. I would like very much to reach that goal by this weekend.

So I’ll make this easy for you. So you don’t have to even bother to look over to the right side of the page, click right here:


Avon Breast Walk

Donate to my walk. Please!!!!!

Remember, you get a starring place in the Boobie Hall of Fame, and a fabulous icon to put on your page to let everyone know you’re a giver.

And as a new and improved incentive, I will put the URL of every person who donates on m official walk t-shirt so your blog will get tons of free advertising, courtesy of me!

Please and thank you.

April 25, 2005

Be The Third Person On Your Block To Have One

Filed under: Boobies!,Donate! — Beth @ 10:47 pm

And now the big unveiling of the super fantastic SubUrban Housewife Avon Breast Cancer Walk donation appreciation button.

Drumroll please…..

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I, of course, get one automatically, as I’m actually walking (and anteing up because what kind of slacker would I be if I didn’t put my money where my mouth is?).

And, the lovely Treppenwitz‘, who are now the first ones on the block to be proudly featured in my Boobie Hall of Fame (I may need to rethink that Hall of Fame name….going for a little classier than the usual…accepting suggestions). And, besides the personal thank you I sent to them, I would like to publicly offer a big intercontinental shout out and huge huge thank you to David and Zahava for their generous support.

So, fair readers, at the risk of boring you all, click on the pink button. No donation too small (or too large…because we still have the incentive being offered for those big bucks).

Thank you.

April 24, 2005

Walking

Filed under: Donate! — Beth @ 12:44 am

Back in March I found a lump in my breast. As we all know now, things turned out just fine. And while 80% of the women who find lumps in their breasts do not have cancer, 20% do.

Did you know that a new diagnosis of breast cancer is made every 1.9 minutes?

Breast cancer knows no color boundaries. No social or economic boundaires. No gender boundaires. (Men develop breast cancer too, although they account for less than 1% of the cases.)

Beyond monthly self-examination and annual mammograms, you think there’s nothing else you can do. I thought that too.

But at the risk of sounding all melodramatic, the events of this past March changed me. And now it’s time I did something more.

So that something more is happening this September, when I participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

Over a period of two days I will be walking a marathon. I’ve never undertaken something this big before. Something so outside of myself (OK, unless you consider child birth).

Why am I telling all of you this?

Because I am asking for your support. In order to participate I need to raise a minimum of $1800, though I’ve set a personal goal, which I hope to exceed, of $2000.

Over on the right I’ve added a little pink button. If you click on it, it will take you to my personal donation page. Please give what you can. No amount is too small. Your donations are tax deductible and go to an enormously worthy cause; a cause near and dear to my heart.

And OK, because I’m all about a good bribe, if you donate $100 to my walk, I will send you a lovely “boudoir” shot of my breasts, clad in something deliciously lacy. Talk about motivation!!!! (And yes, Chuck knows about this.) Each and every donation will be recognized in my soon to be super fantastic Boobie Hall of Fame (and hopefully I’ll even organize some kind of groovy logo, suitable for putting on your page to let the entire www know that you supported my walk, but as Chuck is holding the Photoshop hostage, don’t get too excited). Be the first on your block! Give early. Give often.

Thank you.

Update: Reason #4987 why IE sucks: my donation button does not seem to show up.

So, click on this link and you’ll go right to my donation page.

November 8, 2004

Send Some Love

Filed under: Donate!,My Old Man — Beth @ 12:14 am

There are only a few days left for you lucky readers to sponsor the old man in the Love Ride. (He writes about it here, so I don’t have to here. )

I’ll remind you though that I could be riding in the Love Ride myself, as the holder of my very own spanky M1 certification, but alas, I do not have a bike (and no, I’m not bitter.)

Anyway, click on the link above where I say sponsor, or click on this groovy picture that I stole from my husband and figured out how to work as a link all by my little self.

It’s for a really good cause. Really. Really.

loveride.jpg

October 9, 2004

Boob-A-Thon

Filed under: Boobies!,Donate! — Beth @ 5:42 pm

I am pleased and proud to announce that I am once again in a participant in the Blogger Boobie Thon, with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Go and have a look. Enjoy yourself.

And while you’re at it, make a donation to this very worthwhile cause. Breast cancer has touched my life and the life of nearly every person I know, in one way or another. Make a difference; I’m hoping my boobs will.

And I’ll gladly share mine with you if they can help to spare someone elses.

And as a special added bonus this year, if you make a donation and guess which boobs are mine, I will send you a copy of the picture of my boobs (bra optional for donations over $100).

But you better hurry cuz I was late getting this up this year and I think you only have until tomorrow to donate through the site.

P.S. Go here and click to help give free mammograms.

October 26, 2003

Shameless Plea

Filed under: Donate!,My Old Man — Beth @ 9:00 am

OK, so the old man is once again riding in the Love Ride. He’s out to raise $600. I’ve kicked down. Won’t you????

Here’s the deal: if he makes his goal I will ride with him….in a black leather halter top. And if you kick down you will get a picture of me in said black leather halter. How’s that for motivation? You just have to prove to me that you kicked down.

Come on. It’s for a very worthy cause. Let’s show the love folks.

October 4, 2003

I’m One Too

Filed under: Boobies!,Donate! — Beth @ 11:22 am

Please go have a look at my breasts at the 2003 Blogger Boobie Thon. If you think you know which lovely pair are mine, feel free to drop me a line. I’ll let you know if you’re right.

But then go read this. This is me too. Go Sara.

October 3, 2003

Boob-A-Thon

Filed under: Boobies!,Donate! — Beth @ 3:32 pm

I am pleased and proud to announce that I am in a participant in the 2003 Blogger Boobie Thon, with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Go and have a look. Enjoy yourself.

And while you’re at it, make a donation to this very worthwhile cause. Breast cancer has touched the life of nearly every person I know, in one way or another. Make a difference; I’m hoping my boobs will.

And I’ll gladly share mine with you if they can help to spare someone elses.

P.S. Go here and click to help give free mammograms.