Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. - Khalil Gibran
Happy Monday, folks! Today I wanted to share something sweet with you! Last year, my boyfriend bought me print copies our two most favorite XKCD comics. One of the best gifts he’s ever given me (and he’s an excellent gifter, might I add). We recently found the perfect frame and finally got it on the wall in our entryway, for all guests to see.
If you are unfamiliar with their website, do yourself a favor and spend your lunch break browsing. It will totally be worth it.
Click on the comic to view it on their site. Be sure to hover your mouse pointer over the comic; the alt tags are sometimes the best part of the comics!
“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.” — Stephen King
I’m so proud to say that my sweetheart raised over $1200 this week for Extra Life, which is almost double what he raised last year!
We were completely blown away by your generosity, yet again this year. Without you, it wouldn’t have been possible. Even if you couldn’t donate and just came by to play games with us, that is all that matters.
We love hosting this event each year, and can’t wait for next year! These kids are the reason we do this each year – especially the ones we know at (or who have been at) Riley Children’s Hospital.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us again this year. We’re really looking forward to next year’s event! Thanks again!
To learn more about Extra Life, just click here.
Each year, my boyfriend dedicates 24 hours of a weekend to play video games to help raise money for children at Riley Hospital. Except this year, on November 2nd, it’s 25 hours! The charity is called Extra Life, and they are amazing! If you can, please donate. If you need a better reason than helping kids in need… it’s tax-deductible!
Donations are set at $1/hour, and please don’t feel obligated to donate more than you can. I recommend donating $25 for the 25 hours he will be playing video games. Any donation amount is helpful, though. If you can’t donate, we completely understand. These kids will really appreciate and benefit from it. Oh, did I mention that this tax-deductible?
Click HERE to learn more and watch a video about the cause. Help us help the kids at Riley!
I can speak on a personal level about this, too – my best friend’s nephew was in Riley hospital for the first 5-6 months of his life, and since he has been home (he just turned 3 this past August and his family is exploring communication devices so he can finally show the world just how smart he really is), he has flourished! Without the help of Riley in those first few months, his parents and family would not have had the training to take care of him on their own.
Thanks in advance for your support. If you’re in the Indy area on November 2, we invite you stop by our place. We’ll have food and games going all day! Kids are more than welcome too, as we have many interactive video games to play, like Kinect Adventures and various Wii U games that kids would love!
Feel free to share this post with anyone who may be interested in either stopping by to play games and/or donate to the cause. Thanks again, and I love you all! :)