December 12, 2008

An Open Letter To The Internet

Dear Internet -

Thank you. You did good this week - good, not well. You guys raised or gave $500 to charity in 24 hours. Five. Hundred. Dollars. In what's shaping up to be a pretty rough time economically.

It's really easy to be cynical, simple to believe the worst in the world. But I've spent the last 36 hours watching the comments roll in, open-mouthed, amazed. You guys helped some folks in desperate need. Including myself. I think I needed to see a real life example of some pure unselfish goodness. And you came through.

Five hundred dollars. Amazing. Now, granted I've got a beer and a half in me but I think I love you guys.


Posted by Chris at December 12, 2008 8:34 PM

Right back atcha!

Posted by: coolchick at December 12, 2008 9:13 PM

You, me, Beth, and Doug are totally getting sitters and going out drinking. That is all.

Posted by: jodifur at December 12, 2008 9:14 PM

I think we love you right back!

Posted by: Alison at December 12, 2008 9:18 PM

i just saw this.
this is so great of you!

Posted by: kimmyk at December 12, 2008 9:34 PM

AGG! And I missed it!!

Posted by: Scatteredmom at December 12, 2008 10:01 PM

I missed it too! Darn it. This is so great of you, and I am impressed with the $500. Good on ya!

Posted by: Carmen at December 12, 2008 10:47 PM

I think we love yout too. Beer or no beer.

Posted by: Maria at December 13, 2008 4:55 AM

c'mon... you really only have one beer in you. ;)
excellent job!

Posted by: Holly at December 13, 2008 5:52 AM

It's YOU who is awesome and if I lived in the DC/Virginia area I would so want to be RL friends with you. I could be like the "older sister" friend.
It's people like you and your other commenters and other people's blogs I read that makes me feel like I'm not as crazy as I sometimes think I am.

Posted by: NancyJak at December 13, 2008 10:15 AM

Yeah, I love people a lot more after a drink and a half :)

But thanks for taking the initiative to find a cool charity you support and letting us help you support it. That rocks.

Enjoy your weekend and your family - y'all are good people.

Posted by: sarah at December 13, 2008 10:54 AM

We love you right back, mister! MWAH!

Posted by: Gwen at December 13, 2008 11:56 AM

Right back 'atcha man!

Posted by: Michelle at December 13, 2008 1:04 PM

We love you too. I stole your idea it was so good - money going to a local homeless shelter.

Posted by: Heather at December 13, 2008 4:28 PM

Chris, dude. You are the one who is following through on his word. Most of us just linked to you. You are the real hero, not the belt or the suspenders... (Obscure Mitch Hedberg reference)

World's a pretty cool place when you can say you're the hero. :)

Posted by: alektra at December 13, 2008 9:57 PM

That's awesome. I'm glad you were happy with the outcome- beer or no beer in you. ;)

Posted by: La Petite Belle at December 15, 2008 12:26 PM

I, too, was so inspired that I totally stole your idea. Thanks for being so cool.

Posted by: pseudostoops at December 15, 2008 12:33 PM