I want to say THANK YOU to the 9 very wonderful people out there in internet land who have donated to The Blogger Toy Fundraiser. I appreciate y'all giving what you can. In one case that was $3, in other cases it was $5 to $10. In a few others it was quite a bit more. No matter the size of the donation, I appreciate it because every little bit will help in what I'm doing.
My Youngest Brother is 14. He is such a sweet, caring kid with a big heart. He gave me some money for the fundraiser too. I didn't ask him because he's 14 and doesn't get a regular allowance and I would never ask a kid to give me money, lol. I didn't have to ask, he just did it because he wanted to help too. The kid has probably $20 to his little name unless he's spent some of it, lol. I thought it was so sweet honestly.
My little sister also donated some money for it. As did my parents and four of my real life friends.
One of my boyfriend's nice co-workers gave me some cash to buy a few toys for the fundraiser. Not only did she give me the cash, she also supplied me with the first toy for the fundraiser!
How awesome is that? I'm no fan of Barbie personally but I hope that whatever little girl ends up with this toy enjoys it.
I was out and about yesterday with my mom and YB. We were in Target and then Wal-Mart shopping for some gifts to mail out to my dad in CA since his birthday is coming soon. It was under $20 While in there, I was checking out all the toys and mentally calculating everything I was looking at. I'm going to have so much fun going toy shopping on Saturday. I normally hate to shop but this is different. I'm excited for Saturday when I'll be doing the Toys for Tots shopping. I also can't wait to get the goodies home and take pictures so y'all can see what your wonderful donations helped buy. =)
I know the economy is rough. Trust me, I can relate and I'm in the same rough spot a lot of other people are in. Whether it's $3, $5, $10 or more than that, any amount is enough to help buy a toy so a kid will have something to open on Christmas morning. If you want to donate, please do! Also, if you pimp my links and fundraiser out on your blog, please let me know so I can visit and thank you. =)
Okay moving on... =)
Today, any time I'm listening to music, I'll be rocking one of my Pantera CD's. It was 5 years ago today that Dimebag Darrell Abbott was killed. Pantera is one of my favorite bands and it was because of his amazing guitar skills that I love their music so much. I hate to say it but usually I am rather indifferent about famous people passing because I don't know them and hey, tons of people die every day. I was sad when I was sitting in my room, listening to music, when it came on the radio that Dimebag had been killed. I had never got to see him play in Pantera or the band he was in at the time (Damage Plan) before he died. I was going to get to see him play live too but that didn't happen since he was killed. I was really bummed because I admired the guy a lot.
My Dallas Stars play tonight! In Anaheim. Hopefully it's a good game and hopefully we win. Go Stars!
If you asked me some questions for that big question post I was doing, I got ALL the answers posted yesterday. I didn't actually realize I had so many because I didn't really keep track but damn! There were quite a bit of questions there, lol.
I got my dad a Blu-Ray dvd for his birthday gift. I got a kick ass deal on it because it was a relatively new movie and it was on sale for $14.99! I was so excited. Target had about 20 Blu-Rays on sale for $19.99 or less and they actually have a pretty big selection. All the stuff on sale was good stuff for the most part too. I think I'm going to go back and see if there is anything else I might want to get him for a Christmas gift. He works really hard and really long hours. When he goes home, he relaxes by watching a movie or two. We got him the Blu-Ray player last year for Christmas and his collection of movies for it is pretty slim still. Partly because they're normally damn pricey.
I've had this song stuck in my head for a few days now. I can't stand listening to it though when I play my iPod. I might be in the mood for Nightwish, Lamb Of God, Keith Urban, The Temptations or something else but I always get this P!nk song in with whatever I'm listening to. It's such a pretty song. I love piano and I love P!nk's voice.