1. The Hounds for Haiti auction is completed and the final tally once every auction is paid for will be
Which is totally amazing. Thank you so much for all the generous donors and the fantastic people who bid on everything. Many of you did both.
FWIW I will never, ever do this again, so I’m glad it was a success on this one and only occasion. Between the hidden “deductions” and Paypal’s weird policies and everything being held in escrow for 3 weeks and being investigated by eBay for “security” purposes, let’s just say my headache was not solely caused by this cold I have. But that is OK because the end result was a good thing.
2. I am planning on opening up the Brodies next week- I have four judges and scores to tally to announce the finalists, then I have to figure out how to actually let people vote. I should have it figured out this weekend, but that’s what I said when I took on the Hounds for Haiti thing and that turned out to be an epic time sucker so I’m not making any promises.
3. We have a new microphone. It is very intimidating-looking. The kids have already recorded themselves singing 15 variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and using GarageBand to make them overlap in harmony, but the real purpose was so I could do an occasional podcast-type post.
I couldn’t decide what to talk about so I just started talking about dog food label reading, which as you know is my favorite topic, but also as you know is something I subsequently talk about all the time. So I put that aside and decided I should do something a little more fun at least for my very first podcast.
After being inspired by Jimmy Kimmel’s pummeling of Leno on his 10@10, I decided I would do something similar. Why I should see such a roast and decide “Gee that looks like fun” is beyond my comprehension as Leno’s reaction could best be described as “horrified and really uncomfortable”; I can only hope those who ask questions are a little less malevolent-minded. On the plus side, I can just ignore bad questions anyway since this isn’t going to be live.
So go ahead, ask me something. I’ll pick some questions, maybe 3, maybe 10, who knows- and record the answers just as soon as this ROTTEN STINKIN COLD goes away and I get my voice back.