So, I see that sly Dr. Free-Ride is bribing her readers with promises of poems and original artwork from the sprogs and writing blog entries on the topic of their choice if only they will contribute to Donors Choose. Very clever, very clever indeed. And not to be outdone, Sciencewoman is promising a personalized handprint from Minnow to anyone who donates $25 or more to her challenge.
What to do, what to do? I have not written a poem since my teen years. Though as a 7-yr-old, I did launch the entrepreneurial Poem Manufacturing Company, which promised you a poem on the topic of your choice in exchange for one dime. I think I made a dollar before retiring, having exhausted all the members of my family. And, okay, I did write something called The Medical Writer’s Lament a few years ago. But that’s it.
My cats do not produce much in the way of artwork, and I doubt you will ante up for a pawprint, even pawprints from both of them.
So here’s what I have to offer:
The first 20 people to donate $30 or more to my challenge, and send me a copy of your email receipt (I’ll need your snail mail address, too) at bobtownsuz AT yahoo DOT com, will receive this fabulous women in science and math magnet:
PLUS: THE GRAND PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone who donates to my challenge will be entered into a drawing to win a t-shirt in the size of your choice, beautifully emblazoned with the following:
Zuska says: Don’t make me puke on your shoes.
You may, of course, opt out of the drawing if said t-shirt does not appeal to you.
Drawing will be conducted as follows:
You donate, then email me a copy of your email receipt.
I write your name on a slip of paper and toss it in a hat.
At the end of October, Mr. Zuska will draw one slip of paper from the hat.
I will notify the lucky winner and inquire as to preferred size, shipping address, etc.
Winner will be announced on the blog under the name or pseudonym of the winner’s choice.
So – the “don’t make me puke on your shoes” t-shirt. Not exactly a Minnow handprint or sprog artwork, but it’s the best I can do!