I don't like it when I have a plan.
My creativity and common sense are constantly at war. My creativity comes up with a plan, and makes most of my brain think it is the best plan ever. Then my common sense kicks in, and makes my brain think it is the worst plan ever. Whatever part of my brain actually makes decisions gets very conflicted, usually resulting in non-action, which kind-of makes my common sense the winner. When my creativity wins and I proceed with a plan, it usually goes disastrously and my common sense wins anyway.
This is one of those times. I have a plan and I'm going with it. My common sense is throwing a fit, but this particular time I would like it to be wrong.
On August 11th (my birthday) I'm going to donate $1 for every Facebook "like" that splurd.com has. I put a big red arrow pointing at the definitive number on the homepage. You can also see it at the end of this rant.
I've been contemplating this for a while. I'm actually doing rather well right now with work. I attribute a lot of this to literal karma after my adventure in Alabama with the Red Cross.
A couple days ago, I got word that the Red Cross needs a few more hands to help with the floods in North Dakota. I really, really, really, really, really wanted to go. Unfortunately, I can't. I'm in the middle of a big contract, I've got a ton of major chores to take care of over the course of August and it'd be a huge burden on my friends to handle my life for another three weeks. The good news is - because I'm busy - I've got a couple bucks.
Meanwhile, Google is trying to be Facebook, and an era may be coming to an end just after I FINALLY decided to make Splurd all Facebooked. Let's be honest here. Can I be real? I'm going to be real. I draw comics and put them for free on the internet. There's no ads here, no money. All I really want in return is for people to like me. And here's Facebook with a recordable number that symbolizes the reason I keep this thing called Splurd going.
So, please push the like button. Call it my birthday present, and help me make a totally awesome donation to the Red Cross. Thank you.
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