Click the Button for Tam

See this button?

EDIT: Apparently, I can’t steal her button. So click the picture and then click the button over there. This is what I get for not testing prior to publishing.

It’s Tam’s donation button collection of 1’s and 0’s.  If you are able, you should click it because cancer is a bitch and deserves to die in the fires of the special hell. And because medical bills only come in size large and on up from there.  Trust me, I know.  I’ve got my own pile of them in dealing with spinal issues this year.  Thankfully, I have the luxury of a pretty decent health insurance package that makes it a bit more manageable.  Tam does not have this luxury.  Such is the life of the glamorously self-unemployed.

You’ve probably seen similar requests over at Matt’s place and Marko’s.  I expect you will be seeing more because as Matt says, we need her more than see needs us. I’ve not had the pleasure of knowing her as long as these two gentleman have, but she’s dear to me all the same. I am far from alone in that sentiment.  Just by being herself, Tam provided my cute, ornery, bratty, troubled niece* an example of an awesome, sweet and powerful woman not to be trifled with. That alone is worth more than all the gold in the world.

Prayers and positive thoughts would certainly be welcomed as well.   Go on and pester the Big Guy on Tam’s behalf.

ETA: Just in case you need extra incentive, $5 puts you into the raffle for some sweet custom grips.

*BabyGirl’s story is her own to tell.  Suffice it to say, she needs every positive role-model she can get.

Thank You!!!

The final standings as per Ambulance Driver

  • Jay G.                                                      $6,525
  • Michael Hast                                          $2,263
  • Stingray                                                   $2,260
  • Motorcop (ineligible)                             $1,984
  • Justin Schorr (ineligible)                     $1,769
  • Kelly Grayson (ineligible)                    $1,356
  • Joseph Miller                                         $1044
  • Jeff Brosius                                            $863
  • Old NFO                                                  $845
  • Caleb Giddings                                     $665.55

Wow! Just wow. In total, $22,475.55 raised in 30 days. I am so very grateful to each and every one of you. No, we didn’t hit that lofty $50,000 goal, but in the midst of these hard times, you found space in your budgets to help out a worthy cause.  Remember how I kept saying that every little bit counts? Check out the difference between 2nd and 3rd. Three dollars. Three measly dollars.

You people rock.

And since the top three will all be together to fulfill all the crazy promises, we should have a very interesting weekend.

KTKC: Upping the Ante For The Final Push

So Evyl is offering to shoot in drag. I’m sure we can find him something pretty. Cute halter top or something. There is a thrift store right by the house, so get your requests in.

And we’re $448 $348 away from catsuit video.

You know what to do.  Let’s finish this thing on a high note.

We’re all having fun with this, but it really is a serious cause.  Get checked.  Encourage your loved ones to get checked.  It’s worth the madness and dropping of all pretense of shame to keep our husbands, dads, sons, and brothers healthy.

KTKC: Best New Shooter Report – 80 Year Old Grandmother

I’d like you to meet Nana.

She’s 80 years young and awesome.  As a kid, my cousin and I would spend a month with Nana and Granddad every summer.  We’d take over the basement and refer to it as our apartment.  She taught me the value of proper grammar, much to my childhood frustration.

Me: Me and Mandy…

Nana: Mandy is not mean

Me: *grumble* Mandy and I…

She sat through countless hairbrush concerts with me using a coffee table as a stage.  Sure, she’d applaud but only if I had earned it.  She introduced me to fireworks and made me face my fears.

It was a great honor when she asked if I would show her how to shoot.  She lives alone now. She has already scared off a home invader using nothing more than a stern voice, but she is wise enough to realize she might need something more persuasive if there is a next time.  Although, I can tell you that her stern voice is pretty darn persuasive.

We hung a milk carton and started slow.  A nice heavy revolver in .22lr. The double action trigger pull on the 617 was heavy, but she did great in single action.

Soon we moved on to her gun.  When she decided that she needed a gun, she decided that she needed a small revolver.  We did all we could to convince her otherwise, but she would have none of it.  Stubbornness does run in the family, I suppose.

Word got around to her nephew that she wanted one, so he bought her a brand new Ruger LCR in .357 magnum with Crimson Trace laser grips. He’s cool like that. Although, he’s never bought me a gun (insert spoiled pout here).

And she handled it like a champ.  That milk carton won’t be bothering anyone anymore. She had a great time too.

And while we’re having fun…

Come on, who wouldn’t let the sweet 80 year old woman try out the AK?

All she’d ever shot previously was a rifle in .22lr and 410 shotgun. She totally rocked everything that she got her hands on that day. She is my grandmother, after all 😉

Quote of the day:

If I ever get too old to learn something new, just bury me-Nana

I want to be her when I grow up.

Now you’re wondering how this all ties into Kilted to Kick Cancer, aren’t you? Well, Nana is a widow. Granddad passed away October 11, 2007, shortly after I started blogging. He survived prostate cancer but not without several undignified side effects.  He was the 1 out of 6, and his life was never the same.  You don’t have to ask why I’m just as committed as Michael to this cause.

Please, for the men you love, spread the word.  If you can, give to fund the research to kill this terrible disease. Get checked, or encourage your loved ones to get checked.  While everyone jokes and embarrasses themselves, don’t forget that the cause really is a serious one.

It’s just a few more days until the whole world turns pink. Give Kilted to Kick Cancer the boost it needs now.

 

 

KTKC: Another Offer

It would still be nice at twice the price!

Sometimes the latest trend just seems out of reach.  You want to be fashion forward but your pocket book didn’t get the memo.  I understand. 5th avenue taste and a thrift store budget.

Well have I got a deal for you.  Donate at least $10 to EvylRobot’s Kilted to Kick Cancer fund, email me the receipt (jennifer AT injennifershead DOT com), and I will send you your very own brown paper bag.

But Jennifer! That’s a two hundred and ninety dollar value!

I know. So you better get in on this deal right away. Act now and for a $20 donation, you can have your bag signed by either your humble host or the EvylRobot himself.  $30 gets you both autographs!

What could be better than your own brown paper bag?  You can carry a lunch in it. It will hold both a sandwich and a juice box! You can use it to make a puppet. You could even use it to camouflage your booze.

Limited time only(expires midnight 9/30)! While supplies last.

You know you want to… The autographs alone are worth more than you paid for the content here. And really, it’s for a good cause so be generous and support Kilted To Kick Cancer.