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Mistress Marilyn's POV
No shit, Tempus Fugit!
Everyone wants money ... 
29th-Oct-2008 11:55 am
damn - tyrone : charliemc
Yes, I work for a nonprofit, so I know what it's like to constantly need $$. I understand Barack Obama needs money, which is why I sent him some. I know NaNoWriMo needs money to keep going, which is why I sent them some. If I believe in something, I support if financially, like trying to help retire our new mayor's campaign debt and supporting our own auction.

I still have the envelope from the Rescue Mission asking to help buy Thanksgiving dinner for some of their clients sitting in the kitchen ...

And when my cousin, who lives on the fringe of society, calls to ask for money, what am I going to say?

Sure, the oil company wants its $550, and I've got to pay that. But I feel just as strong an obligation to all these other things, especially in a time when so many people are losing their jobs and their homes.

I always remind myself that if I can spend time and $$ on my Halloween costume, I can certainly spend it on a few of my favorite causes. But speaking of the oil bill, I'd better get that check in the mail!

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29th-Oct-2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
was the phone call a request for money??

cause that would be funny :)

love
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29th-Oct-2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
You ROCK!

You bought lunch for all of us (Phooty, Gary and me) yesterday, which I found so generous of you.

And you always donate to causes you care about.

And I knew you'd give Linda the 'loan' of $30, no matter how she ends up spending it.

You're truly the most generous person I know -- and you do it in spite of not having a ton of $$$ (and in spite of worrying about paying the bills). I'm so proud of you. I truly am.

I guess we're lucky that you can manage to afford these things, in spite of hard times.

(hugs)
30th-Oct-2008 03:30 am (UTC)
HURRAY FOR YOU! IF everyone would just give a little.... what a change that would be. I'm always proud of Dennis talking with his fellow DEMS and reminding them that all their words can be lost without financial support (despite my cringing when I try to balance paying bills with not bouncing checks~cringe! It's that extra candy bar, that extra drink, that 'extra' that can bring comfort and hope to many.
Thanks for being 'you'!
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