30 in 30. Check.
Cook dinner for first time in a month. Check.
BWB Conference and Black Weblog Awards in LA…f*ck.
I still haven’t copped my plane ticket to Cali for the Black Blog Source Awards and Blogging While Brown conference. With the events taking place on July 8th and 9th, I have just over a month to get it together and make it happen despite the fact that plane ticket prices are lookin’ felonious right now. Airlines talkin’ 500+ gwapanese into LAX for the roundtrizzy. That sh*t is wack B. Got me speakin’ all urban and what not.
Then I looked at the costs for hotels. The deals are pretty good, but that’s another 225 that wasn’t budgeted. Toss in another 100 for the conference itself and my remaining summer travel budget resembles the pay for an intern at a fledgling blog. It kinda f*cking sucks.
I need to make it out there. It’s a great networking opportunity, and it would be really wack if SBM won an award or 2 or 3 and I wasn’t there to accept. This is what I’m telling myself. After all, it’s not like I haven’t been positioning the site for something like this for months now. I should’ve saved. But what if we lose? I should’ve saved. This is my brain on Benadryl. This is also my brain coming to the realization that I seriously might don’t make it out there if arrangements don’t get arranged in the next 2-3 weeks.
So what are ya gonna do Slim?
I’m gonna slide, and kick this show for you. Alright alright. **hops**
I’m gonna fundraise on this here blog. 100 people have already clicked away from this post or email and will be gone ’til November. If you’re still here, I salute you. But before you leave too, let me at least tell you what I’ve come up with in a run-on sentence where I ask you to donate $5 (or more) to the cause because I’d like to raise as much as possible to help cover the expenses. At this point, you’re probably thinking 1 of a few things. Let me try to read your mind and provide some brief rebuttals.
Aren’t you Mr. Educated w/ a good job?
I’m educated and I love my day job. Yes. But I work in the non-profit sector and I’m not ballin’ outta control. Also notice that I said this trip wasn’t in my budget. Taking 800 gwap out my savings is pretty much a deadly sin. Not having to dig into my savings allows me the chance to get on the plane at the next rapture. You don’t want me on the ground looking up while your soul heads to marshmallow clouds.
Ok, but you’re a man. What we look like giving to a man?
Don’t discriminate. The worst thing you could do is deny me $5 to help in my pursuit of a passion that I’m clearly serious about and you support, then go donate on someone else’s site just because they’re a chick. That’s unfair and you know it. Besides, most blogs out there are run by women. I’m in the minority. TRSJ isn’t even a sex, relationship, sports, or hip hop site. It’s the canvas and training ground for a man aspiring to do great things with a budding talent in an underground way.
And ladies, because I know most of you are indeed ladies, it’s not like many of you haven’t given a man something worth more than $5 in the course of your life and regretted it at least once. You know I’m right and probably hate me for saying it, but that is exactly why you should donate. Honesty comes with a price sometimes.
You’re a douche.
You’ll need me at some point.
I don’t feel comfortable using my card or paypal for this.
But you’ll buy shoes, clothes, accessories, or a p*rn pass over at Dancing Bear. You’ll pay to see a d*ck hovering over some chick’s forehead, but you won’t pay $5 to help send one you like across the country to be great? Damn it, I’m asking for less than Netflix! This is secure, traceable, and all that other good stuff.
Fine, so what do I actually do?
You click on that and follow the steps. Easy stuff I tell ya. Real easy stuff. In all seriousness though, I really do appreciate any support I can get for this trip. It’s not a leisure extravaganza and I can’t even write it off on my taxes because of some technicalities. If you have any questions, feel free to use the contact form and drop me a message. I’ll try my best to be prompt and will do my best to make you proud. Thanks in advance for your help!
Graciously even if I get nothing though I hope that ain’t the case,
P.S. Stop thinking about it. Help me out today.