Fugitive Firefly

Running away with the last bit of hope

Kill two birds with one stone - win and iPad2 AND help a charity

Admit it, you've always wanted an iPad. Well now you have a chance to win the iPad2 :)

All you need to do is go to my fundraising page and donate $26. You are then automatically eligible to win this prized piece of (rather expensive) technology. Please know that all donations to this page will go towards building a children's center in Jacmel, Haiti.

So what are you waiting for? Help the children out and give yourself a chance to win an iPad 2!

Total raised: $335

Humans are unpredictable beings

So, as I've recently described to you all, I am currently trying to raise funds for the Hope to Haiti project. And let me tell you, it's been quite a rough start.

Everyone knows that when one begins fundraising, the first people you need to contact are family members and neighbors. But you see, my contact list is unfortunately short and I have a high goal of $5,000. So after I made the obligatory phone calls to my relatives, I started asking my friends for help. Realizing that many are in the same financial situations as I, a donation was not requested. All I asked was for them to share the link to my page with others.

A week went by and none of my closest friends had followed through.

So I started messaging old classmates, people that I barely and speak to now. And within 12 hours they had shared my fundraising page with others. I am quite baffled by the behavior I've witnessed, but I am very grateful for the old classmates who were so quick to help out.

Here's to hoping that the next week of fundraising will be easier.

Total raised: $285 

Hello, Blogger. We meet again.

Oh hey, look who has resurfaced in the bloggerverse. Let's catch up, shall we?

During my blogging hiatus I've:
- participated in the Great International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. Or GISHWHES for short.
- attended my second, and probably last, Supernatural convention.
- went to my 5th Hanson concert.

But the biggest thing in my life at this moment is the Hope to Haiti project. The earthquake in Haiti may no longer be making headlines, but there are still people who need our support. But I want to do more than just raise funds; I want to go to Haiti and get involved. That's why I have the ambitious goal of raising $5,000* If I'm one of the first 25 people to do so, I will join Random Acts in Jacmel and work on one of their projects.

So my question is...will you help me help Haiti? Even if you are unable to donate, simply sharing my fundraising page with others will be of great help.

I know that I've said this before, but this time I really am going to be updating more; so keep your eyes peeled for more posts as I share my fundraising tales, appropriately tagged "Road to Haiti."

* All donations are going towards tools and supplies required for the project, not for personal travel expenses.

Good things be a happening

Yes, I know it's been awhile. All that you really need to know though is that I started a new job as a habilitation specialist. So, some awesome things that happened this week...

- I learned that my superiors love me, including the founder of this small little company.
- The founder even said that my DPNs are great.
- I just secured more regular hours. <-- That's music to a broke girl's ears, lemme tell you!
- Someone made a bulk purchase from my online store. <-- That is also music to a broke girl's ears.
- A friend bought me Pizza Hut breadsticks. Do you know how wonderfully delicious those things are?
- The Hanson concert is now less than a week away!

And did I mention that it's finally autumn? Slan summer, you will not be missed! =D

That's all I have for now. What about you? What were some awesome things that happened this week?

Just thinking aloud..

It's a weird thing, how friendships happen.

He loves the heat.
I hate the heat.
He hates the cold.
I love the cold.
He loves bass.
I prefer acoustic.
He's obsessed with cars.
I couldn't care less about them.
He's loud.
I'm quiet.
He's a teenager.
I'm a 20-something.

This list could stretch significantly longer, but I think you get the picture. We're quite different. But despite these contrasts we still get along pretty well.

It's a weird thing, how friendships happen.

He kept hanging out with me and my family and over time, the kid just sorta grew on me. He's like the little brother I never had. We may annoy the crap out of each other from time to time, but at the end of the day we know we can count on one other.

NashCon 2011

So I've been MIA...again. My apologies to those who still read this thing. But at least I return with a bit of awesome news..

I got to meet Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins!

Last weekend I attended NashCon, a Supernatural convention in Nashville, and it was the most fun I have had in a long time. I had my photo taken with the three men listed above and I also got their autographs. During NashCon I also met and received autographs from Richard Speight, Matt Cohen, Brock Kelly, and Corin "Corcky" Nemec. All of the actors are incredibly nice and have a great sense of humor; I promise that you will not stop laughing if any of these men have the mic!

Last but certainly not least, Jason Manns gave a free concert as a part of the convention. And oh my goodness...his voice will melt your heart! If you ever have the chance to attend a Supernatural convention or see Jason in concert, do it! You won't be disappointed.
Follow the Supernatural guys on Twitter!:
Jared - @jarpad
Misha - @mishacollins
Richard - @dicksp8jr
Matt - @mattcohen4real

And the award goes to...


I would like to thank Aries from http://krazymonkeytale.blogspot.com/ for this award. It made my day so much better knowing that someone out there enjoys reading my posts :) So without further ado, here are seven facts about me:
1) I have a passionate dislike for Harry Potter.
2) I actually like Twilight. Don't judge me.
3) Autumn is my favorite season.
4) I'm an extra background artist for this movie.
5) I'm a part of Hanson's street team. Because I'm just that cool.
6) My television is on for maybe three hours a week.Never more than that.
7) This summer I get to meet Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki, AND Jensen Ackles!

Now, I would like to pass this award on to the following bloggers:
1) Le Chef at http://lafindumondfarm.blogspot.com
2) Ella Unread at http://pretendyoudontreadme.blogspot.com
3) Anna at http://annainspired.blogspot.com
4) G-Zell at http://stay-at-homemomwhoknew.blogspot.com
5) cfoxes33 at http://cfoxes33.blogspot.com

Thanks again to Aries for giving me this award!