I want to get serious for a second. We have a very timely reminder. Someone I consider a friend has been impacted by prostate cancer. MedicMatthew's dad was just diagnosed. I joke about wanting to win this contest, but honestly, as long as we're raising money for research and raising awareness among the target demographic, it's worth the stares and snide comments about wearing a skirt. Every. Damn. Second. I don't wear the kilt to work (although I may make an exception for Friday), but I will be wearing it whenever I leave the house for the next eleven days. And I'll be thinking of Matthew's dad, and how what we're doing will be helping him.
Now, in less serious news, today is of course Talk Like A Pirate Day. Therefore, I give you, JayGBeard, the Kilted Pirate:
When Mrs. G., my intrepid camerawoman, took this picture, she laughed out loud. I like to ham it up, to be silly in an attempt to bring a bit of levity to a subject that's not normally a lot of fun. I hate cancer. I hate it with a passion. It has taken many people from me, and I want to kick its ass so hard my feet hurt. My wife lost her mom to cancer last year. I lost my grandmother to cancer ten years ago. I have friends who have lost children to cancer. I hate this fucking disease, and I want it gone.
Again, as a reminder, I'm going kilted as part of the Kilted to Kick Cancer
campaign. I'm collecting donations for two groups that will help
further cancer research and awareness, and am humbly asking for your
donations to either of the following:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
To entice you to donate through me as opposed the other Kilted to Kick Cancer participants, I have a number of prizes
assembled that are being "raffled" off - please see the linked post for
details. Be sure to e-mail me and let me know where to put your
"tickets" if you do donate through me. I'd like to thank Michael W., Nancy R., Dragon Leatherworks, York Arms, Larry, and Mark for their extremely generous donations.
Please, help me - and Matthew - be kilted to kick cancer... right in its ass.
That is all.