Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy New Year everyone! Took a break through the month of December for a couple of reasons. One, to let the Jasmine donation post be at the top for any readers who might want to donate a little bit of money to help us all out. I would like to thank the people who have donated, thank you! It means a lot to me and Jasmine. Two, I've been busy with the holiday's and just taking a break from everything.

I had a wonderful Christmas, went and visited family, and finally got to meet and hold my little nephew Cai, he's such a cute little kid. I now have a telescope to view the night sky. I love it! The crappy part now is waiting for a night without clouds. I did get a good look at the moon, and Jupiter so far. Will dive deeper on the next clear night. Waiting on some new eyepieces and filter kit to come in the mail to get better views of planets and nebulae. I also got the game Red Dead Redemption for the PS3, which I will admit I have been highly addicted to. I've already put 20 hours into it, according to the in game time tracker. I think I've only completed about half of it within that 20 hours, so I'm sure there will be plenty more game for me to play. Also less time spent playing it due to going back to work next week. It's been a great week off though.

As far as New Years resolutions go, I never really have done a resolution, and if I have I never kept it longer than a month. So I don't think I'm going to do a resolution this year. I'm going to have a few drinks, watch a movie, watch the ball drop, maybe play some Rock Band, possibly. Just going to be a nice quiet relaxing evening at home.

Anyway, not much to update with just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy New Year, and a belated Merry Christmas. I'll be back blogging more often again, very soon. Don't forget the Jasmine donation button will remain on the right side bar at the top, so feel free to donate as little, or as much as you want. With the donations so far it has helped quite a bit, so thanks again to you who have donated.

Me and Cai, Christmas 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Donations If You Can

I'm not one to post online begging and pleading for people to donate lumps of cash to me. This is a bit different. This is a donation for my dog Jasmine, which I've discussed her recent vet visits and what her situation is. She's been to the vet's a couple more times since I posted about her last, but didn't feel like clogging up my blog with minor vet updates. Just brought her in because of issues with her blood glucose being too high and then not wanting to eat, only to find out that she's just a picky eater, and we probably had a bunk bottle of insulin to boot.

Anyway, my girlfriend has posted a blog post about Jasmine also asking for donations here at her blog. Now I'm also posting her paypal donation button on my blog (on the bottom of this page, and in the side bar) in hopes of anything. Not even asking for a lot, just a few cents here and there.

The Math:
According to Google Analytics I had 742 Absolute Unique Visitors in the month of November.
I'm sure that a lot of them are repeat visits, so I'll drop it down to half; 371.
Let's say that 371 is the number of visitors I receive each month. And each one of them donated $.50cents to me, that would be $185.50 each month.
Now I don't even need THAT much, and I'm not asking for that much. I'd be happy with $.20cents per visitor which would average to be $74.20 a month.
Or even $.10cents per visitor which would average to be $37.10 a month.

Her insulin is roughly $30 a month, and her special diet food is roughly $120 a month, and the vet bill is roughly up to... well we won't go into that price, but you can take my word that it's pretty high.

I'm just trying anything I can, asking for help in places I never ask help from. Any money donated will go to Jasmine's diabetes fund, which would go towards her insulin, special diet food, and/or to pay off vet bills.

Anyone who donates will be posted under my "Links" section at the top of my blog (right below the banner). So donate to get your name and link there. Also please leave a comment with your blog address.

So please feel free to donate as much as you want, $.10cents or $1, it's up to you. I know it's the holiday season and I have bad timing for asking for such a favor, but I need to give it a shot.