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Well, i am home earlier than i thought. GOOD! here's a story for ya!!! 11 bus arrives.

1:30, still no one. FOX 2 News shows...how embarrassing: only my toys were on the bus as of 2:15. 3:45, sister fun bags shows up with the boys she nannys & some toys. cool! 4:00, my girl donnis shows up with 2 sacks of toys! WAY COOL! 4:30, saleena drops off some cool stuff! YEAH!!! 5 minutes later, firecracker shows, then big red bus driver! more toys are dropped off by members of jack's commodore club.

i'm thinking...where are the charity people from children's home of detroit? usually the chairity is there to do their 50/50, accept donations, and help FOR THEIR CHARITY. hmmm...

wahooo!!! macomb daily shows to take pictures. very embarrassed cause he's expecting lots of toys. nope. sorry. he wants a shot of someone arriving with toys. i say, 'watch, 5 minutes after you leave, there will be someone.' sure enough...and it's threecrabs and mackenzie! wahoooo! then shandog & joey!! then the sunbums!!!! then some random people with kids wanting pics with santa. wait..santa? yeah...where IS santa?

wait! santa never showed!!! well....BIG RED BUS DRIVER TO THE RESCUE!!! yup, steve dressed as santa for the kiddies (and for shandoggie), so we took pics with the kids (and shandoggie, and threecrabs, and the sunbums). then hey!! it's top gun!! wahoooO!!!

8pm. still no one from children's home of detroit showing up to do anything. this lady comes on the bus saying next time call me and i'll help & gives me her card. cool! 9pm i'm beat and disappointed & sitting with top gun, brbd, danimal & 2 pals of mine. the lady comes back, drunk, and tells me i need to get envelopes and start collecting money. i'm like, 'if you'd like to do it, you can.' and she goes, 'no, honey, you need to do your job.'

12 hours on a bus with no help. santa not showing up. not many donations. no one from the chairty itself not showing up to solicit funds or support it. listening to people go, 'oh, i didn't hear about it until now, it wasn't promoted right.' and now this drunk is going to tell me I NEED TO DO MY JOB????

then she says she can raise $8000 in 45 minutes. so instead of screaming at her, i tell her, "ok, let's see it." and leave to go get her precious envelopes. she then meets me inside and proceeds to tell me that 'all your pals on your bus think you're psycho & overreacted.' i was like, 'lady, you come to my work and start telling me i need to do my job? you are out of line and are very wrong. here, let's find your envelopes and let's see you raise your $8000 in 45 minutes.' she's like, 'i didn't say any of that.' to which the security led her away because i was about ready to make her the top of the christmas tree in a very uncomfortable way.

when i went back to top gun & crew, they were all looking at me so i say, 'um, did you guys think i was wrong? she just told me you all called me psycho.' they were like, 'we called HER psycho as she was leaving & laughed at her for being such a drunk dumba$$.'

so needless to say, 10pm=DONE. i learned a lot from it, and just need to put this day behind me. so it didn't go as well as i'd hoped... at least the kids are going to get more toys than expected!
and that's worth it.

it's a shame that 'the children's home of detroit' couldn't come out and do more for their own cause. granted, there were about 4 families inside that came because it was for TCHOD, but that was it. only 2 of those families brought anything. i plan on writing a letter outlining my disappointment in what they didn't do for their own kids. it's sad.

so thank you VERY much capt pegleg & taxman for the use of the bus, and thank you VERY much saleena, firecracker, shandog & joey, threecrabs & mackenzie, the sunbums, brbd, & top gun for your totally awesome contributions, and for sharing a cocktail on the bus! and SPECIAL THANKS to BRBD for being santa in a tough spot!


pics in one sec!
 

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CK.....You rock! It was a very worthy cause...too bad they didn't show to support their own benefit <_<

I had a great time, and so did Mak hangin' with everyone on the bus. Thank you so much for the beers.....You'll have to stop by the boat and have one on me


Do you still have that drunken ladies card? Post her number and we'll all call her at 3:00 and see what she has to donate!


Thanks again for the brews and cherry filled pop!
 

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Feeling bad for not being able to make it! had to yank a tub out by myself...bone are not in the right place right now

Is there a way to get something to you??? or are you looking past this day? I thought for sure that with this group you would be overwhelmed! Instead you got heckled! Kinda funny now I bet!
 

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big red bus looking christmassy!
 

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santa brbd with the kids and the bigger kids!
 

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Sorry for the rough day Hun

Maybe look at it this way...you have so many great events, one (somewhat) dud isn't so bad??

Ya, I know that's lame....sorry

Ya should have made that woman cut you a check for $8000 then told her to get the peeps at the bar to compensate her!
 

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I won't lie, I had NO idea this was going on and had no idea what it was all about!

I was off work today, with Josh and would have come up if I had thought it was a charitable event. All I knew was that there was a stuff-a-bus at Jacks for kids. TOTALLY my fault for not reading the even thread. I TOTALLY feel bad CK!!! FOR REAL!!!

Rarely do you get the time and the means to do something nice, especially when it's organized ny someone you consider a friend. All this does not however take away from the fact that i didn't go. I really do apologize, kidd-o! You have such a great heart! And a BIG thumbs-up to y'all who did go. No surprise it was the same folks who usually make it out to worthy events like these.



Totaly feeling like CRAP, CK. Sorry i dropped the ball today.

And sorry i wasn't there to put a size 12 doc up her-majesty's arse! Who the hell was she to tell you anything about your event??!
 

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sitting kinda cozy


ok, i expect to see a post with YOUR santa pics, shandog, sunbums, & threecrabs!
 

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QUOTE(threecrabs @ Jul 23 2003, 11:37 PM)Do you still have that drunken ladies card? Post her number and we'll all call her at 3:00 and see what she has to donate!

THAT I DO!!!! lol!!!!
here's her card, as a matter of fact! lol!
 

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QUOTE(garydebs @ Jul 23 2003, 11:40 PM)CK

Feeling bad for not being able to make it! had to yank a tub out by myself...bone are not in the right place right now

Is there a way to get something to you??? or are you looking past this day? I thought for sure that with this group you would be overwhelmed! Instead you got heckled! Kinda funny now I bet!
just want to get past this day and on to the next thing.

save the toys/donations for next time for sure!! hope your back feels better...can't be too fun yanking a tub.
 

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Here's our poloraid........(darkened the pic a bit, that sun was bright!)

I'll be sleeping tonight, but come Friday and Saturday I'll be up at 3 a.m.......group call?! Hehehe, feelin' evil
 

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QUOTE(Campari @ Jul 23 2003, 11:55 PM)I was off work today, with Josh and would have come up if I had thought it was a charitable event. All I knew was that there was a stuff-a-bus at Jacks for kids. TOTALLY my fault for not reading the even thread. I TOTALLY feel bad CK!!! FOR REAL!!!

Rarely do you get the time and the means to do something nice, especially when it's organized ny someone you consider a friend. All this does not however take away from the fact that i didn't go. I really do apologize, kidd-o! You have such a great heart! And a BIG thumbs-up to y'all who did go. No surprise it was the same folks who usually make it out to worthy events like these.

Totaly feeling like CRAP, CK. Sorry i dropped the ball today.
oh hon!! i didn't post to make anyone feel bad...not at ALL!! what does make me very very sad is the fact that this charity sooooo did not come out for their own kids!!! THAT is a total $hitty thing!!

hey, everyone's got stuff to do-no biggie. it's done, and yeah, so one event didn't go so hot. nyuk, nyuk... there'll be more. please, don't anyone post sorries for not showing...honest! it's no biggie! it's cool!

i just feel bad because i feel the kids at TCHOD lost out a little today by the people that they count on to take care of them and do good for them. that's the most disturbing. at least they'll have a bunch of new really cool toys!!!
THAT'S worth it!
 

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threecrabs!!!! too cute!!!! hee hee!!!! yes an evil 3am call saying "envelopes!!! we are the envelopes!!! we will seal your fate with our glue!!! lick us!! lick us!!! for $8000 we will let you live...you have 45 miutes...."

LMFAO!!!


i think maybe i will have a cocktail now....feeling a bit cheered...
 

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QUOTE(threecrabs @ Jul 24 2003, 12:05 AM)Here's our poloraid........(darkened the pic a bit, that sun was bright!)

I'll be sleeping tonight, but come Friday and Saturday I'll be up at 3 a.m.......group call?! Hehehe, feelin' evil

That is a very cool pic!!!!! Polaroid or not, it's always so cool to see kids near Santa. They just light up!
 

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santa brbd gettin ready!
 

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QUOTE(surfergirlck @ Jul 24 2003, 12:07 AM)QUOTE(Campari @ Jul 23 2003, 11:55 PM) I was off work today, with Josh and would have come up if I had thought it was a charitable event. All I knew was that there was a stuff-a-bus at Jacks for kids. TOTALLY my fault for not reading the even thread. I TOTALLY feel bad CK!!! FOR REAL!!!

Rarely do you get the time and the means to do something nice, especially when it's organized ny someone you consider a friend. All this does not however take away from the fact that i didn't go. I really do apologize, kidd-o! You have such a great heart! And a BIG thumbs-up to y'all who did go. No surprise it was the same folks who usually make it out to worthy events like these.

Totaly feeling like CRAP, CK. Sorry i dropped the ball today.
oh hon!! i didn't post to make anyone feel bad...not at ALL!! what does make me very very sad is the fact that this charity sooooo did not come out for their own kids!!! THAT is a total $hitty thing!!

hey, everyone's got stuff to do-no biggie. it's done, and yeah, so one event didn't go so hot. nyuk, nyuk... there'll be more. please, don't anyone post sorries for not showing...honest! it's no biggie! it's cool!

i just feel bad because i feel the kids at TCHOD lost out a little today by the people that they count on to take care of them and do good for them. that's the most disturbing. at least they'll have a bunch of new really cool toys!!!
THAT'S worth it!

I know you didn't post this for that reaosn, honestly, but I did feel bad. I just think it was a shame Josh and I weren't there for a great cause, with great friends, when, of all days, we actually had the time.

Your events always go off so well, so I'm sure this was no exception. I agree, your charity folks kinda f'd the dog on this. oh well, your heart's in the right place CK!!!

And those kids didn't lose out on anything. Know it or not, they've got good souls helping out where they can!!! You're a good soul Christine.
 

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QUOTE(Campari @ Jul 23 2003, 11:15 PM)Your events always go off so well, so I'm sure this was no exception. I agree, your charity folks kinda f'd the dog on this. oh well, your heart's in the right place CK!!!

And those kids didn't lose out on anything. Know it or not, they've got good souls helping out where they can!!! You're a good soul Christine.
DITTO!!!!!! yes i'm shouting
 

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QUOTE(Dookie @ Jul 24 2003, 12:22 AM)DITTO!!!!!! yes i'm shouting

really? i'm running around in a small circle waving my arms like the kid in 'Home Alone' and screaming much like him, too. i'll wipe the spittle streaming from the corner of my lip away later....


thanks you guys!! you cheered me! wahoooooo!
 

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CK...think of the event as a SUCCESS...because everything that those kids will be getting is BECAUSE OF YOU!!!!!!!

YOU did a great job!
 
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