If you want to be in on the good deeds project I describe here, please scroll down, click More Comments and make sure you're on the very last comment to see who your partner is. You're NOT Missus B's partner! I assure you! She's only comment 100. Missus B has more partners than my college roommate, at this point.)
It's Christmastime, a time of year I hate, so let's plunge into it with abandon! I heard my first Christmas songs this weekend and was plummeted into my usual pit of despair. God, give it a rest, ye merry gentlemen.
In case you're new here, and didn't know about my giant love of Christmas, what we do every year to combat my Christmas crisis is we have good deed exchanges.
How it works is this. Go to the comments, check carefully to see if the person who commented right before you has a partner. If they don't, write, "I'm in, and my partner is [name of commenter before you]." And then publish your comment. If the person before you DOES have a partner, just write "I'm in" and allegedly the person AFTER you will pick YOU to be their partner.
Okay. I cannot imagine the fresh hell I have created here.
Now, after that, you have till Christmas Eve to go out and do a good deed in honor of the person who is your partner. What I'm looking for, here, are simple acts, acts I would dearly love to not call RAoK, as that acronym crawls up my ass and dies.
The point is, I mean to do something real. Writing a check to a charity is good and all, but what I mean, here, is open a door for someone whose hands are full. I mean instead of glaring at the woman at Target whose kid is having 20 fits, smile at her. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Put money in parking meters all down the street. Visit a nursing home.
That kind of thing. It doesn't have to be large, or dramatic, just nice. One year I bought the bagel of the person behind me. Another year I blew a homeless man. Whatever appeals.
So let's get started. Your deadline is Christmas Eve, 8 a.m. Eastern time, because what I like to do is report your good deeds here for Christmas. And if you don't celebrate that particular holiday, join us anyway. We're nondenominational, really, I'm just picking Christmas because it's the holiday I "celebrate," which is kind of a strong term.
P.S. Ned said he'd join us this year, so get in there and comment! Ned might be your partner, you buncha Ned-lusting pervs. Merry Christmas!