Seven things to do

12/07/2008 By Shawn Burns

If you tell a joke and nobody gets it, but a tree falls on a mime, is it a good day?


So "Buy this vacuum" wasn’t the most obvious of references. And  nobody got it (although a couple of people got the concept right without knowing the origin). Someone still gets a calendar, because I’m not going to punish YOU for the fact that I’M fond of obscure references. So a winner was chosen at random. The winner of her very own copy of the Hot Blogger Calendar 2009 (Guys), modified by me in any way she wishes, is:

Mama Smurf! (Please contact me at your earliest convenience with address/request information).

In other news, I’ve decided that I’ll be donating the money raised through your clicks through the "Click Here" button on the sidebar to families staying at the Ronald McDonald house at Stanford Hospital in the form of gift certificates to places like Target, Wal-Mart, and Longs. Every charity is worthwhile. But Erin was born at Stanford and I bike past the Ronald McDonald house all the time and the house families are especially needy of the flexibility these cards afford them while they are away from home for extended, stressful periods of time.

So, that’s it for today’s edition of Obscure Reference Blogging. Congratulations again to Mama Smurf. I’ll write something non-Calendary related later. And maybe it’ll be funny. Or maybe it’ll be a lecture about something. Exciting right? You never know what’s in store for you when you stop by Backpacking Dad.