The Give Me Money Page

This site works kind of like NPR. You know that pitch. If you think what you read on this site is worth something to you, consider making a donation to support it.

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Because, honestly, if I even make five bucks off this donation button, that would be the coolest thing in the world and I wouldn’t even know how to handle myself. Five bucks is like, a sandwich. With extra cheese. If you like what I write as much as a sandwich, I could die a happy woman.

Just think about it, is all.

(oh, GOD. I have NO IDEA how to turn off the ads that appear underneath this. I’m so sorry. This is so shameless and self-promotional and I hate myself so much right now).

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115 thoughts on “The Give Me Money Page

  1. “Shameless Whoredom” is the most fantastic title for this. I’m so pleased.

    But hey, I’m a fellow freelancer who also constantly runs around in her brain going “oh god oh god bills oh god oh god don’t want to be perceived as a piggy bank with a mouth instead of a writer oh god oh god why isn’t there a money fairy…”

    So yeah. I sympathize. I’ll throw five dollars at you whenever I can spare it. No lap dance required 😉

  2. Go watch a televangelist beg retirees for money some time. Not only will you feel instantly better about asking for money, you will feel better about yourself generally. Way better. =) Great blog by the way, made me laugh.

  3. Mom here – okay, not u’rs, but I have 4 “kids” ages 21- 28, so nothing scares me! (Actually, I also ran an overnite camp for 20 yrs, so I’m not only fearless, but an expert in tribal warfare, kidnapping, and peace talks). Thank u for letting me share.

    I have an offer:
    I would love to teach u a few very simple things u can do for urself to tame the anxiety monster.
    If requested, I will also “walk with u” a little as u are going through a particularly hard time.
    This would be a totally fluid relationship with no obligation on either side.
    The presence of another during an anxious period makes life so much easier – maybe I’ve been in your shoes a few times.
    (by the time I was in my 30’s, my dad survived a long anxious episode and helped me through my next one – I don’t know that I would have made it w/o him as a model, support and teacher. Sadly, he had no one.

    So who am I?

    – a REFORMED mess – anxiety moved in with me in high school and has lived with me ever since.
    BUT- thanks to modern meds, anxiety now sits quietly. It only pops up once in a while.

    What I have learned is that there is SOOOO much I can now do myself to be and stay happy ( and calm). I had to learn these techniques as an adult, and when most of my kids left the nest.
    More importantly – I learned what I can NOT do alone, no matter how determined I am

    Now I’m a woman on a mission:
    to offer young adults info and support, to teach parents, and to offer this to teachers who will pass it on.

    My kids hurt so much for a long time, and eventually, 2 have asked me to teach them and they tell me it is a game changer!!! (for a mom – this is THE BEST!)

    I u want to ever chat – just give me a hollar.
    Laurie
    (p.s. Maybe ur mom would be proud of ur work – although she probably would also would need a helping hand for her anxiety. 🙂

  4. Thank you for making me laugh, dairy farts…still laughing (out loud). Yes I am a 6th grader stuck in this really strange 48 year old woman’s body. Your blog instantly made me feel perfectly fine with my mess, which really when you look at other 6th graders isn’t much of a mess. Compared to these old people I hang with …well that’s a different story. You make me a laugh and for that I love you.

  5. I’m new to wordpress and the world of blogging. Just came across yours whilst trying to navigate this new space. Love what I’ve read on your blog so far. Shameless Whoredom is inspired! Good luck with the extra cheese!

  6. I am so glad I found your blog. You are awesome! I really struggle all the time and heh what can I say except, misery loves company 🙂 LOL and no not shameless whoredom you need to survive too.

  7. Hello– I am old enough to be your mom and I think your blog is awesome! About the ads: maybe you could do some ads/jingles based on some of the stuff you post…then you could lose the Donation button and likely retire a young, happy woman— 🙂

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  28. Thank you thank you for your gift of expressing so much and so good. Thak you for your humanity. Keep on writing? Hell yes!.

  29. Hi,
    Your writing is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. I do not have much words, except I am touched by this writing, and your views of what we can do as humans to spread kindness and love.

  30. I so needed and appreciate this post today, shared by a wonderful woman on Facebook. It gives me serenity and hope to know that there are so many people who will not be diverted in their daily quest to make it “A Good Day” even though the day before was SO Shitty!

  31. This is the best thing I have read in a long time! Thanks for taking the time to post. I can’t wait to get started. See, you have made a difference!

  32. You are brilliant. I’m going to print this out. And then I’m going to leave a ten dollar tip for my coffee (that used to make my whole week when I was a waitress). And I’m going to send my friend KT a text telling her how fabulous she is. And then, if I can figure it out. I’ll donate. To you. Keep writing. You made my difficult night better.

  33. Thank you for giving me a reason to stop and take a moment to see that the little things we do for others are important. Collectively, they do make a difference. I am 67, retired, a volunteer with several charities in my rural community, and a hopeless Pollyanna. Your words really spoke to me this morning!

  34. Great blog! I enjoyed reading about ways to make our world less shitty. I plan to do some of the things you’ve suggested. I’m starting by writing letters to two of the kindest people I know. Thank you and I hope to read more of your blog. Here’s a sandwich with cheese.

    Thank you,
    Susan

  35. Your political views leaked out when trying to demonize those nasty handguns and rifles. You calling George Bush a war criminal is over the top. I won’t be reading your political rhetoric again. Maybe you should keep politics out of your writings.

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