Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

The time has come, the walrus said

Internets, I have many things to tell you:

"THEY WENT TO THE WAR WITHOUT ME!" New Secret Life of Dolls thataway.

made_of_fail_pc's new Doctor Who episode is up.

foresthouse has posted an update on her keratoconus surgeries, and tinyplasticmeatis now auctioning off knitted goods of your choice (I have to say, the various arm warmers look fantastic). Meanwhile, I will be auctioning off a very cute doll (mint, unopened--no one's getting sold, Eowyn) later next month.

Meanwhile-meanwhile, the Write Christmas "imaginary Christmas movie synopsis" contest that I am judging ends this Friday, I think. Open to everyone everywhere!

More importantly, smadroniawrites in that "Aaron, a friend of a guy I went to school with, has terminal cancer. He and his wife have been doing a lot of things to help raise funds for their bills and his cancer treatments. As this point, he only has a few months left to live, and his wife ended up turning down a full time job because it would mean 40 hours away from him, now that his life is coming down to months. He's done some interesting things to raise money, he sold ad space on his urns, and done a comedy fund raiser":
Given just months to live, Aaron Jamison has set his mind on two missions.

The first is to spread a message of hope. Jamison, who has terminal cancer, hands out purple bracelets that read "Cancer Sucks ... Life is Good ... Choose Joy" to people he meets.

The other mission is harder. Jamison wants to pay for his cremation and urn costs before he dies so his wife Kristin won't have to worry about it.

His plan is to sell advertising space on two urns that will hold his ashes – one for his wife and one for his parents.

"I'm on different chemo now," said Jamison, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer. It has spread to his liver and lymph nodes. "If it works, I've got about nine months. If it doesn't work, I've got three. So I'm trying to get on the ball with the ad sales."

The plan and his sense of humor are typical Aaron, said his wife and friends.

When others might cry, the musician and comedian has found a way to laugh.

"He does quirky little things and this is kind of him," said his wife, Kristin Jamison. At first, she objected to the plan. Now, however, she supports it.

"I asked her to marry me after 30 days," Aaron said. "Ads on urns are no big deal after that."

You can get the Choose Joy bracelets (and t-shirts) or donate money at his blog.

To finish, I would like to bring you pictures of a tiny puppy who got frozen to the train tracks in Bessemer last week when it was 19 degrees (ETA: okay, so... not last week) and got rescued an hour before the next train came through and a lady adopted him and named him Track and now he is okay, because I think we need puppies right now.

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