Tuesday, August 21, 2012

HERE'S THE DEAL

Been super busy and working on making a few dollars for my friend Bob. Bob thought he had a sinus infection. He went to the doctor. They discovered a brain tumor instead. He has been through chemo and radiation, and we won't know for a few more months what his prognosis is. In the meantime, his medicine and treatment bills are sky high.

So, here is what I thinking of doing. We have seen in the past how people have shaved their heads for family and friends who have had cancer.

I'm going to go further. I'll start with collecting an amount of money as pledges to get my head shaved. If I raise a certain amount more, I'll get my chest, back, and belly waxed. For a certain amount about that, I'll have my legs waxed. To finish off, I will wear a purple thong or G string and pose in it.  I will have the whole thing videotaped and posted on my blog, YouTube, and on my wife's Facebook page.

I'm not going to do this just for a few bucks. I'd like the word put out and to make some money for him and his wife to be able to pay a bill or two.

My friend Bob is not one of those friends that I can just say, "Sorry to hear of your troubles," or ,"Sorry you have cancer." I know I don't  have a cure for him.

I have known Bob since grade school. We have stood by one another through good and bad. We have had each other's backs since fourth grade, putting up with bullies, getting our butts kicked, and we kicked some butt also. He is family to me. We have camped, fished, hunted, and white water rafted. We have drank together, bled for one another.

I protected him and his family when a stepfather became abusive. His stepfather went as far as to take a few gunshots at Bob and his little sister. I took Bob and his family to a safe place to get away from that crazy person. Bob and I went back to the house later and, finding that the stepdad was not there, took every firearm out of the house.

When we got to my house, we took every firearm, disassembled them, put all of the small parts in a paper bag and shook them up. Then we went back to his house and put all the parts back in the gun cases that we took the firearms from. I found out later that the stepfather had worked for the Secret Service for some years. He didn't stick around after taking those shots at Bob and his sister: he left the state and, after several months, Bob heard that the man had died.

Bob is the kind of fellow who would give you a hand up. He would not talk down to anyone. He has had his share of heartache and trials, as we all have. He is a kind and loving man. He is a Vietnam-era vet. He is a family man with grandkids and a stepson who is about to get married.

I'd do just about anything for Bob. Even be a little on the crazy side to do this for him and his family. To help ease the burden some so they can pay a medical bill or two. I only hope that Bob gets better and beats the crap out of this cancer.

And me. Well, I needed to get a hair cut any way. As for the body waxing? I'll be stream lined and as smooth as a baby's butt. Okay, a fat bald baby. And as for the purple G string thing? Well it can't be much worse than in my younger days at PT's strip club. (Hide your shock!) It's just that I'm older, and fatter, and a little wiser.

Besides, I'm doing it for my best friend.

15 comments:

  1. You're a good man....purple? Nah, pink.

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    1. Stephen, I might do both colors, if the price is right.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. buddy - you are a good man. and from the sounds of things - so is Bob! i would like nothing more than to help out. i will scrounge every nickel, dime and dollar that i can and i will advertise this on our blog as well - in fact - we can get a bunch of us to advertise your crazy venture. and i will go one step further - i'll even buy the purple thong for you!!!

    much love to you for doing this Jim...and much love being sent to a good buddy of yours! tell him that we very much appreciate his service!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. kymber, your a doll. thank you so much. kinda hard to see the monitor right at the moment. Right now. Bob does not know what I'm about to do. But, I will thank him, from you both, about his service. Friends such as he, come along once or twice in a life time. I have been blessed. And have had five such friends. Two, have passed on.
      I'm the type of person, that once I get to know people real well. They are my family. and, I'll do what ever I can for them, and their family's. It's just something I was taught.
      And even though we have never layed a eye ball on each other. You all, I consider part of my family.

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    2. Flier - since i met you and Kathi, right from the start, i knew that you were both my kind of people. jambaloney and i will always have your backs, and we will help you in any way you can. i can't wait to read the post you will write after you tell your buddy Bob....he will probably be screeching and crying all at the same time...as will the rest of us! yer awesome, Jim, and i am proud to call you and Kathi friends. don't ever hesitate if you need us for something. we may be 7million miles away - but if we can help you both, we will. let us know when you are going public with this adventure - and i will advertise what you are doing on our blog. this is gonna be fun...and i am sure it will put a big, giant grin on Bob's face. he sure sounds like a keeper and i am glad that you have him. better yet, i am glad that he has you.

      love always to you and Kathi buddy! your friend,
      kymber

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  3. Play both sides of the fence...let people vote!

    If people want to take a peek, enter SHOW IT ALL!

    If they'd rather not see but want to help, enter OH GOD NO!

    The side that raises the most cash gets to decide whether or not you have to go thru the ordeal.

    "Johnny, tell our audience where they can send those checks..."
    seriously, how do we add to the coffers?

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    1. irontomflint, thanks for stopping by. I thought about doing the voting thing. But decided to do it the way I said I would. I'll be setting things up here real soon. And will kick this thing off. So, keep coming back. And I'll do my part.

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  4. heck flyerman I just now found out you got a website. I'll see what I can do. the rat

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    1. mohave rat, Hot damn. Glad you stopped by. And thank you.

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  5. Link went up on the sidebar today. I dropped a small penny in the bucket again as well.

    You're really incredible to be doing this. Bless you.

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  6. We don't have much - but what we do have we offer. :)

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  7. Link on my sidebar as well.

    You're a good man.

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    1. Auntie J, Thank you. And, your making me blush.

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    2. I don't get scads of traffic, but every bit of exposure (if you'll pardon the pun) helps!

      I'm glad to help out. I'll even throw in a few prayers for good measure.

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  8. Bet your local AANR club would be happy to host a "reveal". Just a thought.

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