Have you read this post about goats taking over the blogging world? How about this post that Maurna wrote about goats taking over the blogging world? Wait, there’s more! You can also read this post from Leah about the same topic.
I’m sure I’m missing people, but the gist is, people are talking about goats.
They are talking about goats because Aussa is getting married and our brains went into overdrive and we decided to send her goats. There’s more to it, but you’ll have to click those links for the information.
Well, being the drug addicted, alcoholic, pugilist that I make myself out to be on this blog, I regularly like to try to find ways to claw my way out of the deepest pits of hell. The pit of hell where people go when they regularly make fun of the way people’s babies look – among other horrible things.
I regularly try to better myself and the world around me. I donate money all over the place (small amounts, but I still do it.) I donate my time to organizations I am passionate about. I also make my dog donate his time to the elderly. You get the idea, right? I’m not always a horrible human.
Anyway, when Maurna and I began talking about the goating of the bride-to-be an idea popped into my brain.
Actually, Alton Brown popped into my brain.
I recalled him talking about Heifer International on some commercial on The Food Network. They’re a charitable organization that helps to provide sustainable work/food/farming for families in less fortunate countries. Before you get all “but there are poor people in our OWN country” on me, please know that (1) I don’t know of a charity that donates livestock to American families, and (2) I already donate to Feeding America, so calm the hell down.
So anyway, I suggested that we donate to Heifer International as a group in the name of Ausex (Aussa and her fiance, Alex.)
People jumped on board and this past Friday, I did the deed. A goat has been donated to a family in need through Heifer International in the name of Ausex. And the goat will provide milk, babies, etc etc etc for said family and their community. And Aussa and Alex have their very own goat (kind of like adopting a Panda in China or owning a star.)
This is where I say a HUGE thank you to the people who expressed interest, shared the idea with others, and (of course) donated to the cause so I wasn’t footing the bill myself.
If you want to donate to this cause in the name of Ausex, please let me know. There are plenty of opportunities to help!!!