Shutting My Mouth For A Cause

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

Did you miss the drool worthy food I had this weekend? Catch up on the eats and this weeks self-love reflection:

I have two vivid memories of school projects that tortured me. One was in sixth grade when we studied the chemical breakdown of food in the digestion process. We had to do a lab where we kept a piece of white bread in our mouths and calculated the time it took for the saliva to dissolve the tiny piece. I ran to the bathroom and threw up because this texture eater couldn’t handle it. To this day I gag even at the thought of the slightest moisture in my bread.

The other traumatic school project? In Sociology class my junior year of high school, we had to mimic one of four disabilities for 24 hours  – paralytic, blind, deaf, or mute. I pulled “mute”. You would think that would be the easiest of the choices, but not for me. I have trouble shutting up. Obviously, seeing as I can spew off on a variety of topics twice a day, every day on this here blog.

This morning, however, I am shutting up. Instead of sharing my weekend fun, divulging the thoughts that incessantly run through my mind, or going through my 10 favorite ab exercises, I am going to beg of you to head over to The Great Fundraising Act. Go and bid your little hearts out all day today (check the bidding closing time for items of interest) to help raise much needed money for Susan as she battles lymphoma and the medical costs it includes.

See a list of all the items (broken down by category since there are 100+ items!!!) and the general rules/guidelines/info HERE.

Some items of interest for bidding:

Lemon Raspberry Muffins and a FFF Shirt of Your Choice from yours truly

Love Grown Foods Granola 5 Pack

The Complete Physique 57 Workout Set (3 DVDs + Exercise Ball)

4all by jofit V Neck Tank and Knit Pant

Of course, there are a plethora of other fabulous items. Literally something for everyone!So…I will shut up now…you stop reading now…and go! BID BID BID!!! Let’s raise some money for Susan! And I promise to share all my rambles, ab exercises, and more later. You can’t shut me up for too long after all. 😉

  • What do you have your eyes on?
  • Any traumatizing school projects from your memories?

15 Comments to “Shutting My Mouth For A Cause”
  1. I’ve got my eye on all of these delicious baked goods that I’m seeing 😀

  2. Everything looks amazing! those muffins caught my eye! one time in school we disected a piglet…that was pretty tramatic for me.

  3. Lee says:

    So much good stuff to bid on!

  4. i’m going for the physique 57 set…i’ve had my eyes on that for a while, and why not when it’s for a fantastic cause?!

  5. lindsay says:

    gosh, I want them all. I like the dehydrator and all the freakin good food!

  6. Heading over. But, I suppose the most traumatizing project wasn’t to do with the project, but the presentation. I was presenting something, can’t even remember what, to my 7th grade social studies class, when in the middle of my presentation, this guy Paul said, “Katy, have you been to the race track lately?” “No, why?” “Because you look like horse s#$*” The teacher never said a word. It was awful.

  7. What a wonderful cause! I remember being traumatized by having to dissect a frog in science class. I think I had to do it on the computer because I couldn’t handle it…

  8. There are so many items that I want!

    In 10th grade Biology we had to dissect a fetal pig. It was the sickest thing I have ever seen. We were all partnered up, but on the day we were supposed to start, I learned that my partner had actually switched her schedule and I would be doing the work alone. I sat and cried for a long time. Thankfully, a guy that sat next to me (who had his own partner to work with) helped me so much. He did all of the cutting, etc and I did the paperwork/assignments. I suppose it would be a great story if I told you that boy was Jason and then we eventually got married, but that isn’t what happened. 🙂

  9. Great stuff Tina! The blogging community really is such a great support system!

  10. Everything looks so good. 🙂 What a great thing for the blogging community to pull together for!

  11. I bid on your muffins. Thanks for donating to such a great cause!

  12. Ooooo – I want that Physique 57 DVD set. I did the class in Beverly Hills on vacation, and it kicked my butt!

  13. I’m so excited to help the cause. I love how awesome the blogging community is.

  14. So proud to be a part of this supportive community. This is such an amazing auction!

  15. […] awesome things for the The Great Fundraising Act. Have you bid yet?! I had my eye on Tina’s muffins and shirts, the Larabars, and the Chobani. They went out of my price range really really fast. That’s a […]

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