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Monday, July 11, 2011

A Shameless Pitch To #SaveTheBlog - Need Donations

No new posts, no more fun, until I get the computer, son.
A month ago, my screen on my old iBookG4 went black. Two weeks later, I got it back from Microcenter and it seemed to be fine. Too much dust on the processor was causing it to overheat and blowing it out with a compressor was what got it going again. But, for the last week, the screen keeps going black and there is no rhyme or reason to it. It will work for 3 hours or it will work for 30 seconds. You never know what it is going to do. And if it does go out right away, that means it won't stay lit and you have to quit. Not the position you want to be in as a blogger. So, I'm making a shameless pitch to Save The Blog - I need donations.

 I love my littel iBookG4. I've had it for about 5 years and it has worked great. But, it's dying. And technology is passing me by. I've tried to download a few things and it says that I either don't have the right operating system or not enough processing speed to run what I'm attempting to download.

Big problem - I am flat broke. No job. I've been working day and night on this blog and two others to try to create my own business. I have plans for several eBooks, blogging classes, marketing consulting and a host of other ventures that would get me out of the poorhouse, but it's all a pipe dream without a computer.

I'm at the library now. I don't know how people with Microsoft computers get anything done. But that's another story. I only get 2 hours a day of time on the computer at the library.

So, I have to get a new computer. We've been through this before, when my laptop died the first time.

I need an Apple MacBook. They cost $999. Add tax and the cost of transfering content from my old hard drive to the new one and we're talking around $1,200. I've raised $900. All I need is $300.

The last time I was at Microcenter, they had the MacBook Pro, which is way faster with more storage, more this, more that and it was reduced to $999. Good time to buy. But I have to act fast. There are TV shows I cover that I won't be able to write about until I get the new computer. It takes too much time to go through the notes and put the pieces together. Two hours at the library won't cut it.

I'm asking a $5.00 donation. That's a beer or two, half a pack of cigarettes in Chicago, a sandwich, a McDonald's #3 combo, one Dr. Scholl's shoe insert, 20 rolls of toilet paper at the Dollar Tree or a 2-hour pass on the Deuce buses on the Las Vegas Strip - or you can help a guy stay in business.

That's my story. Not fun. And that's my shameless pitch to Save The Blog - I need donations.

You can use the secure PayPal account. If you have any questions, email me at:




Help me get back to my little girl.
PS - I'm trying to get back to my 10 year-old daughter in Las Vegas. I came to Cleveland a year ago when I got sick, so my sister could take care of me - and I lost everything before I left Vegas. Help...  ;)>

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