Today it is rainy and gross outside, which just happens to be my favorite kind of weather. I’d be happier if it were not somehow also humid, maybe just a little colder, just enough to see my breath…
I got up, did my plank, watched Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (I do not want to talk about it) and walked 3 miles in the rain to the subway. I don’t really believe in umbrellas so I’m a little damp to start my day. This is fine. I like it. My friend Khris once told me that white people smell like wet dog when they get rained on… I think about his on the train full of damp white people and maybe agree.
Over the weekend some dickhead set off a bomb on 23rd street and while just about everyone in NYC reacted to this with calm acceptance and mild annoyance, I have to admit it did cross my mind when my train went over the bridge that my favorite part of my commute might also be the most dangerous. Still. Gotta live my life. Explosions are just another thing that is out of my hands. Somehow I find it more stressful to think about how I am going to find time to get my laundry done this week.
It’s amazing how I can be gripped with anxiety over some bullshit that doesn’t even belong to me on Saturday and mildly annoyed thinking about the possibility of actual death on Monday… Sigh… Anyway the commute was uneventful as expected.
I’ll be taking the long way home this evening, lots of walking, minimal train ride. Gotta keep up those miles!
As a reminder, I am running the Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn half-marathon for a cause! (You think I’m doing this for my health?) Each day I’ve included this information and links in my post so that I might garner a few more donations to help St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to save a few more young lives. I have to admit, while I post this every day, donations are at a standstill. So even if you only have $1 to spare, every little bit helps and I hope you will throw a few dollars this way.
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As always, here is some information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Your donations are appreciated! Please donate to this wonderful cause here!
Donations make a difference
Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.
Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75
St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
Creative Toys: $100
Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.
Delicious Meals: $210
St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
One Day of Oxygen: $447
Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.
Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700
These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.
Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average
For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.