Roomie just came in and showed me a bank deposit to my account for over a hundred bucks and he told me it's all donations from you guys. What the ever loving hell is going on behind my back that you all schemed to do this? Is that what Lacy posted about? I don't even know. I'm just floored right now. Thank you all so much!
Like, seriously, I am blown away by this. I didn't start doing this for money, I just wanted to share with people and get them to recommend me stuff. I'm not even sure what I should say at this point.
Roomie forwarded an email to me with the messages that came in with the donations. I'd like to share a few of them, I guess, since I think it says a lot more about the people who come here than just saying "a hundred bucks" would. In no particular order, then, here's what we had:
"PIZZA FUND! You deserve this, man!"
"Hope this helps with your STRESS"
"Reading your stuff makes me happy at a time when I can really use that. So thank you."
"You're making people smile everyday. Least we can do is return the favor."
"Get well soon"
"I insist you try a proper burger, then we'll see if it's still all about pizza for you."
"For great entertainment; Get well soon!"
"Enjoy the pizza on me, Jer. You're a hell of a guy."
"I'll give you another one when you're watching LoTR. Definitely pizza movies."
"Moor pizza! Moor ice creem!"
"Have a slice of pizza for me!"
There were a few more without messages on them, but I guess the gist is that people really like the blog. You guys are all so amazing.
I do have to say, though, to anyone thinking of donating to me in the future, that all my medical costs are covered, okay? Please, if you're thinking of giving me money for hospital bills, don't worry about it. I'm covered. I don't think most of you were thinking of that, going by the comments, though.
Anyway, you guys are AMAZING. I might see, with some of the donation money that wasn't marked off for pizza, if I can maybe send some books up to the IWK. It's a children's hospital here in the city and I would really like to reach out and share some of my good fortune with people who I know need it, even if it's in a small way.
Thank you all so much, this is incredible and just came out of nowhere. I'm just about tearing up now, so I'm gonna go, but I promise I'm going to keep at this. You folks deserve no less out of me. :D