We’ve reached the point in the trade season where I now hope NOTHING happens for the next two days, saving it all for the last 48 or so hours before the Trade Deadline on July 31. Not only because it’s crazy fun, but also because that’s when the BN Blogathon takes place! (Also, we’re gonna have some fun as guest bartenders tonight in Wrigleyville – please check out the details below, and stop by if you’re free!)
To recap: I offered to blog here at BN and on social media at the July 31 Trade Deadline for 24 straight hours – no breaks, no sleep, no rest – but if you fine folks donate more than $6,000 to Make-A-Wish (the cost of sponsoring a child’s wish), I’ll bump that up 10 hours to 34 straight hours. And from there, I’ll tack on another hour for every $1,000 we can raise – up to 40 hours straight. Don’t you want to see me go crazy on July 30 and 31 for 40 straight hours?
Well, you lovely people pushed it over the $6,000 mark, and now up over the $10,000 mark! That means, so far, you have locked me down for 38 STRAIGHT HOURS OF MADNESS! With every $1,000 we add from here, I’ll tack on another hour to the Blogathon, up to 40 straight delirious hours.
Donate to Make-A-Wish here! – just click on “donate to this fundraiser”. It all goes straight to Make-A-Wish in service of their mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
And how about this! An in-person event for the Blogathon! A reminder for those who didn’t see: Got plans tonight? How about spending it at Wrigleyville’s oldest bar? With me! Serving you drinks!
That’s right: Tonight, Thursday, July 27, as the Cubs play the White Sox on the South Side, I’ll be guest bartending with my good friend Jim at Nisei Lounge from 7pm to 9pm CT, raising tips for the Blogathon in support of Make-A-Wish!
So make a night of it: come to Nisei at 3439 N. Sheffield Ave. (just south of Wrigley Field), watch the Cubs beat up on the White Sox, and have some poorly-prepared drinks served to you by me!