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21 August 2013 @ 08:52 pm
How Misha's Birthday Inspired Me To Give Away Money & Not Write Porn.  
So, yesterday was Misha Collins birthday! I didn’t forget - I just already had that other post typed up, I swear! But, I noticed that it was his 39th birthday and Idk why, but I thought Misha was in his early 40s. I don’t know why I thought this! He sure as hell doesn’t look older! And he certainly doesn’t act older. But then I thought, ‘maybe it’s because he has an old soul,’ but let’s be for real and say the truth, which is that I am so enamored of this man that my brain automatically sorted him into a category with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Adam Baldwin and James Marsters. That’s how much I love him. But it also means my brain was tricked into thinking he had more than 4 years on me.

In honor of Misha’s birthday, I donated to a charity, which I have been meaning to do anyway since I read this news article about the R.J. Scheffel Toy Project and knew I wanted to help them out. I was going to do half/half between them and Random Acts, but when I saw how little the Toy Project had raised towards their goal, I gave them all the money I’d set aside instead. I think Misha would be fine with that.

The R.J. Scheffel Toy Project is a non-profit in the capital of my home-state of Michigan that makes and distributes over 10,000 toys a year towards disadvantaged, homeless and other children in need across the state. One of the things they do is to make Memory Boxes out of wood and donate them to Mott’s Children’s Hospital so the boys and girls there - many of whom are there for weeks at a time - can design and paint them. I will be the first to say that most of my time spent at Mott’s - and that was a pretty big percentage of my childhood - is a bad memory for me. But the Community Room? That I remember with great fondness. The Scheffel Toy Project building recently had a fire that destroyed a large portion of their work area, including many of their supplies, tools and toys that had already been made. So now they need to raise some money.

They’ve barely raised 1% of their goal, so now I’m actually learning how to do a re-postable entry here on LJ, to see if maybe the all-ruling internet can’t be used as a tool to spread the word that they need help. See the shit Misha has me doing with my time when I have make-out scenes to write!
Denidenig37 on August 22nd, 2013 01:14 am (UTC)
I would say use the old style repost button, it's not as creepy as the new one

but it apparently tends to fuck up a lot, people can repost from you, but LJ changes the coding and others then can't repost from people that reposted from you.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on August 22nd, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm not sure which one I used, (old or new - but it was really easy, just one simple code to put in) - but I just now had The BFF repost it from my journal to hers and she said it worked fine, and the re-post button appeared on her page when she re-posted it...so I think I did it all right? Should I have someone try to repost it from her page and see if that works as well?

You know, I almost came to you for a tutorial on how to do this but when I looked it up on the LJ faq page, it seemed easy, so I went ahead and tried it myself. I did think you would probably know which one was better, old or new, though.

Thanks for the help, babe! I feel all accomplished - after three years on LJ, I can still learn how to do something new!
Denidenig37 on August 22nd, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
Reposted from your BFF, looks like it worked so it should be OK :-D
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on August 27th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your help with my charity reblogging post! It's appreciated, babe. Hopefully their Open House will help them raise even more money.
Denidenig37 on August 22nd, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
Aaaand it stopped working on my own LJ (can't repost from my LJ) :-/

I will fix that coding...stupid LJ!