Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's That Time Again HNT!

This year marks the 5th Boobie-Thon since I started blogging. So much could be said, but others do it so much better. There are those amongst our HNT community who are breast cancer survivors. There are those amongst us who have had radical surgeries to stop this disease. There are those amongst us who have had to watch loved ones suffer and die (or suffer and live) from/with this disease. Or its cousins.

People often wonder if it's worth it to raise a little money to donate to a cause that needs SO much money fight the battle. The answer is a resounding YES! It may seem like a drop in the bucket, but there's lots and lots of drops that eventually start to fill the bucket. And that needs to continue.

For those who have never heard of the Boobie-Thon, click on the button below to see how you can help. A small donation of $50 is all it takes to get the password to see the uncovered breasts of those who are helping out. You'll see many of your HNT friends over there, both in the 'covered' gallery and the 'uncovered' gallery. Of course, higher donations are accepted! And if you feel that you want to help out by baring your boobies for a very wide audience, they'll be accepting photo submissions through the 7th. All the details can be found on their site.

I count myself fortunate that, in my predominantly female family, there has not been a history of breast cancer (or any of the other 'big' cancers, either. Knock on wood...). Doesn't mean that it couldn't happen. I'm donating to do what little I can to help. Can I afford it? Iffy. Probably not. Am I doing it to see boobies? Actually, after this many years in HNT, no. Will I get a good feeling in my gut for doing it? Absolutely! And truthfully, yeah. There's boobies...
Nothing dark or ominous for this week. I just happened to notice this sliver of light coming into the bathroom from the hallway, and went for it. The b&w just makes it a better picture.

"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And you are the one who'll decide where to go."

From the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, the Places You'll Go"

This week's Mystery Guest will be revealed late Thursday afternoon. Of course, if you think you know who she is, be sure to stop by her place to quiz her!

This week's Mystery Guest used to HNT fairly regularly, but the rigors of school, and frustration over what others expected, cut her participation quite a bit. But she's still around! Stop by to see Laken and say hi! She's a cutie!

People are coming out of the woodwork again for "...the Other HNT"! A little something for everyone over there, but still NSFW! Leave some comment lovin'!
I thought about doing a big birthday post for my mom, but putting up her picture amongst the nekkidness (even though it's lovely nekkidness!) didn't quite feel right. Plus, she'd never see it. So instead, I'll just say that my sister flew in from Portland, and we'll all go out for dinner Thursday night, and do a brunch on Sunday morning, another dinner on Sunday night, and the 4-day celebration will be over. HAPPY 74th, Mom! (I'll try for pics this weekend)

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