Thursday, February 03, 2011

Groundhog Day HNT

In spite of his brethren's observations in other parts of the country,
this furry prognosticator saw his shadow today,
thus guaranteeing 6 more weeks of winter weather.
Enjoy it, everyone!


California girls, we're unforgettable,
Daisy dukes, bikinis on top!
Sunkissed skin,
So hot we'll melt your popsicle!
Oh oh oh ohhhhhhh!
"California Girls"
--Katy Perry

OK, this week's clue is sort of like a trick question. Be sure to come by Thursday afternoon to find out who the Mystery Guest might be!
This MG is one half of "Married In Ohio" (California Girl and Midwestern City Boy). By all calculations, they are the longest-running HNTers out here (other than myself). Go check them out, but be aware that they tend to be more NSFW than most! And be sure to say hi!

Time for a bit of pimping, as I haven't done that much recently...

You may remember her as "~C~". Or maybe as "Cher". Her blog was "Sexy, Sassy, ENGAGED!" She participated in HNT, was a Mystery Guest, and might have even been found over at OHNT. About a year and a half ago, she disappeared to the Dark Side (Facebook, for the uninformed...). I've kept in touch with her off and on over there. About half a year ago, she started posting statuses about recurring trips to the ER. And was frustratingly private about what she'd let be known. She finally spilled the beans a week or so ago. In her words...

On September 27, 2010 I was going in for my 5th (yes, 5th) D&C surgery in less than a 2 year time span. The results came back abnormal. The next step was a biopsy and this time the results gave me the biggest shock of my life. I have CANCER. Me, a 25 year old, otherwise healthy mother, daughter, sister, friend.. I have Cancer. Uterine Cancer. Two ugly, horrific words... UTERINE CANCER.

I only have one option.. I have to fight this and I will fight it to win. I will not let CANCER take my life nor my spirit.

I recently obtained a new insurance policy, if you would go so far as to call it that. My first five doctor visits are at a copay of $50. Each visit after that I have to pay out of pocket until I meet my $7500 deductible. Once I meet the deductible the doctor visits will be covered 100% but the other stuff such as lab work, x rays, etc will only be covered 75% after I meet the $2500 deductible for those which is in addition to the $7500 deductible for the doctors visits and my $176 monthly premium for the coverage. The insurance also does not pay for much of my prescriptions either.

In light of all this, my friend Stephanie, an Independent Scentsy Director, has set up an online fundraiser to help raise money towards my medical bills. Scentsy is a wickless, flameless warmer you plug in. The warmer uses a light bulb to warm the wax at very low temperatures emitting the most amazing scents ever. It is safe to use at home, at work, with kids and around the elderly. With no flames, it's perfectly safe to warm anywhere you please and with over 80 scents to chose from, there is something there for everyone. Stephanie will be donating 100% of her commission to help cover my medical bills and prescription costs. To order simply go to www.ditchthewicks.com and click on the link next to CHERYL CASTANON. All orders through this party will be credited to the commission Stephanie will donate to me. https://smclark3.scentsy.us/Buy?partyId=24235880. Either link.

I would be forever grateful for your help and support as I begin my journey to fight cancer. Your thoughts, support and prayers are eternally appreciated. Together I know I can get through this but I cannot do it alone.

PS: For those of you who wish to donate and help but do not wish to purchase Scentsy products, you may donate directly VIA Paypal. All donations are 100% secure. You may go to WWW.PAYPAL.COM. The address is BEATTHECANCER@LIVE.COM .

If you're the type that likes candles or scents in the house to cover up, say, kid's or dog farts, hubby's smelly shoes, last night's dinner, or just like to have a scented house, I urge you to check out the Scentsy products. If you're going to buy things like that anyway, you might as well buy them from there! Hopefully Cher will be back in the near future with a new blog that chronicles her progress.
Yet another good week over at "...the Other HNT". Yeah, it's NSFW, but it's worth checking out! Be sure to leave some comments for your fellow HNTers!
THEME ALERT! - Short notice on this one, but it literally just came to me. NEXT WEEK, on Feb. 10th, Apple and Verizon will be releasing the Verizon version of the iPhone 4. To celebrate this long overdue event, please include your iPhone as part of your HNT! Of course, if you don't have one, you can't really do the theme (or can you...?). Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

53 comments:

Phain said...

Don't worry, I'm not "up" - I just happened to be awake and wanted to say hi. <3 you Rascal...

Lady Grinning Soul said...

I couldn't take or choose just one or two photos this week... so, instead, I give you A Week in the Life of LGS. Hope you enjoy it.

(Back later to visit you all properly.)

Elle said...

Well, what bad news this week, winter's still on for 6 weeks, and a fellow blogger with cancer :(

I'm up, and my picture is pretty much the complete opposite...

Vixen said...

Groundhog day is such a silly thing.... I mean the idea of there NOT being 6 more (and more and more!) weeks of winter in the beg of Feb is well....just silly!

And for the first time ever...I won't be participating in a theme. Oh well. :)

I'm up!

Stealth said...

I'm up and I am bitching.

Stealth said...

HOLY CRAP!!! HI PHAIN!!! You.complete.me.

JM said...

Enjoy the sunshine Os, we've had everything over here, 40+ deg C temps, fires, floods, pestilence, cyclones (hurricanes) and everything else in between!!

MG is delightful too.

I'm UP sitting before my lover and leaving myself to her devices.

BTExpress said...

I've been fighting sleep, but I'm up and we are both nekkid this week. Won't she be surprised when she finds out. hehehehe

Gucci Mama said...

I'm up and looking about as sick as I feel in my first picture. Go easy on me. Le sigh.

The Muffin Fan said...

The Os Shadow Reveals All!

What a delightful MG!

Man! I hate to hear what has happened to poor Cher. My heart goes out to her. Guess I should break out the plastic and buy a "Scentsy" to help cover that damn deductible!

I'm playing this week, and finally showing off my scrawny ass.

Bah on the iPhone. I'm a DROID man anyway. :-)

Emmy said...

I'm up!

And, I just want to point out that Spring IS officially about 6 weeks away anyway......shadow or no shadow. :)

Happy HNT!
~Emmy

Libidinous Man said...

Oh my! Almost forgot to tell you all that V and I are up, up, up, at
libidinousman.blogspot.com. See you there.

Mr. Smith said...

Were up! Happy HNT.

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Sweat Shop Sissy said...

It's been a while, but here we are with a smutty-kind-of HNT.
Cheers & warm wishes from the wet coast

Chapter Two said...

OHH crud- I am up too!
WITH A H-O-T GUEST
purrrrrrr

Osbasso said...

Go check out CbE! She's looking beautiful this week!

http://cutebutevilgirl.blogspot.com/

Osbasso said...

Jobthingy is showing off in her sweater again!

http://jobthingyhnt.blogspot.com/

Jas said...

Oh how I would have loved some snow this week. It's been boiling hot here.

No iphone here so I'm not sure I can participate in next weeks theme..although I could come up with something.

MG is Lovely

I'm up and looking for work ;)

singedwingangel said...

No snow here this week but tons of rain and body slicing wind today..
I am here today http://angelicfantasies4you.blogspot.com/2011/02/hnt-marked.html?zx=bd8c2552dab4bb42

OneHotMama said...

http://onehotmamasfantasies.blogspot.com/2011/02/first-hnt-ever.html
I got inspired by my friend Angel to hop on board with HNT.
This is my FIRST HNT ever.
Go easy on my, K?
I had no idea there were themes for each week.
Ooh well.
Happy Groundhog's day!

Daisygirl said...

Im up! What the crap is groundhog day?

I am so sorry to hear about Cher, my prayers go out to her right now.

fantasysman said...

I am up with my wife and I will check out other's tomorrow after work.. These are the shots she hated
http://fantasysman.blogspot.com/2011/02/hnt-marked.html

Happy Swinger Chick said...

I am up. I love your theme idea... I don't have an iPhone... but I am sure I can work something out to fit it... hmmmm....

~Happy

13messages said...

As if cancer's not bad enough, it's also so damn expensive just to fight it. Frustrating and heartbreaking as hell. Thoughts and prayers.

My HNT is up.

Gucci Mama said...

Well, it seems I have an eleventh hour guest now. Woot.

FALEN AKA THUNDERCAT832 said...

So not fair. That chick in the picture looks so hot...but when I'm stretched out in front of the fireplace I look like road kill...

Mrs Discontented said...

Happy HNT! I'm up!

Mrs D x

SapioSlut said...

I'm up and showing off my new curves.

Happy HNT!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Great Theme!

Lovely MG...

Joanna Cake said...

I dont understand... You guys dont have the iPhone 4 yet? It came out over here months ago and we're never normally ahead of you for such things...?

Poor Cher but these silent women's cancers are so treacherous and seem to be so difficult to diagnose. My thoughts are with her and sending some fighting spirit xx

Is that what they say? If you can see your shadow, you get six more weeks of winter? We had a sunny day this week too so I guess that's not good now :(

Im up and HHNT x

heelsnstocking said...

I'm up and celebrating Chinese year of the rabbit :)

Love the mg, back later x

Anyone want to help me with next weeks them and feature part of their anatomy on my iPhone??

Genevive said...

That's really scary, I do wish her all the best :( I hate cancer.

We're up this week and with two pictures. Neither of us have iPhones though we're both Android... *sigh* and we'd only just started getting into HNT too Oh well.

Nights In White Satin

Happy HNT

Genevive x

Cheeky Minx said...

I'm so sorry to hear such a sad story. My thoughts are with Cher also.

I love your snow shadow shot... So, if you're getting six more weeks of winter, I wonder if we'll be getting the summer heatwave for the same? It's been so hot at mine, everyone's air-cons shorted out our power supply all day! I've been melting... ;)

Speaking of which, the gorgeous MG has left me in a puddle.

I'm up!
xx

(PS No theme for me next week either. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to flash some skin...)

Hubman said...

I'm up!

http://hubmanshangout.com/2011/02/03/hnt-2/

Thanks for the update on C, I missed her, we had talked about meeting when I was in her neck of the woods last spring, but it didn't work out. My thoughts are with her.

MinorityReport said...

hehe. I like the groundhog day pic. :)

I'm up (x2).

viemoira said...

I'm up in sheer...

I know the MG! Delightful and sexy!

Nice shadow pic- I'm so sick of winter and really getting cabin fever!

Richard, Shhh... said...

I'm truly Half-Nekkid & I'm UP! ;)

California Girl has beautiful pics--Love seeing both sides of her!
+ The Sunshine State HAD NONE yesterday, so we'll be warm again soon.

Cher & Cancer @ 25, Oh My. God bless & Good Wishes & I'll be getting some Scentsy ones for all the CAT Farts around here, believe it or not!

Tigress said...

Meow y'all. I'm playing this week!

Hi Os. How r ya?

Tigress

Another Suburban Mom said...

I am not up today, but I wanted to say hi! Mystery Guest is lovely and Miss Cher is in my prayers.

HyperSexualGirl said...

This may sound like a stupid question but does Montana have real groundhogs?

I'm up!

France said...

Cancer is an ugly thing. :(

Nice pic. No iphone for me... does an itouch count? Hmmm...

Regardless, I'm up.

Molls said...

I'm up!

I'm morally opposed to Apple, but I'll check out what all the fan boys and girls have come up with.

?uestion said...

I'm up!

And I do have an iphone :)

Lusting Lola said...

Holy crap!! *whines* I don't wanna enjoy 6 more weeks of winter weather!!

I'm up...finally...

HHNT!

sinandseduction said...

My trio is up and ready for next week!!!

Cande said...

All the best to C for her recovery she sounds like an amazingly powerful and strong woman. Very intelligent and I'm keeping her in my thoughts.

I'm also up with my HNT... late, but I'm up.

Cher said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the thoughts, prayers, good vibes. Whichever direction you lean. All the support means the world to me. I miss the blogging world! I miss all of you guys! I should be back soon. I hope to see around my side sooner, rather than later! Take care and thank you again to everyone who is thinking, prayer, donating, etc. It is truly appreciate more than you know!

Love,
Cher

Lady Grinning Soul said...

Nice shadow Os.

Fabulous MG...although, it seems she's gone a little further than just HALF nekkid, hehe. Not that I'm complaining.

Finally, wishing C all the best. She sounds strong and confident.. which is definitely a good thing at times like this.

P.S.- To all HNTers... as you know I strive to visit each and every one of you every week...I just wanted to say that if I don't get round to visiting you all it's because my space button is pissing me off after I spilled a whole packet of sugar over my keyboard. Yes, I know, ridiculous.. but there it stands. I'll come by as many of you as possible.

Maggie said...

Gee thanks, Os. ;)

I'm up.

Semi-Celibate Man said...

Hi Os. No more winter! And, I know who the MG is...Very nice!

I'm up, from the SnowPocalypse.

Happy HNT.

Master's Azra said...

Love the snow shadow Os! I'm up!

happy hnt all

Marcus said...

Almost didn't make it, but I'm up now!

HHNT (or what's left of it!)