I try to post something every day. Sometimes twice a day. Even on weekends. I don't ask for much in return. Other than your attention, which I seem to need in a profoundly-pathologically-needy way, but otherwise, not much. I don't ask for donations (not that there's anything wrong with that). I don't make you view ads (not that there's anything wrong with that). I don't make you view that little Blogger bar on the top of 95+% of the other blogspot blogs. I don't even have a sitemeter that keeps track of your IP number. That's how unconditionally I love you (yes, love! yes, you!). I just give and give and give.
Until now. My friend Shelly B has spent years dreaming of getting to be a stormchaser. She can recite virtually the entire screenplay of "Twister". She knows her nimbus. She can smell when it is going to hail. When a local television station announced that they would select a lucky viewer to join their stormchasing team this year, she spent weeks carefully crafting and market-testing her entry. All her efforts have led her to be one of three selected finalists. Now, it's up to the public to vote. This is her dream, and you can help it come true.
Seriously, I'm asking you for a favor here. Don't be rude and blow me off. All you have to do is take your mouse, CLICK HERE, and then click the top button on the right to vote for "Michelle".* Three seconds, max. This sentence may have taken you that long to read, at least once I tag this extra part onto it. Do it, do it. Pretty please. Pretty please with sugar, honey, spinkles, and croutons on top. Thanks.
* Polling ends 4/14. You are not allowed to vote more than once. The WeatherBug website dips your IP address in purple ink to prevent multiple voting. Of course, if you had a way of changing the IP number on your machine, like say logging in and out of WinCenter if you were a Madison Sociology user, you could vote more than once. I will leave such matters to your own moral-karmic compass, the lengths to which it is appropriate to help a deserving person realize her lifelong dream.