Once in a while, there’s so much going on at the OB Rag, that we just have to share.
Anonymous Donor Buys New Lap top for OB Rag
The OB Rag had only been in its second day of fundraising for a new laptop, when the call came. The voice said, “We think we have a laptop for you,” and with that intro, one of our close supporters informed us that they were so impressed by what we’re doing and by the responses from our readers, that they were offering us $500 to get that laptop we’ve been talking about for months. Tears came to all our eyes, as we were so taken. On Memorial Day we met them at Fryes to see what they had to offer, and we ended up going online and buying a $500 ASUS. I’ve been using it all day and have posted three articles now with the new machine. We’ve been using a borrowed one, but now we can set up shop at the local coffeehouses and blog all day.
We love you guys! You anonymous donor(s).
After SDNN Picks Up Gormlie’s Piece on Woman Feeding the Homeless – It Collapses
The online news site SDNN (San Diego News Network) had very recently made an agreement with me, as one of the main bloggers here at the OB Rag, to do an exchange. They would publish a story from me weekly and link to our website in exchange. It sounded good as we wanted to drive up traffic and thought this might be a good opportunity to do just that. So, I sent my last post on Lupe Haley, the Christian woman who feeds OB homeless and hungry every Monday, to SDNN last week. It was finally published on Sunday, May 30th.
In the meantime, however, Reader columnist Don Bauder was publishing news that SDNN was being sold and that most of the employees had been laid off, freelancers were told not to do any work past June 1. SDNN since is publishing and still has not announced publicly their situation. But it sounds like a mess. Looks like they’re using “free” guest contributors like me to keep their pages full. Oh well, back to the drawing board for me.
For years now, Patty Jones of the OB Rag founders, has been talking about her ’67 red camaro. This past holiday weekend, she got to do more than talk. The brakes were fixed, a tune up was had, and she spent some time waxing. It was all ready to go when she drove to work Tuesday morning. Now, she’s gettin’ all kinds of smiles and stares.
OB Ragsters Set Sail
Among our varied blog staff and close supporters, we have three sailors – all with their own boats: Jon Christensen, Gregg Robinson, and Stu Seymore. Well, all three boarded a jet airplane late last week and flew to the Bahamas to board another ship – this one a rented 40 footer. They’ll be sailing amongst the Virgin Islands, debating the nuances of politics no doubt.
Special on T-shirts for a new camera – Only $15!
Even though, we now have a new laptop, we also need a new digital camera, so we’re continuing our fundraising drive. In that spirit, we’re offering a Special on our black T-shirts. They’re only $15.00 now with $3 s&h. Help us and we’ll be able to bring you fresh photos right off your sand-swept favorite beach. (See the homepage sidebar for more details.)