Posts filed under ‘Help from My Friends’

Please Don’t Feed Maria

I know that I’ll need some peer support to get through the next 29 days, 4 hours. Yesterday I sent out this email to my co-workers to enlist their help:

Hello Everyone,
I need your help with a little project I’m working on. You see, I’m doing a fundraiser for Blandford Nature center and Mixed Greens and I’ve committed to spend only $30 on food for the next 30 days. So, starting tomorrow, Thursday April 10 and going through Friday May 9, you can’t feed me.

I know, I know. I’m the office cookie monster. I’d shove my mother to the ground for some good dark chocolate. I suck down coffee (oh sweet, delicious coffee…) like a chipmunk with ADD. Well, no more. At least not until May 10!

So, for the next month, I can’t go to lunch with you. I can’t walk downstairs to get a coffee. And if we have a pizza meeting, I’ll be eating rice and looking at you with jealous eyes.

As you may guess, I’m probably going to be hungry sometimes… okay, a lot of times. I may get a little cranky. I’ll probably be having some caffeine withdrawal issues. But it’s all for a good cause.

Until May 10, I remain yours in semi-starvation,

Everyone was really supportive about this project, like I knew they would be. It’s going to be a long month, but I know I can get through it with their help.


April 10, 2008 at 8:06 pm 4 comments


Would you like to support Blandford Nature Center & Mixed Greens? You can make an online donation through Network for Good or PayPal If you'd like to donate a more traditional way, check out the Donate page at MixedGreens.Org.

I would appreciate it if you mention Rice, Beans & Mixed Greens in your donation.