As I type this, I have exactly 18 days til the cameras roll and we start shooting this television extravaganza! ROCK!
Which means…yes. I have exactly 18 days to come up with $9000. Breathe. Just breathe.
The good news is, I actually think it’s gonna happen. Am I stupid? Yes. Am I naively optimistic? Naturally. Am I right? HECK YES.
We’re on track. I hope.
This Friday I’m doing a pizza fundraiser at my son’s indoor soccer club. I’m also planning to do as many guest comedy spots as I can between now and the end of the month and asking for gold coin donations to the cause. The other night I MCed a comedy graduation gig, mentioned this crazy adventure onstage and afterwards was bombarded with beautiful peeps donating in my little hand-held whipped-up-at-a-moment’s-notice donation bucket…bringing my grand fundraising total ALMOST (let’s not dwell on that, shall we?) to the $1000 mark! WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!
I’m also doing a fundraising comedy night right here in Brisbane! It’s on Friday the 21st September, 8pm at Coorparoo RSL. Cannot freaking wait. I’m so excited by the line-up: headlining is the just damn fabulous Rob Brown, with support acts from Jen Bourke (an up-and-comer on the scene who is going places. I LOVE her), Gary Fludder (freaking hilarious, just love this man), Steven J Whitely (crazy funny and in your face) and more surprises. What can I say but this is gonna be VERY EXCELLENT INDEED. The Facebook event page is here if you care to share the love around, invite friends, RSVP or just ogle the guest list.
I’m very happy to say that I’ve had my socks rocked by many generous businesses donating prizes to the cause…basically everybody who donates will go into the draw for a share of these! Thus far they include Coffee Club vouchers, Cineplex movie tickets, Sit Down Comedy Club tix, Albion Comedy Club tix, a hair salon experience from The Pink Salon, a music repair from Audrey’s Music and more are a-coming.
I am still terrified.
And excited about strutting onscreen in my startling array of wondrous tutus. I have heard whispers there might be diving involved…I hope my tutus float!