While the Balloon Juice Laptop Fund has been an abject failure, I must admit I never expected much to come of it. At any rate, imagine my surprise when UPS showed up with two books from my Amazon wish list purchased by an anonymous donor. The two were:
The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945 by Michael R. Beschloss and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret Olwen Macmillan, Richard Holbrooke.
Perfect timing, too, because the Steelers have a bye this weekend. Books are much cooler than money any day of the week. Also, should anyone ever desire to send books again, by all means send used ones. They are cheaper, and it isn’t like the words wear out or anything.
Thanks a bunch. And remember, it is not too late to help participate in the laptop fund. If you don’t want to do that, you could always donate to my absolute favorite charity in the world, which is Helping Hands Monkeys. Hell, go see what you can do to help Helping Hands Monkeys anyway.