10/01/2007

You Guys Get My Goat

Throughout the month of September, I begged and pleaded for votes to make the Top 3 on BlogInterviewer. It was a down to the wire contest between me and worthy opponent Toadee for third place but in the end, a small burst of steam put me ahead.

Honouring my promise to make a charitable donation if you got me there, I shopped around and decided to take Deadspot’s suggestion, contacted Heifer and bought someone somewhere a goat!

According to Heifer’s website, goats can produce up to a gallon of milk per day and along with providing a family enough to drink, left over milk can be used for making cheese, butter or yogurt and the rest can be sold to buy clothes, school supplies and medicine.

Children generally end up caring for them as goats are gentle despite their rough and tough and mean and stuff reputations. It also gives the child a chance to learn responsibility and valuable social skills like thumbing his nose at his friends and saying ‘look at me, I’ve got a goat, nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah'.

This exercise has taught me a few things:

--I have a massive ego

--You feed it

--That Toadee guy probably hates me now

--Someone else hates me (I got a thumbs down vote)

--The Korean Bagel Lady is the star of my blog

--I’m a lucky guy


People of the blogs? You're the best, no matter what everyone else says about you.

30 comments:

Margo Moon said...

Whew! That month's finally over, huh? You deserve a nice toasted bagel with melted goat cheese on it. From...that's right!

Tanya Espanya said...

Now start voting for me!

katrocket said...

You're quite the phila-a-a-anthropist.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Well done you! I'm glad they counted my last vote cause it was only 10:00 here damn it!

I'm digging the goat thing, and kinda want my own goat now. Maybe I'll start pimping for my own votes for October and buy myself one.

Chancelucky said...

congratulations Dale. Glad to hear that you're sponsoring a goat.

pistols at dawn said...

Man, this is awesome. This is the closest I get to fame - reading about you maybe winning something. Congrats! I'm going to go cry now!

Grant Miller said...

I'm due up...sometime. I'm not sure when.

Toadee said...

that gut hates you not one bit.
I have to say it was nerve racking and, living in the Uk meant that I slept through those painful last few hours.

Great idea buying the goat :o) wa a fun race and , damn you've got a lot of friends lol

Suzel's Sass said...

My village looks forward to your gift of a goat. Tastes good with ketchup.

Zed said...

Well, I hope you're happy now. :)

Congratulations, Dale. Did you tell the Korean Bagel Lady? She might not think you're such a dumbass now.

Dale said...

She'd say No! No goat! You clazy? or words to that effect Margo. I wish I could record her voice and play it to get everything right.

Sorry Tanya, I'm all out of love.

With a joke like that Kat, all's that left is for me to marry you. Busy?

Thank you Barbara for your time zone witchcraft, it worked. You know the goat is for the village right? It's not a blog goat that'll be making the rounds.

Thanks Chancelucky, I'm hoping they'll brand it with my Bee man avatar guy.

I like it when a man isn't afraid to cry or cut me to shreds Pistols.

You'll be here when the goat cheese and crostini is ready and not a moment sooner Grant.

Toadee! You're from the UK? Why didn't you say so? I would have let you win because of your funny accent! Is that photo of you with a "4" cake to celebrate our rivalry? Did you bring enough for everyone?

Ketchup goes good with everything Suzel, except me.

She couldn't handle the truth Zed. It'd be all "You write about me? And people laugh? You dumbass, make sitcom!"

BeckEye said...

Was it The Toadies who sang "Sheep Go to Heaven, Goats Go to Hell?" Or is that Cake? It would all be very coincidental if it is The Toadies.

Dale said...

Haha, it was Cake that sang that song Beckeye, I wonder if I've doomed an entire village for the sake of one goat?

Johnny Yen said...

In true Chicago fashion, I voted for you multiple times.

"Vote early and often"-- Mayor Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago 1955-1976

Writeprocrastinator said...

Hurrah for Dale and Heifer International!

BTW, you didn't pimp my work, so I'm sorry that the majority of my votes went to Becky.

X. Dell said...

The contest was rigged. You should have won hands down.

Like they do in Chicago, I voted for you early and often.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I am prepared to take all of the credit for voting except for the fact that I voted for Barb.

Jane Austen Jr. said...

Congratulations! And, I would also like to publicly declare my love of goat cheese. Mmmmmmmmm.

Bluez said...

You didn't do too baaaaaaaaad. There's always next month!

Bubs said...

Yay! A donated goat is better than the empty promise of a patronage job any day.

deadspot said...

Congrats, Dale!

And thanks for picking Heifer. I bullied and bribed my work into picking them for our xmas charity drive last year too.

Beth said...

YAY! That's a good organization; I've donated to it before, Goatboy.

Dale said...

Thanks for the votes Johnny Yen and for being true to your state! Someday I'll come for a visit with the goat.

I'm such a bad pimp Write P. I'm really happy you showed up here at all. I'd hate to get your goat.

I rigged it myself X. Dell, I can't afford to be putting a goat in every pot or however that goes. I appreciate the votes, very Chicago of you!

Barb deserved a lot more votes Dr. Monkey and in fact I voted for her a lot too, eventually.

That took a lot of bravery Ms. Austen Jr., I applaud you and your good taste.

I think I'm done Bluez, I accomplished the goat and that's satisfied me. You should throw your hat in the ring.

It's a goat that's a friend of the family Bubs, completely different right?

How could I resist Deadspot? Thanks for the information, I knew there were a couple of organizations that did this but was too lazy to look them up. They must love you at work when you show up with the animal gift catalogue.

I am at least as good looking as Goatboy from SNL Beth. Thanks!

Allison said...

Well done, you!

I'm happy to see all the interviewing and voting produced an awesome result.

Dale said...

Thanks Allison, it worked out pretty well on all fronts didn't it?

Old Lady said...

I blame myself.

Dale said...

Thank you Old Lady. I didn't want to be the baaaad guy and point hooves at you. Wait, that's sheepish, never mind.

Leonesse said...

I know I am late to this section, but maybe the Korean Lady was your negative vote.

Coaster Punchman said...

Wait...you really bought a goat?

Dale said...

You know, I think you might be on to something Leonesse! I'll confront her about it soon.

I bought a goat CP!