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Passing The Virtual Hat

Today’s trip happens right here at the blog.

This blog is free of all corporate advertising and I’d like to keep it that way, so I need help from you in sponsoring it and help me cover expenses on my daily trips that I present for you here.

If you come here every day or a couple times a week and enjoy the escapades here at TWM, I’m going to ask if you could please help sponsor this blog by donating just five bucks a month. I’ve put up a PayPal button over there at the top right of the page, all you have to do is click on it and even if you’ve never used PayPal, it’ll just take a few minutes and it’s secure and painless. If, for some reason, you prefer the old fashioned way, feel free to email me and I’ll send you my address to send cash, check, money order or your first born (there’s a great black market baby operation here in NYC!) And remember, all I’m asking for is five bucks a month. I’ll just be doing this the first Tuesday of every month, so don’t expect to be hearing me ask this any other time.

Beneath the PayPal button, I’ve also added a TWM Sponsor Page, which I’ll list the names of the people who have become a sponsor this month by leaving a PayPal donation. If you wish to be anonymous, just say so on the PayPal purpose/comment. And if you have a blog or website or a facebook or Twitter page you’d like to promote, put the URL in the Paypal purpose/comment and I’ll put up a clickable link on the page underneath your name.

Back At 4 PM

Okay, I’ll be back later this afternoon around 4 PM with an update.
As the donations come in, I’ll be posting them on the Monthly TWM Supporters Page below the PayPal button. So check back, hopefully it won’t be a blank page for long!

In fact, speaking of starting to fill that blank page,
the first two people who sign up as sponsors over at PayPal will get a copy of my, “The Boy Who Would Be A Firetruck” book, some TWM business cards and a little plastic monkey from Otto’s Shrunken Head. The PayPal button is right over there in the sidebar column...you know what to do! And if you can tell two or three friends or people about this, or post a link up on facebook and/or Twitter to get a little grassroots word of mouth movement going, I’d appreciate it more than you know!

I’ll be back around 4 PM with an update as to how this teleblog is going. Thanks for reading and thanks in advance if you can send five bucks in for this month’s sponsorship drive!

P.S. Some people I’ve told about this asked about sending in 60 bucks at once to cover the whole year. While that’s a nice sentiment, to be truthful, I don’t know if this is going to work or not. If after a couple months, I don’t get enough monthly sponsors, I’ll either have to change the blog or stop it completely and if you’ve paid for a whole year, it wouldn’t be fair. So for now, let’s just keep it at five bucks a month, if you can. Thanks!

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Reader Comments (30)

You sucked up my $5 bucks. Hell, a lot of places ask for $25 contrib which they never get from me. Glad I can be of service ;)

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMykola Mick Dementiuk

I proudly support Gumby-toting, beer drinking, dance party attending, swizzle-collecting legends :)

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterroadsidewonders

I did it all for the Monkey

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanny the Freelancer

@Mykola Mick Dementiuk: Your service is greatly appreciated and I thank you!

@roadsidewonders: I thank you and Gumby thanks you too!

@Danny the Freelancer: Ha ha ha! Thanks! And the monkey's in the mail...how many times have you heard that!

March 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Just donated $60 for a year, plus $40 on top of that because I like round numbers. So that's 20 months worth! Keep the trippin' coming Marty, you're the best!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn Chittle
March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpike


March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

I think I can scrounge $5 from my trust fund, i.e. the couch or in bed.

Do you accept NYU or any othercollege campus cash? Am writing you a Manufacturers Hanover check right now. Money, that's all we want.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteresquared

I'm with you Captian Trips!!!!! I will have my assistant(my wife) take care of the transaction. I never have the credit card. Worse thing that ever happened to a married man was automatic payroll deduction. Thanks for making me laugh everyday....Peace and Carrots

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertehennessey

OK Marty, for $5 I'm in. Keep up the great work.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave - Everywhere

Let's see, most months have 31 days in 'em. Five bucks divided by 31 equals about 16 cents. I'd say reading Marty's antics in exchange for 16 cents a day is quite a bargain. Count me in !

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBruce Davis

Ain't linking again, but I think you got the idea -- our lovin' of this blog don't pay your bills... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-P2qL3qkzk

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteresquared

@Shawn Chittle: Shawn, I don't know what to say, that is beyond generous! Thank you so much for the generous contribution, the support and for picking up the check at Bill's the other night! You're the best and I appreciate it!

@Spike: Great link! I've never seen that!

@Jaws: Ha ha ha! Thanks for the linkage!

@esquared: I'll take anything, even lint from your couch! And I love it that you worked in the, in bed, once again! Thanks and I'll see you tomorrow!

@tehennessey: Thanks, Tim! Tell Tina I appreciate her handling the transaction. Please don't bring up the surprise party when she's doing the transaction!

@Dave - Everywhere: Thank you sir! I appreciate the contribution and your nice comment!

@Bruce Davis: You are on the Sponsor Board and I thank you! I'm trimming my nails in your honor today!

@esquared: Love that version of Money! Never heard it before, thanks for the link!

March 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

More than happy to support!! Love this blog so very much. Looking forward to upcoming adventures!!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

I'm leaving for God-forsaken Alpena, Michigan - with the reserves - and will be back Sunday ... I shall make the $$$ transaction on Monday !

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

I'm for $5.00 Marty...worth every penny.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

@Lindsay: Thank you so much, Lindsay! I appreciate your contribution and the ReTweet!

@GENE: Wow, I've never even heard of that place! Good luck on the weekend and thanks in advance for the Monday contribution, just put you up on the sponsor page!

@Terry: Thanks, Terry, mucho appreciated!

March 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Burp! I'm in for the 5$..

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDuncester

Marty- You got my fin buddy. Keep the good work.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRayRay

I will just for the tote bag if the wife approves. (Which is awkward since I'm not married,)

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

@Duncester: Thank you sir! Still burping up those Rippers, huh?

@RayRay: Thanks for the sponsorship, RayRay, much appreciated!

@csp: I already gave your wife the tote bag, which is equally awkward, because I don't have a tote bag.

March 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger post on Saturday.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Biff: Thanks, Bifferoonie! And you get four Wimpy's for that excellent comment!

March 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I'll do my best, Marty!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

@Meleah: Thanks, Meleah, I appreciate it!

March 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I just put a crowbar in my wallet and kicked in five bucks.

You should do the yearly donation option for $60, your blog will definitely be around for a long time.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaveW

Contribution sent yr. way!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteronemorefoldedsunset

@DaveW: Thanks so much, I appreciate it! And if I could do this blog for a long time, it would be a dream come true!

@onemorefoldedsunset: Thanks for the generous contribution, very nice of you!

March 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

'Hay' Daddio!
Keep up the great work!
Let's prove Buster P. wrong!

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" Thanks for the donation, Daddio! And laughing over the Buster P. remark!

March 7, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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