LOL great minds and all that (seems so very strange & wrong to be calling the Dragon’s mind “great”)…ok so then, ”like thinking minds”, (yeah that’s much better and doesn’t make me feel like I have the IQ of a Dragon). I wrote these comment below very early this morning and forwarded them the Impish for his review before posting thinking he might want to add his two coppers to them. Turns out he had a similar notion but posted them first and then said hey go see what I wrote.
I’d like to quickly respond to a few comments. In no particular order (or better yet sort of in the order the comments appeared on my screen)
Dee65, George R, Pat C, Paul. Toni & Chuck – Thanks to you and the rest for all your comments that made us think it over and by all means keep commenting. The apparent apathy of our readership was part of our decision process as we thought there would not be much of an outcry over our shutting down. Your enthusiastic response to our tentative plan(s) is greatly appreciated and shows us that considering other options was a better plan all along. Thanks for the encouragement and for sticking with us.
Toni- By all means go and pray for miracles. The world desperately needs many many miracles. Peace between Arab & Jew. Peace between Islam and the rest of the world. An end to radical fundamentalist religions of all denominations. The realization of our OMG dream (Obama Must Go). Impish or I (preferably me) hitting the lottery so that we can both retire and devote ourselves full time to this effort and have the sort of funds we wish to take this even farther and make it more fun (We dream of being able to have a meet and greet the Dragon & Leprechaun weekend someplace spectacularly fun like Vegas or on a cruise.) A few days gentle soaking rain for Texas. Heath, wealth and amelioration of pain and suffering for all DragonLaffs readers. Consistent four digit readership numbers. Lower coffee, Irish whiskey and Guinness pricing. I suggest you take a list so you don’t forget any!
Steve H & Kris M- The Paypal link is still functional or contact Impish directly if your offers of financial aid were sincere.
Please rest assured that ALL proceeds received go into defraying the costs of keeping the blog going. None of it gets frivolously spent or wasted. I bought a refurbished Laptop in January which was an unplanned expense which is primarily used to create Leprechaun Laughs and receive e-mails related to the blog because my ancient Frankensteined desktop (circa 2001 and upgraded 3 times) was showing signs of failing and would just not support anymore software upgrades due to system limitations.
Sadly I have learned that its highly likely that this referb was so cheap because the motherboard contains fatal design flaws dealing with the video system. It too is now failing. I am no longer able to see videos on sites like Youtube to check out before posting them. Eventually I will have to replace this or throw in the towel until I can afford another non work related machine. The Dragonlaffs URL, blog hosting, our computer system maintenance and repairs, defraying the cost of our ISPs, ear plugs to tune out family complaints about us constantly working on our posts, these are all the sort of things your kind and generous donations go towards. Not one penny is wasted ever.
They say “laughter is the best medicine” even at Steve’s $10/year donation level I defy you to find another medicine that lasts all year and comes at such a cheap price.
Here is a thought we have been kicking around a goodly while now. We feel like beggars coming to you and asking for donations. If there was something you could purchase, a coffee cup or a T~shirt or the like, where part of the price went to us and part (unfortunately the largest part) went towards the price of the item would that make you guys happier?
Please either leave your comment or e~mail us on the subject and let us know your feelings please!