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I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On pins and needles

Well, after being on pins in needles for the last several days waiting to hear the results of who is in the top ten in Project Green Search and going to the finals in L.A., it appears that I have not made the top ten. On one hand, I'm disappointed, but on the other, I'm actually very relieved because now I can focus on all the other stuff happening right now, primarily the filming of the show, Mission: Sustainable, and some other fun stuff I have in the hopper. Plus, since I don't like to sugarcoat anything, I have the feeling that the actual finals are going to be even more in disarray than the project has been so far.

I don't know yet who all the finalists actually are, but apparently the online voting was merely something to keep us busy for a week since they didn't seem to use any of that information in picking the finalists. Which totally makes sense and I hope if they hold this contest again they drop the notion altogether because it really just ended up stressing out the contestants and was irrelevant in the end. I'm just sorry I bothered you guys relentlessly to vote when it didn't matter. And, by not making the final 10, I'm also not contributing a third of a ton of CO2 by flying to L.A.!

Anyway, good luck to the finalists!

In more serious news, a good friend of mine is undergoing a kidney transplant today. He has been battling polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder, that has managed to ravage his kidneys. So, at the tender age of 35, he is getting one of his brother's kidneys, who luckily is a match. Unfortunately, his mother just recently passed away from the disease and any child he would have has a 50% chance of inheriting this disease as well. There currently is no cure for PKD, so if you are interested in learning more or donating you can visit the PKD website.

So, please spread good thoughts about both him and his brother today. I'm wishing for an easy surgery and recovery for both of them.

7 comments:

CitricSugar said...

Your friend is definitely in my thoughts and spiritual communications.

As for Project Green - the irony of flying contestants out... I guess pageants via Skype seem disreputable... :-)

Anne said...

Sorry to hear about the Project Green Search news. You would have been great, but you've got lots of other good stuff going on. I hope your friend and his brother do well with the surgery.

Amy in Tacoma said...

I'll pray for your friend. Good luck with your other projects.

The Raven said...

We will keep your friend in our thoughts, as well as others who suffer.

Sorry to hear about Project Green. We were rooting for you!

Greenpa said...

I totally understand the reaction of "well, shoot. And thank goodness."

It ain't like you got nothing else to do, kiddo.

:-)

Oh, yeah, and I intend to bill you for all my time spent supporting your drive for fame. Cost me a good 3 minutes, I bet.

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

On Project Green . . . all things for a reason, right? I am betting you dodged a bullet there.

Best wishes for the upcoming projects, and many healing thoughts for your friend.

Farmer's Daughter said...

Wait, my vote didn't count? Wtf?

Anyway, I hope your friend's surgery goes well!

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