Friday, February 10, 2012

Go forth and do good for others

The blueberry bomb is making its way to the auction block. We chose to donate it to our local PBS station.  This accomplishes a couple of things, not the least of which making me feel all giving.

Doesn't Santana look happy to take my blue bomb away?

1. It gets the poor thing off the street. Something I'm pretty sure our neighbors will be happy about since it has been sitting on the street for over a month. In an effort to trick the neighbors into thinking that the car wasn't an abandoned wreck (which it totally was) JR would faithfully move the car from one parking spot to another. I didn't have the heart to tell him that they weren't buying it. He's been trying so hard and it was so cute.

2. We no longer need to worry about it or pay the insurance on it. That will save us $30 dollars a month. Every penny counts now that we have a car payment for the first time in 7 years.

3. It will make me feel tons less guilty about the fact that I watch Masterpiece and Antiques Roadshow all the time but never give them any money. I'm a bad PBS viewer but not this year. In fact, I just started watching a new show on PBS called Doc Martin and I don't feel at all bad about it.

4. We will get a tax write off. If they get anything for it that is. Which will be a nice bonus. The first car we gave to charity about 10 years ago bagged $2500. I have no hope that the blueberry bucket will grab that kind of money but anything is helpful.

And last but not least and the very best part...

5. I get to symbolically flip the bird at the republicans that want to defund public television and radio because that pittance that the car will get at auction will pay for at least one more minute of programing and there's not a damn thing those conservative bastards can do about it.

So go forth little blueberry bomb and smile pretty for the auction attendees.



  1. I never give to PBS and I don't feel guilty. Of course, I don't really watch PBS either... :-)

  2. Are cars denoted in reds and blues then.

  3. Darn! I should have thought to donate my old car to PBS. Instead I donated it to the neighbor guy (the asshat one when he wasn't an asshat) in exchange for a few free years of car inspections for us. We didn't get our money's worth on that deal, PBS would have been much more preferred. Especially since they're not asshats. :)

  4. I am very proud of you and inspired by your giving nature. On Sunday, when I watch Downton Abbey, I'll think of you as my benefactor. BTW, I read something the other day that despite the Republican trickle-down theory that charities are supported by the rich, the VAST majority of charitable donations in America come from...Democrats.

  5. Ha! I found your blog while searching for the etiquette on pushing in chairs....I started reading some of your other posts and I think I will stalk you for a while! Love your blog!