I have a good idea! (STAY. Don’t move.)
As usual, I was busy solving the problems of the world on Facebook when this good idea struck me.
Katybeth: Tonight is the full moon–the Beaver Moon. I wonder what would happen if we ALL went outside at 11 p.m. Central Time…and howled at the moon? Do you think anything would happen?
(It was quiet on Facebook, so I had to continue on my own.)
Katybeth: Long howl. Short howl. Loud howl, soft howl…here a howl…there a howl. Everywhere a howl…howl…
(Still no response. Is it possible I was being ignored? No way.)
Katybeth: We could pledge to howl.
(Finally a friend…but I wasn’t worried, I knew they would show up. I’m irresistible)
Lisa: The only thing I can pledge to do at 11 p.m. is sleep.
(Eureka! A better idea flashed before my eyes)
Katybeth: You’re right! People could just pledge to howl tonight or tomorrow night at whatever time they feel the urge. We don’t all have to howl at the same time. And then people could post their howls on Facebook and tag me. FUN!!
Lisa: My son will howl with me. I’m not sure I can convince my daughter.
(I believe in incentives. Always have.)
Katybeth: Offer her a silver half dollar. Offer them both a moon dollar—if they howl at the moon. A nice howl is worth a shiny moon dollar. Or let them throw glitter up at the moon. Cole loved to throw glitter when he was a tyke. I wonder what it will take to convince Cole to howl for me. More than a shiny half dollar probably… I wonder if the glitter trick will still work?
(I then received an anonymous message from a fellow lunatic who offered to sponsor my moon-howling endeavor. I have such great friends. My sponsor offered to give away half dollars (moon dollars) to everyone who posted a howling video or picture on the My Odd Family Facebook page or right here on my Odd blog. A shiny half dollar! FUNNER THAN FUN.)
Ok, fellow howlers and wannabe howlers. Here are the official howling rules.
Leave a comment below pledging to howl at the moon tonight or tomorrow night.
Post a howling video or picture on My Odd Family’s Facebook page. You do not have to join Facebook to access this page. If you would rather post the picture here, on my Odd blog, e-mail it to me. I’m so easy.
At least 50 real half dollars will be awarded along with an official “I Howled at the Moon” certificate. Shipping included.
Pictures/video entries will close on 11/30 or sooner. I have a short attention span. So post right away.
EVERYONE who pledges to howl at the moon tonight (11/28) or tomorrow night (11/29), by leaving a comment on this post or My Odd Family Facebook page will receive an official “I Howled” certificate. An official, honest to goodness, real certificate in the mail. In less you would rather have it e-mailed to you . . I’m so easy.
One moon dollar and certificate per family. Probably.
Tip: Moon Rise in Chicago (11/28/2012) 4:36pm. (11/19/2012) 5:23pm. Find out when the moon will rise in your neighborhood by clicking Moonrise and Moonset. Don’t forget to change the location to your city and state.
I will make exceptions to all of these rules…because rules bore me.
Odd Loves Company!!