Thursday, July 12, 2007

Raising Money "Lost Across America"

I leave tomorrow 7/13/07 to pick up a 640 KTM Adventure. I recently purchased this bike from a friend in Medford New Jersey and plan to ride it home. However I am famous for my poor sense of direction so I have decided to make this a fundraiser. For every mile I am lost people can pledge money, the proceeds will be used to buy Travels with Roscoe. The books can be sent to poor children in third world countries, given to family, friends, the ignorant neighbor who needs to see the light, or just put it away in a climate controlled safe for a surefire investment for your future.
You are welcome to follow my travels at Trailrider.com The kind and gentlepeople at Trail Rider, will post my updates and will do their best by use of triangulation and stuff to determine where I am, I wish them luck. Lost across America is tax a deductible project as long as you are not audited, never mention this blog or anyone associated with it if you are...K?
This is on the honor system. I will keep track of the miles I am lost and you pledge a penny a dime or even $100.00 per mile, then you do the math and buy however many books that you owe the fund. On a journey such as this so many things could go wrong, so I have to shorten this post so I can work on my list of "things that can go wrong".

Thank you for your support JW

30 Comments:

At 7:14 PM , Blogger Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Pop some corn, pull up a chair, this is going to be good.
Tell your friends, we hope to sell 500 copies of the Roscoe book while Josh is on the road, that is expected to be between 5 and 17 days, it depends on how much he gets lost.
No, really this is serious, Josh is a map tard, if you live east of Oklahoma, there is a good chance Josh is going to ride his new bike by your house, keep your eye's peeled.
Mom

 
At 12:24 AM , Blogger Mone said...

I could borrow you my navi system, but then you wouldnt raise any money... good luck to you Josh, if you end up by the ocean then you've driven to far :)

 
At 1:54 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

Toilets: This time its all true.

mone: Thanks, and I assume you mean any ocean which I know to be true.

 
At 4:20 AM , Blogger SleekPelt said...

Have fun, Josh! Too bad you won't have time to swing through.

 
At 12:38 PM , Blogger Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Friday at 4:30 pm and no word from Josh, could he be lost already? The people at the airlines are professionals.
Worried Mom

 
At 3:38 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

I get back just in time to lose Josh.

Figures.

 
At 7:01 PM , Blogger Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Josh surfaces!

I got a note from Josh and posted it on trailrider.com
He is alive, although he may feel dead when he wakes up, demon brew ya know.
Mom

 
At 5:23 AM , Blogger zen wizard said...

Uhh...can't you buy a COMPASS?

(Sometimes a "compass" is referred to as, "Baby Boomer GPS.")

 
At 6:21 AM , Blogger Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Hey Zen:

Thanks for your question. Yes Josh could buy a compass, he could buy one hundred, Josh is loaded.
But.... One or one hundred all they could tell him is which way the red arrow is pointing.
He could break them open and drink the fluid when he gets lost.
Josh does have a GPS mounted to his handle bars, and maps galore. Go ahead, make a big pledge, if you are feeling lucky. I'm nervous at a dime a mile.
Mom

 
At 6:59 AM , Blogger EBEZP said...

Good luck Josh, enjoy yourself!

 
At 7:17 PM , Blogger Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Josh showed up on the radar tonight, you can read his report on www.trailrider.com
Mom

 
At 2:48 AM , Blogger Mone said...

at least a lifesign of Josh... mmmmmm, yeah, mmmmmm :)
Can you please tell him to take his vitamins? ♥ mONE

 
At 1:36 PM , Blogger zen wizard said...

mom!

Well, he could stop and ask for directions.

The price of a man asking for directions? His genitals...

I mean, once you stop and ask for directions, you should just throw in the towel, put on an apron, and look up the recipe for Quiche Lorraine, 'cuz it is all over now, Baby Blue...

 
At 8:50 AM , Blogger SleekPelt said...

Mom, I'm enjoying the updates at trailrider.com. Please pass my best wishes on to Brother Josh, and tell him that if he gets lost in my neck of the woods as he trudges back to Indy, I'll play hooky for a half-day and take him on a bitchin' ride in the West Virginia hills. After that, we'll drink.

 
At 1:17 PM , Blogger Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Sleek:
Drink we will!
Josh should be on the road right now and I hope to get news from him so I don't have to make up any more than I already have.
Wife was picking on me about it not being my best work, but I explained that I had nothing to report so I was making it all up. She let me slide.
More soon
C

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger jungle jane said...

Josh? Have you picked up my new bike yet??

 
At 4:19 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

Hey I am on the road and have to make this brief the desk clerk is coming , they do not want me on the interweb.
The Motel clerk/owner had a poster of me on the wall with some other wanted posters, I am not sure what this means. I ran into bandits, but now I am also running from the law?
Gotta go I hear him coming...Kind Regards somewhere I think in the US JW

 
At 11:39 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

Well I'm back. Word is we sold 18 books! I would say as a publicist I am gifted, next move I dunno? Poke around and see whats going on with all the people who offered support,thankee by the way...JW

 
At 3:38 PM , Blogger matty said...

Wow! You really are a rock - n - roller, Commander Josh!

Hope the travel goes well!

 
At 8:52 PM , Blogger Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

This chapter is closed, what is your next adventure Little Joshie?

( Our family has always talked about Little Joshie Adventures. I remember one:
We were at the beach fishing off the pier. We always used squid as bait, it was tough and cheap. Well, Little Joshie was wearing his short pants bib overhalls and his favorite derby hat and kept yelling he needed "more squid testicles".
Well any fool knows squid don't have testicles, do they?
Mom

 
At 10:33 PM , Blogger jungle jane said...

Yo Josh I got your postcard from the Antarctic. You don'think that maybe you've taken the long route back home??

 
At 3:29 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

Matt: Thanks dude, I'm home, I don't know about safe but I'm home...

Toilets: I wore bib overalls for a short spell, your mother purchased them for me, I had no say. I never ever had them cut off to be shorts. I also think I need to clarify where the derby that I wore for a short period came from where toilets? Hmm? You, it was your derby fool.
Yes I did have testicles and tenticles confused, let me tell you testicles and tenticles can get you in all sorts of trouble, be they squid or your own. My next little adventure, I dunno I am open to ideas.

JJ:Antartica is nice this time of year, gas is kinda high and it proves a challange to push start a bike on ice. Glad you liked the card.

 
At 3:46 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

Dear Josh,

Please forgive my absence; I've had a brief but lingering bout of summer madness which has made it difficult for me to communicate (they wouldn't let me out of the "safety jacket" long enough to crayon a note, much less type). I am back, although it seems you are now gone. Good luck on your trip and happy money making. I myself am dirt poor (my internet connection consists of some empty soup cans and a really long string) otherwise I would give you tons of dough. I'm beaming good feelings and mental fuzzy frogs your way, however. Don't trip over them.

 
At 5:17 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

damnsle: I am home but still lost. The fund raising campaign proved quite fruitful or was it the good luck frogs you sent.(taste just like manatee) I think both our luck is going to take a change for the better. Kind Regards JW

 
At 3:02 AM , Blogger damnsle said...

Be careful about the manatees – the people in Florida get testy when you eat them (that’s how I got run out of state. But I didn’t really like the meat anyway – too tough). I’m glad your trip was fruitful. I like apples and mangos, myself; what kind of fruit did you reap? I hope you’re right about both our lucks changing. I only hope it’s for the better. I have to go now. I have a miniature gopher trying to chew my foot off, a goldfish on my shoulder, and I can’t do a thing with my hair. Wavery kisses and flippy tails at you, my friend.

 
At 3:16 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

dmansle: You got it going on, as for the mini gopher, we call them mice where I come from, the fish, I have a great recipe for fish oil.Manatee is good eating but as long as you take the mud vein out, if you skip this step, god be with you...Yes your luck is changing and for the better Peace tails JW

 
At 6:36 AM , Blogger SleekPelt said...

josh: When can we expect a new original post here on My Mule? My blogging friends are dropping off one by one, and I don't like it! Blog, dammit, blog!

 
At 6:57 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

sleek: must find strenght........tanks fer your cuncrn itired j

 
At 9:14 AM , Blogger The Fool said...

I pledge to get lost two miles for every one you get lost. Promise.

We can secure chapters from TwR at various locations throughout the world and ship the third world children from chapter to chapter.

;)

 
At 5:12 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

Fool:That is the most genrous offer yet, a true altruist you is.

 

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