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Help Chile, Charitable vgift, March header contest, Frank & Meme

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We're gearing up for a couple of major releases over the next few weeks, so there's not much in the way of bug fixes or product announcements this week (other than our spiffed up news template). We promise to have exciting "real news" for you very soon! In the meantime, Frank is so grateful that he can count on you that he'd like you to count on him too! To celebrate his freedom from ice-skating (both viewing and participating), his good friend, Sheldon, suggested we honor the Figure 8! If at least two elements of your birthday (month + day; day + year; month + day + year; etc.) add up to 8, Frank'll glide you over a pair of skates. In other words, if you were born on May 3rd (5+3), bazinga! If you were born on April Fools, 1992 (4+1+1+9+9+2=26; 2+6=8), double bazinga!! Creative calculations are most welcome. Let the math festivities begin!

Stuff you should know

  • We received a number of wonderful suggestions for our next charitable vgift drive. You can help us select a nonprofit by voting in our poll, which we'll keep open until Monday, March 8th, at noon, PST. Keep in mind that some of these organizations (including Doctors without Borders) are supporting emergency care in Chile.
  • Thanks to a user suggestion, we're offering a Help_Chile charitable vgift. Priced at $9.99, we'll donate all proceeds (we'll cover credit card fees) to support relief efforts in Chile. Remember that whenever you receive $10 in vgifts (rounded up) within a two-week period, you get two months of paid account time. A heartfelt shout out to [info]help_chile for creating a UNICEF support page for LiveJournal. All proceeds raised will benefit Help_Chile LiveJournal on UNICEF. Be sure to tell us about other communities that are making a difference in the comments below!

Head[er]s up!

  • Color us dazzled. We loved each and every one of your March header designs. That's why we're so relieved that we don't have to choose a winner ourselves. Please check out our March header poll and let us know which design you'd like to see on the top of LiveJournal up through the first week of April. The polls stay open until Monday, March 8th, at noon, PST.
  • You can start posting April headers (900x90 pixels) now through the end of the month at [info]ljnewscontests. From flower power to April showers, let your imagination run wild (just keep it youth-friendly). The winner will receive an annual paid account credit (which you can keep or give to a friend). We'll award all other participants who submit one or more valid entries one month of paid time (which you can also give to a friend if you'd like). We thank you for sharing your talent and creativity!

For this week's winning photo and more adventures with Frank & Meme, we'll catch you under the cut!

This week's featured photo

Congrats to [info]wanderingval, who won our 13th [info]LJ_photophile poll. Click here to vote for next week's photo of the week!

A case of [m]oral grounding

Guided by your frank advice, Frank realized that, being goat-like in nature, he was not hygienically opposed to grazing. Seized by hunger pangs, he jumped out of the hospital bed and lunged to the floor. "Oh my word, how I've missed Meme's nibbles," Frank groaned, masticating his cud. "Mmm," cooed Dr. Nan, "would you mind terribly if I joined you?" She puckered her unnaturally plump lips. “Hmm, w-w-well," Frank grew flustered, "I g-g-guess that would be okay. I m-m-mean, I wouldn't want Meme's cooking to go to w-w-waste.” In a moment, the two were oohing and ahhing over Meme's delectable spillage. Meanwhile, back off the ranch, Meme was having second thoughts about her impulsive outburst. Frank really didn't say or do anything wrong. And here he was recovering from an injury caused by his desire to please me! So Meme trotted back to Frank's room, looking forward to a passionate reunion. Once again, she discovered Frank in a compromising position, this time licking the very ground Nan walked on. "Oh Frank!" she bawled, in a tone that held as much anger as pity. "Meme, wait! It's not what you think," he bleated. "So tell me, what do I think?" Frank fell slack-jawed. "I'll tell you what I think," Meme continued, suddenly icy calm. "I think you're a pants addict!" Dr. Nan shot up and gasped. "Yes, it’s true!” Physician Assistant Canindé sashayed over the threshold, wearing only a sheared white coat. "When you both were away this morning, Frank and I shared a pair of corduroys! And they were uncut too! I am just so ashamed!” The fawn-eyed lamb slumped out of the room. “And how many other little does are likely to come crawling out of the pasture?” Frank dropped his head to his hoofs. “That’s it,” Meme bristled. “You need to take a leave from LiveJournal in order to overcome your pants addiction!” Frank grew solemn, shaking the crumbs from his goatee. “For all that I have done, I am so sorry,” he muttered sheepishly. “But I beg you to reconsider. After all, isn’t it only natural for a goat to love pants? Why must you demonize my passion as pathological?”… Frank would like your opinion on whether he should seek counseling with the esteemed Dr. Fox for his alleged pants addiction. Let him know what you think in the comments below, and he’ll pour you a virgin cherry cosmo.

Thanks, again, for hanging out with us. We'll see you next week!

Tags: charitable vgift poll, chile, frank & meme, march header contest

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