And the winner of the charity auction bidding is… Tamarika of Mining Nuggets.Â I can’t be more pleased.Â She is everything I look for in a date — a woman who is funny, smart, sexy… and generous!Â Â AllÂ the moneyÂ goes to V-Day!
The only little problem with my new date is that Tamar lives in… Philadelphia.Â But as Philly’s own Benjamin Franklin once said, “Great distances can never stop true romance or the opportunity to go bowling.”
Luckily, Philly is one of my favorite cities and just an Amtrack train away from Penn Station in New York.Â So, as I promised, for you – Tamar:
1)Â I will travel to Philadelphia the next time I am in New York.
2)Â I will a dance to a song of your choosing.
3)Â I will be sending you a copy of Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat.”
4)Â Sophia will make a surprise appearance.
I’d be lying if I didn’t reveal a little nervousness about meeting Tamar.Â She isn’t any regular babe.Â She is an early childhood teacher educator, counselor, mother, and author.Â She is the writer of “Confronting Our Discomfort:Â Clearning the way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood.”Â Why this brainy woman is reading MY BLOG is beyond comprehension, but maybe it is true what they say — “opposites attract.”Â
As for the bowling, it is her choice whether or not she wants to challenge me.Â We have already talked about going to the famous Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.Â I also noticed on her blogger profile that she loves playing “Scrabble.”Â
So, Tamar — if we don’t go bowling, I CHALLENGE YOU to a game of scrabble — DOUBLE OR NOTHING on your bid!Â Now that would be one hot date!
Thank you, Tamar!Â And thanks to all.Â Â ToÂ quote another son of Philadephia, Rocky Balboa, “You think I’m a winner, but youÂ da winner, youÂ da one who can knock me out with your kindness.”Â Â (from the upcoming Rocky IX).