What I want For Christmas Too...  

travelingintexas 41M
12/19/2005 1:46 pm
What I want For Christmas Too...

Thanks [blog sj365] for getting this going.

For more background information go to when it rains it pours.

Dear Friends,

I am posting today in regards to our fellow blogger and friend Diggy from New York.

Christmas is a hard time of year for many people, seasonal depression, lost jobs, financial concerns and it is especialy for Diggy and his kiddos this year. They are currently under threat of eviction the week before Christmas.

Diggy is working hard to put his life in order and experiencing the true joy of sobriety for himself and his kids. He has revealed himself as an open and honest, caring and giving person through his blogs and his faithfulness to always encourage others.

I know this is a huge leap of faith for anyone... I mean it's the internet & we only know one another through this bloodless and faceless medium...

I know we all have our own issues and our own concerns right now, but the spirit of Christmas is to give of ourselves to others selflessly. I ask you to join me in this and to be an an encouragement to our friend.

If you would like to help in some way, please say yes inside and I will email you with information on how you can help. Or, feel free to email [blog sj365] but she is limited in the number of emails she can send out.

Thank you and may you have a blessed Christmas Season and a healthy and joyful New Year!


DTduzDallas 50F

12/19/2005 4:05 pm

I know how he's feeling. No doubt he's full of warmth and hope knowing he has many of us who care about him so much.

Thanks for passing this along further, T. **smooch** Quite appropriate.

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
12/19/2005 4:31 pm


'Tis the holiday season, many open their hearts to strangers this time of year with the giving trees found in the malls or with various organizations that gather gifts for those less fortunate.

Now, someone that a lot of us know have already opened our hearts to is having a bit of a tough time. Why not help him this season instead of a stranger? Helping someone out of a tough spot this time of year does not a charity case make ...

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

LustGoddess2469 50F  
2453 posts
12/19/2005 4:33 pm

There truly ARE angels among us.


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
12/19/2005 4:36 pm

websters defines 'charity' as : Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity.

we could use more of it...not less

bardicman 50M

12/19/2005 4:44 pm

IdealSmile - Diggerman is my friend. Diggerman is my hero. I watch digger slay demons daily and I feed off of his strength as he boldly faces his daily struggles.
Charity case you say? Have you ever thought maybe it is friendship. You know what friendship is? It's people that care about each other. People willing to sacrifice a little of there life in order to help someone else up when they are down.
Charity case? Are you so jaded that you cannot see ginuine caring and love in the actions we do?

A line from your profile Ideal..."A reluctant realist with ears.Would like to be a hopeless optimist but someone made the mistake of educating me

Let us re-educate you. We are showing the man how much we respect him NOT how much we pity him. How much he means to us NOT how much better than him we are?

Charity case? No sir.. Good honest friendship and caring.

I am not dead yet

impish_pixie 54F
6867 posts
12/19/2005 4:58 pm

YES, YES, YES...SJ sent me a link but it's not working for me....TELL ME HOW. (and..perhaps Ideal should go to his blog and read some of his previous posts.) Of course...kudo's to bard to hitting the nail right on the head. (Love your way with words Bard...)

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn

fantasia_shares 47M/43F
4164 posts
12/19/2005 5:12 pm

Damn...what is up with 3-4 posts a day? Why don't you go read some other blogs and leave notes there too?


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duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
12/19/2005 5:27 pm

I think it's a great idea. In the spirit of the season, it is not making him a charity case for those of us who love him to help him out. I know when I was a single mother, going to school, working two jobs to make ends meet, every year since I have had children someone has always left a bag of presents for me and my kids. For a few years while I lived in Ohio, there would be a knock on the door with a ham or a turkey and sometimes both hanging from the door knob and no one to be found.

Count me in Trav!


bardicman 50M

12/19/2005 5:29 pm

Fantasia.... What an ass ...

I am not dead yet

widowsaddiction 47F

12/19/2005 5:31 pm

I'd love to help Trav. Just let me know what to do.


oldman1776 78M
3164 posts
12/19/2005 5:56 pm

Just let me no I would like to help.

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/19/2005 6:07 pm

IdealSmile ... Your an ignorant asshole who needs his cock stomped in the dirt!

No body said or no body is forcing anyone to help Dig Dug out.

You know there are a lot of people in this world and a lot of people here in Blogland who care enough about other people to rise up to the occasion and lend a hand or spare a buck or 20...because it's just a good thing to do...when someone else is down. There is nothing more rewarding than Altruistic selflessness. Course, you'll never know cuz your an ass.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
12/19/2005 6:22 pm

IdealSmile and fantasia: I feel really sorry for you. You have no empathy, no love in your heart.

Three years ago I was a stranger in a strange land, abandoned by the man I loved, alone, broke and near helpless, my passport, ID, bank cards and money all stolen by a heartless bitch who was in my dorm at a hostel. Had it not been for the kindness of people I barely knew, and even total strangers, I seriously doubt I would have survived more than two days, even though it was August. Since then I feel it my obligation to help others in any way I can, to repay the karmic debt I owe, a debt that can never be fully repaid.

I'm in, D.... don't know if I can do it before Xmas, but I am SO in.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/19/2005 6:25 pm

Ideal - it's just that a lot of us quite literally feel like family. That's the place where this post originates. Any one of us would do it for the other.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

DTduzDallas 50F

12/19/2005 6:30 pm

Bard, Slide?

What? I'm being nice.

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/19/2005 6:55 pm

I got carried away....apologies to the good folks...none to the ignorant.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
12/19/2005 7:52 pm

*buttin in* you guys are so cool!

deliciousngood 64F
1666 posts
12/19/2005 8:20 pm

YES....count me in

XesSex03 50M/49F

12/19/2005 9:02 pm

Ideal - I can see your point. I live in an area sruuounded by a people spoiled by the charities of good intentioned people and with everything given to them a large number of them will not lift a finger to help themselves. These types have no self respect.
While I have only recently read Dig's blogs I see a man trying to pick himself up out of the hell of his own making and make things right. Armed with only a gut feeling and the faith of his blog friends I say COUNT ME IN.

Mr. Xes

digdug41 49M

12/19/2005 9:39 pm

trav I have sat here for the past two hours and I dont know what to say but WOOOOOOOOOW! I am at a total loss for wordz, I had never imagined in a million years that anyone would feel my words so profoundly and I know it is the season all I can say is that I really
love you guys here in blogland for what yall are trying to do for me and the rest I will respond to in my own blog which I have to write so untiul I can gather my thoughts in a cohesive fashion i will be quiet

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

tillerbabe 56F

12/19/2005 9:42 pm

Good BOY! (This is so very kewl!)

EyeCandy33333 44F
761 posts
12/19/2005 10:15 pm

Count me in Trav. The true spirit of Christmas is in your heart when you turn toward someone who needs and not away. T

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
12/19/2005 11:45 pm


Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
12/19/2005 11:56 pm

Trav... count me in. As for Ideal... I'm disappointed that you have such an attitude. Guess you had no idea just how much we care for people we like to call our friends! Charity might come from strangers, but A HELPING HAND comes from friends!!


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

bulging_boy 49M

12/20/2005 12:27 am

It amazes me that you can justify that belief Ideal.

Bard summed you up well!

Dug is an inspiration to *everyone* here! I've had the fortune to speak with him on a couple of occasions, and that guy has more character than I'm ever likely to have.

This is *exactly* what friends do!

curious082385 31F
4925 posts
12/20/2005 12:52 am

YES! Count me in!

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
12/20/2005 10:14 am

ok..i have remained silent on this long enough.
smile? what exactly is your purpose in this discussion?

to protect digs pride? suggesting he needs your protection is a larger insult to it than the one you suggest we are perpetrating.

you perhaps do not know the nature or our relationships here, nor know digs nature other than as you have seen on his blogs ( which does speak volumes, but is still limited)

perhaps rather than just assuming things based on blogs, you could go to the source and inquire as to the state of his pride & its need for your knight in armour routine. perhaps some information would help you stop making assumptions. If that is so, then please feel free to contact me or dig or trav. Otherwise i think it is safe to assume that you have your own agenda which has nothing to do with anyone other than yourself. if that is the case, then i wish you well in that endeavor.

rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
12/20/2005 1:22 pm

Nice Trav & SJ

Blog on world

S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo

TTigerAtty 62M

12/20/2005 3:27 pm

Trav - [blog sj365] has already provided me the information I needed. Some amazing people in this community and you are one of 'em!

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
12/20/2005 3:57 pm

smile, there is nothing further to discuss.
you took digs comments out of context. his blog was speaking to the "if" of getting help from an agency, which as it turns out is in fact quite "iffy"

there are ways and means of doing things, yes...and we have chosen this means. you are free to disagree as you have, it in fact has had little impact on what is happening here. i simply wondered what exactly it was you hoped would be gained by your comments.

rest assured, i wonder no more.

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/20/2005 5:21 pm

Wha? Did I ruffle some feathers? OOOOPs...

Ideal... I shouldn't have said you were an ignorant asshole... I apologize to YOU... I should not have aimed that at YOU...

So instead...I'll just generalize it to say and you may or may not include yourself in this...but in general....

Anyone...who think's helping a friend in times of dire need is "inappropriate" is ignorant and should have his/or her private parts stomped in the dirt.

there...that's better.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

_Safira 53F
11260 posts
12/20/2005 11:20 pm

Dear Trav ~ I was once Annie in "OKLAHOMA" ... You know, the girl who can't say "No." So I say "YES" in all of the languages I know. I've already e-mailed w/ Dig ... and SJ might be innundated and unable to respond to me. So let me know, Bro! xoxox, Safira

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(Princess Lips)

12/20/2005 11:24 pm

we take care of our own...


(Princess Lips)

12/20/2005 11:28 pm

*suppose to be a *


rm_MustangD6644 52M
1031 posts
12/21/2005 5:43 am

In Australia its called "Mateship". When a mate is in trouble or doing it hard, you lend a hand. The hardest thing is to swallow ones pride and either ask for help or accept help as it is very humbling to receive such generous support, but it is long remembered and gladdens the heart of those battling adversity.


bangingmyhead 54M
157 posts
12/22/2005 6:54 pm

Jeez, I gow away for a couple of days...

Count me in Trav

MaggiesWishes 60F

12/22/2005 10:51 pm

THERE are NO rules to say a "friend" has to be next door or you have to know him/her personally for "YOU" to have a heart, anytime of the year.
This is not only the "season of reason" but should be a quality we all have within to assist with a fellow human, trying to pick up his/her life and be a better and productive person in this world.

I'm touched and awed by this wonderful community. In more ways than I can personally express.

I've worked the so called "charity" functions, I've seen the kids who without the generosity of others, would have no food, no clothes, no toys, no joy ... when so many others around them have that ability to do for themselves. This isn't charity, it's a gift of friendship, either monetary or moral.

Trav... sorry for the little "spill" ... count me in ... I'm already in NY, so tell me what I can do.

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