love harder

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

remember at the end of december when i posted a plea for positive thoughts and prayers from fellow blogger brandy for her "hot awesome dude"?

if not,
let me refresh your memory.

well we (the 20SB blogging community), felt terrible. just horrible. and oh so helpless... i mean, if only there was something we could
DO for them to help the situation.

but then, lilu snapped us back into reality by reminding us, "ummmmmm, did you forget that
WE ARE THE INTERNET?!??!? so yes we can!"

the result was the following:

brandy and your hot awesome dude, this one's for you.

the internet

talk about a 20SB all star cast - this video makes me so warm and fuzzy i can't even handle it!

[ i'm singing (if you can call it that), at the 00:13 second mark, btw. ]

now while getting getting A TON of bloggers from ALL OVER THE COUNTRY to sing pieces of a song may have been a challenge in and of itself, we aren't done just yet.

our plea:

our friend brandy is a brilliant writer, a wonderful teacher, and a generous friend. and she just so happens to have fallen in love with a man who has just been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.

so we are raising money for The Multiple Myeloma research fund in his name. for the price of a cinnamon dolce latte, half-caf, hold the whip, you can be a prt of an effort to cure a disease that affects approximately 750,000 people worldwide.

every dollar brings us a dollar closer to a cure. and every donation brings a sliver of hope to a girl who needs all the hope she can get.

it's time to love harder.

what you can do:

- visit and GIVE.

- pass it on. forward this story to five people, share this blog post, become our fan on facebook.

- simply love harder. life is short, love is unbending, and no one knows what could happen tomorrow, so tell someone you love them today.

for more information on The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and where your donation will go, check out their website.

and if you are so kind to make a contribution, visit brandy's hot awesome dude's love harder donation page.

thanks in advance.


contact: theloveharderfund @
more info:


  1. This was genius. Moments like this make me so happy to be a part of such a fantastic community!

  2. bloggers are a special group! It looks like the goal has already been exceeded, which is pretty sweet!

  3. You rock my face off, woman.

  4. This is awesome! It's just a great reminder of how rocking the interwebs are.

  5. holy crap, is hot awesome dude young? my dad has it at 53 and THAT's considered young.

  6. I love how some of us took it SO SERIOUSLY and others didn't try to use their prettiest singing voices.

    Thanks for being down-to-earth.

    (Or maybe I just don't have a "pretty singing voice" and am bitter about it. He.)

  7. That was very nice, sweet and thoughtful. I got a bit teary eyed. Your part was waaay to short though...ha. I wanted to see you perform again! XO

  8. This makes me all teary eyed when I watched it. Even right now I'm watching it. The internet is awesome and I hope it helps Brandy.

    Ps. You should sing more often :)

  9. Wish I would have been a 20SB when my mom was diagnosed with MM 4 years ago this month. Sadly, she only lived for 6 months after the diagnosis. Brandy's BF may have a LOT more options and longevity than my mom - there are different strains of the disease and many young patients can live quite well while waiting for a cure. The MMRF is the key source for research - and stem cell treatments are probably the key to the cure, so people please keep THAT in mind when passing judgement regarding stem cell research.
    I miss my mom every. single. day. But there is nothing like a sense of community; of knowing you are not alone in your struggles to help you face every day and just put one foor in front of the other. Thank you Alexa, for being a good friend to Brandy, for bringing awareness to the disease of Multiple Myeloma and for being an exemplary member of the blogging community, 20-something or not!


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