When I added a donation button to the site earlier this week — on the top right of the page — I had no idea people would actually use it. As you can see from this picture of Leonardo counting the money, though, some donations have already come in.
I’ve been urged for months to add this feature, but I resisted because it felt too much like begging. People kept telling me that some folks wanted to give, so I should give them a chance. So if you enjoy the site and want to help feed the monkeys, this is your chance.
The monkeys are starting to make lists of things they want me to buy with the money. The leading idea, of course, is more bananas, but a few had interesting ideas. One mentioned a company helicopter for them to fly. Another thought we should get new typewriters for all the monkeys. One guy even mentioned getting t-shirts for all the readers. I’m still thinking about what to do with this motherlode of cash, but right now I’m leaning toward blowing it on Chick-fil-A or the bill for Internet service.
Seriously, I really appreciate those of you who’ve contributed. The money is really nice, but the psychological boost that comes from the support is even more important. So thanks. I really appreciate you.