Well, today was my turn to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This morning I was tagged by both Adam Cogan and Scott Guthrie. Tempting as it is though, I’m not doing it twice I don’t know if it’s typical, but Adam challenged me to complete the task within 24 hours. I spent today thinking about how I would get home early enough, how I would orchestrate it and where I would get the ice.
I decided to do it on the farm (notice the cows behind me) and to have my kids help me. When I first told them that I needed their help, they moaned in exasperation at having to “help dad again”. When I told them, they would be pouring ice cold water on me while filming it, they jumped up and down screaming with excitement.
I gave them instructions ahead of time on what to do. Apparently I wasn’t clear enough. You’ll notice that my daughter poured the water on me very gradually. I was hoping for an instantaneous drenching but instead I got a slow motion frostbite. It seemed like it lasted 10 minutes
I’ve now named James Philips, David Treadwell and Buck Hodges as my victims, ahem, I mean nominees in the challenge. Good luck to you all – it’s for a good cause. Of course, you could just donate $100 and chicken out. Or you could drench yourself and donate $100 anyway. Up to you.