Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Make It Happen

You may have noticed a new button on the right side of the page that says "Donate". No, I'm not trying to scam you into paying for my prostitutes, I actually have a legitimate reason for asking for your donations. Here is how it works...

So if you have been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed that the summer before my Senior year I went on a school trip to various locations throughout Europe. Well the same teacher who took us on the trip sent out an email about the next one, the Summer of 2012.

Why should you care? Well, I'm not the only one interested in this trip. Mikey is as well. He was really excited about it, but when Dylan told him he no longer wanted to go he lost encouragement to go. So I stepped in. I haven't told him this yet, but I really want to go as well. I'm almost certain if he knows that I plan on going that he will want to as well.

Now, I'm not guaranteeing that anything will happen between us. But for 2 weeks away from home, away from friends, and constant time together, something is bound to happen. And since I hold nothing back in this blog, you would get exclusive details as to what might become of Mikey and I during this trip.

What am I asking? Well in general, nothing. My issue is that the trip is far above what I can afford and I do not have the luxury of relying on my grandfather to pay for it this year. The total comes out to be about $5,000 for each person. Now before you freak out, I DO NOT expect to raise all $5,000 from donations. But every little contribution helps. I am not asking new readers to donate. That would be completely unfair to them. But for those of you who have been reading and appreciate the effort I have put into this blog, I do ask that you at least consider donating a few dollars.

Now, you may also be wondering what happens if plans do not fall through and Mikey does not chose to go to Europe. I will not take the money you guys have donated to use to go alone. All of your donations will be sent to a charity to be determined (either something to support LGBTQ teens or to help children in some way). So even if I do not raise enough money to go to Europe, your money will be going to a great cause and I will find some way to prove to you that I actually donated it. As I said earlier, I'm not trying to rip you off. I'm just opening up the possibility for an "expanded adventure" between Mikey and I.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I will keep an updated count of how much I have raised so far on the site.

Click the button in the sidebar or HERE to donate. All transactions are through a secure service (PayPal) and none of your financial information will be revealed to me. Only your name and amount donated.

Thank you, and I look forward to hopefully sharing this adventure with you.

-Tristan Skyler


  1. Conditions for donation:

    1) You and Mikey room together.
    2) Nightly updates.
    3) Full disclosure.

  2. Well I can't guarantee that we room together, and he said he wants to room with his friends. But last year we couldn't pick roommates (if we could I so would have picked the cute gay guy). Plus, it's likely that his friends will drop out. As for the nightly updates, I may not be able to do that the week of, but I will write it down then the week I get back I will do an entry for each day. And of course I will give full disclosure, as long as it doesn't reveal any personal information about me or him.

    How's that? :)