Ryan's recent act of do-gooding involves the local chapter of Planned Parenthood. He is serving on the board of it's political action wing, which pushes for better sex education in schools, better reproductive health care for all, and rights for women who choose to terminate pregnancy. Yes, they do these things in Utah, and they do it without irony.
Part of Ryan's new role is recruiting people to join Planned Parenthood, and to raise money for the organization. At this time of year that means selling tickets to the annual benefit. The tickets are 100 dollars a piece, which is a little steep, but it includes dinner, a keynote speech by Camryn Manheim, and a night in a room filled with nothing but Liberals. Ryan has agreed to sell at least ten, which means if we don't we are on the hook for a cool grand.
I care about teen pregnancy, just not one thousand dollars worth. So, last night I sent out an email asking friends and family to please buy tickets. And I mistakenly sent it to my Mom as well. Her response is below....
"Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, $100 a ticket, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, how about we babysit? We only charge $50.00 an hour...ha, ha, ha, ha, oh stop, I can't breathe... Is Camryn Mannheim part of Mannheim Steamroller? Who spells Cameron with a y? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, $100 for dinner? As Jonathan Swift would say, 'What are they serving? The other, other white meat?'"Wow. Did I mention my Dad is a really good person too? Good thing too. Because with this and the manger thing, Jesus may be reevaluating Mom's heaven RSVP.
Just kidding Mom. Please, don't disown me. Oh, and sorry for the "dry hump" thing too.