Shameless plugPosted: February 6, 2011
Is it a shameless plug if it doesn’t benefit me personally? Is it even a plug? Or shameless? These are the questions that fill up my brain and try and distract me from the task at hand, which is to get out the vote.
Meet Alexis. Or at least meet three-quarters of her face. Yes, her eyes really are that blue. No, she doesn’t wear colored contacts. She’s 16 and entered in a contest to win scholarship money for college. She wants to go to TCU and the tuition is quite dear, as our British friends would say.
She’s funny and loyal and responsible. She coaches little kids’ swim team and basketball teams. She babysits and never loses her patience. She genuinely likes little kids. She thinks it would be cool to counsel people in drug or alcohol rehab (hmmmm, she may be seeing me in her future!).
She loves animals. A lot. She got a bunny named Henry for Christmas. Adopted him from the SPCA (yes! They do have bunnies there), because while she wanted a bunny, she also wanted to be responsible and do the right thing and make a difference, and all that. She assumes full responsibility for him: feeds him, cuddles him, cleans up his messes, and spends her babysitting money on timothy hay and chew toys.
So do me a favor and vote for her. She’s funny, responsible, caring, forward-thinking, and kind. How many teenagers do you know who fit that description? Hopefully lots. Being the silly girl that I am, I believe that good things happen to deserving people. Don’t you?