All things about good intentions and supporting your local community aside (it wasn't a fundraiser, per se, but we thought it would be a good opportunity to indoctrinate the kids into thinking about supporting charities...I usually prefer to donate money to local organizations and not supersized fund aggregators); I think as soon as a superbig organization like United Way sponsors--nay, instigates--a flash mob, it is no longer cool. Cool, as in holy zhit, I just saw five hundred people dressed as zombies having lunch at the park this morning; how COOL! A multi-billion dollar group co-opting a grassroots thing like flash mobs is the corporate equivalent of playing The Game. (you just lost, by the way.)
My night is all laid out for me: dinner, 1k words on Aquarium, short story outlines, beer (channeling Hunter Thompson for inspiration) and Stepbrothers (Will Farrel movies help the brain turn off in a way not even beer can). Speaking of movies, we watched Silence of the Lambs last night on Netflix...I forgot what a great flick that was. I'll be doing Buffalo Bill impressions for the next week or so.
Now, put the lotion back in the basket and get to work!