So I’ve been asked this many times:
“What’s with this Special Needs Ryan Gosling (SNRG) thing and why should I take part?”
Me: because it’s awesome, dammit, and by taking part, by the transitive property of equality (but not recognized in North Carolina), you would be awesome, too.
Then they tell me they’ll get their information somewhere else.
So, I thought I’d go in depth. And by “in depth” I mean I’m going to copy and paste stuff.
First off, SNRG was started by Sunday over at Extreme Parenthood. Her first and second posts went viral. Read that first post. It explains how it started out. In summary, we’ve all seen the Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” pictures, right? Well, in all of them no one had thought about having Ryan Gosling say wonderful, beautiful things to parents (mostly moms) of special needs kids. No one, until Sunday. And because she’s a giving and sharing soul, she wanted ALL to join in on the fun. So she created SNRG Fridays. Bless her heart.
So what do you need to do? Go to her blog on Wednesdays and follow these easy steps (plagiarized directly from this AMAZING (and not just because I’m mentioned in it) post)
- Right click on the photo above and save to your hard drive
- Upload to picnik.com or quickmeme.com and add your best “Hey Girl” words.
- Write a blog post including your poster and hit publish.
- Link up your post with mine which goes live at midnight on Friday.
- Visit the other bloggers who have linked up and laugh your ass off.
I want to expound on #2 and #3. Are you a parent of a child or two that has special needs? If some handsome dude was going to whisper ANYTHING in your ear, what would it be? “Take a break?” “I’m going to murder the principal for you?” or “I’ll give you deep pressure…all night…long”. Look at the ones in the linky lists from the past on these posts
. Or check out any of the ones I have done
My Unpaid Testimonial of SNRG:
I went searching out a green pasture that had the same kinds of unicorns as me. Ones that could see the hilarious side of autism. Unicorns who aren’t afraid to say “This sucks!” sometimes, while at the same time knowing how lucky they were to be unicorns. I found that through SNRG. Not only did I get to meet Sunday, the mother to two children on the autism spectrum, but I met and was fully accepted into this crazy fold of parents who have children with special needs. I love this because it’s for EVERYONE. It’s not just for parents of children with autism. Or Down syndrome. It’s for any parent that wants to link up and meet new, cool, funny parents who don’t take life any more seriously than is completely necessary.
Also, since I met these people, this fantastic community, my blog stats have tripled. If that’s not motivation for you, I don’t know what is. Let it out, join us. ONE OF US ONE OF US ONE OF US.
Yeah, I just went all sorts of cult on you.
And because I live what I preach (mostly) here’s my SNRG:
If you don’t blog, no worries, go to find new fun people to follow. I’m serious. My favorite blogs link there.