I just applied for a scholarship to the Netroots Nation progressive blogger gathering in San Jose, California. There is an LGBT portion of the summit frequented by the likes of Joe.My.God, and I’ve always wanted to go. And I umm…have a lot of free time lately so it would be a good use of my time, and keep me up on my blogging and social media skillz. And for the record, in addition to Crazy Cat Lady posts I do have a political section on this here blog. And how many of you readers were inspired to check out LGBT inclusive sports after reading about my gay rugby adventures? This is stuff I want to continue to do – often for you – and will also help me in whatever career I end up with if I ever get a job again.

So here’s an opportunity for you to help out. Vote for me here. I’m one of 110 or so other applicants for a scholarship that will cover registration costs and lodging. I can foot the airfare. While I doubt I’ll get 900+ votes to get into the top 5 before the May 7 deadline, it would be nice to see my ballot get bumped up from the bottom of the pack.

Otherwise, 30 of the applicants will get chosen for a scholarship after the voting contest. I think I wrote a good application so we’ll see what happens. Although if you all spent your slow Friday and Monday at work voting for me and I got over 900 votes, my head (and heart) will explode.



  1. Jim says:

    How shameless and self-aggrandizing … OF COURSE you’ve got my vote!

  2. mike/ says:


  3. jimbo says:

    Thanks y’all! I’m somewhere in the middle now.

  4. RJ says:

    It seems you need a zip code to be able to vote… Since I’m not ‘murican, it looks like I can’t support you. T_T

  5. Jon says:


  6. brettcajun says:

    Hey, Durban Bud… I mean Jimbo… are you going to leave this post up indefinitely? Since I pay your salary… (Umm.. actually I guess I don’t…) when are you going to post something new? :)

  7. jimbo says:

    Workin’ on it. I have an interview to post but am waiting for the person to get back to me.