The stunt goes like this: People make a video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads, post it on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media sites, and then challenge friends to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS (many do both). (per the NY Times)
My favorite ex-boyfriend challenged me on Saturday, and unfortunately it took until today to acquire a videographer. I missed the 24-hour window, but did douse myself, so I'm donating $25 to ALSA.org. I don't have any particular emotional attachment to Lou Gehrig's disease, but this seemed like a fun way to raise awareness and funds for a good cause. Without further ado, here is my #icebucketchallenge video:
I challenged Jackie because I love her kids to death and thought they would enjoy the heck out of dousing Mom with ice water, I challenged my mom because I love her to death and I would enjoy the heck out of watching her douse herself with ice water, and I challenged Cat because - yes - I love her to death and I can't even imagine the crazy noise she'd make when doused with ice water.
I didn't challenge Scott, although I seriously considered it. Instead, as an early birthday gift, I let him come over and video me dumping ice water on my head AND promised I wouldn't challenge him. I know, I'm too darn nice. I'm sure someone else will challenge him...why wouldn't they?
...and for anyone who believes the Ice Bucket Challenge is another example of "slacktivism," the ALSA would like to tell you just how wrong you are!