Let’s face it.

Me? In a charity pancake eating contest against former rock stars and a local weather guy?

I don’t stand a chance.

I can talk smack, but in this case? I can’t bring it.

What I can bring? An audience and maybe some donations.

The Indy 500 is a big huge deal out here, the entire state turns into one giant black and white checkered flag for the entire month of May. Potato chips are also perpetually on sale. There’s something called Carb Day every year before the race and it has always involved beer and music.

However, the Carb Day I’m involved in? Carb Day for a Cause. And that Cause? St. Vincent de Paul food bank, which feeds over 3,200 families each week. No beer, just pancakes and rock stars. With tattoos and trendy jeans. (I personally will have stretchy pants and Hannah Montana on my iPod.)

The goal is to raise money by having a bunch of us Indy Social Media dweebs trash talk each other and make a sticky spectacle of ourselves this Saturday. I of course would adore any donations, from $1 to $1,000. I’d also love for you to come.

Time: May 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Parade starts downtown at noon!)

Location: Locally Grown Gardens, 1050 E 54th St

Cost: Spectators can get a $10 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, which will also go to the food bank

I’ve kind of become the social media poster child of feeding hungry people in Indianapolis. Thanks to your efforts moosh in indy readers were able to win $5K for Gleaner’s Food Bank from Quaker Oats back in February. A month later y’all helped me get a truck full of food donated to the same food bank from Tyson Chicken.

Social media can do so much more than suggest the best new app for your iPhone or the best place to get all of your political news. It can feed the hungry and bring together a community, no matter how big or how small.

Thanks for any help in this bum expanding effort.

carb day for a cause


  1. I wish I could be there to watch you eat a million pancakes. Hopefully there will be plenty of video.

    Avitables last blog post..What should you do this summer?

  2. Darn it! Why isn’t Indy closer than 5.5 hrs away. Someday I will head out your way for something. But sadly my child has to work that day & so does hubby so he can’t take her. Good luck!

    Domestic Extraordinaires last blog post..Giggles circa 1980something

  3. I thought moosh rhymed with push? I could so go for some pancakes right now. I think I’ll surprise the husband with some breakfast 🙂

    Toris last blog post..-insert celebratory dance here-

  4. What a great cause! Good luck in the contest. Pancake eating is a sport I could definitely get behind!!!

    Jills last blog post..Friday Funday

  5. Oh I can’t wait to see the pics!

  6. At what point did you actually chew in that video? LOL Your gonna ROCK baby!

    kats last blog post..The Strange gets weirder.

  7. Yay! I’m excited, I will be in Indy this weekend, and well all of next week! Maybe I’ll see you there stuffing your face 😉

    Natalies last blog post..Letting go

  8. Yayy! You got it to post! You’re a smarter person than I. But I’ve got a bigger stomach. :0

  9. What a great experience for you!


    Stefanies last blog post..Cracked

  10. I’ll be there!

  11. Ugh… I’m in Indy three times a week, but never on weekends. I’m going to need you to reschedule the event to work better around my schedule… thanks.

    Joe @ IrrationalDads last blog post..Wordless Wednesday v. Longing

  12. I love how much you have adapted and embraced our Hoosier state. That’s awesome!!! I do have one suggestion having been born and raised here in the land o’boring flatness. I know you love Long’s donuts (and they are tasty!) but if you are ever in Terre Haute, try Square Donuts. They sell out fast and for very good reason. I reluctantly tried them in college and have yet to venture back in Long’s since I tried them! (hanging head in shame!!!!)

  13. Ok that sounds pretty insane. 😀 I tried to donate but paypal is being mean to me. is there another way to do it or should I just wait till later?

    it definitely sounds like something exciting to go see, but alas, I could never make it. 🙁

    yoshis last blog post..Ugh Indeed

  14. Oh man! I love pancakes. They sound like my favorite food right now (it changes daily). I would be ALL OVER THAT if I didn’t live so far away in the SLC!

    Amber Warrens last blog post..The First Time I Got Dumped (and the Rules of Dealing with it)

  15. You’re, like, the total package! You’ve got brains, beauty, AND a social conscience! Wish I could be there to (eat pancakes) cheer you on! Hope to read about the results!

  16. I would love to see this. Maybe you can do a live action replay at BlogHer.

    We give money, food and clothes to SVDP all the time. We hold charity events for them at our school throughout the year. It is a very worthy cause for which to stuff your face.

    Momo Falis last blog post..I Blame Wikipedia

  17. You’re awesome -)

  18. Wow! What you’ve done with social media is just inspiring.


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