What an amazing day!!
Now we have a pretty clear picture of exactly what we need to finish up in the next 56 hours. By the time many of you read this there will probably be around 50 hours left.
We stand at $21,290 as I am writing this. Also Lafeber is at 843 likes. So we need 157 more likes on Lafeber's site to get their $1,000 additional pledge.
So... Get your friends to like the page in the link below. Then have them get their friends friends to do the same. It is very important to getting this project funded.
Taking into account Lafeber's contribution, that means we essentially need $2,710 in new pledges or in pledge increases to reach our goal. Also please remember too that mother's day is probably going to really make it tough to depend too much on Sunday.
I'm still shocked by the effort of so many Bibi fans to help this project reach the goal. What they have accomplished is nothing short of amazing. Then Bibi anyone who got to see Bibi live tonight... All I can say is wow! She put on such a great evening show for her web audience we were all laughing so hard. At one point she was bossing the dogs around telling them to sit, lie down, speak, and then of course... shut up. Other times she was experimenting with all new sentences and trying to communicate about people and remembering the names of those she has met. At one point she was talking about people coming over and she said "Tammy Yogurt". Which would in itself would not be so funny except that two weeks ago Tammy visited Bibi and I'm sure you can guess what she brought with her... Yogurt!
It was also a bit touching at one point when Bibi started talking about one of our dogs that passed away about a month ago. Bibi would say "Bliss back". Bibi often uses peoples names followed by "back" when they are not here and she misses them. Makes sense because when people do show "back up" that is what we have sometimes said. But this is the first time we have seen her say something like this about another pet that has passed away.
I know so many of you have worked so hard. It would be great if we were past the goal right now but unfortunately we are going to have to work very very hard these final hours to make the goal. We are so close now that we really just need one more good push of backers to get there.
Be very optimistic. Also when this crosses the goal and the Bibi Road Trip becomes a reality it is going to really mean something. This was most certainly a team effort and I could never have done it without the hardwork and generous pledges from all of you!
We are going to be doing a morning Bibi show live on Ustream that will probably start around 11am.
All the best,
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Stepped Up Associate Producer - Four invitations for you and your family (or friends) to attend any of the private parties on Bibi's Road trip. Meet Bibi and watch videos with her family members. Snacks and Refreshments provided. There will be a planned launch party and tour ending party as well as private parties at various destinations on the trips. We will do our best to create a route that will minimize travel for the most people to attend the parties. The launch party will most likely take place in St. Louis. Also, a signed CD from one of the music artists that contributes to the road trip or film. Includes "Stepped Up" credits in the DVD, Bibi road trip party T-shirt, and four signed copies of Bibi's Road Trip DVD. Includes Associate Producer Credit, all live Internet events and two of Bibi's Road Trip DVD and two of Bibi's Road Trip picture book postage paid signed by Bibi and her family.Estimated delivery:
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Bibi visit - All previous rewards plus a personal 2 1/2 hour visit and interview with Bibi and a member of her family! This reward can be used to have Bibi visit a school, day care center, nursing home or other establishment however we reserve the right to limit the number of participants at any one time. Visits will be confined to the continental United States and may require travel for those that pledge depending on their location. We will make every attempt to include your destination in the tour but travel maybe required depending on the location. Specifically we cannot guarantee we will make states on the west coast unless funding exceeds the goal. Also!!! Executive producer credits! Super Bonus! Portions of your visit with Bibi edited into the final Road Trip DVD if you choose! Also, includes the "Bibiholic" (Reward #7) rewards and an extra 10 signed Bibi Road Trip DVD's.Estimated delivery:
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California or bust!!! With fuel prices what they are and the number of days on the road, a trip to west coast will not be cheap. Funding this reward will bring Bibi out west and will of course be a major contribution to the Bibi Road Trip project appreciated by all her fans. Bibi may reach the west coast by plane or by RV. Includes special film thank you, two hour private visit with Bibi and her family, airfare (continental united states) to the Bibi launch party with hotel accommodations, and a special dinner with Bibi's family. Executive producer credits! Super Bonus! Portions of your visit with Bibi edited into the final Road Trip DVD if you choose! Also, includes the "Bibiholic" (Reward #7) rewards and an extra 10 signed Bibi Road Trip DVD's and 10 Bibi Road Trip Picture Books. Also includes the Bibi Training reward.Estimated delivery:
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