Well, today was my turn to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  This morning I was tagged by both Adam Cogan and Scott Guthrie.  Tempting as it is though, I’m not doing it twice Smile  I don’t know if it’s typical, but Adam challenged me to complete the task within 24 hours.  I spent today thinking about how I would get home early enough, how I would orchestrate it and where I would get the ice.

I decided to do it on the farm (notice the cows behind me) and to have my kids help me.  When I first told them that I needed their help, they moaned in exasperation at having to “help dad again”.  When I told them, they would be pouring ice cold water on me while filming it, they jumped up and down screaming with excitement.

I gave them instructions ahead of time on what to do.  Apparently I wasn’t clear enough.  You’ll notice that my daughter poured the water on me very gradually.  I was hoping for an instantaneous drenching but instead I got a slow motion frostbite.  It seemed like it lasted 10 minutes Smile

I’ve now named James Philips, David Treadwell and Buck Hodges as my victims, ahem, I mean nominees in the challenge.  Good luck to you all – it’s for a good cause.  Of course, you could just donate $100 and chicken out.  Or you could drench yourself and donate $100 anyway.  Up to you.

Video: http://youtu.be/TJKh8EfIbSM

Brian