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Jaimes' Swear Jar for Jamison/Tourette Syndrome Association

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September 04, 2010

I'm on the last week of my Swear Box Challenge :) thank $^&* for that ... oops, there's another one! How's YOUR potty mouth going?  See more
Jaimes Thorpe

THE STORY:

I have a potty mouth. I mean, a *bad* potty mouth! Part of this comes from growing up in a mining town (surrounded by rednecks and drunks). When I moved to the city I worked in petrol stations and truck stops (serving rednecks and drunks), and then became a prison officer (where the clientele did not exactly improve ;) … suffice to say I have picked up a lot of ‘colourful’ language in my time :|

How does this tie in with supporting Tourette’s research & support? I certainly don’t want to reinforce the media stereotype of Tourette’s sufferers - really, it’s *so* much more than the outbursts of foul language you’ll see portrayed in the movies. People with Tourette’s – whether it presents as vocal tics, motor tics or both – are unable to control their actions: their lives are ruled by uncontrollable urges to move, touch, speak in ways that are often deemed inappropriate, offensive, or even crazy by onlookers.

The way I look at it is this: I, if I choose, am able to control my behaviour. When I meet people for the first time, I act differently than when with close friends. If I go on a date, I try to make a good impression by behaving more like a ‘lady’ and less like the vulgar harpie I really am. When I go to job interviews, I am on my BEST behaviour. These are all abilities that I – and most people, I would wager – take for granted, and things that Tourette’s sufferers are unable to control.

So, while I attempt to better myself, I would also like to better life for others :) For the next 3 months, I am going to put a coin in a jar every time I say a bad word (actually, there is no ‘jar’ as such, I’m merely going to keep track of the bad words and add them up as I go). Once a week, I’ll donate that money to the Tourette Syndrom Association, and post a brief update on how my week went … this might provide a few laughs LMAO it could also turn out to be very VERY expensive.

I would love to see other people take up the challenge to better themselves and the lives of others at the same time. Why not start a ‘swear jar’ of your own, or if not, donations to support me on my quest for a cleaner vocabulary are always encouraged.

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To This Fundraiser

$168

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nicole Dimas and JJ

    $5

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $18

  • Jaime Haughey

    $5

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $11

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $10

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $8

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $9

  • Nicole Dimas

    $5

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $29

  • Michele Cwiertny

    $10

  • Sydney Morris

    $5

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $11

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $31

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $11

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $168 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jaimes Thorpe

Amount Raised

$143

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Nicole & JJ

Amount Raised

$15

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Busy Warren

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $11

I've reined the potty mouth back in, so that's $11 for the FORTNIGHT :) go me! 6 years ago

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $31

bad week ..... like, REALLY bad LOL if I had walked into a bar this week, sailors would have run out blushing :| good for Jamison's Tourette's Campaign, not so good for my budget ;) 6 years ago

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $11

this $11 is for last week ... wasn't that bad a week but I like rounding up (yes thanks, I'd *love* a Zappos gift card LOL) 6 years ago

Sydney Morris

Sydney Morris

DONATION: $5

It's been a long day....I believe that twice this would be in order to cover the language I''ve used. 6 years ago

Michele Cwiertny

Michele Cwiertny

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $29

I know - that total looks high LOL Firstly, that's for TWO weeks, not one, since I was soooo broke last week ;) Also, I rounded it up to even it out at $100 (winning an iPad had nothing to do with it, I swear ;) 6 years ago

Nicole Dimas

Nicole Dimas

DONATION: $5

long overdue for Jaimes! : ) probably not as much as owed, but it's a start! 6 years ago

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $9

I actually came in at under $7 this week, but decided to up the donation to try and win the macbook pro LOL I'm actually doing REALLY well - all of my friends and family (and the prisoners where I work ;) have noticed how much I've reduced my swearing, so this was a GREAT project for me :) 6 years ago

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $8

6 years ago

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $10

6 years ago