Thursday, September 29, 2005

Proof This Blog Goes Unread

I got an email the other day telling me my blog was "cool" and inviting me to visit another site. I deleted the email without checking out the other site. Any spam who thinks this blog is cool is obviously not reading it.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Katrina, Katrina

I've expanded my blog circle and have been obsessed with New Orleans blogs since August 30th. I read things without the network spin. Every day I cry.

On August 30th I tried to access the Red Cross site to no avail (slow dial-up, heavy web traffic). I ended up logging on to a local t.v. station site to find the phone number for the phone bank they'd set up. I donated money to the Red Cross over the phone.

Today I got a letter from them thanking me for my donation. I wanted to scream, "Don't waste money on paper and postage!" Granted, it's not much, but multiplied by the number of letters mailed out, the amount spent on paper and postage must be astronomical. I want every cent to go to the victims! Every cent!

My favorite New Orleans blog is the Interdictor. But I spend time at Metroblogging NOLA , too. Metroblogging led me to look up an NPR story about the animals left behind. More tears. Another donation.

How can you not feel for a dog, cat, or iguana left to fend for itself in the hell that was once New Orleans? And how can you not feel for the people? How can you not feel?

I'm giving my dog, two house cats, innumerable barn cats and even that damn rabbit (which is not mine) extra love. And to the lost pets of the hurricane, I'm giving money.