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HUMMINGBIRD!!! HUMMINGBIRD AT MY WINDOW!!

he looked at me with his cold, dead eyes. Hee! All cute and green and shiny and not wet and covered in mud as the situation... TOO. MUCH. LOCAL. NEWS.

Okay, I surfed LJ for a few hours yesterday and then fell apart AGAIN. It's awful. It's horrible. And I can't listen/read/participate in any more rants, although I don't deny that y'all can carry on. My kids' school is taking turns driving moms and dads down to the Reunion Arena (Dallas isn't getting any press, but we've been taking people in since yesterday morning, and knew the Astrodome folks would be spilling over here) to help out in anyway we are needed.

For those of you in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area: CLEAN and NEW clothes (especially socks in ALL sizes, underwear in ALL sizes) flip-flops, DIAPERS, wipes, ASPRIN, BANDAGES... any of that stuff will be accepted at the Red Cross site on Harry Hines and Shorecrest by the Convention Center. You'll see the cars lined up. Don't turn away though!! Some local musicians are playing today to keep the crowds happy.

ALSO: (and this is my favorite because I can DO THIS, yo) the Master Gardeners are harvesting all of their project gardens (and personal gardens) and are taking civilians' garden goods and donating them to the refugee camps downtown. FRESH FOOD. If you live in Maine or Seattle, you can still contribute this way to your local county extension office: call and ask for the horticulture dept. or the Master Gardeners association. They should have drop off info. Most of the south's fruit and vegetables are grown along the coast! Naturally, they have been devastated. Food is essential, obviously. If you have qualms about donations actually GETTING to the people through SA or the Red Cross, this is a direct way to contribute.

AHH! you can also donate flashlights, batteries, sleeping bags, pillows... Preferably new, but you can drop those off at a Red Cross station and they WILL get to people who need them. Not everyone has money, but there's a way to help.

ANd now I go back to the pretty jade green hummingbird until the pick-up gal arrives. LOVE YOU ALL! BE SAFE AND PRO-ACTIVE!! *hugs* One final note: the morons in our administration have shown their true colors! Perhaps we need to start impeachment proceedings? BOO-yah!

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xionin
Sep. 2nd, 2005 06:54 am (UTC)
=hugs you for helping in a way that i can't=

i love your icon. =)
stoney321
Sep. 2nd, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
*hugs you back*

You can help! You can post something funny or sweet or loving or inspiring and make someone's day feel less bleak. You can offer someone a hug because they need it! You can be sweet and strong and smart and cancel out one more asshole!

*squeezes tight*
smashsc
Sep. 2nd, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
*hugs* Just, yeah *hugs*
thisside
Sep. 2nd, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
One final note: the morons in our administration have shown their true colors! Perhaps we need to start impeachment proceedings? BOO-yah!

Ain't that the truth.
poshcat
Sep. 2nd, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
LOVE YOU!

We don't have hummingbirds around here, but we do have magpies galore. MAGPIE! MAGPIE AT MY WINDOW! Hee.
aimeelicious
Sep. 2nd, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
*hugs*

I've donated money, and some stuff. I will keep doing so for as long as I can.

Is your icon shareable? I really like it.
stoney321
Sep. 3rd, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
I got it from user pics... The credit info is in the comments on my userpics page. Feel free! (I mean, I didn't make it!)

*hugs*
winterlive
Sep. 2nd, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
Best. Stoney. Ever. *SQUISH*
beadbeauty
Sep. 2nd, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
Hummingbird
Sistah girl- you can also go to my LJ (beadbeauty) and see how you can help the RedCross donations.

It's difficult to take in all this. And, I am getting irritated that we are not capable enough to feel the emotions of this without a soundtrack attached to the footage. It is devastating. Talked to Alison and she said a ton of kids are going to the DISD schools now.
sangueuk
Sep. 2nd, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
so happy that you are helping - I feel fucking helpless here.
desoto_hia873
Sep. 2nd, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
The Master Gardener's donation is brilliant. Fresh food would mean so much.

::hugs::
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mirasol
Sep. 2nd, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
*hugs*

All I can do is give money and I feel so USELESS.

*hugs you again*
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crayonbreakygal
Sep. 2nd, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
You rock, hon. We've heard here that they're sending people to Dallas. Southerners are so great! Texans are so great!

Morons? I probably would have used a more crass term, but yeah. Right along with you.
funkparadise
Sep. 2nd, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
::loves on you hard because you're so cool::

One final note: the morons in our administration have shown their true colors! Perhaps we need to start impeachment proceedings? BOO-yah!

Can I get an Amen?
julissak01
Sep. 2nd, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
the morons in our administration have shown their true colors! Perhaps we need to start impeachment proceedings? BOO-yah!

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. We can only hope, man.
bisi
Sep. 2nd, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
Well. From the outside this is the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen. It's unbelievable. I find myself thinking 'But didn't they...? Did they...? No that can't be right...' and I've just read everything I was thinking confirmed in your reply to Sangue.

What you're doing is admirable. Four cheers for Stoney and the rest of the good people and volunteers.
hellziggy
Sep. 2nd, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
You rock you Master Gardener Goddess, you!
There's not a lot I can do to help up here in Minnesota, but I did send my money to the Red Cross, and the amazing notmonochrome matched my donation.
I just can't even watch the news anymore. It's too depressing, and Bush & pals just piss me off. If he's going to spend most of his term on vacation, why couldn't he have been vacationing in New Orleans?
*sigh*
I think it's time for me to go back to looking at all my pretty pictures of Teh Marsters from this weekend. :)
marsterslady
Sep. 2nd, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
*loves* What awesome suggestions. Thank you for saying all of this.
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