Friday, September 16, 2005

Helping The Animals

ASPCA Hurricane Relief - Donate online, sign up to volunteer your time or foster animals

Audubon Relief Effort - Lincoln Park Zoo is heading the fundraising effort for the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium and the Audubon Center for the Research of Endangered Species. The aquarium lost the majority of its animal collection, which is especially heartbreaking.

Be sure to check with your local animal shelters and animal rescue leagues. Many of them are sending staff members to help with animal rescue efforts in the affected areas. They need monetary donations, supplies and people to foster animals.

For the DC locals:

Phoenix Landing is collecting supplies to care for pet birds affected by the hurricane. Contact Charlotte for further information and dropoff location.

Washington Humane Society's top officer is currently in New Orleans and the Society is housing animals at their DC shelters.

Washington Animal Rescue League sent a team of vets and volunteers to areas affected by the hurricane and will also be housing animals here in DC.

The whole situation is sad. Horribly, horribly, horribly sad. And that's really all I can say about it without tearing up to the point that I can't see the screen well enough to type.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

To Pee Or Not To Pee

Labor Day Camping Weekend was a weekend of important decisions, and I quote:
Regular or high octane?
Should I get onion rings or pizza?
Bud or Bud Light?

I'm not sure if I should shower or puke.
Should I pee in the woods or hike to the porta-potty?
I don't know whether to shit or go to sleep.

Colloquialism of the Trip: Well you don't have a hair on your ass if you let her take the 4-wheeler.

Thing That Rocked
No rain. Not one single drop.

Thing That Sucked
The construction of the new county road that runs through the family farm.

Thing We Were All Thankful For
The porta-potty that was there for the DOT workers.

Thing The Boss And I Got The Most Shit About
Our brand spankin' new 16' x 10' tent that has a sleeping room, a screen room, and a full rain-fly complete with two skylight panels. Oh yes...skylights.

Thing That Brought Us A Little Closer To Nature
The Jolly Rancher that fell out of The Boss' sister's pocket four months ago on our last camping trip, which invited a colony of ants to set up shop in one side of her dad's camper. It was like something out of a horror movie. Even Invert Girl was creeped out.

Thing That Horrified The Boss The Most
The substances being emitted from her 3 week old cousin.

Thing That Horrified Me The Most
Driving Hank for the first time with a very large trailer in tow.

Thing I Most Wish I Had A Picture Of
Me sitting on my 4-wheeler in mud/water up to my knees, being pulled out by another 4-wheeler with a winch.

Thing I Am Thankful I Do Not Have A Picture Of
Me drunk off my ass at the Italian Heritage Festival.

Thing That Made The Boss Most Happy
Making it through the aforementioned mud/water without the help of a winch.

Things That The Boss Bought Me That Are Awesome
Comfy, warm winter vest.
Camo West VA trucker hat.
Shirt with a picture of an armadillo that reads "Get Stuffed Taxidermy and Donuts."