News and Notes

Wanna thank everybody who contributed money at quizzo on Wednesday and Thursday. We raised $177 in just two days! Though I asked for a dollar per person, several people made sure to give more. Thanks for your contributions! I wanna be over the $500 mark by the end of this week. 100% of the money raised will be sent to the Red Cross. If you are looking to get involved, there are some other charities worth looking into as well. The Humane Society has been in Mississippi and New Orleans rescuing people’s pets. I realize that everyone’s first priority is rescuing humans, but I know how much my pets mean to me, and how much I would appreciate the thought of someone trying to rescue them if they had to be left behind. Wanna donate more than money? The Habitat for Humanity will be going in to rebuild homes after the initial cleanup, and is taking volunteers.

In other news, I ate at a Cuban restaurant in the Northeast last night called Isla Verde. Eat there! It was easily one of the best meals I’ve had in Philly. Also, a friend of mine is involved with what is supposed to be a really great cabaret show. It’s called Northern Liberties. I haven’t had a chance to see it yet, but I am hoping to go soon.

On this date in 1886 one of my favorite American characters (at least partly because we share a first name) was captured in Arizona. Geronimo and his band of less than 50 people evaded a quarter of the American Army for more than a year. If you have not read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, I highly suggest it.