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It Just Isn’t My Day

When your day starts like mine did, it’s a good indication the stars are not aligned in your favor.

One of my dogs gobbled her breakfast, and then just as I sat down to have mine, she deposited all her ingested-but-not-yet-digested food on the kitchen floor.  After cleaning it up, I was sort of put off by my breakfast shake.

So I went to my laptop, where I had no less than two dozen “Viagra” e-mails I had to delete (though all senders & domains had been clearly marked as spam by me over and over again) before I retrieved legitimate e-mails from the trash bin. After doing all that, I sort of had no inclination to do anything more ambitious than just read through my e-mails.

A potential client e-mailed me to say he was taking his house off the market because he was both dismayed that no one called to see it and disgusted with the price he’d have to sell it for.  After reading that jumbled logic, I sort of started developing a headache.

Oh, and by merely opening my eyes this AM, I found myself one year older than the day before. That sort of sucks.

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The moment I posted this I realized it sucks a lot worse to be in Haiti or have a loved one there.  Here are ways you can help:

The American Red Cross is pledging an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by this earthquake. They expect to provide immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. They are accepting donations through their International Response Fund.

UNICEF has issued a statement that "Children are always the most vulnerable population in any natural disaster, and UNICEF is there for them." UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.

•Donate through Wyclef Jean's foundation, Yele Haiti. Text "Yele" to 501501 and $5 will be charged to your phone bill and given to relief projects through the organization.

Operation USA is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles. Donate online at www.opusa.org, by phone at 1-800-678-7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.

 

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 13th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Good for you.I think anyone who complains today better at least acknowledge that problems in Haiti are way, way worse than any problems the majority of us have today. Imagine your roof just falling on you and your whole town collapses. Plus they have no clean drinking water or adequate medical supplies. I gave $10 to Yele and $10 to the Red Cross.
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