“Brighten the corner where you are, and you will light the world.” –Dean Koontz
If you can’t help out through tangible donations, look for a way you can show compassion within your circle of influence today. And tomorrow. And every day after that. You don’t know what greater good might come tomorrow from your tiniest act of kindness today.
Green Bambino, the cloth diapering store, is taking donations of disposable baby wipes, disposable diapers and baby formula.
Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers is making its Compassion Helpline® available at no charge to the families and friends of the victims, as well as other community members affected by this event. The toll-free number designated for use by members of the Oklahoma City-area communities and their families is 1-800-854-8080. Free grief materials are also available.
Old Try will donate $6 to the relief effort from any Oklahoma T-shirt sales.
The Okay See will donate to the relief effort 100% of these T-shirt sales.
Memorial Road Church of Christ has a list of accepted donations as well as ways you can get directly involved with the disaster relief. Call (405) 478-0166 if you know families or individuals who need help at their property.
Oakcrest Church of Christ, 1111 SW 89th Street, Oklahoma City. (405) 631-5534. The church has set up a shelter for storm victims and is receiving relief supplies.
I feel like I should be tiptoeing in here, and it’s my own blog. I’m sorry for the extreme silence lately, y’all. Honestly, the only thing I can tell you is that I’ve been pureeing pears and prunes. Seriously. Since the Itty Bitty started her foray into solid foods, I’ve felt as though I’ve been living in the kitchen.
Fortunately, I shall soon acquire a brilliant gadget unfortunately named “Babycook,” which shall do the cooking and pureeing for me and is, fortunately, not made from real babies.
My grand and good intention is to get back into blogging regularly — at least once a week. There won’t be another month-long hiatus if I can possibly help it (and I do think I can, Pauly). In the meantime, I’m also planning an updateish post to let you know what’s been happening in my writing world.
But that’s for later. Right now, I’m in the mood for silly, so silly is what you’re gonna get. Specifically, silly related to keyword searches.
You people are weird, and I love you for it.
Without further ado or adon’t, here are some of the keyword searches that, according to Google Analytics, have recently led y’all to my blog. And also my reactions to said keyword searches. BANGERANG.
1. would you please do me a favor
I never take requests unless asked, so yes!
2. what can be the misuses of having banana
common misuses of a banana
I take it back. You don’t get any favors. Sicko.
3. upside down scrambled cat
I don’t really understand, but okay….
I didn’t know how to do the scrambled part, but perhaps this will suffice anyway.
4. what to do when your novel gets too complicated
No, really. Cut a character, erase a subplot or two, delete some scenes. If the novel’s too complicated, it means you’ve got too many cats in your frying pan. Toss a few of them out. You’ll end up overcooking them anyway.
5. sometimes a lady
…will have her cat cake and eat it, too.
6. should a writer listen to suggestions
For the love of all that’s good and true and writerly in this world, YES. Don’t be a precious snowflake.
7. scary hamster
death by hamster
Okay, I can see why the hamsters might be kissing. Even furfaces like a little lip once in a while. And if a dumb hamster and a cool hamster are kissing, it might have entertainment value. Locking braces, awkward positions, AND SO FORTH.
But…but…why hamster suicide? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? And by Grabthar’s Hammer, what is death by hamster? Diana from “V” swallows one and chokes on it?
And why did these searches lead to my blog?!?
8. novels — how long is too long
If you keep writing after the story is finished, then your novel is too long.