I don’t really watch a lot of television, and I pretty much intentionally avoid the news. (That’s terrible. I know.) So I didn’t know about the catastrophic cyclone in Bangladesh until I got an email from Worldvision about it. Apparently it’s pretty bad–3,000 dead and millions displaced and in need of food, shelter and other necessities.
See, this kind of stuff is why I’m currently really p—ed off at myself for not getting my financial stuff under control. Between the two of us, Chris and I earn a decent living. I think. Math, Economics and I are not exactly BFFs. We should be able to give to emergency needs like this–but quite frankly, we can’t till the first of the month. (We’re working on the budget thing. I swear.)
So anyway, if you have some extra cash and were just thinking “Man, I’d really like to help some folks living on the Indian subcontinent. They make awesome curry,” then here’s your chance. Or if you’re feeling guilty because you know you oughta show up to your local shelter and help out on Thanksgiving, but deep down you know that you’re going to spend it like every other Thanksgiving, eating too much turkey and nodding off from the tryptophan–hey, you could donate some money for emergency aid.
So anyway, that’s about as close to current events coverage as you will ever see on this blog. Use the information or ignore it as you wish. 🙂 My house is too glassy to throw stones if all ya’ll can do is throw up a prayer for the folks stuck in the aftermath of the storm.