2. Cause: Momready Hurricane Clearinghouse: The travesty in New Orleans is far from over and although it's quite easy to forget that there are still THOUSANDS of people in great need of help, it's also quite easy to tune in and lend a hand if you are able. The Clearinghouse is basically a place for Katrina victims to list items they are desperately in need of so people like us can contact them personally and send what we can.
Perhaps you have some spare art supplies for evacuee, Matjames Metson?:
my name is matjames.i was put here in los angeles 16 days after katrina.i would like to ask for any art supplies so i can make art again.i also never learned how to drive a car but need a job.a job i can get to by metro.i live in korea town.the rent is really high.there isnt any where for my dogs to play.we are tired of being shut ins.i guess any help of any kind would be really wonderfull.viva new orleans!If you have any questions or comments you can contact Elisa or Yvonna at Katrina@momready.com. See all listings here and THANK YOU in advance.
thank you all for the help.your pal matjames.artist.
3. Film: F is for Fake: Orson Welles's visual essay about fakes and fakery (hence the title.) A wonderful, insightful, quirky film involving fabulous characters and Wellesian twists. I have always been intrigued with lies, liars and the facts about fiction, after all, who is a greater liar than a writer? Take for instance this blog. Fiction or fact? Maybe I don't have a child. Maybe I'm really a man. I mean... right?
Rent it here on Netflix.
4. Event: Sal Glynn, Author, Editor, Mentor extraordinaire @ The Learning Annex in Los Angeles & San Francisco.
Sal edited my manuscript and is one of the finest editors and human beings I have ever known. He is my hero of all heroes and one day I will try to do him justice by blogging about his fabulousness. His brilliant book," The Dog Walked Down the Street: Requested and uncalled-for advice from a book midwife" is the only book about publishing you will ever need. It's wonderful and about to hit shelves so keep your eyes peeled or buy your advance copy here.
If by chance you do live in Los Angeles (Sept. 11th: See Info Here) or San Francisco (September 21st: See Info Here) and you're either working on a manuscript or wanting to, you should most def come check him out. (I'll be front row center waving my sign. Go Sal!)
5. Revenge: Sending your husband to buy you tampons. Haha, sucka!
Have a great holiday weekend, folks and foos!