I need to step out of character (and these Spanx -- they're killing me) and pass on some serious and seriously bad news: one of our own is about to become homeless. And not the cool kind of homeless, where you lounge around on fashionable Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki and force Dr. Diane Medved to step over you on her way into Fendi.
Our dear, beloved Anntichrist S. Coulter is being evicted on March 6th, and has 11 days to move her remaining possessions into storage -- to say nothing of finding some place to store herself -- and she urgently needs our help.
Long time Crappers know Annti well. She was one of the earliest adopters of Wo'C -- in fact, I can't remember a time when her fluently profane rants weren't lighting up the comments section -- and we also know that she's kind, concerned, utterly decent, and the first to offer assistance to anyone in need. But some may not be familiar with all she's done, and the fact that her generosity of spirit is largely responsible for the situation she's in now.
Annti was in a crippling car accident when she was younger, and had to have her spine pieced back together with Restoration Hardware. She didn't let that stop her, of course; at least, not until Hurricane Katrina hit. While George Bush was giving Brownie a reach-around at a photo op, Annti was going without sleep, loading up her truck, and shuttling supplies to refugees and the LSU Veterinary School emergency shelter. She kept at it ceaselessly until -- and even after -- the screws, rods, plates, and Delta faucets in her spine began to break.
The damage was never completely, or even adequately, repaired, and her health and mobility have deteriorated ever since, eventually forcing her to go on disability and into public housing. Now she's lost even that.
Mary and I gave what we could, and if you're able, please give Annti a hand.
For some reason I can't directly link to her Pay the Pal page, but you can go to her blog, Mark of the Beast, and click the button on the right. If that doesn't work, her email address, for Pal Paying Purposes, is velvetgutter-at-hotmail-dot-com.
Thanks. I apologize for the scanty posting lately, and promise to do better next week. And as further thanks, once we get Annti through this rough patch, I'll be posting a new cat video, which may be our most epic production ever! (I don't want to give too much away, but here's a hint: Dr. Tongue.)