Tag: Gulf Gusher

OTW: “This Could Ruin Our Summer”

NOTE to admins/editors: I could probably use a little help with the pics formatting! 6PM: thanks ek! 😉

OTW = Off The Wall, is my Thursday ongoing series

PhotobucketDavidseth’s essay last night made me cry: “But BP’s not pouring oil directly on me, or my family, or my house, or my land.” (excellent essay, & he says it much better than me… my sentiments)

Yes, yes they are. They are pouring oil on us… My house, my beach, my land, my Gulf, my ocean, my planet. And yours too.

“We came to the beach just in case we can’t come next week or in the next 20 years…”

{Dad, family of 4}


The winds Sunday gusted to 25 mph, blowing from the Gulf toward the coast, but coming a bit from the east. That helped keep the huge oil slick from coming closer to Florida.

“Currently, there are no impacts to the state projected through Wednesday,” said Florida Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Amy Graham. “Florida continues to make preparations to safeguard the state’s shoreline.”  

“We wait for summer so we can go to the beach,” {16 year old boy, Pensacola Florida}.

“This could ruin our summer.”


Ya think…?

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Okay I admit it. I don’t get it. Sorry.

Show You Care, Send Your Hair

I saw this group get a quick mention on GMA this morning and it seems to be making the rounds, this idea. Spearheaded by matter of trust dot org, they have flyers,posters, and a youtube, along with this announcement:



Everyone can!

No matter where you are. No matter if you’re a salon or groomer or if you’re a volunteer.

First, please SIGN UP to our Excess Access program. It’s FREE and FAST.

It is our mass donation matching database system.

Apparently its all the rage…

Now at the Gulf Coast, people are stuffing booms. Hair and fur coming in from our thousands of member salons and groomers into recycled nylons coming in from all 50 states and around the world! Salons and beachlovers all over the Gulf Coast are organizing Boom making parties – They’re calling them BOOM B QUE’s – We love the South!

Uhm…. Okay. I’m sorry, I really kinda just don’t get it.

funny cartoon video here

I mean, good on them, I guess, but… huh? In fact, I wondered the same thing this person did:

What do they do with the oil soaked hair


by {redacted} on Wed May 05, 2010 at 12:27:12 AM CDT