Before I get started, let me say that last night’s Virtual Fundraising Event, Comic Cat Relief: 20 Years of Purrfection, was wonderful fun! I understand that Heaven on Earth holds this gala each year, but since the rescue center resides in Hollywood, CA, many animal-lovers and supporters (myself included) would not have been able to participate. I hope they go virtual next year too!!
There was a Master Bartender showing us how to make the event’s signature cocktail Water-MEOW-lin Martini, several stand-up comedy acts (I particularly loved Zoltan Kaszas), a virtual auctioneer (Boffo the Bear), and a guest appearance by members of Steel Panther – who’ve partnered with Heaven on Earth on other events.
Tons of cool stuff to bid on in the Silent Auction, along with the option to donate money directly. As you can see, I couldn’t resist getting my name in lights (while supporting a great cause):
One of the items in the Silent Auction is a “Cuddle Clone”. (WTH??) Cuddle Clones will replicate your pet as a stuffed animal. Pure genius! You’ve got to see these creations. They are the spitting image of the real-life models. (I adore Ramses, but wouldn’t it be lovely to have “Diego” to cuddle with sometimes. Or maybe a LoniLoni. Maybe both…)
I digress. Heaven on Earth is keeping the Silent Auction open until 11:59pm this Sunday, September 20th. You can browse the items here OR make a cash donation in whatever amount you want right here. “No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.”
I love being back in Silicon Valley but, like everyone else, miss socializing. Last night’s gala was the first virtual event I’ve taken part in. (Since all my besties are within a few miles there’s no need to Zoom.) It was as close to being at a night club or comedy club as I can get right now. I know it was a fundraiser to benefit homeless felines, but being part of an activity…knowing there were others “participating” at the same time…was something I needed. Just didn’t know it.
Which kinda brings me right around to the main subject of this Post: Why I Write About the Things I Write About. I’m not a part of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., but I do regularly visit a handful of Blogs. One gal who lives in Oregon publishes plant-related posts on a daily basis, and since she mainly covers the Portland area I get a good sense of what’s going on in her “neighborhood”. Another, who also lives in Oregon, discusses interior design and how to make a home cozy. She’s also written a number of books! Busy gal. Another blog covers design/living/food/plants, and several are related to the Hard Rock/Heavy Mëtal scene. No surprise that there are a couple of cat-related sites thrown into the mix.
None cover the diverse subjects I do – which suits me fine and I’m sure makes their lives easier.
My Posts might be compared to commenting on Facebook – I make note of whatever strikes my fancy or pops up on my radar. The only difference (and this is a significant difference) is that I like to go in-depth. I like to research. I like to probe. I like SUBSTANCE. Plus, it’s imperative that I have a visually-appealing site on which to expound my thoughts.
Back in 2017 I decided to organize this site to make it easier for visitors to get to the content they were most interested in. My 7 Heavenly Lusts. If someone was only interested in, say, plants, they’d be able to skip all the other crap and go directly to Plant Lust. Same with Cats, Rock/Mëtal, and so on.
I get visitors from all over the world, but there’s one Post that’s generated more comments than any other: Aargh!, and another that’s gotten tons of hits since THE MADNESS struck: Fishdom.
No matter what it is that brings them here, I appreciate people taking the time to visit. THANK YOU!
As I was going through my Posts recently (tidying up things here and there) I noticed something. I’ve not only been blogging but have created an online diary in the process. Since launching this site in 2015, my Posts have recorded my life. It has been unintentional. My topics of interest give me away. Most of the Posts deal with mundane stuff. They are entertaining. Sometimes informative. Others have been difficult for me to write. It’s strange, but these “tough” Posts have given me great comfort.
‘Kayso, I will continue to write about what I write about. Which is to say: Anything and everything that I want to share with all of you – honestly, thoughtfully, and with an open-heart.