April is always the month of...
The Silicon Valley Humane Society's "Fur Ball"
I attended the very first one back in 2003 and for years after, had donated
all kinds of wonderful (And Breathtakingly Beautiful) Packages and things, for auction and of course bought tickets etc.
And had been involved in underwriting.
When I stopped getting invitations in the mail it was a little confusing.
Then after several calls, the person on the other end of the phone finally told me
(Wasn't easy pulling it out of her)
Only people who donate $1000,00 dollars per year plus I think (It was very unclear)
purchase some kind of underwriting. and then you receive one or two tickets.
I'm not really sure how much the tickets are now because it doesn't seem like you can purchase them.
(On Their Own) they used to be $250.00 and went to, also unclear. ($350-$500.00)
And if you donate $1000.00 through the year, you are also eligible to purchase tables for several thousands of dollars depending on the level you would like to donate.
It was very difficult to get a straight answer out of her, it took several phone calls.
I find this to be the most distasteful and ugly kind of fundraising event.
They need to take the Humane part out and just keep the Society part in…the name.
I can afford to do all of the above (Not the point) it seems to me that they have taken a name that actually stood for something good and sullied it.
Think about this political climate. Even if you could care less about Bernie Sanders, isn't it kind of cool that
(7) SEVEN MILLION people had been moved enough to donate money? Regular citizen's?
That is so cool.
The joy of giving.
Not just the one percent.
Anthony Slaughter our local Meteorologist, took my dog Missy and my picture and it ended up on the local news.
Since the party's sometimes had been themed you can only imagine how accurate I had been! (Hair, make up, costume, dog's costume!)
Pictured above is, yes you guessed it , Kathy Griffin!!! and me.
One of my favorite people! She was the queen of the Fur Ball that year!
Missy and I also ended up on her show that year, "My Life on the D List".
She was sitting next to Steve Wozniak who has always been a big supporter of the SVHS.
I now donate to every other shelter but the SVHS.
Rescued my present dog Sophie from 3R Rescue in Winter's California.
I also go to all kinds of events and fund raisers for local and not so local animal advocate groups.
I am so soured by the thought and the meaning/message behind this event now, and I had to share my feelings with you.
What do you think?
The meaning of the Yiddish word Mitzvah…. A good deed without taking credit.
So my darling Kathy Griffin,
Let's Talk Hair,
Kathy has always been stylish and glamorous.
Her hair always beautifully coiffed. Kathy always has serious style for a funny lady!
I think it is very interesting that when she is performing she is always in a plain black outfit
True to her craft.
Basically she is not distracting the audience while delivering the goods!
A smart, funny, witty, political and adult humored gossipy fun fest!
She does usually wear a very beautiful necklace and hair and make up are always gorge.
Remember, everyday can be a beautiful one.
Cosmetologist, Business Owner, Educator
From Left to Right
Bonnie Hammer of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment
Frances Berwick president of NBCU's Lifestyle brands
(Bravo, EsquireNetwork, Oxygen and E!)
I may paraphrase a little from Elle Magazine and Seth Plattne'rs article
Love, Hate, it doesn't matter…. the fact that 2.73 Million viewers tuned in to the premier
of this Docu Series is a fact.
I think the most profound statement from this article is that everyone who has tuned in,
"Knows a Transgender Person"
The cast that has joined Caitlyn are amazing women in their own right.
Love Chandi, Candis and….. Ella Giselle is probably one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen.
Ok so my heart broke a little this week when Candis had a bad experience with a guy.
Candis, let me tell you one thing.
You need to educate.
One of the ladies on the show said something like "What's down below is personal"
Eeh, I don't know. (Not if you want to get personal with a man you like!!!)
If a man would know up front that you look and feel in every way like a girl uh... Everywhere and it is completely undetectable that you had once been male, may not be so hard to get their mind wrapped around it?
Candis, I wish you the best personally and professionally, you are a beautiful woman, inside and out.
And side bar, Soooooo funny Cait finally realizing the actual issues and who is on who's side!
That's all I'll say about that!
My motto is Equal rights for all humans.
Ok, Let's talk hair!!!
First of all the three ladies pictured all have fab hair.
Cait, a little more wave would be more becoming to your angular face.
Chandi always a surprise and Candis, beautiful hair, Style, color.
Actually I have nothing negative to say about any of Cait's girl posy!
Thank you for this show.
For saving lives, informing the public and for the lives that are saved, may
there be hope.
Remember, everyday can be a beautiful one!
Cosmetologist, Business owner, Educator