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Drag Queen Bingo!

A fine time was had by all at the annual Drag Queen Bingo Brunch at Scalo, a benefit for New Mexico AIDS Services

Special thanks to The Dolls, Brian Brown of NMAS and the Scalo staff for being so kind and accommodating to ol' preggers. 'Til next year!

The New Zealand Penguins Are Free!

Remember the penguins that were rescued following the New Zealand oil spill? 49 were recently returned to the wild! Thanks to all the global support they received---from funds to sweaters---they get to be home again. 

Oh, warm and happy thoughts! Ear-to-ear grins! Yeeeeee!

Posted on December 9, 2011 and filed under Fabulousness, Help, News.

Come to the Funky Sweater Get Down!

(Note: DJ Brendangerous is not spinning. Instead, the great and powerful DJ Flo Fader will man the decks. WIN!)

Wait 'til you see my sweater, dahling. It's really, reeeeally bad. 

Please join us Saturday night (Dec 10, AKA tomorrow) at Launchpad for a fabulous night of fun, funk performances and ugly sweaters all in the name of doing good! 

Be sure to wear your funkiest, ugliest sweater because there will be an ugly sweater contest. Also in attendance: Santa Claus. Haaaaay! 

-- $5 entry fee with canned food or clothing donation... $10 without --  Prizes for ugliest/funkiest sweater --  All donations benefit the The Storehouse

Posted on December 9, 2011 and filed under Events, Help, Holidays.

Happy Ending of the Day

Remember the tear-jerking tale of the Russian ginger seal pup who was rejected by its family and community for being different? 

Good news: it has a new home. Joy to the world! 

Originally named Nathan, the pup was rescued and moved to the country's leading aquarium. There, they discovered he was a she and renamed her Nafanya, after a lookalike Soviet-era cartoon character. Now, little Nafanya is reportedly thriving, has a great appetite and enjoys playing with her toys, especially a small, blue ball. 

Best news of all: she has a webcam! You can check out Nafanya in all her blue-eyed, ginger-furred glory daily between 2 and 8 a.m. EST. 

I don't know about you, but I'm a little misty-eyed with happiness. Somebody get me a tissue! 

I'd like to make it clear that while I'm not a fan of keeping wild animals captive, there are certainly exceptions. This seal was a guaranteed goner if she was left to fend for herself. Poor little lady. I'm glad she was rescued.

Posted on November 29, 2011 and filed under Announcements, Fabulousness, Help.

Please Knit Some Sweaters for These Penguins!

Lots of penguins in New Zealand desperately need tiny little sweaters. Their lives depend on it. Do you knit? Will you help? 

(Etsy) - A recent oil spill on New Zealand’s coast has left the environment and wildlife in shambles — including the local blue penguin population. While volunteers are working hard to rescue and clean the animals in the region, they require a little bit of crafty help: tiny sweaters, or penguin pajamas, for the rescued birds. These woolen sweaters keep oil-soaked birds warm until they’re well enough to be cleaned and prevent them from ingesting oil from their feathers.

If you’re interested in donating a penguin sweater, New Zealand yarn store Skeinz has provided a handy how-to and is organizing the donation efforts.

Penguin Jumper in 8ply – Must be 100% Wool Yarn 1 pair 3.25mm , 1 pair of 3.75mm needles , 1 set of 3.25mm dpn’s or circular Cast on 36 stitches using 3.25 needles.K1, P1 to end of row. Repeat this row 7 times. Change to 3.75mm needles and K2, P2 rib. Work 4 rows increasing at each end of every row. (44 sts) Continue until work measures 15 cms. Decrease 1 st at each end of every row until 28 sts remain. Decrease 1 st. in middle of next row (27 sts.) Leave on needle. Make second side the same. Transfer the 54 sts from both pieces to 3 of the set of 4 3.25mm needles.(18 sts on each.) and work a round neck in K1 P1 rib for 10 rows. Cast off. Stitch up sides to decreasing to 27sts (opening for flipper). Add elastic to the top and bottom to prevent the penguins getting out of them. Top: 15cm of elastic; bottom 17 cm (knots allowed). Flat elastic okay.

Send to: & Skeinz - The Natural Yarn Store

M  PO Box 3123, Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand D  5 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, P  06  843 3174       F  06  843 3090   M 021 899 396 E  or

For more details, visit Skeinz’s website.

Via Etsy and Gothamist

Posted on October 19, 2011 and filed under Help.

Random Dude Wants to Buy You a Starbucks Coffee

Here's some good news, dahling... App developer Jonathan Stark wants to buy you a cup of coffee at Starbucks. What's the catch? Nothin'. 

He's posted the barcode to his Starbucks coffee card online so that anyone can get free coffee using his account. There's a Twitter account for the card, and it tweets when the card is used or when the balance is depleted (which happens frequently). Some generous folks are contributing to the fund. Awwww... tender moments! People aren't so bad! 

How to get your free coffee: 

1. Save this picture on your Smartphone

2. Go to Starbucks 

3. Order a coffee

4. Check the card’s balance via Twitter to ensure there's money on it

5. If funds are available, hold the pic of Stark's card in front of the barcode scanner.  

6. Enjoy your coffee. 

Here's a close-up of Stark's card. 

Posted on August 9, 2011 and filed under Help.

Help Joplin

Joplin Missouri Disaster Relief Fund

Convoy of Hope -- Donate online or make a $10 text donation by texting the word CONVOY to 50555. Standard message rates apply.

Salvation Army

    • Text the word "Joplin" to 80888 to make a $10 donation (standard rates apply).
    • By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY – Joplin Tornado Relief
    • Online at:
    • Send checks to: Joplin Tornado Relief, The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Click here for a list of food agencies that are helping the hungry in this tornado-devastated area. 

Red Cross

  • 1-800-RED-CROSS
  • Online:
  • Text the word "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation (standard rates apply).
  • Send checks to: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.
Posted on May 26, 2011 and filed under Help.

Rescue Rules!

Little Mary Poppins, Pomchi extraordinaire, went for her first rock-climbing excursion a few days ago. Girl is a pro! She scrambled up those rocks like nobody's business. Go, Mary! 

She would have never rock-climbed if it wasn't for animal rescue. 

Found running as an injured stray in a rural area, Mary's time was up at the pound. Nobody wanted to adopt her because of her injuries. It was euthanasia time for our little red pal. Fortunately, a rescue group, Quixote Humane, sprung her from the pound in the nick of time, got her the vet care she needed (resulting in a $1,000 bill, with discount!), nursed her back to health and eventually allowed me to adopt her. As I type these words, she is snoozing in my lap. 

The über-caring, passionate volunteers who work so hard to save pets' lives deserve our sincere gratitude. They spend their days cleaning up the messes of irresponsible dog and cat owners, and trying to prevent new messes from happening. They make the world a better place for dogs and cats. 

Please attend Bon Fete Fashion for Paws, a silent auction and fashion show benefiting Animal Humane Association of New Mexico.

It all happens TOMORROW evening: Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. at Hotel Parq Central

Time is running out! Get your passes now! 

Click here for Bon Fete tickets.

Approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation. Adopt a dog or cat from a humane society, animal shelter or rescue group and save a life!

Click here to donate to Quixote Humane, Inc.

Click here to donate to Animal Humane NM

Posted on May 25, 2011 and filed under Events, Fashion, Help.

Fab Albuquerque Fashion Event!

This swanky, May 26 shindig at Hotel Parq Central (806 Central SE, 505.242.0040) promises to be one of the year’s top chichi events. Bon Fete Fashion for Paws, a silent auction and fashion show benefiting Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, is the brainchild of makeup artist Ashlynne Padilla and boutique owner Monica Vigil. The night begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction featuring art, pet products, styling services, makeovers, boutique gift certificates and more. Bliss! Next, at 7 p.m., it’s a Moni V’s fashion show (emcee: yours truly) with makeup by Padilla and hair by Inspire salon. Designers include Splendid, Cynthia Vincent and Halston Tickets are available at Moni V’s (112 Amherst SE, 505.255.0148); $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating and swag bag. Fifty percent of ticket sales and 100 percent of silent auction funds, benefit Animal Humane Association of New Mexico. For info, call 505.569.0157. 

Posted on May 23, 2011 and filed under Events, Fashion, Help.

Beatrice's Hat: The Update

That fallopian lunacy known as Princess Beatrice's Philip Treacy hat is rackin' up the cash for a good cause. 

The hat's being auctioned via eBay, and proceeds will benefit UNICEF  & Children in Crisis. 

Currently, it's at GBP 19,000 (appx $30,800). Get your bids in here

Go, Bea's hat, you freaky beast! Make that money! 

Posted on May 18, 2011 and filed under Fashion, Help.

Fab Alert!

Please join the ever-stylish Mary Poppins and I as we emcee the fashion show at the Bon Fete Fashion for Paws event at Hotel Parq Central on May 26. 

 The night begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction featuring art, pet products, styling services, makeovers, boutique gift certificates and more. Bliss! Next, it’s a Moni V’s fashion show, with makeup by Ashlynne Padilla and hair by Inspire salon. Designers include Splendid, Cynthia Vincent and Halston. Tickets are available at Moni V’s (112 Amherst SE - Nob Hill, 505.255.0148); $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating and swag bag. Fifty percent of ticket sales and 100% of silent auction funds benefit The Animal Humane Association of New Mexico.

For more info, email or call 505.569.0157. 

Posted on May 10, 2011 and filed under Events, Fab Alert, Fashion, Help.

Weekend Wrap-Up

AIDS Walk was great. Big thanks to Kevyn for getting everyone together. Viva Team Bossy! 

Was so busy Saturday that I couldn't squeeze in time to deliver this special 78th birthday shout-out to the red-headed stranger. Better late than never. Happy belated, Willie. 

Last, but not least, look who's in town from NYC for a wedding...

That's right, kids: It's hair guru, good pal and all-around cool guy, Ian. 

Posted on May 2, 2011 and filed under Birthdays, Events, Fabulousness, Help.

It's AIDS Walk Morning!

I am preparing for AIDS Walk, childrens! Team Bossy is in full effect. Naturally, pics will be provided later. 

Walk on, Team Bossy... walk on! Go! 


Wish I could've posted Walk it Out Fosse, but apparently they're in copyright battles and it's off YouTube. SO lame. 

Posted on April 30, 2011 and filed under Events, Help.

Buy a Cookie, Save a Pet!

Talk about a yummy way to give back to your community! For the entire month of April, all Flying Star Cafe and Satellite locations will sell handmade logo cookies to benefit Animal Humane New Mexico. Each time one of the esteemed treats is purchased, $1.00 goes toward helping homeless pets in Animal Humane's care.

Participating is easy. Simply visit any of the Flying Star Cafe or Satellite Coffee locations during the month of April and ask for the logo cookies. (Flying Star Santa Fe and Satellite University of New Mexico locations excluded). Animal Humane will also be selling cookies in all three of their locations.

Posted on April 4, 2011 and filed under Help.