Hey, everyone! It's Adriana/missveryvery! Interpunkt is at a conference in Las Vegas (she's safe, don't worry!). So no update today!
Instead we're having a fundraiser for Puerto Rico, an American territory that was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Remember how Simon is Puerto Rican? So is interpunkt (I'm/Adriana is Costa Rican, different kind of latina)!
Many people need our help! So we're selling a postcard with this image on it in our store.
It's Simon with hibiscus flowers and coquí frogs, the symbolic flower and animal of Puerto Rico (the postcard won't have the logo on it). 100% of the money goes to the Hispanic Federation charity.
On a more personal note, some of you following Interpunkt on twitter might already know that she has family there. Everyone is ok right now but her continent-side family is working to get her grandmother out so this is a cause very near and dear to her as she’s been keeping close eyes on the devastation and knows how much help they all need.
Interpunkt is also from Las Vegas originally (I know, what are the odds!!!!!!), but thankfully none of her friends or family were in the vicinity at the time of the shooting at Mandalay Bay and they're all safe!
my friend was on vieques when the storm hit, and her parents had to ransom her a ticket to the main. she saw a lot of death and suffering, and still can't sleep right, even after reclaiming stateside. the media is actively suppressing how bad it is, compared to the coverage and response texas got, and we are all dismayed - but determined to assist.