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(I got this as an email from my rad COOL AND AWESOME friend Rivers 
Davis Powell, who supports my blog.  Dave got it from someone in
the goverment or something, Department of State.  I found it
interesting that none of the European actually gave cash.  But I
love Greece's contribution.  I thought the Netherland's
contribution was a little haughty.  But Sri Lanka
brought tears to my eyes, and I was impressed with Qutar).

U.S. Department of State Summary of Foreign
  Assistance Received or Expected to Date



Afghanistan                $100,000 cash

Albania                    Pledge of $300,000

Armenia                    Pledge of $200,000

Australia                  $7.6 million cash

Austria                    Tarps, camp beds

Azerbaijan                 $500,000 cash

Bahamas                    Pledge of $50,000

Bahrain                    Pledge of $5 million

Bangladesh                 Pledge of $1 million

Belgium                    Operations teams, generators, water
                           pumps, logistical teams of 9 working
                           with Red Cross since September 7.

Bosnia/Herzegovina         Pledge $6,414

Canada                     Pledge of $5 million to the Bush-Clinton
                           hurricane relief fund 2 Griffin helos,
                           search and rescue teams, Air Canada
                           evacuation flights, supplies, security
                           teams, Three Canadian force ships(1
                           Destroyer, 2 Frigates, and 1 CG ship)
                           with 3 Sea King Helicopters and other
                           donations in kind

China                      $5.1 million cash, relief supplise,
                           relief teams, 1000 tent, 600 generators,
                           bedsheets, children's clothes.

Cyprus                     $50,000 cash

Djibouti                   Pledge of $50,000

European Commission        Has activated its Civil Protection
                           Cooperative Mechanism

France                     600 tents and relief supplies. 

Gabon                      Pledge $500,000

Georgia                    $50,000 cash

Germany                    High-speed pumps and other supplies

Greece                     2 cruise ships

Hungary                    $5,000 cash

Iceland                    Pledge of $500,000 to the Bush-Clinton
                           hurricane relief fund

ICRC                       Web-Based tracking system for displaced
                           persons

India                      $5 million cash, 3000 personal hygiene
                           kits, 3000 blankets, 3000 sheets, 150
                           tarps

Iraq                       Pledge of $1 million cash to the Red
                           Cross, via the Red Crescent

Ireland                    EU $1 million cash

Italy                      Generators, water pumps/purifiers,
                           tents, supplies

Japan                      $200,000 cash & $844,000 in relief
                           supplies, private pledges over
                           $1 million

Kenya                      $100,000 cash donation

Kuwait                     $400 million in oil products &
                           $100 million cash

Maldives                   $25,000 to the Red Cross

Mexico                     45 truckloads of supplies,
                           transport vehicles, 2 field
                           kitchens, 2 helos

Mongolia    Pledge of $25,000

Nepal                      Pledge of $25,000

Netherlands                Levee inspection team to
                           assist Army Corp of Engineers,
                           water pumps

New Zealand                $1.4 million cash to Red Cross

Nigeria                    Pledge of $1 million cash

Norway                     $1.54 million in relief
                           supplies/cash

Organization of            Created a fund for donations
American States            from Member States to the ICRC
                           and donated $25,000 cash from
                           its emergency fund

Palau                      Pledge of $50,000, additional $50,000
                           donor drive

Qatar                      Pledge of $100 million cash

Republic of Korea          $30 million in cash and various
                           in-kind relief supplies

Russia                     Air transport, generators, tents,
                           blankets, water, water pumps,
                           relief supplies

Sao Tome and Principe      Pledge of $18,000

Saudi Arabia               $5 million from Aramco, $250,000
                           from Agfund

Singapore                  3 Helicopters

Spain                      65,000 barrels of oil for 60 days,
                           relief supplies

Sri Lanka                  $25,000 cash to the Red Cross

Sweden                     telecommunications equipment

Taiwan                     $2 million cash, relief supplies

Thailand                   Blankets, relief supplies

UAE                        Pledge of $100 million cash

Uganda                     Pledge of $200,000 dollars

UK                         Water and water purification assets,
                           field kitchens, 500 person tent city,
                           blankets, camp beds

Venezuela                  Up to $1 million to Red Cross and
                           state government

Vietnam                    $100,000 donations to victims

Yemen                      $100,000 donation to Red Cross

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House, MD

So Megan and I have convinced Ian that house is the greatest show ever. 

And we are going to have a little get together at my house to watch HOUSE, tomorrow night.  We are going to consume all of the goodies I have left over from the weekend (Kate brought me some provisions). 

Anyone interested?  Anyone?  It is going to be fun!  I’m to tired to send out an evite.  I have to do a title search. 

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Things I love in the morning

Yummy Coffee. 

Crackling Oat Bran. 

My pillow right before I get out of bed. 

The word – SNOOZE.

Cold Water to drink.

Hot washclothes.

My sonicare toothbrush.

Emails from people I love.

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Breakfast

Allison, Cristina and I went to breakfast this morning at Five Star.  We normally go on Tuesdays, and Christy goes with us, but yesterday Allison couldn’t go, and Five Star was closed, so Cristina, Christy and I went to the May Flower instead. 

We noticed a couple of interesting things this morning. 

The parking meter lady and the bacardi delivery guy are in some sort of relationship.  And they were having some sort of drama this morning.  We watched them halfway talk, halfway make out for about half an hour. 

Allison isn’t ready to get married.  Here is her quote:

"I’ve been thinking about it, and I think I want to elope, and then just have a party.  And by "have a party" I mean send out an evite for everyone to meet us at a bar and buy us drinks.  Not to rent the place out or anything.  I think this is evidence that I’m not ready to get married quite yet."

The weather is so amazing right now, it makes me tremendously happy to sit outside and eat breakfast.

Last night I was being antisocial.  I bought House on dvd, and it is my new favorite show.  I LOVE IT. 

I also recently acquired some new coffee travel mugs.  If you are in the market for new coffee travel mugs, these are what you needThermos_1

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Go Dawgs!

Today was awesome.  We looked good. 

But, for the record, I’ve never been so happy to be in my bed in my entire life. 

Seriously. 

I love my bed more than anything in the world and I’ve never been so pleased to be here. 

Goodnight, loves.  I really do love y’all. 

p.s. I had fun last night too. 

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