Friday, June 18, 2010

Booty: For The Birds

Pelicans have been a favorite of seamen since ancient times. Unlike storm petrels and seagulls, they don't congregate around ships at sea as a storm comes up. Instead they disappear, almost magically. They have the good sense to find safe harbor and the sailor would very much like his ship to do the same. Pelicans seem common but, in these uncommon times, they need a little looking after. Especially down on the coast where my family comes from.

So here are a couple more offerings for you to consider. Two shirts that feature pelicans, those noble seabirds, and whose proceeds will go to help the Gulf Coast in her time of desperate need. First up:
The peliCAN t-shirt from the always reliable and artistic folks over at Threadless. A co-design by Frederik Wepener and Ross Zeitz, the shirt is available in men's and women's sizes and will set you back a delightfully small ten bones. Proceeds benefit the Gulf Restoration Network. And next:
This polo with a matching pelican on the left breast. Pelican Polos is a New Orleans based business who, as of this writing, sells only what their name implies. $5.00 from the sale of each goes to the Gulf Oil Spill Fund. The shirts are $30.00 in navy or green. Pelican Polos is a newer company so, if you'd like to watch them grow and keep tabs on the good they're doing, you can follow them on Twitter.
Thank you once again, Brethren. Keep the pelicans, and all their brethren on the Gulf Coast, in your thoughts. There is a long pull ahead of this boat before she makes the shore. Happy Friday!


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! And Happy Friday to you, too... I thought BP was going to restore the gulf and take care of everything? Didn't Barry just say so the other day? You mean you don't believe them?

I am shocked, SHOCKED, Pirate Queen...

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Like so many other things in life, politics and big companies aren't going to fix it. Only people who really care and are willing to work will. More to come on that side of the coin as things develop... For now, I'll wear my pelicans proudly and donate where I can.