This Friday is our House-Cooling party, and all the Fun! Free! Used! Crap! you can get when you show up. Just found out today that my sis in Philly will be facilitating east-coast storage while we house-hunt. RAWK!
Here's is an evolving list. Everything that isn't spoken for by the end of the evening Friday will go to Goodwill (or more likely, Sunset Scavenger)
Musical crap: A wooden and a plastic recorder Maya flute-y thing Mini-harmonica about 40 records the Neighbor doesn't want My CDs collection - primarily alterna mainstream from 94-2001. Some in cases, others in binders
Camping/Gear: Barbie-pink camping chair single-mantle propane lantern, may need new mantle flashlights, enviro lightbulbs, batteries
Tools Stud-finder (hah hah!) Other stuff
Various and Sundry: Vacuum cleaner (small upright Dirt Devil, not strong enough for Neighbor) Well-used K2 rollerblades for 9.5 shoe Floor and desk lamps Cheap poster frames Stickers, glow sticks, other rave-ish crud Certain of the stuffed friends
And finally, don't forget... Shoe polish (woohoo!)</div> Oh yeah, and our apartment is for rent in late November, in the ballpark of $1500. Say if you want us to put in a good word for you!
Why can't I put all plastic items in my blue cart? Unfortunately, not all plastic is acceptable because there are not companies that will take it all from us, (even if it has the recycling arrows on the bottom). We do accept:
Empty plastic bottles (#1 thru #7). A bottle has a neck smaller then its base, (i.e.: soda, shampoo, catsup, detergent).
NEW: Plastic tubs and lids (#2, #4, & #5 only). Examples include yogurt, margarine and sour cream.
where plastic comes from (I think I was just having a conversation with someone about whether plastic came from oil)
what can be recycled, why recycling is downcycling
her experiences in trying to reduce consumption to 0 - she's had to give up tortillas since they ONLY come in plastic bags
BTW, one easy thing I can recommend to everyone is to always take your own re-usable bag(s) shopping. Just leave one in the car/entry/wherever so you have it when you need it. I know, you say that you use the paper/plastic bags from each trip for home purposes, but we've been doing this a while, and really, we always have enough back-store. I'll happily discuss with you :)
The normal writing definitely lacks objectivity and written rather poorly. Usually it consists primarily of drug and knife conflicts on 6th street. This week though, the regular author "out of the office" and someone else is doing the writing. While the writing is a little more dry, it seems to cover a more realistic range of activities.
We arrived thursday. Started taking photos and actually seeing daylight this trip. This is a beautiful chamber of the presidential palace just off of the Zocoló. Puts our presidential "palace" to shame. But hey, what doesn't. A few more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindyboi/
music, basket contest, the usual works! Hopefully nice weather too :)
Looks like we'll be arriving in Dolores Park closer to 11:30 am to try to score a bigger spot. Cell phones are your friend, use them to find us.
Bands will be playing on and off from 12:30 through 2:30. And the hunky jesus contest (Everyone's Favorite Time of Year (tm) ) will be after 3. Full schedule on the flier
If you're bringing more than just yourself, consider bringing an extra blanket for space. And of course your preferred park bevarage/snack.
Oh yeah, and there's probably some tithing of sorts - if you want to support the work the sisters do (and putting on this show is WORK but so is the thousands of dollars they give to bay area causes every year) consider bringing a small donation. Of money, honey.
Americans buy 28 billion water bottles a year, all that plastic and the energy used for manufacturing and transportation is very hard on the environment
Why would you want to pay more for a product whose quality is worse than the water that flows from the faucet in your home?
City tap water must meet standards for certain important toxic or cancer-causing chemicals, such as phthalate (a chemical that can leach from plastic, including plastic bottles); some in the industry persuaded FDA to exempt bottled water from the regulations regarding these chemicals.
For those who feel tap water is any less clean than bottled water, filters may be purchased; buying filter cartridges once or twice a year requires much fewer resources than buying bottled water each day
So, whether it's your budget, the environment, or the convenience, bottled water is NOT the way to go.
Like to carry it around? Purchase your own re-usable water bottle for less than the price of two "disposable" bottles!
Seems like this could be useful for social/work coordination/synergy. On the other hand, the wider the shared network, the less value my range of messages will have.
Seems like the way to do it is
sign up for the account
find friends (import gmail addresses, but also putting out this post to find who else is on it)
set up my cell phone and GTalk addresses for easy post access
Set up the friends I want to monitor to use the IM address for twitters.
Then, free and clear. Use IM to firstname.lastname@example.org to set updates, and see updates from monitored friends. Use the web page for additional browsing, more friends. It's the finding people part that's hard... That's why I'm posting this :) to find out which of you are already doing twitter or could be arm-twisted to do so. Lovingly, of course. For our mutual enjoyment.
Oh yeah, and for those of us still dabbling with FaceBook, no need to lose status updated - you can have your twitter and sync ittoo.
Intresting non-partisan site. Give it your issue priorities and strength of conviction.. and it will show how you compare with each of the candidates. includes history of voting and choice quotes. But, um, are we allowed to vote issues in the coming election?