Saturday, January 30, 2010


Bacon. Whenever you want a bite of it. Yummo. by Skillet.

Simple, But True?

Is it always that easy?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Boring, But True

I've nothing much to post- well, I'd be better off NOT posting much at this point because my head is filled with a hundred little tasks and chores. The big move last Friday was successful- everything got transported safely and in one piece (except for a glass votive holder that I broke when putting it away). My goal is to have everything unpacked from boxes within a week. Sort of there, but not really. Studio in the Mission to be moved next weekend. Craziness. But I LOVE the new place- even though it's still taking quite a bit to get used to. Time to TAME THE HOUSE!

Pictures to come eventually...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

'Ear, 'ear!

My friend Linda posted an entry in her blog this morning, that was so truthful and compelling, that I had to follow suit and throw in my own two-cents.

My grandmother grew up in China and Taiwan, with so few resources, that she has been an extreme example of conservation and resourcefulness. Everything is kept, reused or recycled. EVERYTHING.

As I've mentioned, I'm in the process of moving from a small, one-bedroom apartment into a larger, single-family home. The amount of space is now more than doubled and it will be interesting to see how little, the ton of STUFF that my fiance and I have, will be in the new place.

This leads me to think, of how much stuff people accumulate, leading to how much stuff then, at some point, is tossed away without a second thought. Which made me feel queasy with guilt and unease. And instead of doing what many humans are apt to do- I'm going to take small, brave steps away from my usual way of doing things and see how I can undo some of the ecological damage my thirty years on this planet have done.

My goal is to be more conscientious about my choices. For example, instead of grabbing a paper towel for every little task, I'm purchasing cloth tea towels and napkins. I'm going to compost more and recycle more (toilet paper tubes, kleenex boxes, receipts, etc.). I'm going to think twice about buying stuff, too. Is it something I really need, or just something I momentarily want (good for the budget, too!!!)?

Really, one can go on and on about the endless choices and contributions we can make. I'm going to start with a few little things and go from there!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Don't Laugh...

...but I am a major nerd.

It's a new year and every new year, I feel like I ought to purge and clean. There are additional incentives for me to do that this year. This morning as I was driving into work, it randomly occurred to me that this lab protocol manual that I worked with in college, is no longer relevant to my current job and my life, in general. Well, it really was no longer relevant as soon as I graduated, a decade ago. So, for a decade, this thing has travelled with me through two moves and three different offices. Really?

But, it's science. I developed my own experimental protocol from this little book. It has a cool picture of frog and uses big, scientific words. I love it!

Ah, well, now it's sitting in the recycling bin... I think it's a good move...