Apparently, because of not living on the Coasts or in a major city, I missed the memo that 1. waffle cones will save the planet from the evil polluting effects of cardboard bowls and plastic spoons, and 2. that plant-based ice-cream has a smaller effect on the environment than does Ye Olde cow-milk sort. Since I’m a fan of waffle cones, I see no problem with people eating the serving dish rather than throwing it away, although some of the bright colors (hot pink, kelly green, electric blue) are a touch disconcerting.
I’m not certain about the plant-based ice-cream being better for the planet, though. Continue reading
the OS was lost.
For want of the OS, the software was lost.
For want of the software, the data were lost.
For want of the data, my temper was lost.
All for the want of a laptop. Continue reading
So, fair warning. I’m exceedingly steamed with the American and other news media, particularly networks coverage of recent events. What follows below the fold is a rant. For fiction, humor, and the like, please return tomorrow. Continue reading
OK, enough is enough. They are remodeling, sort-of, the drugstore cum natural-stuff emporium where I get my medicines, drug-store stuff, and cereal.
They moved the cereal. Specifically the stuff I have been eating for over a decade now, because my gastroenterologist recommended it. They are the only place that stocks it on a regular basis, and so I buy it there rather than ordering it. And it moved!!!!!
Rant follows. You’ve been warned.
So today’s when we are supposed to feel bad about using plastic and having opposable thumbs, or something.
I’m a conservationist. I believe in wise use of resources in order to benefit the most people over the longest time possible, based on the best knowledge that we currently have. I also heartily agree that we need green-spaces, places like parks, nature preserves, and well-managed habitats for wildlife of all kinds. We are stewards of this world, and we don’t always do as good of a job as we could, but we’re learning. Continue reading
For a little tax-day levity, go visit “Allegra and Ruby Assist with Tax Preparation.”
I had to pay a little this year. The revised allowable professional deductions got me.
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There’s a subset of women’s history/environmental history that holds that electric light was not entirely a good thing for women. With brighter, steadier light, dirt could be seen more easily. Thus cleaning became more intense and time-consuming. This in turn led to further devaluing of women’s labor and deprived women of the free time they’d previously had.
I’ll wait for those familiar with pre-vacuume-cleaner house-keeping to finish laughing and catch their breaths.
And then the kitchen light died. Continue reading