Saturday, June 28, 2008

Things I'm glad I'm not doing

If I was back in high school, I would probably be at basketball camp. I would be playing basketball in a gym with no air conditioning. Instead, I am going to Lake Padden. That is one of the reasons I am glad that I am not in high shool anymore.

Also, I am trying to watch Wibledon, but I really, really don't understand tennis scoring.

Oooh! Canadian horse jumping is on. I'm gong to watch that instead.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Scratchy Scratchy

I think that you should read this really interesing article about perception and how our brains work. Prepare to itch for about three hours, though.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Dear Chuck Klosterman,

Please marry me. I generally don't want kids, but I'd totally have yours.

You don't have to buy me a diamond. I'll just buy myself one of these.

Let me know. Thanks!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I am so creative

Today, I made a reinforcement by hole punching a mailing label.

I am awesome.
That is all.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Oh, good. Way to be, Americans.

The "Green" trend is on it's way out.

Good to know that American consumers have such small attention spans that when faced with more than one choice of green product, or, you know, having to use logical thinking to answer ethical questions in response to consumption, they simply opt out.

The need to simplify the green message has become obvious, she said, especially after the argument over Nalgene bottles, which are made of a strong, reusable plastic. As recently as last summer, the bottles, marketed to sports enthusiasts, were hailed as an alternative to disposable water bottles, which environmentalists say waste petroleum, both in their manufacture and their transport.

But some environmental groups and scientists raised concerns that polycarbonate plastic, used in the manufacture of some Nalgene bottles, baby bottles and the linings of tin cans, can leach bisphenol-a, an endocrine-disrupting chemical.

Because going back to chemically treated water stored in plastic bottles that you only use once is so much better.

Anyway, if you are not too busy being greened out and selling your bike to buy an SUV and putting your unreusable plastic shopping bags over the heads of endangered baby seals, check out Simple Steps, a good guide for practical environmentally-friendly living.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I love puppies!

I was going to write a really interesting post about biocontrolling noxious weeds with Mecinus janthinus and using methane digesters to create energy.

Then I realized that everyone who reads my blog (and 85% of humanity) would find that boring.

Here is a border collie puppy instead:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hold the phone!


Listen to I'm reading along in Northwest Business Monthly, which happens to be the first annual green issue. So reading along...Sustainable Connections...SSC...ReUse Works...wait a minute! I work for ReUse Works (ReUse Works is the name of the non-profit which is supported by our business, Appliance Depot)! Headline: Don't waste these factoids...blah blah blah, my boss provided 6 bullet points of facts about recycling, waste, and reuse in the United States. A couple of months ago I did a research project about the change in recycling and waste production rates on a county, state, and nationwide level.

Two of the six 'factoids' were directly a result of my research! I am amazing! And famous!

Someone should throw me a 'extremely easy research you did was published anonymously in a regional business magazine party'.

Today is the best day at Appliance Depot

Today it is the best day at Appliance Depot because today is the day that this month's issue of Northwest Business Monthly arrives. That means I get to spend two hours reading a magazine. There are all sorts of interesting articles in Northwest Business Monthly, like- "Business Personality: Mayor Dean Maxwell" and "Sedro-Woolley Surveyors Get Serious" and "Ferndale- The Next Downtown Destination?".

I am so excited.

Today is also the best day at Appliance Depot because my officemate and my boss are both gone, so when I am done reading Northwest Business Monthly, I can watch youtube videos while I stuff envelopes.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Your marketing is wasted on me

Something I will not be purchasing from American Apparel:

High waisted shiny hot shorts.

Friends do not let friends wear these shorts.

Weird dreams

I have really weird dreams.

Last night, I dreamed I was in Los Angeles because I was playing on Roberto Cavalli's softball team. We were playing against the Chanel team for the championship. We won in an exciting, clash of skills, a real nail-biter until the bitter end. Then Kelly blogged about our victory. Our softball team/fashion entourage was staying at a fancy hotel casino, rather like one you would expect to see in Vegas. Unlike most hotel casinos, however, in order to travel to other parts of the hotel, (the pool, the bar, etc.) you were required to crawl through human size hamster tunnels. While crawling through these tunnels, (before sliding down to the pool area) I ran into Spencer from The Hills. He was a tool. Then I went swimming.

The End

Friday, June 6, 2008

Life goal #76: Cuddle with a baby polar bear

Further proof that there is nothing on earth cuter than baby polar bears.

I also love Maddeline L'Engle

"If I had my way, none of us would have to read this review at all. Instead, we'd join hands, hear a great dark thunderclap, and be whisked off to a rambling house in the country, where we'd view odd things bubbling in a lab with a stone floor, then eat limburger-and-cream-cheese sandwiches while swinging our legs at the kitchen table. We'd sidestep for a moment onto a planet inhabited by gentle gray creatures with dents for eyes, then be inserted into some mitochondria. We battle for the soul of Madoc /Maddox, and eat small crayfish with our lesbian kind-of aunt who insisted on calling us our full name (Polyhymnia). We'd hop on a freighter and solve a mystery, then go to boarding school in Switzerland. We would make a brief detour on the Upper West Side by way of Portugal, and be concerned with cell regeneration in starfish. We'd be smacked on the ass by a dolphin. Most important, whatever happened, we'd know we could get through it—because we are creatures that can love."

- Review of A Wrinkle in Time/Homage to my favorite author

Everyone should read more Madeline L'Engle

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I love breakfast!

I love breakfast! I love breakfast food, in the morning, or for dinner. I love to eat breakfast, whether it be cereal or leftover Chinese food. I love breakfast places. I love the abundance of breakfast places in Bellingham. I want a boyfriend because then someone would be societally required to buy be breakfast once a week. My last two years of college, I ate peanut butter toast for breakfast every single day. I love omelettes. I love toast. I REALLY love homefries from the Original Pancake House. Today for breakfast, I had a granola bar and Apple Jacks. Yesterday I had leftover cold spaghetti. I had my most surreal life experience at a Chinese breakfast restaraunt in New Zealand.

Also, I might be really hungry right now.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Douchebag Party

I'm going to make a value judgement here:

- Douchebag party: okay
- Party named after an offensive word for the female anatomy where the men dress up like hunters and women dress up like prey: not okay