Friday, April 25, 2008

We just came to party down...

Yeah! It's Friday!

The proper thing to have done on Earth Day would have been to put an environmentally-themed post here. I didn't feel like it, though. It just so happens that today, I do.

We're throwing out our Nalgene bottles. It turns out that they're made with bisphenol A. We bought them to be environmentally sound, but the latest studies suggest that they might be linked to cancer, schizophrenia and a host of other conditions. While it's still a might, I think its best to err toward caution. It's a shame, too. I liked those water bottles.

For Earth Day, we joined a CSA. Now, with the talk of food shortages and prices through the roof, it seems like it was an economically sound choice as well as an environmentally sound call. I'm just looking forward to fresh organic produce.

I also have two little tiny tomato plants growing in my kitchen right now. As bad as I am keeping a garden, I'm trying again, because I love fresh tomatoes.

Also on a whim, while we were at Holiday Market, we picked up a book on homemade cheeses. The thought of fresh mozzarella, and tomato salad coming from my own house is a good thought.

OK, I think that's all the green talk you'll get from me right now.

Things are dropping into place around here. TFN just got the flyers back for her exhibition - it will be her first solo show, and she's stoked. I'll post the flyer here when I have a jpeg of it.

It now looks as if I will be traveling for three days in Dublin. It's a business trip, but it seems like they'll have several fun things planned - plus, when the business involves going to see bands, you can't go wrong, can you?

We've been spending a lot time outside lately. Almost every night since it got warm has involved eating dinner, then going for a walk or bike ride to downtown F-town, stopping for cocktails, than heading home. In the years since we've moved here, it's gotten amazing in F-town to the fact that one can always call a friend to walk up and meet you for a cocktail, and if you can't reach anyone, odds are 75% that you'll run into someone you know when you get to a pub. F-town has gotten very close that way, I think. Or everyone I know is a drunk. Either way, it works.

So this weekend's projection? I would like to get about 30 miles in on my bike, because we're in for cold next week. Again.

That's really all I got at this point. If you've made it this far, you've realized I have little to say, but rather than keep it to myself, I've opted to project it at you.

Thanks for playing.


Jennifer said...

Those kids were NAKED!!!


They need SOCKS!!!

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fineartist said...

I find your projections delightful, and no I usually don't really talk like that, unless I'm drunk, which is why I'm writing it that way now.

F town sounds far-out to me. Most of our local bars on the town square, and when I say most I mean all of two, they usually house old geezers who have no teeth, and try to gum peanuts, and refrain from bathing. I have managed to keep most of my teeth, so I usually win in the peanut eating contests, but they invariably drink me under the bar. Oh good times.

Di said...

You have little to say? Whatever! You talked about at least three different things that I found interesting.

Dublin - went there in 2000. I am so jealous. I can't wait to go back. Someday, and not soon. I'll have to renew my passport by the time I go back.

Ride your bike 30 miles - VERY interesting topic. I'm all about that. I didn't ride this weekend. It snowed. The sun finally came out this afternoon, but it is colder than I wish it to be. Therefore, I do not ride.

Earth day. This is the part that got me. CHEESE! Homemade cheese! SERIOUSLY!? I am SO down with that! So, you must tell me, what book did you get, and does it have lots of pictures? You should write a post about that.

My garden is growing well. It'll be nice when it starts producing fruits and veggies, although my strawberries are already coming in. :-D

Anonymous said...

So, you threw away the Nalgene bottles. I trust you guys quit smoking as well? Because we know that causes cancer...there's no "might" about it.

alpharat said...

Maybe we didn't, maybe we did... or maybe we said we did but continue to smoke under the mask of anonymity...