To Meme or Not To Meme…That’s Not the Question.
Our dear friend Frieda tagged me with yet another Meme.
As previously mentioned, I get tired of these “Memes,” but like HPV the fuckers eventually end up in everyone’s lap no matter how careful you are, and I guess it’s my turn.
I also have a special place in my heart for Frieda who didn’t take sides recently when I got into it with one of the “Popular” Bloggers in our little Circle of Insanity (On her blog no less).
She understands just because she and I are friends doesn’t mean with have to be friends with each other’s friends who are friends with other friends of our friends who in turn are friends of friends.
I fucking hate that show “Friends.”
Enough about you.
Try to think of one way you and your family can lessen your environmental impact in 2008. You could consider doing something relatively easy–like giving up paper plates and napkins (yup, more dishes and laundry, but oh so worth it at trash-time)–or more difficult–like trying to carpool more (which can be a pain, but saves a ton in gas money, not to mention in saved emissions). It doesn’t have to be hard–it could be something as simple as trying one of those new fluorescent bulbs in your desk lamp. How about it?
Well, right off the bat I can say that I’m the Proud Owner of a brand spanking new 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid.
Isn’t she Sweet? Bella named her Madeline
When I was in California in 2006, I rented a Civic Hybrid for the two weeks I was there, and loved it.
I put 1200 miles on the thing driving down the Northwest Coast from Bodega Bay to Monterey.
As of yet, Hybrids are not very economical (Cost vs. Savings), but I’m getting 35 miles to the gallon in the city, which is 15 MPG more than my crushed like a tin can Camry, and 3 MPG more than my other Civic gets on the Highway (In Cali, I got 40 MPG in the city, but every time I’ve been out West I get better Gas Mileage. I’m assuming it has something to do with the Elevation, and Lower Humidity. Less Drag?).
And she’s a Partial Zero Emissions Automobile.
I’m slowly but surely replacing all the light bulbs in my apartment with fluorescents, and we (Because I hate temperatures above 70 unless there’s a beach nearby) keep our thermostat set low unless it’s really Fucking Cold.
I also worked for a company called “Green Living Ideas.” They have a website that provides a ton of information on how to reduce your impact on the environment, alternative/green energy, and even alternative diets.
Pay them a visit, and see if you can figure out which part of their website is the work of yours truly (There’s a link with a cool picture in the sidebar).
*Oh yeah, I’m supposed to write about something New I can do to help the Save the Planet.
Is suggesting we kill off 3 billion people out of the question?
Dammit, and I had the plans for my Giant Squeegee all drawn up, and ready.
Wait…that’s not Right
Here we go
I have to be honest. We’re terrible at Recycling.
For whatever reason, our building is not participating in the Recycling Program (All the other apartments and houses in our neighborhood do), and we are not able to get a Recycling Bin.
I tried to use a neighbor’s, but they got upset.
I could drive to a Recycling Station, but the closest one is about four miles away, and we’d have to make three or four runs a week because we have absolutely no Room (That’s potentially 138.56 miles per month for you Math Nerds) .
If I had one of those Hunting motif Bins, I could keep the recycling in the alley, but without one the Garbage Man (Waste Disposal Engineer for all you Politically Correct Nerds) picks it up.
This is tricky. Extra driving to save the environment makes no sense, even with a Hybrid, and as of yet we cannot afford to move.
Did I mention the Recycling Program was busted taking Recyclables to the Landfill?
At least I’m saving them another trip.
Are you sure we can’t get rid of 3 or 4 billion people?
Squeegees use Zero Fossil Fuels, and are Emission Free.
Why is that Wrong?
The Standby Function on Computers, Televisions, DVD Players, Receivers, etc waste a ton of energy.
From now on, I’m going to shut my Computer Off if I’m away for a while, and I’ll make sure the power on my Stereo Equipment is Completely Off as well (I don’t get that little red light anyway. What in the Fuck is it For? If you’re drunk, the damn thing moves back and forth like a Cylon’s Eye).
I’m glad we figured this out.
I was getting worried for a minute.
I promise to keep thinking about my Recycling Conundrum, and if you have any suggestions, feel free.
I have no idea to whom I should pass this Meme. If you want it, have it. You don’t even have to link to this post, which means less time on the computer, which saves energy, which is a good thing.