Sunday, January 3, 2010
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
What gets me is the people who don't even try!
For example at work. We have several recycle bins on our office floor, for plastic and glass cans and bottles, and it astounds me that people still just pitch them in their regular office/cubicle trash bins. Similarly, each office/cubicle has a cardboard bin for paper. I can't believe how often I see regular paper or newspaper (stuff that's not even debatable, ie. is it plastic coated?)in the regular trash bin. Hello? Have you heard? Recycling is good. Why do you not care? It makes me wonder if they know something I don't. I have heard at times that the recycling facilities are so overwhelmed that they can't keep up. I have no idea if that is true. But the more there is the more ideas industry will come up with, like the countertops made of paper (with hardeners). I saw this on Good Morning America, but I can't find the link.
Then there's the Metro (the DC subway). Some people apparently intentionally leave their papers on the train thinking that they save paper by "passing it along", but I have my doubts. A certain number of papers are printed already. If someone picks up your used paper, they most likely weren't going to buy one or pick up the free Express anyway. But if they are certain they'll find one each morning well, hmmmm, maybe that does work. I personally would not rely on finding a paper in the car I get on.
Then there are the really egregious people. At Metro Center, the biggest Metro stop, if I'm done with my paper I often drop it in the NEWSPAPER recycle bin on the platform. This is a big bin, and apparently so many people drop their papers in during rush hour that often there is a Metro employeee standing there with an even bigger open bin to collect all of the papers. I thank them. But I am SHOCKED at the number of people that just bypass the big bin, AND the recycle bin, and JUST toss their paper in the TRASH. I DON'T GET IT.
Believe me I'm no earthy crunchy or bark chewer type person. I wear vintage fur (sometimes), and leather, but I somehow have been sucked into this recycling thing. How are others so nonchalant about it? How can one care so little?
Don't we want to help our beautiful world:
if we can at all?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I saw two people to be exact that I would've asked for a photo, but I was tired and they were moving fast.
Below, as promised, is my photo from the event with Stacy London. This is after she had me remove my bright pink beads. I might say, her dress isn't the most flattering. But she's so awesome, nobody even notices!
Monday, August 3, 2009
So anyway, now I have my new cheap super efficient tiny wallet.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Here is the what not to wear. Because I cut off the head you aren't seeing the cowboy hat:
This was kind of fun. I was waiting for someone that looked great enough to warrant getting up my courage to ask to take their photo. I had even brought some personal cards on which I could write the address of the website.
This woman caught my eye, she looked great and comforatble. I was looking at what she was wearing and I thought she noticed I kept looking at her, so I went up and told her about my blog topic and she gave me permission to post the photo with the head. I've got two shots. One ypu can see her handbag better and the other shows her rolly carry-on bag. She was very nice and posed for several shots so I could get the right light:
My yoga pants turned out to be extremely comfortable, but my step daughter (Katie) asked me if I was wearing pajama pants. So I'm not sure that I've really gone beyond sweatpants. But my husband liked them, and they were VERY comfortable. I think Katie may have been getting back at me for the crack the other night that she used to wear pajama pants.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
O.K, I love the show What Not to Wear. So when Margaret at the last minute told me about this blog launch party with Stacy London at Urban Chic (in Georgetown) (http://www.urbanchiconline.com/) I HAD to go. My husband was out tonight with the guys, and my big plans had been to go to Costco and then come home and spend time snuggling with Manon (my one-eyed cat).
Anyway, they had all these cookies and (see attached photo of one I took home) cool looking sweets and chocolate covered strawbwerries. Mind you most of the women in the place were of course slim and not likely to indulge in big cookies. I had one chocolate covered strawberry and several champagnes. Most people were drinking water. Not me. Then Stacy arrived fashionably late. As I needed to get to Costco I was one of the first six or so to try to get her attention. I was in front of her as she was finishing up with someone else, and she was heading towards me ready to have me remove my necklace. It was a fuchsia plastic bead thing. She said it was fine, just too playful for what I had on. So the rest was o.k. I guess. She LOVED my yellow vegan leather bag that I wrote about previously. She said that was a good pop of color. Her words of wisdom to the group, "smart is the new black". She's in town b/c she's starting a styling service in DC for all the smart new people flocking here. She said she hopes Michelle Obama uses her service but didn't elaborate. That's it.
When I told my mother about my encounter, she asked if she said anything about my hair. Well no she didn't, she's not the hair person. I'm sure my mother was waiting for a big "told you so"moment, that my hair is terrible.
Oh, a Washington Post reporter took my picture with Stacy, and promised to send it to me. I'll share if I ever get it and it doesn't look too awful.
I still haven't eaten the gorgeous cookie.