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i started a (craft) blog. also, i love the environment and it makes me hate myself. - tell me tell me tell me you'll miss miss miss me
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Fri, Sep. 14th, 2007 04:58 pm
i started a (craft) blog. also, i love the environment and it makes me hate myself.

firstly, every single person on the planet should look through this list. i am sure you will find SOMETHING you decide to change about your life:
http://liferemix.net/100-great-tips-improve-your-life

hey look, i started a blog for rhymes with twee:
http://www.rhymeswithtwee.com/blog

http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/07/how-we-avoid-ma.html
you know what? reading the above made me guilty. so guilty. there are a bunch of things i've been meaning to do on that list that i have put off. i feel like i am changing, growing. last night i watched year of the dog and i cried. most people who know me know that i'm pretty emotional anyways, but i feel so much like the character of peggy at the end of the movie. like, i might just hop on a bus to protest animal testing. i'm constantly reaching into the garbage to fish out other worker's cans that they've tossed into the trash when there is a recycling can for them literally (and i say that because i counted) 8 steps away. i try and succeed 4 or 5 times a week in bringing my lunch to work. i drink water and tea at work (i caved and drank a soda today) out of mugs or glasses here. i bring my stuff from home that i need to shred and i recycle it. the point is that i am slowly trying to get myself up to a place where i can do all of these things; use only reuseable pads, buy everything in bulk to use as little packaging as possible, bring my own tupperware to restaurants to box up leftovers, bring water with me everywhere in a mason jar, re-purpose clothing, etc. i know z sees it coming.

i don't really know what to do. i am turning into the hippie that i've always kind of been. i saw a girl throw a gum wrapper on the ground while her mother turned a blind eye. i wanted to say something to her, but whatever i say could get a negative reaction. you know what's worse than me trying to change but getting hung up a couple things? the people who don't see the need to change their ways, who don't see how messed up our world is becoming by the year, by the day, by the hour. we are killing this planet. i truly feel like 'children of men' is a very probable future for our world if we don't get to work.

ps. i got into depart-ment and i am really psyched about it. it's october 5, 6, and 7 at av-aerie (formerly open end gallery). i do hope you'll come.

Current Location: work, soon to be home!
Current Mood: aggravated
Current Music: the going home march!

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jonasjames
jonasjames
james
Fri, Sep. 14th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)

dude, you drive EVERYWHERE!


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Sat, Sep. 15th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)

that's a big one i've been working on too. in the last couple months, i drive my car once or twice a week, whereas i definitely used to drive it everywhere. rather than driving to the store, i've been going after work and walking home with groceries. when the dominick's opens up down the street, i will absolutely never drive for groceries. it takes awhile to give up vices.


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donia
donia
Donia
Fri, Sep. 14th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)

I love the no impact man blog. Alot of the stuff on there I've been doing for years because I was poor. Now, even though I'm still poor, I do it more because it makes sense. We can't just keep being a disposable consumerist culture or we'll ultimately dispose of ourselves.


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glueandglitter
glueandglitter
glueandglitter
Sat, Sep. 15th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)

I'm definitely turning into a hippie, too. "Turning into."

Dave and I have had some really long talks about some of the things you're talking about...how things seem to be going straight downhill and how it's the common way of thinking that's causing it. We both sort of agreed that the Global Warming argument is part of the problem in a way. It's hard to make everyone care about polar bears or melting ice caps or extinction of species. And the whole debate about whether it's a theory or fact is sort of just beside the point. I wish folks would focus on now what's happening now right in front of them. Our air is filthy now. Our water is getting less and less potable now. We're killing ourselves now and we need to change now. I don't know.

Sorry to dump all this into a comment! It's sort of in the back of my mind constantly, and something in your post must have pulled the trigger. I love the lists you posted!


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