May 18th, 2008
|11:44 pm - Mount Hood Road Index 2.0|
Saw two fantastic new documentaries as part of the Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: Derek, about filmmaker Derek Jarman, and A Jihad For Love, about gay and lesbian observant Muslims. Spontaneously purchased the entire Indiana Jones series to date, simply because the new movie is coming out and our friend Patrick had never seen any of them before.
2. WHAT AM I GRATEFUL FOR?
Nasturtiums that we started from seed. Message boards that tell us hints about what's going to happen on Desperate Housewives next year. Pumping up the bike for the first ride of the season. Seeing new friends have their first art shows. Living in a city where we can bike 2.5 miles away to see interesting movies or great art. Having friends over for Shabbat dinner on our porch. Homebaked challah by fetteredwolf. Getting our new telephone table re-upholstered after our cats damaged it. Getting things done around the house - finding new organizational systems. Having each other, even when we're too ill-tempered to appreciate each other properly. Celtic victories. Knitting books. Having television to distract us when we're done.
3. LIFE'S LITTLE INCONVENIENCES
Stupid fights what happen when we're tired or cranky and feeling overbooked with the Sunday night crazies. It came to realsupergirl's attention in writing group that not everyone is familiar with the concept of the "Sunday night crazies." Is this just something from our world, or does it happen in yours, too? kaphine seems to think it appeared in an episode of Seinfeld once. Also, Whole Foods no longer carries plastic bags, so they are now at a premium in our household, since we use them for garbage.
4. ANNOYING THINGS IN THE NEWS
Ted Kennedy being hospitalized with a seizure of unknown origin. Don't go yet, Teddy. This world still needs you, more than ever. Celtics being unable to win on the road. The Spurs being unable to win on the road - but they still have 1 more chance to change this fortune.
5. THIS WEEK'S BEST MEALS
realsupergirl made her first batch of gazpacho this past week. That's how you really know it's summer. Also, she made delicious challah french toast with the leftover homemade challah...And kaphine whipped up a spontaneous, delicious baked pear recipe that was AMAZING and very simple. No more pears going bad for us.
We also had French Toast from leftover home-baked bread! It must have been the weekend for that...
Also, sorry, no Sunday night crazies at our house. Though there are certain times--like before we are leaving for a trip. Oy!
Yes, we get the before-trip crazies too. So do my parents.
All these crazies...maybe we're just crazy.
You want plastic bags? Like, the smallish kind grocery stores use? We have 60 bajillion of them at our house & you'd be welcome to take some... :)
I might take you up on that this Wednesday...remind me.
|Date:||May 19th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)|| |
I made it my New Year's resolution not to take paper or plastic bags from any grocery store (or like, Target and Job Lot. I can't bring myself to bring in my own bag to the mall though, which is just as well. I've only been once this year, and that was to buy my iPhone). At any rate, I do buy bags for the large trash in the kitchen, but I stopped lining the small one in the bathroom. I just empty that one into the kitchen trash, and wash it out periodically. Once I started composting, I found I only need to take the trash out every two to three weeks anyways, and often then it's not even full, there's just something in there I don't want hanging around.
Do you have a cat? A small bag you can scoop poop into, and then tie off is hard to live without. We don't buy big garbage bags. We'd rather re-use bags we already have.
|Date:||May 19th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)|| |
This probably won't help you, but we get a bag with our Oregonian every morning, rain or shine. I agree--you've got to put the cat poop somewhere!
Also, we sometimes get plastic bags when we shop at Freddies or Safeway, so we just save them up.
We use recycled plastic bags for the trash, but we also have a very tall trash can, so couldn't reuse if we wanted to, at least with this fancy can. We also started composting again, but that is much easier with a yard.