Friday, April 28, 2006

a blog and a vlog

I've got two websites to recommend to you. One's a blog and one's a vlog. A fellow blogger and Bush hater contacted me to inform me of his super sweet blog, and I think you should know about it as well. It's called Empires Fall, and it's true, they really's empires are tomorrow's ashes.
The other website recommendation is probably one you already know about and have been visiting for months, but I'm a little slow when it comes to this interweb crap and didn't find out about this site until I saw an article about it in the current issue of Rolling Stone. It's a daily video blog called Rocketboom, and it's hilarious. Sometimes political, sometimes comedic, sometimes serious, sometimes goofy, sometimes nerdy, sometimes informational. There is something for everyone depending on which days you choose to view. I tend to like it all, but probably because I think that Amanda Congdon is so darn cute. Anyway, check it out.
So I don't exactly know how to make a links list like I have seen on other people's blogs, otherwise I would make one and include these sites. If anyone reading this could explain it to me in layman's terms, it would be greatly appreciated. Now get off the computer and go do something relevant.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Can you believe it? It's snowing outside. What's the deal? I was going to work in my garden today. There was even a community garden orientation scheduled with the garden coordinator today at 11pm. I have a feeling that it's probably cancelled. Anyway, I may not be doing any gardening this weekend, but I did post a couple pics of my plot on flickr so you can see what it looks like. It's a 10' x 10' plot in the northeast corner of the garden. I can't wait to actually do something with it. I did plant some peas and carrots in there three weeks ago, but they haven't come up yet. Again, what's the deal? Anyway, Happy Easter.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Counting Carbons

Have you ever wondered how much CO2 you are personally responsible for having emitted into the atmosphere? Well now you can find out. Just go to and use one of their CO2 emissions calculators. There is an estimated calculator and an exact calculator. Once you're done with that, you can use your dollars to donate to groups that work to lower CO2 emissions and thus become CO2 neutral. That last part seems a little weird seeing how giant corporations throughout the world are allowed to do a similar thing (buy and sell their rights to pollute). However, you can at least see how much CO2 you are emitting and decide to do things that will lower that amount like riding a bike, using alternative (renewable) sources of energy, or even just turning off some lights. Global Warming is real, and former Vice President Al Gore even just recently wrote a book and made a documentary film about it (both book and film are entitled, An Inconvenient Truth). Be afraid. Be very afraid.