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Monthly Archives: May 2010

May 9, 2010

Recycling Windshield Wiper Blades

06/03/2010: At long last, here is the REAL post about recycling windshield wiper blades.

So, here’s the deal.  I was going to post a review of recyclable silicone windshield wiper blades today.  The company sent me a set try out.  As many of you know, I don’t have a car, so I planned to test out the blades on my friend’s car.   Unfortunately, I waited until yesterday to open the package and discovered that the company had sent me the wrong ones.  (This is what can happen when you wait until the last minute.)  The blades they sent did work on my friend’s car, but they are not the “green” ones in the eco-friendly packaging that can be returned for recycling.

So who cares? you might be thinking.  Why tell us this today? Couldn’t you just ask the company to send the right blades and post a review later?  Well, chickadees, I will do that.  But sadly, I had promised today’s post as my contribution to … Read the rest

May 9, 2010

New Vegetarian Eats Ham. Asks, What Kind of Vegetarian Am I?

I’m sitting here on this drizzly afternoon eating leftover injera, from last night’s Ethiopian dinner, covered with melted butter and maple syrup.  It’s yummy.  And I’m savoring every bite because when this butter is gone, I don’t plan on buying more.  At the moment, the only animal foods I’m eating are cheese and eggs.  And yeah, I know the troublesome aspects of both of those foods, but I’m not ready to go all the way vegan.

Anyway, yesterday was an interesting day for discovering just what kind of vegetarian I am.

Tully’s Feeds Me Ham

It started around 4pm in downtown Berkeley.  I was just about to get on BART to meet friends in El Cerrito, when I suddenly realized I hadn’t eaten anything at all that day.  Not good.  But not as alarming as it sounds.  I hadn’t gotten out of bed until after 2pm.

So there I am starving near the BART station, and I duck into Tully’s Coffee to… Read the rest

May 7, 2010

Plastic-Free Living Discussion, Part 2

Discussing plastic-free sunscreen, dog poop solutions, plastic newspaper bags, buying berries, and more. All accompanied by the cutest green pug ever.