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winteroses
Date: 2008-01-13 21:06
Subject: The Manpollo Project
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Location:comfy couch
Mood:contemplativecontemplative
Tags:manpollo project
This is a wonderful essay written by a dear friend of mine. nolawitch is an amazing, funny, strong, wise and intelligent woman. I wanted to share her words with anyone willing to read so they might inspire you as she continually inspires me.

Stop Talking About the Weather and Do Something About ItCollapse )
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winteroses
Date: 2007-12-07 16:16
Subject: Project Red and The Killers
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Location:here
Mood:calmcalm
Music:Virgin Radio UK - msng
Tags:itunes, mgg, profject red, the killers
If you are a fan of The Killers you might want to check out their new video, "Don't Shoot Me Santa" on iTunes. You can download if for $1.99. The cool part is that every single penny goes to Product Red for research. If you aren't familiar with Product Red, it's a great cause, check it out.

Anyway, "Don't Shoot Me Santa" is an amusing video.  Very well done.
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winteroses
Date: 2007-10-22 20:47
Subject: Fall Harvest Yummies
Security: Public
Location:here
Mood:contentcontent
Music:tv
Tags:photography
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winteroses
Date: 2007-10-17 11:19
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Mood:cheerfulcheerful
Happy Birthday carolinaladibug!!!  Enjoy your day!
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winteroses
Date: 2007-09-16 09:18
Subject: Happy Fall!
Security: Public
Location:home
Mood:happy
Tags:fall
Fall has sprung! It is currently around 67 out! Okay, nevermind that it is supposed to climb to near 90 this afternoon. The point is it is finally cooling off in the evenings. Hmmm...time to start checking out patio furniture. I could actually sit outside and enjoy my coffee in the mornings.

Okay, off to finish putting out a few fall decorations. I need more. It always seemed like I had a lot when we lived in the old house, but it was a lot smaller. Here my few things seem almost silly.
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winteroses
Date: 2007-09-14 12:30
Subject: Boycotting Scotts Miracle Grow
Security: Public
Location:around
Mood:calmcalm
Music:Virgin Radio UK - msng
Tags:boycott, scotts, terracycle
I meant to post this last week and completely forgot. My bad. I was listening to the news on NPR on my way to work. They were doing a story about an interesting sounding company, TerraCycle and their organic gardening product. Long, gross story short, it's worm poop. In case you aren't aware, worms and worm poop are great for gardens. What really caught my attention about this company is their entire deal is that they reuse waste. The packaging is recycled soda bottles! They collect them, remove the labels, wash them and reuse them with new labels! I thought this was a great way to reuse these again instead of being tossed in a landfill.

You can read on their site how this company came into being, but long story short, it's a small, inner-city company founded by a group of friends when they were in college. They cared about the environment and wanted to create an environmentally friendly company.

So what does this have to do with my boycotting Scotts Miracle Grow? Well, it seems that Scotts couldn't be happy with their estimated 60%+ share of the gardening market and they are suing TerraCycle. They are suing on the bases of false advertising and similar product packaging and said packaging will confuse Scotts customers and they'll buy the wrong product. Apparently Scotts takes their customers for morons. I've looked at both packages and fail to see a similarity. I would not confuse the two products. I don't think many people would....that big TERRACYCLE printed on one product might help with that "confusion".

It's really sad that Scotts feels so threatened by this little tiny company that they feel the need to file a lawsuit. I guess if they can't have a total monopoly they pull out their big bully attorneys and go to town drowning the little guy in legal paperwork. *sigh*

So I'll be doing my part to help the little guys. While I have always bought Scotts products (their organic stuff) in the past, no more! I will either find a local store to buy TerraCycle from or I'll order it from their website. I do A LOT of gardening, my yard is full of flower beds. Those beds will be Scotts free from now on! Yes, pun intended.
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winteroses
Date: 2007-09-14 10:12
Subject: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Security: Public
Location:Here, I think
Mood:amusedamused
Music:Virgin Radio UK - msng
Tags:jobs, professions
Top 10 professions:

1.Director of Photography <=== this is really the only one that fits me at all
2.Fitness Instructor
3.Set Designer
4.Costume Designer
5.Personal Trainer
6.Recreation Therapist
7.Clergy
8.Special Effects Technician
9.Automotive Painter
10.Sign Maker

I don't know about some of these...LOL

EDIT to add how to do this if you want:
1. Go here: http://www.careercruising.com/default.asp
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results. (or however many you feel like)
Bonus: Add your own comments.
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winteroses
Date: 2007-09-12 14:32
Subject: Ummm...where have I been?
Security: Public
Location:buried in work
Mood:surprisedsurprised
Music:radio
Tags:projects, ts humberto, work
When did Tropical Storm Humberto form? How did I not notice a tropical storm forming at my back door? Color me surprised!

While this is by no means a complaint about work, but how exactly, did I get named the administrative coordinator for a major project/contract? Like I said, not complaining. Another feather in my cap and on my resume. Oh, did I mention that this new turn of events has me swamped with work?

Okay, back to that work!
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winteroses
Date: 2007-09-11 16:15
Subject: Nikked from Gail
Security: Public
Location:here
Mood:contentcontent
Tags:9-11, candles, new moon
My friend posted this in her journal and I really like this idea. Given that today is the new moon, I thought it quite fitting.

"Light two white pillar candles standing next to each other and then reflect on what positive changes have come about since that horrible day 6 years ago."
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winteroses
Date: 2007-09-11 11:24
Subject: Butterflies and random thoughts
Security: Public
Location:around
Mood:contemplativecontemplative
Music:Virgin Radio UK - msng
Tags:butterflies, changes, fall cleaning, harvest, key west, mabon, organizing, photos
Sorry I haven't been doing much posting of late. We've been busy getting caught up on everything at home after vacation. I've also been doing some organizing around the house. We have a storage unit about half full that I still need to empty out, so we've been pulling boxes a car load at a time and bringing the home and dealing with them. We have come to the painful conclusion that we need more bookshelves. A lot more bookshelves. So those boxes will get neatly stacked in the home office until one by one, they'll get unpacked and more shelves are procured.
lots of ramblingCollapse )

Anyway, enough of the babbling. When we were in Key West we visited The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Beautiful! Worth going to see if you are in Key West.

Here are some butterfly shots for your enjoymentCollapse )
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