Thursday, October 15, 2009

What Can We Do About Climate Change?

If you think our biggest worry when it comes to climate change is a few shrinking glaciers somewhere far off in the distance, it's most definitely time to think again. Everything from the foods we eat to the plants and flowers we enjoy to the way we conduct our lives in general either already are or soon will be directly affected by the ravages of global warming and climate change.

Today, on Blog Action Day '09 people in more than 150 countries around the world are blogging about the importance of climate change and even the White House has gotten in on the act. By spreading the word, sharing ideas, and joining together to find solutions for coping with the effects of climate change that we're already experiencing like dwindling species, strange weather patterns, and altered ecosystems we can all make a real difference.

But what can we do as mere individuals that could possibly effect this vast world of ours? Plenty.

For starters we could consume less as a society in order to cut down on the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted into the atmosphere. Cutting back on our consumption of goods, whether it's food, gasoline, or textiles, reduces the amount of fossil fuels needed to manufacture and ship those goods.

We could also make it a point to be more efficient in all aspects of our lives. This could be as seemingly insignificant as simply turning the lights off when you leave the room, using your computer's power saving mode, or something a bit more monumental such as only buying appliances with the Energy Star label or driving only hybrid vehicles.

Remember weatherproofing your home will help to save considerably on your heating and cooling costs, and make it a point to finally get rid of all those incandescent light bulbs that should be replaced with their more efficient counterparts.

Consider going vegetarian. Besides "saving the animals," being a vegetarian saves on countless barrels of oil needed for transporting the feed that cows, pigs, and chickens need to be fattened up before slaughter, not to mention all the fuel used for growing and harvesting the corn to make that feed.

And don't forget to recycle, recycle, recycle. It's certainly not difficult and just about everything can either be repurposed, reused, or recycled.

What Else Can You Do?

Well, just a little more than a week from now on October 24, 2009 people all around the world are banding together for an International Day of Climate Action organized by Learn about how you can join in to make a difference.

You could also go to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change's website to read up on the facts about global warming. Or, visit the Center for American Progress' site to read about The Top 100 Effects of Global Warming. And, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website has a great FAQ page on the effects of climate change.

Instead of merely talking about what needs to be done all the while worrying about the impending consequences of not acting it's high time to put our words into motion. I've started, have you?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I have become hooked on the old soap opera Ryan's Hope and fondly remember my mother watching it back in the 70s. Soapnet has brought the show back to life, however, I cannot stand the voice of the woman they have talking before and after the show, and in between a few commercials. What are they thinking? It's like fingernails on a chalk board and I leap on the remote control hitting the fast forward button in a mad panic so I don't have to hear this horrific voice.

I feel much better for getting this off my chest.

Here's a few links on the show I found...'s_Hope

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy Birthday Caesar!

Today, January 5th, is our Caesar's seventh birthday. You'd never know he was 7 as he mostly acts like a puppy still, except where Brutus is concerned.

Happy birthday Big Guy, I love you with all my heart!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

My Brutus

Brutus is always right in yer face

Oh boy am I going to have fun with this site.

Here's my first comment about a veterinarian who almost killed my sister's cat for no reason...

Banfield Unscrupulous Charges
Pissed Consumer - 12-04-2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The beauty of fall

Getting ready for Thanksgiving and enjoying the beautiful fall season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Getting in the Halloween mood...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Estelle Getty Passes Away

Sadly, Estelle Getty, better known as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls, passed away on July 22, 2008 just three days shy of her 85th birthday. She will be greatly missed and her humor and laughter will live on in the GG forever.

RIP Sophia
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Human Q-Tip

I recently read on Yahoo's front page that a man who is likely to become the next prime minister of Australia was caught on video tape doing something bizarre, horribly embarrassing, and just plain funny.

In the background of a video captured by a Parliament camera, Kevin Rudd is supposedly seen putting his finger in his ear, and then putting the same finger in his mouth.

Why would a person do that? I'm aghast.

How could you show your face again, after this has been plastered all over the web, let alone be the head of Australia?!

Now that's funny.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Price is Right

Wow, Drew Carey's first day on the Price is Right was a big success as every contestant came away a winner, making his debut a perfect game. He has such an infectious laugh and such a warm demeanor & I'm glad he was chosen as the new host!

Go Drew

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Long, Miserable Summer

Well here it is October already, the air is finally getting crisp and before we know it, it's Christmas and 2007 will be gone.

I for one am glad the last few months are over. Our cat Julius died in August after a battle all summer long with kidney disease, so this is one summer I'd really like to forget. It still bothers me to talk about it, so that's all I have to say about that ala Forrest Gump.

On a brighter note, we did get an adorable kitten, although we certainly didn't plan on getting another cat anytime soon, if at all. But, there were so many coincidences and different things that convinced us that she was meant to be with us. So we brought her home, named her Cleopatra, and here she is a month later running around the house like a complete lunatic.

More about Queen Cleopatra and her antics to come...