Wednesday, January 02, 2008

this year

i think i am going to do these things:

1. compost. now, my dads compost pile was always in the back yard. that doesnt work so well for me, as the back yard is pool and concrete (or is it cement...), so i will make an indoor one. if that doesnt work i dont know what i will do. i would try to do it in the front yard, but downtown has rats and i dont want to attract them with food scraps.

2. recycle. this would be a lot easier if bakersfield had a good recycling program. ill just have to do what i did in college and take it in myself (although im not sure where).

3. reuse. i have soooooooooo many nice canvas grocery bags that never get used for groceries. i will put them in my car and actually use them when i buy things. this is the easiest of the things i want to do, so i need to do it.

4. get more pedicures. i never really got pedicures before i was pregnant with georgia, and only did then because i got too large to paint my own toenails, and i miss them. i think i should resolve to get at least 5 this year.

5. read books i havent read before (and maybe read the giver one more time). i am open to suggestions here. nothing too scary though.


Demirep said...
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Demirep said...

Book Suggestion 1: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Book Suggestion 2: Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Book Suggestion 3: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Book Suggestion 4: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Book Suggestion 5: American Pastoral by Philip Roth

Book Suggestion 6: The Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean

I haven't read the Jasper Fforde book or the Philip Roth book, but they both come highly recommended from sources informally polled within my household.

timidvenus said...

and i might even own three of the six. maybe only two, but i think three. actually, one of them i have read.

Demirep said...

Ooh, which one?

Adam said...

I'll have to think on this post and get back to you later.

jennyo said...

If you want to recycle, you can get a bin from the city and even though you have to pay a quarterly rate, its not much. (I'll look at our bill and let you know if you are interested). Phil also takes in cans and I can find out where he takes them, if you want.

George Rutherford said...

I think you could compost in the driveway/car port, in front of the garage. Indoors would be yucky, and I mean that in the negative sense of yuck.
Your mom thinks you should read:
1. Christy by Catherine Marshall
2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
3. The Kite Runner (before you see the movie)
4. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
5. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
6. Any book by John Grisham
7. Yes to a Tree Grows in Brooklyn
8. Definitely read The Giver again.
I'll get back to you with Granny's list. You can start with the ones she gave you at Christmas.

Bakersfield State might have a recycling program where you can drop off stuff.

timidvenus said...

ive read little women, years ago. pretty sure i own 'a tree grows in broklyn' and i know i own 'hard times'.

i looked into having the city recycle for me, and they had restrictions or something as to what was recycleable, so i didnt bother with it. i felt like i would still have to find a place to recycle some stuff, so why bother. but ive felt bad about it for a long time.

and dad, there are ways to compost inside, according to martha stewart, and i thought id try it, but i could always compost in the front/side yard and just hope the rats stay away. also, its called csu bakersfield, not bakersfield state. i was corrected more than a few times when i mistakenly figured bakersfield state was what i could call it.

and tell mom that i will not read 'the notebook'. sam used to love nicholas sparks books (i know it seems really unlike her) and they sounded awful.

Carrie said...

Yes to a Tree Grows in Brooklyn

To Kill a Mockingbird, even if you've already read it
East of Eden, Steinbeck
Middlesex, Jeffery Eugenides
White Oleander, Janet Fitch
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon

I could go on forever...

For a good laugh, Bridget Jones Diary

You are right not to read Nicholas Sparks, Blech.

Do you want to be my friend on Good Reads? I will send the request.

Demirep said...

Definitely read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time!!! I totally forgot about that one, but it is definitely a favourite!