Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thirsty?

So we are in phase two, or II, of a drought. These are some recommendations from the City:
  1. Reduce toilet flushing to the minimum, whenever practical.
  2. Water the lawn only when grass shows signs of withering; water late in day after 6 p.m. if possible.
  3. Limit car washing at home.
  4. Limit washing down sidewalks, driveways, patios, and other hard surfaces.
  5. Use biodegradable, disposable dishes and utensils (residential and commercial) where feasible.
Um... I guess I'm always in Phase II. At least parts of it. Here are Binge Cafe's *official recommendations* for always:
  1. Yellow = mellow. Brown = flush down, if it's a pound.*
  2. Water lawn? What is this, the 80's?
  3. If you wash your car, make sure you have driven it into a lake first.
  4. Has anyone ever heard of a broom? (I also speak to you "leaf blowers" out there most emphatically).
  5. Save water, increase landfill. Not sure how this stacks up since we're talking biodegradable ware, but I do know there is a great company, Green Earth Office Supply that produces potato forks and crazy corn ware.
Speaking of the environment, the NY Times covered VO's campaign in an article here addressing the recent UN study that a fork (biodegradable or no) contributes more to global warming than a car: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/29/business/media/29adco.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

More on their campaign: www.atrulyinconvenienttruth.org.

* I made up the pound thing, since there is no scale in my toilet, etc.
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The other day I made a maple frosted soy-cream cake. I realize it looks identical to my other cake. I must hire a designer.
I used a lot of water for the washing of the plastic frosting thingys, but next time I'll just throw them away.




4 comments:

Sequoya said...

Your cake is beautiful.
I'd say a dieing lawn is the sign of a person who cares. Speaking of people who care,thanks for posting that very interesting article.

Laki said...

Speaking truthfully, if that cake were in the toilet I may have followed the "brown flush it down advice", but knowing you I'm sure it tasted much more fabulous than it looks :) I'm your bro, so I can say that, hehe. Knowing you, you wouldn't flush a fantastic creation away before even if it was more than a pound. At least not before showing your brother!!

Binge Cafe said...

I only show creations that have artistic potential...the weight thing was sort of arbitrary. How dare you (laki) critique my wonderous work of cake-art...I'm guessing this has to do with the fact that the cake is 3-D, and sort of resembles "tofia," whom you had trouble drawing 3-D years ago??

Laki said...

Yeah...I don't seem to remember ME having the difficulties drawing the 3-D Tofia...but maybe my memory is fuzzy :P