Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Been too long
OK normally I do not write about anything personal, mainly because my life is very dull and I am not cruel enough to bore anyone with it. I mean if I cannot fall asleep I tell myself the story of my life and I am out pretty darn fast. But anyway I have to get personal to let you know why I have not been writing. At the moment I am in the middle of a move. And I would like to just get this out of the way and tell everyone I hate moving. I hate packing and I am not fond of lifting or figuring out what to do with stuff, not a big fan of scrubbing, I could go on but I won't. But it does make you think about the environment, how much stuff you have, and how much of an impact that has on the world. Material possessions are cool, until you have to pack them and then they really blow, but that is capitalism for you (different post different rant). Right now I wished I had not even a quarter of the stuff I have (I know I know there is an easy solution to that, but we have already discovered I am weak, especially when it comes to pretty shiny things). I always felt as though I used or had a purpose for everything I owned until I had to pack, and I find I had stuff I did not even know about, so what is the purpose of that. The answer is nothing. But getting to the point here, when purging your household, I mean packing, you tend to get rid of a lot of stuff. After my gasoline and match idea was rejected by others (mainly those who cannot think out of the box like me), I started donating and recycling a lot. So this is the issue. First off all some of the stuff that I donated was rejected. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT!!! It was an old 13 inch TV in working order that could have been sold or recycled, but instead was rejected by the receiving company. And then here is the worst part. After several trips to the recycling center, our regular recycling service which comes every two weeks did not pick up our bin. We were too full, because we were the only ones on the block that were skipped over. Like I needed more reasons to hate moving. But seriously WHAT IS UP WITH THAT!!! Why is it still so difficult to do the bear minimum to be green. How green is it to keep driving back and forth to the recycling center when you have a service that comes to you and then they say you are too full and some of the stuff in there is not recyclable. So here it is city in which I live, get with the program. Shredded paper, recyclable! Metal shower curtain rods, recyclable! Card board boxes, recyclable! Please catch up with the rest of the world city. Do you job recycling program, and recycle stuff. Geez. And paint cans, oh yeah they are also recyclable (actually they do have to be empty, or the paint needs to be dried, or the other option is to take the cans to your local hardware store and see if they are able to reuse any of the paint, but the cans themselves are 100% recyclable). I don't mind that being green or environmentally friendly or whatever you want to call it offers challenges to "normal" social life sometimes, but this is ridiculous. And when I am trying to minimize my impact, especially when moving (which challenges the environment in its own ways), and I am hit head on with these issues, well then it just annoys me. And if anyone out there has any suggestions as to what to do please share. I would also just like to mention that if this post seems to be lacking compared to the wonderful literature that I normally produce, I do apologize, but it has taken me 4 days just to piece this together, because have I mentioned I hate moving and now I hate it even more because more stuff needs to be accepted as recycling. Not everything is trash people. Our resources are running out so lets use what we got. Shutting up now. Hope no one else is having to move and you are all having a great week.