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Thursday, October 2, 2008
Lists Are Useful, Uplifting, and Often Totally Random
I'm reading a fiction book (The Writing Class by Jincy Willett) where the main character is a compulsive list maker so now I'm inspired. Here are a few you might find amusing on this overcast Thursday afternoon.
Whenever I think I'm weird for wanting to be, trying to be, and sometimes being a vegetarian I'll remind myself that these famous people were just as weird:
Sir Isaac Newton
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hans Christian Andersen
George Bernard Shaw
When people call me a Greenie I'll remember that environmental activism is cool to these people:
Dr. David Suzuki and his daughter Severn Suzuki
Quick list of ways I can be frugal in this challenging economy:
Make things last by fixing instead of throwing away.
Borrow books from the library instead of buying.
Rent movies from NetFlix instead of going out to the movies.
Plan meals and buy whole foods in bulk.
Stay away from prepared, packaged foods.
Park my car and walk more often. Most everything I need is within a mile of my house.
Buy my clothes second hand. Las Vegas is a great city for that..lots of rich people giving things away.
When I'm down remember the people who inspire me:
Martin Luther King Junior
Grace Lee Boggs
Bono (Paul Hewson)
Random list of things I love:
my pets (even the ones acquired by my kids).
the sound of rushing water.
a sky filled with hot air balloons.
my childrens senses of humor.
the smell of mountain air.
my husband's arms around me while I sleep.
Feel free to add to or make your own list in the comments. This could be fun.