Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quote: Albert Einstein

" You can never solve a problem
on the level on which it was

- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Documentation: i-D Tom Ford

I've made almost $200 on Ebay selling my old magazines, but boy were they a pain to package and ship! This is an old i-D mag from 1999? What a great shot of Tom Ford and his pup.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Documentation: From Michelle

From Michelle, who I used to babysit in high school...

Reminder about Energy Saving Tips!

Got this link about Simple Energy Saving Tips: Level 1 from Co-op America this morning. These tips are perfect for the summer, especially to compensate for any AC we might be sneaking in on those super hot days. I did not realize there were levels, but I can see how it can get overwhelming without them! I think I've done everything but the energy audit. Even though I've read these tips a hundred times, I notice how great any reminder is because it's easy to slack!
  • Turn Off Lights You're Not Using
  • Schedule an Energy Audit - have done my own self audit, but I wonder what a professional would say
  • Let Your Dishwasher Breathe - by skipping the drying cycle, yes
  • Shift Your Load to Off-Peak Times - done!
  • Don't heat or Cool Empty Rooms - installed 2 new fans last March to prevent using AC as often
  • Turn off Electronics - turn off computer if gone for more than 1 hour
  • Eliminate Phantom Load" - damn those phantoms, we're still working on this one, recently ordered those new power strips that turn off peripherals, more on that later.
  • Eliminate Your Second Fridge - does the wine fridge count?? yes, darn. ok, have to talk to the spouse about this one.
  • Wash Clothes in Cold Water - most of the time :)
  • Give the Dryer a Rest - with the summer heat, hang drying has been my big project as of late, more on that soon.