Thursday, January 8, 2009

Elizabeth Royte wrote the book I was thinking about writing

Tonight Pete and I went to the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. At 6pm we saw the documentary Trashed, complete with Q&A with the filmmaker, Bill Kirkos. Pretty eye-opening stuff about trash and landfills. Next was a talk by Elizabeth Royte, author of the books Garbage Land and Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It. Now that is the book I wanted to write. Lots of eye opening stuff from the film and the talk. My brain is still processing it all. Pete was able to go to the 4pm talk by the blogger everydaytrash about people who blog about their trash (like me and my bottled water, but of course not about me specifically), but I was working so I couldn't attend. Tomorrow we're going to see the film Addicted to Plastic.

I've started drinking out of a metal bottle. Monday was the first day with my Sigg bottle (thanks Pete!), then Tuesday I tried out Pete's ethos bottle, and yesterday I tried out my LLBean bottle. I had the LLBean bottle for quite a while and never got around to drinking out of it. I must say that initally I love drinking out of a metal bottle. It keeps the water colder for longer, and somehow the water seems to be "smoother" which is psychological, but still. I need to get a different cap, I think. I keep thinking I'm going to drop the cap on the floor. Which is what happened to my classmate yesterday in ramping class. During the water break she dropped her metal bottle cap and it rolled under my ramp, which she then retrieved.

Oh, and today was the NJ Science Olympiad. I was in charge of putting the 4th place medal around high school student's necks, and my first attempt was a disaster. The ribbon got caught on the girl's glasses and then on her ponytail, but from then on it was smooth sailing. My training didn't go very well today either, I actually ran out of time for various reasons. I'm also drowning in help desk calls and emails because of the new software release. And I keep training every day. I just don't have enough time. Kind of feels like my old job. But I keep thinking, it's just for the next few weeks. Then the craziness should dissipate.

1 comment:

  1. Take care of yourself, get lots of rest, etc. even with all the craziness going on in your work world (says Mom). It's still the season of cold-weather illnesses! :)


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