I don't normally do this, but I am so entranced with this new blog that I've been reading through her archives for the past several days. I'm mildly ashamed to admit that I'm already back in January 2007 . . .
Anyway, I found Slice of Pink (which my fingers apparently want to type as "Slide of Punk") through Janet's comments on a few of my recent posts. I'm pretty sure she got here via my friend Zandria's blog. And then I started reading, and I haven't stopped.
Since I'm so taken with her blog, I thought I'd direct y'all to a few of my favorite posts from there. Granted, this is not a complete compendium; I haven't made it through all her archives or anything. But these are some posts that really struck me as I was reading through. I missed a lot. She is in law school now, but she used to be a high school photography teacher, and she supervised the robotics group. Talk about someone who matches my own teaching aspirations (okay, I want to be a photography and biology teacher). That just makes her extra rad.
Janet and her husband have pictures of their Halloween costumes for the past few years. I'm mildly disgusted by the cuteness and really impressed that she's got a husband who either humors her or also really enjoys dressing up. Either way, it's a win!
Janet and her husband have one simple rule for traveling: no buying food you can get back in your hometown. Oh, and go places where the big mac index means consumables are relatively cheap. Your pocketbook will thank you. I know I totally reversed the order of importance from how Janet had it in the post, but, goshdarnit, I think the first part is the most important part. I completely agree and almost always follow this rule. I need to get better about it, and Janet and Will have inspired me.
While living in a hotel because their apartment was not yet ready for move-in,
they had to find creative ways to open a beer. I had similar problems on a trip to a conference while I was in undergrad (yes, I was over 21). We opened one beer bottle on the heating grate in the bathroom. Bad idea. We then figured out how to use a lighter to open the rest.
Janet pointed her readers to Better World Shopper, where you can see what grade certain products get for environmental and social sustainability. I'm happy to see many of my products rank decently well. Sadly, not all of them do. One of these days, perhaps I'll do a larger post about that.
Instead of doing the difficult "101 things in 1001 days" (which I still need to post up here, darnit. I'm almost done with it. and I've started it anyway), Janet did a few months of 31 things in 31 days (or 28 things in 28 days, etc).
Anyway, if you can't tell, I'm a big fan of the blog, and I definitely think you guys should go over and enjoy some good reading.