"Eco-friendly"? No… I just grew up in the country.
I love how people make such a big fuss about saving water and composting, and recycling. It never struck me as odd until I moved to the big city; I used to live in that sort of desolate, wasteland type of country.
I actually remember when the road that my house was on got paved for the first time, that was a pretty big deal.
Anyway I digress.
What I really want to say, is that I find it funny that people think it’s hard to do. We had a well (not “city water”), and a crappy one at that. There were five of us living in a tiny house, and if you weren’t very careful about water, we literally would run out.
I remember having to walk all the way to the other end of the street to get to my grandmother’s house so I could shower there because we had no running water in our home for almost a week. The toilet situation is a whole other story.
And for as long as I can remember, we’ve composted and recycled. Why? Because garbage pick-up was extremely expensive. So, cutting out organic matter (and just not wasting food to begin with) and putting it in a bin behind our house to compost, and recycling obsessively anything we could, we really reduced the number of bags of trash we had to pay for.
That’s how I’ve always lived. And I still feel guilty if I leave the water running too long, or throw away a banana peel (no compost in my apartment, sadface). More people should try living a short time in the country, to really appreciate the abundance of, well, everything that seems to be in cities, big or small ones.
This is my life. Love this.
Above: A demolished hood as a result of a nitric acid explosion at UMaryland.
ChemBark revisits the past year’s chemistry accidents and also announces the winners of the 2011 Chemmy awards.
I’m back, y’all!
Fresh out of exams, self esteem registering zero on the scales, and with my sanity almost completely eroded! Wew crazay! Wgfdjgdflgej77h6kgif7e3bj2o0e9sjshfbg. Okay so I have slept probably five out of the past fourteen nights, it’s taking its tole on me. I swear I’m normally composed.
Also I see that I have a number of new followers! And to that I say: x=16sin^3(r), y=13cos(r)-5cos(2r)-2cos(3r)-cos(4r)
It’s time to exam time. So I am bidding adieu to Tumblr until the 15th of December. See y’all after the completion of this hell!