Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mark Bittman Ted Talk

He talks about the evolution of the food industry of the past century and a little about agribusiness and Congress.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


They have a nice website with a lot of pics.

More Publicity

themes i'm thinking of for pics

opportunity, technology, development, infrastructure, construction of new road/building, undeveloped fields

local, community, accounting, trade-offs, making multiple groups of people happy, taking into account impacts on all sides

recession, business model, products, labor, innovation, ahead of the pack

people, professionals in their settings

Alicia Recommends This American Life

something about love

science and policy

UMD just started a new student group, Scientists and Engineers for America. Man, that name kinda makes me hate them. I've been too busy to read up on them so I can hate them properly, but it also reminded me of an article on how sometimes scientists need to butt out of politics and 'expert witness'ing etc. basically, scientists get angry about non-scientists making decisions not based on data, but too often and they also assume that if they're the one with some evidence that they think says what they want, they must be right.

hope that made sense. not enough sleep these days.

and while we're at it, engineers are awesome.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More Publicity Ideas

could play on the idea of measurable progress?

publicity pics for sustainability summit

so i've been working on this conference a lot these days.

we've finally come up with a better title
Discovering New Dimensions for Growth

we probably should come up with a subtitle sometime.

anyway, i'm trying to find pics we would like to put on the site.

Two weeks

two weeks have gone by, and i have nothing to say.

they were filled with meetings.

i don't listen to npr as much anymore.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mark Bittman

Friday, February 13, 2009

I love you

You love me
garbage garbage we agree
flowers are nice and chocolates are better
but i haven't even met her.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gardenia lotion

I finally found Gardenia lotion from Shikai. It doesn't smell quite as good as Bath&Body Work's, but I think it works better.

Cleaning Product I'm Into

From Chemfree solutions. They say they use enzymes so that's why it's better. I don't know, but the Tub&Tile stuff seems to work pretty well. I just bought the one for Kitchen, too.


This is like a complementary to Craigslist.

Valentine's Day

flowers are on sale! I guess they'll be more on sale after the holiday...

think I'm going to make some candy this weekend, though. i want to make turtles and chocolate covered strawberries.

Chinese Lantern Festival

It was yesterday, and it marks the end of the New Year's celebrations. You eat tang yuan.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Not Just Poor People

He's Bill Gates and he can open a jar of mosquitos during a talk if he wants to.


I think I might have gout. My big toe feels like it's going to blow up.

Actually, I think it's just my toenail. How obnoxious.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Panel People I Heard About

1. prof in DUSP

2. diet person who wrote a book about a sustainable diet

3. thinktank person on outsourcing and insinking.