But? Not spam! That’s a real email subject line, folks. It’s in the running for my “best non-spam subject line ever” award. And who wouldn’t want to have a “Party in My Pants” shipped to them?
For brevity, I will refer to Party In My Pants by their acronym for the rest of this post.
Without further ado, I present my PIMPs.
Fortunately, the acronym is also amusing.
I read a PIMP post over at Healthy, Green & Frugal several weeks ago. Strangely, though I’m going to use cloth diapers for my babies (cloth diapers have come a LONG way since they graced my bum), I’d never given any thought to reusable liners and pads. Rebecca’s post provided that little nudge.
I can’t comment on the efficacy of my PIMPs yet, but I received excellent customer service from the PIMP ladies 😉
If you’re asking yourself, “Is that a typo? Did she mean to type “fast” twice?” the answer is, “No, it is not a typo.” (Grammar and spelling errors in published writing — and this includes blogs — are one of my pet peeves. I strive (with occasional lapses) to hold my writing to the same high standard to which I hold others’ writing.)
So, yes, I meant to type “fast” twice.
A couple of weeks ago, I gave up on my daily “Carbon Fast” posting. It just didn’t seem to fit in with my regular posting/writing style, and, to be honest, the carbon fast posts failed to generate much discussion. I wondered, “Will anyone notice that I’m not posting a daily carbon fast action?”
The answer? A resounding, “No,” although I felt guilty for quitting (ah, the good old Catholic guilt).
However, in observing most of the carbon fast, I tried some new things, and have others on my “to do” list, so some good came of the venture, and Easter is almost here, so I won’t have to feel bad about not posting the carbon fast tips anymore!
I frequent the Tiny Choices blog for their green living insights, and as a fairly regular reader, I completed their survey. Tiny Choices featured my survey last Thursday. In it, I mentioned my struggle to speak up in a constructive way when I notice others making less than green choices. In the comments, Nupur of One Hot Stove said, “My suggestion for encouraging others to change their behavior- simply modeling the behavior sometimes triggers others to think about it, more than saying anything about it.”
During a recent work gathering, someone pulled styrofoam plates out for the cake. Knowing that we had a full cabinet of dishes right behind me, I hesitated for a moment, then grabbed a stack of real plates. I swapped them for the styrofoam plates on the table, saying that I would take dish duty. Everyone seemed happy with this arrangement. I plan to look for opportunities to model greener choices, with a hope that over time they will spread.