Looks like spam, smells like spam

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 😉

Carbon fast fast

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!

Tiny choices success

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.