Saturday, February 7, 2009

Random Things

Hey! I'm vacationing in beautiful Oakland, California this weekend, but wanted to take a moment to pass along 4 Random Things (not 25, all Facebookers might expect). Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Oakland is a really great city! Though much-maligned by the popular imagination, it has great old buildings, parks, and some cool vintage signage. Pictures should be following.
  • Loyal reader Frances, aka: My Mom, sent in the following reports about some green products:
    • Green Works Natural Glass and Surface Cleaner by Clorox. Two thumbs way down. The product smears on glass and leaves streaks and a residue. And it smells awful -- kind of like sick Seven-Up.
    • Orange Plus Natural Orange All Purpose Everyday Cleaner by Earth Friendly Products. Safe and reasonably effective. Especially good for counter tops, stove top, lightly soiled floors and other surfaces. Not a powerhouse cleaner for really greasy or heavily dirty areas but good for, as they say, everyday. Fresh smell that doesn't linger.
  • And finally, one more plastic bag solution for you parents out there, discovered on a Safeway trip with my friend Sara and her little guy, Desmond. The bottom of the stroller - the place where you might stash a jacket or purse, can also fit a small number of groceries. Not a solution for "big shopping" - as my mom called the weekly grocery trip- but for a quick, eco-friendly walk to the store it works great.
Tomorrow, DIY Friday: Knit or Die!

1 comment:

thelifeofdesmondriley said...

Oakland IS awesome. I'm going to miss it.