I'm going to say it again. I really like economics. Especially FREAKONOMICS!
This article is short and simple, like most of blogger Daniel Hamermesh's entries, but I like it more than a few of his others. Most just explain basic economic principles and apply them to real world events. But this leaves a little more room for interpretation, and I enjoyed all the comments as well.
But this is the best, "There should be a rule: before helping the environment in one market, we should be required to think through the impacts on other markets."
I called all over the country. For most people I left voice mails. Others were friendly and called me back immediately. Others were short and to-the-point. And others just didn't care.
It is exhausting to call and call and call.
This is what my phone looks like. I've seen too much of it!!!! AHREEAOHHGA!
I enjoyed this article, especially the middle part about ways and reasons to change habits to affect the environment. I know planting a garden is not an easy task, but I was thinking about growing some herbs at least, even without reading this article. And I think that making changes do affect the people around you.
And that's part of the reason I want to buy a Prius, since Brentan and I have to buy a car. And hopefully we do buy a car soon, it is exciting that we will be able to go more places. That's my weakness though, lots of (desire to) travel, and sometimes not needed consumer goods. (Oh, how do I love shopping!)
But what to do with them when the wedding is over? We have three. My mom suggested that we use them as door prizes. I think that we should sell them on ebay or craigslist. I would love to see who would want a pink chandelier, and what they would do with it. Maybe we could find a boutique that would raise the retail price considerably for a unique piece of art. Maybe we should ship them off to Martha Stewart, queen of weddings. Or hang them in my apartment. But then I would have to get them to Boston somehow. Bridesmaids gifts? I have three bridesmaids!
The pictures don't seem to be uploading. I will try later.
Anyways, since I like Netflix, I also think I am going to like Hulu.
I haven't signed up yet, but it looks promising for when I am out of Netflix on demand movies to watch. I mean, The Office! Arrested Development! SNL! Bad B Movies!
It is about time that television studios figured out that the web is where it is at. And all in one place! I predict that ABC and CBS follow, but maybe not for another year or so. Maybe the CW?
So I got to sign up and then I'll give it a real review.
I started another blog, but I don't think I'm going to continue it, since my one and only post was this one, several months ago:
I made these cut cupcakes for Valentines Day this week! The recipe is from recipezaar.com, Kittencal's Easy One-Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes. Really, they were easy. Everything goes into a bowl, mix together, and bake in a cupcake pan. Its just as easy as my bread machine. They turned out a little spongey, probably because I used butter instead of shortening, like the recipe specifies. Or maybe I mixed them for too long. But I LOVE the buttercream frosting I used, adapted from Magnolia's Bakery cookbook. The heart designs on top are drawn on with gel frosting from the grocery store.
Easy One-Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes
|2||cups all-purpose flour|
|1 1/2||cups sugar|
|1/2||cup shortening (I used butter) |
|1||cup half-and-half or milk |
|3 1/2||teaspoons baking powder|
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, beat all ingredients on medium speed of an electric mixer, scraping the bowl constantly, until well blended for about 30 seconds.
- Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
- Pour into paper-lined muffin cups, filling HALF full.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the cupcakes test done.
- Immediately remove from pans.
- Cool completely before frosting.
| 1/4 ||cup butter, very soft|
| 2 ||cups confectioners' sugar|
| 1/2 ||teaspoons vanilla|