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Prius in Meyers Flat, Calif.
Prius in Meyers Flat, Calif.
Prius in Meyers Flat, Calif.

100 mile commute to Monticello from Little Rock

$35 to fill the Prius before leaving (compared to $54 to fill the Chevy S10 two days ago)

55-58 mph on the interstate and state highway driving down

60.9 mpg for the trip … phuck MasterCard. 😉

Currently listening :
Time Out
By The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Release date: 1997-03-25


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On a Forever Loop

Current mood: inspired

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Bet you thought this would be about Nader. Psyche.

Actually, I just took a “How Green is your laundry?” quiz and found out we’re classified as “Muddy Waters – fewer than 60 points (43 of 100).” I like the blues and all, but I want to be as environmentally conscious as possible.

I don’t have money for a new Energy Star washer, but I guess I could cut down on washing the overalls to once every two weeks and start hanging everything out to dry … who knew Mama was going green with her clotheslines? But it’s going to take some getting use to sorting before drying.

It got me thinking about my carbon footprint, which is not something I do on a daily basis, but something that bugs me like oil stains on the carport, i.e. just enough to scratch the scalp. I’ve checked my energy impact against the carbon calculator, and even thought about buying an Urban Scooter: gas-powered for $430 (still a good deal) or electric for $1,100.

I also joined Carbonrally, which provides simple actions anyone can take to decrease their carbon footprint. It sounds almost corny, but you can team up against each other to see if your community will do more to decrease its footprint. Anybody game?

Last week I officiated my godson’s funeral. His friends made a facebook group (RIP Lance Polk) for him. I appreciate all the prayers and good will sent my way. It helped me get through a tough, weird spot. This morning, Lance’s ashes went down the river, in essence recycling him. I think I want to have my organs harvested, then cremate the body afterwards. Wouldn’t that be the ultimate Green?