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Thursday, 13 December 2007

Environment: A little less guilt with Google

Trying to define the kind of person that I am is difficult (aside from the fact that I am not of this world and that when I jump into a pool I do not get wet the pool gets Nonnied). However, I am the kind of person that feels uncomfortable if a tap is left running unnecessarily, when lights are left on and if I go to a supermarket instead of a market (I almost never go to markets - Mr. Guilt and I are on first name terms) so I suppose you could say I am of the environmentally and ethically conscious variety. Where was this going? Oh yes, I just heard something very cool, what am I saying, making it sound like this piece of information just fell into my lap - no, I painstakingly search for these gems in non-corrupt sources (honest), anyway on Nov 27th (a while ago I know):

" Google publicly announced the terms of a new initiative called RE<C (Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal). Google will invest hundreds of millions of
dollars on research and development by hiring engineers and energy
experts to lead R&D work. This research will begin with solar
thermal technology, geothermal systems, and wind power technologies.
They also plan to spend more hundreds of millions in breakthrough
renewable energy projects, which will generate positive returns." Check out http://sustainablog.org/2007/11/ for the rest of the story.

Anyhoo (I can see this word becoming an annoying habit), this at least has meant that I can keep the wolf that is guilt from my door for a nano second longer, even when I press on the sponsored links in Google as I can feel that rather than feeding the corporate machine that we all know and love I am even - dare I say it - contributing to something great, yes I said great!


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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Mental: Body Swap

Imagine that you woke up one day in a body that was not yours, that you woke up and somehow had swapped bodies with someone else. I saw a film where this happened and I have to say that they didn't really cover all the issues that would/could arise, it was a little too light hearted for that. Anyhoo (why did I write anyhoo?), madness-of-the-body-swap?-really?-how? issue aside what would be your first concern with the regards to the fact that someone else was in your body? Mine would be "shit, they are going to find out that I get nasty hairs growing on my..." (an example for clarity's sake obviously). I think that probably says a bit about me and that I should stop buying new shoes and get that bloody hair lasered off and be done with it. I am not really one for obsessing about my looks but I am slowly coming to accept that sometimes little things make a huge difference. For instance when I had a hangover in the past I often would just brave the storm and refuse paracetamol, and when I had the flu I would dismiss Beechams magic remedies thinking that I really did not need to ingest more chemicals and that I would be fine. But one day I took a decongestant, anti-flu thingy (not necessarily Beechams I am not down with endorsement just yet) and felt so much better I felt a bit stupid for not helping myself before. What I now need to do is find the line between what I should and should not embrace in modern society...then find a natural alternative and live in a commune like a hippy. I will let you know.

Decided not to use contractions in that paragraph, it has a slightly more professional air does it not?

Sigh No More

It turns out that this society that we live in, this grumpy obsessive, violent, picky, moaning, stressed out society, is living the wrong way. Who knew?! What I am going to try to do is tell anyone who cares to read it how to live by ripping off other peoples ideas and shoving them on a blog. The optimist in me says that there may well also be some of my own thoughts on here too - which is always a good thing because I know that the world is just desperate to hear what I have to say. So welcome to Sigh No More, please beware; seplling is not my forte (look I'm funny!), I sometimes rant about stupid things, not everything on here will be interesting and my writing style will change depending on how pretentious/lazy I'm feeling. "Sigh No More" and "Hey Nonny Nonny" by the way, are my first stabs at pretentiousness...pretentiosity...hmm...pretentiousness. They're from Shakespeare's 'Much ado About Nothing',which is one of my favourite anythings ever.