One of my New Year’s blogolutions was to clear out my to-blog folder, and bring closure to my unfinished drafts by simply posting them as-is. This is one of those drafts. Disorganized paragraphs, unfinished sentences, and general incoherence enhance the natural character and beauty of a half-written blog post and should not be considered flaws or defects.
Draft date: October 22, 2008
- Wear Gloves – Last night we gave in and ran the heater for the first time this season, because my hands were too cold to type. Tonight I’ve got fingerless gloves on; they’re sort of helping.
- DON’T punch down bread dough – Commercially-made bread is actually one of the most energy-efficient processed foodstuffs there is. According to this study, unless you have a super-efficient gas oven that you load with several loaves at once, baking your own bread will consume as much as 8 times as much energy as a similar commercial loaf. One exception: If your bread travels more than ___ miles between the bakery and the grocery store, the climate will be better off if you bake your own.
- DO try punching the following: “Off” switches, broken items that you would otherwise throw out that might be restored to usable condition with a quick jab to the dented or sticky part,