Saturday, October 31, 2015

Memes - October 2015

Gun Nuts Are Frightened People

Fun Fact About The 2nd Amendment

This Version Is Wordier

Today's GOP Thinks You Have A Bad Memory

I'm Just Trying to Be Helpful

Sometimes The Truth Leaks Out

I Just Liked This Photo

It's An Old Joke, But I Like It!

One Of The Best Putdowns Ever

It Was Only Last Year...

The Whole Email Thing Is Off The Subject Anyway

The Palin Business Model

I Could Not Believe How Stupid That Committee Sounded

Some Prosecutors Get Used to Bullying Defendants
Who Have No Education Or Money,
But That's Poor Preparation For Attacking A Clinton LOL

Obsessing On Blumenthal Was One Of Those Ideas
That Must Have Sounded Good When Drunk

Could Gowdy Be A Democratic Party Mole?

Tinkering With A Church Sign Generator

If You Can't Follow The Rules,
You Can't Be A Role Model. Period.

Clinton Was Remarkably Restrained, Actually

"Serve And Protect" - Yr Doin' It Wrong

Remember Last Year's Panic?

Will Rogers Is Timeless

I Don't Do "You're Ugly" Humor,
But Fiorina's Delusional Proclamations Are Cartoonish

They Threatened To Withhold Their Labor...

What A Bunch Of Whiners!

Like I Said: Serve And Protect

Any Politician Who Says God Told Him To Run
Is Asking To Be Mocked

Friday, October 30, 2015

Thoughts on getting rid of clothing

What I'm thinking of today: 
Clothing wears out; that's just a fact of life. 
Other clothing are no longer appropriate; I am changing size as I get more fit, and it's nice to see some stuff will never fit right on me again.
However, it can be difficult to toss clothing. Clothing is not just a covering for the body; it is a repository for memory and personality. Pitching it, as needed, can feel like a loss. It also feels wasteful to clog up landfills. My contribution may be small, but it adds up.
Fortunately, recycling clothing feels like growth. The easiest way is when the clothing is still useful, just no longer appropriate for me. Reselling it at a consignment shop, on ebay or craigslist, might provide a little cash to sooth the sting of parting. Offering it through freecycle or one of the "Buy Nothing" groups of facebook offers a different reward, that of community. But there remains the old cloths that are too worn to give away.
A small amount of the fabric can be used in projects. I've used the canvas from old jeans as plant blocking cloth, and little bit of cotton fiber might be o.k. in the bottom layer of a planter. A few rags can be used around the house as rages, but there's a limit to how much of that I need.
Therefore I was greatly cheered to be informed of a place (conveniently located at my gas station) where I could drop off a bag of clothing, however worn, and the fiber would be recycled. As I go through my house, downsizing that which I no longer need, I find the process is simplified when I have a bag labelled "rags"

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