Friday, October 31, 2008

IEBGreen Challenge: Today's Triumph

October 31/08 — Began eating according to the Canada Food Guide. This will reduce my meat intake and increase my vegetable intake. This should help reduce the carbon dioxide contribution to the world by livestock. And, the best thing is that this new approach to eating will reduce my intake overall and help me lose weight. I have a new reason to be environmentally-friendly! Check my complete list of "Green things done to date" in the right-hand column.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."
— Michelangelo

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday Tooth Report

My bottom front teeth are beginning to pull together. They're tightening and making my bottom jaw feel too small for my tongue again. I hope that this is simply a part of the process and that the final result at the end of the 2 years will be a more comfortable space for my tongue.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun."
— Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday Tooth Report

I spent the week with my 2-1/2 year old niece. Every few hours she'd ask "they popped"? If they had, she'd supervise the application of new elastics. So cute.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

When love twists into hate, there's nothing you won't do."
— said by Detective Elliot Stabler in Season 7 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday Tooth Report

This week my teeth feel like they are being yanked out of their sockets by the elastics. A small price to pay for straight teeth!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb."
— Constantin Brancusi

Tuesday Tooth Report

Yikes! Those new elastics, spanning over 5 teeth, are super-tight. No pain, no gain.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Canned Heat

As indicated in a previous posting, I'm collecting pop cans. 240 cans, to be exact. All in the name of building a solar heater.

A few people are wondering what this solar heater will look like. Well, I haven't selected a prototype for the final product yet but I can give you a good idea of what it will look like...

--Cansolair: Newfoundland inventor uses recycled aluminum cans to create solar heating panels
--Cansolair video on YouTube
--Ezine How to Build a Solar Heater

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

I had reservations about making art a business, but I got over it."
— Mary Boone