Monday, November 16, 2009

Clothing optional #2

There's another great clothing company out there called Zu Boutique The lead singer of AFI, Davey Havok is the founder. Out of our deep love of music, movies, vegans, heathens, and anything else our self-indulgent hearts desire, we bring our shirts to those who share our passions." The t-shirts are great and there's some beautiful jewelry by Rusty Pistachio For each style of t-shirt made there are only 100 made. Each shirt is numbered 0-99. Get one before they sell out!!....

Here's a great live video of AFI two months ago. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Don't forget about your workplace

Especially in these times money CAN be everything. As humans we are meant to make choices to stay alive. When I was growing up I always made the choice to never turn off a light in my parents house when I was finished using it. At the time it never mattered to me. I wasn't paying the bills, I didn't understand that it was bumping up my parents electric bill day by day!

Now that I have a place and pay the bills I realize that the more I keeps things on and plugged in the higher my electric bill will be. Simple physics! Once you have to put down the cash all of a sudden turning off the lights matters. But what about the way you think at work? Let me guess, since you have nothing to do with paying that electric bill you don't think twice about turning off the lights, or unplugging the coffee pot when it's not in use. Everybody does this. How much paper do you print off at work because YOU don't have to pay for it? A lot. How much useless crap gets printed out at your workplace that is so unnecessary? Again, a lot.

Here is some information in an article IBM put out about how to make an office more green.

Save money on energy costs

Studies show that office equipment can account for 40% of the total electricity costs of an office building. One way to achieve the goal of a green office is a printer management program that outlines procedures for managing networked printers on a daily basis, saving you an average of 31% of that electricity cost, which translates into less replacement needs.

Posted By BMI Systems In OKLAHOMA CITY, OK On Sep 02, 2009

Don't think just because your at an office you can leave the lights on in the break room and it won't matter, it does. It's still electricity used that doesn't need to be on. Paper printed for dumb shit is stupid. Don't do it just because you can. It matters.

Here are some more paper based statistics from

  • 12,500 sheets of paper can be made from 1 tree **
  • 210 billion sheets of paper are consumed by faxing in US companies every year. **
  • 10,000 sheets of paper per year are used by a single US office worker **
  • 95% of this paper will eventually be thrown away unrecycled. **
  • 4 trees per year are cut down to feed the fax requirements of an average US company. **
  • 17 million trees per year are cut down to supply fax paper for the US as a whole **

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Clothing Optional!

What a wonderful company this is. TOMS is a company that puts others in need first. TOMS decided to sell some groovy looking shoes....but that's not the best part. For every pair you purchase a child in need receives a pair. It's brilliant! And so simple. The shoes range from $40 - $65.

TOMS decided to go with shoes because walking is the primary mode of transportation in these developing countries. There are many benefits coming out of this company. You buy someone in need a great pair of shoes. You get a really cool looking pair of shoes. TOMS also has many vegan shoe options which I'm a fan of!

TOMS is a great gift! I have a pair and I've gotten family and friends pairs.

This is a wonderful way to look cool and help this world take a step forward.


In the past I have tried to blog but never really had a purpose. I think I have one now....

My goal is to help you make some changes in your life that can help the world and others. I understand that's very broad. We will go one post at a time and see what changes can be made.

Thanks for following!