Hi I’m baaaack! It was a good vacation, and it was good to come back, and that is as it should be. I have been feeling really good the past couple of weeks, starting from the week before my vacation and still lasting even after all the unpacking and “what the hell is this work thing about again?” experiences. Enough so to have been mentally checking to see that I am not manic or anything, but so far I do not seem to possess megalomaniac thoughts or spend money recklessly or any that sort of thing (let me know if I am just delusional about this).
Some random hints for travelers:
- The Laugavegur hiking trail is awesome, but the first two days (coming from Landmannalaugar) are fairly tough, with a total elevation difference of 500 meters, and should be taken seriously.
- The hot pool in Landmannalaugar, the trail head, should not be missed, it is total pure awesomeness.
- The possibility of snow and/or high winds at the Hrafntinnusker is very real, which should also be taken seriously. Do not set out without proper rain gear, you will regret it. (We almost did, and praised our common sense of buying proper stuff several times on the way up.)
- The huts are often fully booked, especially the high one, but it still makes sense to ask for places every time before setting up your tent. People cancel often, and those places go on first come, first served basis. Wardens are awesome people and should all reserve hugs and free beers.
- Instead of ending the second day in Alftavatn, you can continue about 5 km to Hvanngil. This makes your next day fairly short and easy, in case you need a rest day, or makes it easier to press days 3 and 4 together, taking only a lunch break at Ermstur.
- In the city, take advantage of the Reykjavik Welcome Card. It includes public transport, entrance to many museums, and most importantly, to the pools. With free hot geothermal water, the local pools are awesome stuff. It takes just about 4 trips on the buses, or fewer + one entrance fee daily, for the card to be good value, and it is really nice and easy to use.
- The Saga Museum in the Perlan is worth seeing, despite not being included in the aforementioned card.
- The BSI bus terminal has a luggage storage for a minimal fee. The Reykjavik Excursions FlyBus to the airport will pick you up from your hotel, stop at the terminal, and proceed to the airport, so it is possible to pick up luggage on the way. Very practical for hiking gear or so that you do not want to drag around town.
- All food in restaurants and cafes is generally very good, but fish and lamb or mutton are the best choices, being fresh and locally produced. Local sheep wander the highlands freely during summer, and you can taste the benefits of that.
- Iceland is not a cheap country. Accommodation especially is seriously expensive. If you are on a budget, considering a workaround such as begging for friends of friends to let you crash on their couch, or CouchSurfing, or a house exchange plan, are recommendable.
- Buses that wade rivers are seriously cool stuff. Taking a bus to some nature reserve such as Thorsmörk is worth just to see that — and the nature is awesome too.
- The Blue Lagoon is exactly as it is pictured on the web: touristy, but still very much worth it. I really want to be on some winter-time flight with a long transit in Keflavik one day, just to see it in the dark.
In Death Valley:
- Going in the summer will make LA residents roll their eyes and tell you you are totally nuts. Go anyway. The heat is an experience.
- Going in a new car with an AC that can cope with 45+ degrees of C is a very good idea.
- Do not leave the car without water and sunscreen.
- Badwater is not just a point in the desert saying “lowest point here”, there’s actually stuff to see there. And even water, for some values of water.
In Black Rock City:
- Having a shade for your tent for morning hours after sunrise really pays off. Those extra couple of hours of sleep every morning really are worth the hassle.
- Used sails make good shade structures, if (and only if!) you understand how to make stuff hold in the wind. They are also good for demonstrating where all the power that moves sailing boats comes from.
- Principle of anchoring stuff to the playa is this: triangular 3D structures of tension will hold. “Flat” structures will fall. It is not enough to fasten a tent or a shade structure to the ground from its corners, you need sidelines from each corner to some way away from the tent. For bigger structures and for poles holding up structures, you want two sidelines per corner/pole, angled away from each other.
- Hammering rebar into the playa is a matter of technique. 1) When you first think it will not sink further, the work actually starts. 2) Bend the rebar, and bend it so that the angle is sharp enough, not curved. Bending makes it less likely someone will hurt themselves on it, and the sharp angle makes it less likely it will bend instead of sinking when you hammer it in. 3) Use a piece of mat, a towel, or whatever, for padding between the hands of the person holding the rebar and the rebar itself (or between the feet of the person doing the job solo, and the rebar). 4) Place the rebar in roughly 45 degrees to the playa, away from the direction where you expect it to be pulled, not directly perpendicular to ground. When you hammer, stand in that direction, not “outside” of the rebar. This will make it less likely to bend instead of sinking. 5) When I say “hammer”, I mean a proper sledgehammer.
- Leopardy rocks. Highly recommended afternoon activity.
- Playa Info volunteering is fun, for some bizarre and probably braindead values of fun.
- Alcohol (or other such stuff) is actually not a very necessary part of the Burning Man experience. Morning coffee would have been useful.
- Dave is still the Prince of Black Rock City, and don’t believe him if he tells you otherwise. So there.
1. Loottaa äidin siirtolapuutarhapalsta.
2. Paista kaikki vähänkään pehmeämpi sälä (yrtit, herneet, pavut) runsaassa määrässä voita.
3. Lisää maitoa ja kaikki kovempi sälä sopivina palasina.
5. Suurusta vehnäjauhoilla (eli lisää vehnäjauhoja reilu ruokalusikallinen puolta litraa kohti, sekoitettuna ensin pieneen määrään nestettä).
6. Lisää suolaa ja pippuria.
7. Odota vielä vähän.
Ihan parasta, kaikki kasvit suoraan maasta.
Sometimes a thing happens that really drives home how much technology has gone forward in fifteen years.
When I was a child, my family had a sailing boat. Internet was not invented yet. Neither were mobile phones. Sea charts had a special sign for harbors with a pay phone, and we turned on the radio every day at the exact hour when they sent out weather forecasts and emergency contact notifications to persons traveling.
Now I am sitting in the boat of a friend’s parents, in Kasnäs visitor harbor (which is huge, compared to what I think it used to be), writing a blog entry, and chatting on IRC.
My friend says that pretty much every visitor harbor has wifi these days. This one is apparently crappy.
I fly a lot. By “a lot” I mean more than twice a year, typically one or two of those intercontinental. Definitely more than my share. Occasionally, I get asked if I do not feel guilty about that, by friends or colleagues, and a bit more often I seem to sense a subtle (or not so much so) disapproval when my preferred form of vacationing comes up.
On one hand, yes, I do. This is the hand that puts the CO2 and stuff in the atmosphere, something I seriously think we should not do quite as much as we do. I feel vaguely uncomfortable about the fact that all my efforts to consume less are more than offset by the fact that I am one of those people who gladly travel to the other side of the globe to see a frigging big tree while rarely bothering to see one in their own country. Not to mention offset by that I consider it a good use of my time to spend an extra week in a total braindead jetlag just so that I can spend a week working face-to-face with collaborators (and doing that in a total braindead jetlag too). I find it less and less easy to justify flying and I think that with a couple of more years my vacationing habits will change because of that alone.
On the other hand, it is likely we will never find out if they would, since it is so likely that flight prices will skyrocket inside that same time frame so that it becomes economically too silly for me to buy a ticket, anyway. (I can then stop because I am forced to and convince myself I stopped to be ethical, of course; always nice to feel good about yourself without extra effort, right?) On this hand, no, I do not feel guilty: not at all about using “more than my share” of the world’s oil. Conservation of materials only makes sense to me if either 1) by conserving you can balance consumption and production so that you can make it reasonably likely that we will never run out (e.g. we should use only so much wood that we can grow enough to replace it), or 2) the stuff is worth conserving because it has some inherent value and you want to make sure something of it exists for your children’s children to admire too. Natural life, landscapes, etc have the latter kind of value to me; oil doesn’t, maybe apart from a sample in a jar in some museum.
My understanding is that we will run out of oil, sooner or later, and that there’s pretty much nothing we can do about that. By conservation of oil, we can delay that point, but I fail to see what the point of that delay would be — theoretically, it would allow for more time to develop alternative technologies, but in practice it seems that large scale development will only start for real when oil starts to be prohibitively expensive. Times will likely get rather nasty for a while when that starts to happen, in any case, and then we will either pull through or not. Personally I think we will, and while the world will definitely change, dark fantasy fans will have to wait for their post-apocalypse a bit more… but you never know. So bring it! Since it is inevitable, we might as well start, and have it over with, rather than fiddle and fret about estimates of how much longer we really do have.
After two pairs of Feelmax shoes worn to shreds in four weeks of walking on pavements (which, I know, they told me not to do, but what use is a shoe I cannot walk on a pavement with?) I figured that if the aim is to “simulate going barefeet” I might as well go barefeet instead of buying an expensive pair of shoes every couple of months. So I have started to. So far, looks like moving to thin-soles and then to no shoes is one of the best shoe-decisions I’ve done in my life.
It does make me self-conscious like hell, though — especially when it is not that terribly hot and I am not in beach-compatible wear otherwise. And it gets me looks. And questions. “Hey! You are not wearing any shoes!” Thanks, genius. Do I give such a harebrained impression that it is actually likely I simply forgot to put shoes on this morning, and have not noticed since?
Here’s a little Q&A.
Why are you not wearing any shoes?
Why should I be wearing any?
Don’t your feet get cold?
When I am outside and walking, no. Finland is not actually the warmest of the countries of Western civilization, but it is still well above freezing here in July. So far, the coldest I have walked without shoes in has been 12 degrees C, and that was quite ok still. My feet do get cold when I sit still for long times, which I of course do every day at work. I wear socks then.
Don’t your feet get wet when it rains?
Yes, they do (genius). It feels nice. Wet socks and shoes is what makes wet feet feel unpleasant, not the water itself.
Don’t you get splinters and stuff in your feet?
So far, no, I don’t.
Doesn’t it hurt?
It does, some. But you get used to most of it pretty fast — two weeks ago walking on rough pavement was immediately distinctly uncomfortable, now it starts to be after 2 kilometers or so. Walking on the rubble outside our house used to be painful to the verge of impossible, now it is uncomfortable but doable. Worst spot so far is the metal stairs up to the swords salle. I got through unwounded. Whenever I can, I walk on smooth sand or grass, though today not so much to avoid pain, but simply because it feels nice. On some surfaces — rough sand, say — it does not exactly hurt, but I have to walk slower than with shoes on to be comfortable. I do not consider this a problem. (If I go with people who might consider slower speed a problem, I wear shoes.)
Don’t your feet get tired?
They do. I consider that exercise. We laugh at those quaint ideas that all women need to wear corsets because otherwise they get back pains and other horrible consequences because on their own, their backs are too weak to support them. Yet we accept without a blink the idea that everyone needs to wear shoes, because otherwise the arches of their feet collapse and they get all sorts of pains. Don’t know about you, but that sounds seriously fucked-up reasoning to me.
Don’t your feet get dirty?
I can wash them.
But what about winter?
Not wearing shoes now does in no way force me to walk without shoes in the snow. (Genius.) For to get me closer to snowy times without reverting to thick-soles, I’m still thinking giving a go to the Feelmax new model (Niesa or so), which supposedly has a tougher sole. I also have vague plans of making moccasins out of thin neoprene or something with maybe some sort of a rubber for a sole (I know how to make moccasins out of cloth or leather, so it is a material question rather than knowing how).
But what about parties and other formal occasions?
I did not throw my good shoes away simply because I do not want to use shoes every day, either.
This entry is for Yoe, who once asked on IRC if someone who is reasonably net-savvy and does not like Facebook and/or other new “social media” would write about why they object to those. I gave a lot of disclaimers, but she said I will do.
Here are the disclaimers. I do not know if I like Facebook or not. I have never tried it. I do not have an account. I have watched someone use it once, and did not get much out of that experience. I suspect that if I tried, I might like it well enough. I also by no means object to other people using it, and I do not find that they are potentially stupid or morally suspect if they enjoy it. (There are a lot of things that I do not object to when other people do it, even though I find them potentially stupid or morally suspect to do so, but Facebook is not one of them.)
I know some people object to Facebook because they worry about their internet privacy, because they do not like the idea of coming to contact with people they do not explicitly choose to be in contact with, because they think “virtual” socializing is (morally or in quality) inferior to “real” socializing, or because they simply do not enjoy socializing in general. I use my own name practically everywhere on the web, I have a public blog, I run IRC in a screen 24/7, I enjoy talking to people, and before the Long September I was practically addicted to Usenet News. I am not one of those people.
I also know that some people object to Facebook and the internet in general, because it is somehow “not real”. I am not one of those people, either. Internet is “really” there as much as a book, a movie, or a park is “really” there: it is something people made. I find it is very relaxing to take a cup of tea and let myself wonder into the wilds of the internet, marveling at its wondrous sights and curious inhabitants, stumbling upon fascinating knowledge and bizarre entertainment and the occasional oasis of real art. Exploration of one’s surroundings, virtual as well as real, is a sign of a healthy mind. This world humans make is a delightful place and there is nothing, nothing at all, wrong in indulging in exploring it.
My worry about Facebook, Twitter, Qaiku, blogs, text messages, newsfeeds, Usenet, IRC, and the web in general is a very particular feature of them: they work on a fragmented timescale. You poll your sites, you read something, you check your feeds, you do something else, an incoming message interrupts, you poll them again, you have discussion on one of your forums, you check your email, you read a bit of a news story here, you twitter it, you check your feeds, an incoming message interrupts, you answer that, you check your email, you do a bit of something else, you poll your webforums, you go back to the discussion you started an hour ago… and whoom, there was the day.
You do not have to do it this way, of course. You can read news only in the morning with your breakfast coffee, you can poll your Facebook and Twitter only once a day when you come home from work, you can only read your emails at lunch break. But a lot of the people who extensively use these services, and especially those who sit in front of the computer for work or free time do not limit themselves that way. The services themselves encourage fragmented usage, starting from the fact that most email programs have continuous polling for new messages and alerts for them turned on by default. Pretty much every communication gimmick we are marketed these days is geared for noticing stuff now, immediately, without delay, as soon as other people do. Being in constant touch so you will not miss anything.
Many people claim this constant staying connected and polling for new comments/articles/tweets/whatever does not bother them or impede their work or their life. I know at least some of them are mistaken or lie to themselves, and I know this because I know I do. It is easy to lie, because it does not feel like continuously reading IRC or polling blogs while I work bothers me – for gods’ sake, it is not like I do it “continuously”, anyway! Just when I have a slow time in my brain work anyway. Yea, right. But let me switch to a mode where I agree with myself that I either do one thing or nothing at all, even for as short a time as for 15 or 30 minutes, and boy does my productivity improve.
No, distractions are not inherently bad. We do not really need to be super-productive or super-focused at all times, despite of what your boss or the gazillion self-help books about motivation and getting rich, beautiful, and popular on a fast track tell you. In the Western world, most of us who have access to the services mentioned also have enough of everything else to get by; we do not need to work harder to get more. We just need to be happy with it. We need to do the things we like to do, and work towards the goals we really want to achieve, and to spend time with the people we really love. With a peace of mind, and no stress.
The danger of fragmentation is that the chopped-up socialization and the constant context-switches eats so much of your time and brain power that there is very little room for anything else. You are less productive at work, less effective in realizing your dreams, less focused on people when you really meet them. Fragment your attention enough, and you completely lose the ability to tolerate slow times. Lately, I have asked myself to spend five minutes every day doing nothing. Five minutes – how hard is that? Very hard. When I started, I had to stop myself about 25 times in that time, getting an impulse to check this or that web forum, or my email, or take up a book, or (in a fit of extreme desperation from my brain) do some laundry. I have a friend (actually, several) with whom it is very weird to have a face-to-face conversation, because if you stop to think about what to say for 20 seconds, they whip up their mobile phone and check their IRC and emails.
The scariest effect of this is that if you get get wrapped up enough in these constant distractions, even peace of mind will not have room, because if your brain slows down enough to feel that peace, the constant-polling sub-process in it pops up and starts screaming “I am not doing anything! I am bored! Do something! Feed me information!” And if you follow the urge, you are not spending your time relaxing and recovering from stress. You are spending your time being distracted from the fact that you need to relax and recover.
And that is why I do not want to know if I would enjoy Facebook: I have enough to do already, and more distractions than I need, and I am not willing to give up any of them, despite actually feeling that I would benefit from less.
Your mileage may vary.
We went to Lapland, we camped in the snow, we did not die. It was awesome – if I had my way and/or was bold enough to tell my employers to stuff it, I’d want an access to a washing machine and sauna for a day and then I’d head back.
The default world is crazy and evil. It is full of clutter and noise and stuff and it drives me crazy. I have no idea how I will survive, and I fear the fact that I probably will very well. I probably should, though — considering that the default world is what provides the washing machines and saunas, I cannot completely think of getting rid of it.
Myth: For a beginning skier, it is easier to carry a backpack than pull a sledge. Busted. (Utterly, totally, completely busted.)
Myth: After going to the toilet, you can wipe with a ball of snow, and it is not even uncomfortable. Confirmed. (Yes – really.)
Myth: The vapor in the exhalation of three people can actually condense enough to make rain inside a tent. Confirmed. (But it is merely an annoyance, not a threat – you can dry things in freezing conditions.)
I am glad I went. Weather was mostly good (just one snow storm, a bit too warm the first days), the scenery was pure brilliance, and the experience alone well worth it. I tried to construct a Google map to show some locations and stuff, it turns out to be too much of hassle. Ask me for details face-to-face or on IRC if interested.
Kevään tulo tapahtuu minun kohdallani joka vuosi aina melko yhtäkkiä. Illalla kun menen nukkumaan on talvi, ja aamulla kun herään on kevät. Tänä vuonna kevät tuli viime sunnuntaina: siitä asti on jatkuvasti huvittanut mennä ulos, kun taas ennen sitä muutamaan kuukauteen juurikaan ei. Sunnuntaina meninkin, ja riehuin siellä, katkoin talotoverin kanssa omenapuusta oksia ja silppusin niistä ohuimpia taloyhtiön tarkoitusta varten hankkimalla helvetinkoneella.
Käytin samana päivänä myös toista sähkötyökalua, nimittäin Dremeliä, joka oli minulle uusi tuttavuus, ja jolla piti tuunata hiihtomonoja. Ihan itse keksin miten pitää ja osasin.
Jaa monoja? Juu, en ole ryhtynyt hiihtämään latuja juuri kun lumet alkavat sulaa, vaan kuten Orava jo kirjoitti, saan kohta olla ulkona ihan tarpeeksi. Epäselvää tosin on, voidaanko Kilpisjärven sää vielä katsoa kesäksi…
En luullakseni koskaan ole käynyt noin pohjoisessa. Hiihtänyt olen viimeksi noin 15 vuotta sitten, ja viimeisimmästä yli päivän pituisesta vaelluksesta on kohta 10. Olen ollut talvella teltassa, mutta ilman kamiinaa en oikeastaan koskaan varsinaisesti tykännyt. Uskoni on kuitenkin vakaa siihen, että aikuisuus, hyvä seura, oikea (lue: laiska) asenne, ja tarpeeksi rahaa varusteisiin pelastavat reissun kuin reissun.
Olisin ihan varmis lähtemään tänään. Kaksi työpäivää tuntuu ikuisuudelta, ja edes EVE ei voisi vähempää kiinnostaa.
Lately, it has happened a couple of times that a friend has mentioned a party, and it has turned out that the likeliest reason I was not invited was that I am not on Facebook. It has also happened that I have missed some interesting discussion, because it was on (Q/J)aiku, and just a couple of days ago I missed the information about the birth of a new daughter to a colleague, because the event was only announced on Twitter, the new parents understandably too busy to blog or email.
Whenever this happens, there is a momentary panic: HELP! Everything Important™ happens elsewhere! Right now too, something might be happening and I don’t know about it! It is just a question of time before everyone forgets about me!
Then I try to make it pass. I have my contacts, I have my presence, and there is no way in hell I can maintain contact to everyone I know or have known. I already have a blog, and I am on various IRC channels, and follow various community-specific forums, and I have an email address. As is, with all of those I cannot even maintain as much contact as I would like to all of those I would like to — my dearest friends, my family, some interesting people I would like to know better but never get around to. Would screaming my presence into the internet in the hope that others have more time to follow all that help? I find this unlikely.
If anything, I feel my social life needs less idling on IRC and forums, less places to poll to see if anything is happening Right Now, and more time to make things happen at leisure.
I remember that some years ago in one university students’ club we were, in all seriousness, very concerned that if we stop sending the announcement of society meetings to the student newspaper, students without email might be excluded. And yes indeed, if any students continued to not use email and web, by now they pretty much are excluded. Are there any such cases? I don’t know. I wouldn’t know. Are they less happy for it? Do they have difficulties passing time? Do they indeed have no friends left? I doubt it — but again, I wouldn’t know. Is Facebook or Twitter the new email? Will I disappear into obscurity without it? Is Everyone Else there discussing something Important right now? Why is no one saying anything on IRC? Where are they talking that I am not hearing?
Theory: I will notice if I at some point have too much time and too little social life. Probably at that point I still have some friend left who can tell me where to find the rest of the guys.
Luulitte varmaan, etten palaa enää tänä vuonna, mutta palasinpa kuitenkin. Uusvanhan perinteen mukaan uus teema, mutta ei uutta blogia kokonaan. Teemakin on taas Typogardenista, eikä itse askarreltu. Putosin CSS:n kelkasta joskus 3 vuotta sitten, enkä viitsi enää kavuta takaisin.
Jotain lupauksia on myös tapana tässä vaiheessa. Mielessä on päällimmäisenä lähinnä semmoisia aivan tavallisia kuten uni ja ruoka. Ynnä erilaiset juomat, lähinnä kahvi ja alkoholi.
Toivon myös, että 2009 tuo tullessaan muutoksia. Jos vuoden kuluttua olen samassa tilanteessa kaikin puolin kuin nyt, olen sekä hämmästynyt että pettynyt. Valitettavasti toivotuimmat muutokset ovat sellaisia, että ne eivät tapahdu, vaan pitää itse tehdä. Kirjoittaisin tästä enemmänkin, mutta osasta ajatuksia olisi kohteliasta kertoa ensin pomoilleni ja toiset on ikään kuin liian yksityisluonteisia julkiseen blogiin ainakaan vielä, joten jääköön nyt tällä kertaa. Sanonpahan vaan, että stay tuned.
Yleisemmällä tasolla vuosi alkaa kokemuksella siitä, että maailmassa on liikaa vikoja. Erityisesti tuntuu, että niitä on sosiaalityössä ja lastensuojelulaitoksissa ja psykiatrisilla osastoilla ja yksityisissä kodeissa ja ehjissäkin perheissä, ja en nyt todellakaan tarkoita vioilla niitä lapsia ja vanhempia. Vähemmän kriittisiä vikoja on myös yliopistoissa, tieteen rahoittajatahoissa, opetusministeriössä, luentosaleissa ja opiskelija-asuntoloissa, enkä taaskaan tarkoita tutkijoita, opettajia ja opiskelijoita, sekä ainakin julkisessa liikenteessä, kirjastoissa, terveysasemilla, puistoissa ja lastentarhoissa. Lisäksi epäilen, vaikka suoraan en kokemuksesta tiedäkään, että samantyyppisiä vikoja on myös ns. kaupallisella sektorilla.
En tiedä mikä tätä yhteiskuntaa tai meitä ihmisiä vaivaa, kun jokaikinen meistä kai elää rikkaammin kuin ruhtinaat viisisataa vuotta sitten, ja silti muka varaa ei ole mihinkään. Ehkä se on sitä, että todellinen rikkaus ei oikeasti koskaan ole ollut ylenpalttisesti maallista hyvää, vaan mahdollisuus käyttää aikaa, ja me olemme menneet ja vaihtaneet kaiken aikamme materiaan. Kannattiko?
Tein vuoden alun kunniaksi myös poliittisen kompassin uudestaan ja sain pisteitä -8.4/-6.5, joka tarkoittaa, että mm. Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi ja Dalai Lama ovat ilmeisesti kaikki maltillisempia kuin minä, ja lisäksi sitä, että poliittinen ajatteluni on vuoden aikana radikalisoitunut huomattavasti. Puolueen jäsenkirja on vakavasti harkinnassa – kunhan keksin minkä.
Toivoisinpa, että voisin jotenkinSelvittelen mahdollisuutta houkutella Suomen kansanedustajat tekemään tuon testin ja näyttää tulokset kansalle, tai vaihtoehtoisesti ainakin analysoida puolueiden näkemyksiä. Stay tuned siitäkin.
Lisäksi henkilökohtaisessa kehitysohjelmassani on kulutuksen vähentämisen jatkaminen. Maalämmön myötä taloyhtiömme on päässyt energiatehokkuuden parhaaseen A-ryhmään. Vaatteita ja muuta romua olen ostanut viime vuonna lähinnä vain todella oikeaan tarpeeseen. En juuri koskaan enää osta ruokaa niin, etten tietäisi alkuperämaata, ja olisi tarkastanut löytyisikö kaupasta lähempääkin tuotu tai luonnonmukaisemmin kasvatettu vaihtoehto. Olen löytänyt kirjaston. Nyt etsin hyvää sähkökirjaa. Jatkan yrityksiäni selvittää mikä ruuassa oikeasti kuluttaa jotain muuta enemmän. Yritän jälleen lopettaa pahan tapani olla sammuttamatta tietokone kun menen nukkumaan (miten se onkin muka niin vaikeaa odottaa sitä käynnistymistä?). Mietin ratkaisuja vähentää syömistä ulkona.
Eiköhän tuo nyt riitä.
Blogin päivittämisestä en lupaa mitään.