Sunday, April 4, 2010

My new project...

I took the above photo about three years ago when I was exploring San Antonio one day. I've made it my header picture this week because of a current project I've become involved in. My friend from South Dakota has been toying with the idea of writing a book about motorcycle rides in the Black Hills and intermingling it with the history and scenic beauty in the area. Well, I guess H-D likes the idea and is supporting my friend's idea...and I am helping out with proofing and editing. Since this is a time-crunch deal, I won't be doing much blogging in the next couple of weeks. Maybe I'll get a free Harley out of it! Hahaha!

I did want to mention one little thing, though. I did a post about a year ago on little pet peeves I have, one of which is the unsightliness of plastic bags strewn all over the countryside.

I was visiting my favorite blogs yesterday and saw a little video posted on Misty Tosh's blog regarding the same thing. It's a creative 18-minute movie made from the plastic bag's perspective and how these things just never go away...ever. Kind of strange but pretty enlightening. You can view it at Big Sweet Tooth. Everyone's talking about how "green" we're supposed to be these days, and yet these plastic bags are about the ungreenest things ever made.

I keep these (the bags, not Nutter) in the trunk of my car and use them all the time. I used to see other people use them once in awhile when they first came out, but hardly ever see them at all anymore.

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox for now. Back to work.

Hasta luego, mis amigos.


Anonymous said...

i watched the video too. It got me thinking green, but made me wonder when i saw the bulldozer smashing all the GIANT plastic bags we put our garbage in for final disposal.(Green?? i think not). I felt bad for those bags. to have never flown.....:-(( ha If you win a free Harley, can i ride on the back? ha, now THAT would be a kodak moment!! 285lb man on the bitch seat. haha. aint gunna happen:-)0

Jamqueen said...

Will have to watch the video--I keep those bags & the colorfulones from Isla in my car also--the Isla ones invariably start a conversation with someone when they comment on how pretty they are!

Isla Deb said...

I know what you mean, Carl...I felt so bad for all those bags! Haha! And since I've never ridden a motorcycle on my own (have just been a passenger), I don't think you'd want to be on my bitch seat! Ha!

Ann - I have some bags from Isla, too. Never thought about using those!