This post is has nothing to do with weight loss and isn't all that positive...but I need to vent so that's that.
Alrighty...we'll start with the title. Let me preface this by saying that I'm all for taking care of the environment. I understand we only have one Earth and so we must protect it. I recycle, I reuse plastic bags, I turn lights off when I leave the room and I turn the water off while I brush my teeth. That being said, in an effort to "go green" (anyone else entirely sick of that phrase?) my office has decided to do away with Styrofoam cups. I don't have an issue with this if they replaced them with paper cups, reusable cups or something else equally recyclable. Nope. Nothing. They took the cups and that was it. We had a "Bring Your Favorite Mug Day" and they called it good. Now...I always use my own coffee mug because it's just beyond cute. However, I prefer using their cups for random cups of hot chocolate or water. We have a water/ice machine that has pretty good water so I would use the cups for that...easy to count and measure and ice won't fit in my water bottle. After the initial annoyance of the mere fact that they took away the cups wore off, I now have to deal with the unintended consequences of this action. The kitchenette has 3 refrigerators, a 3 pot coffee maker and the needed accessories (sweeteners, stirrers, etc.), 3 microwaves and 1 sink. This is supposed to accommodate over 250 people. Yes...1 sink. If you're using a cup for all your coffee, tea, water, soda, etc...you're going to have to rinse out your cup. So there's a backlog of people in there ALL THE TIME waiting to use the sink...causing people to not be able to open refrigerators to get lunches, causing a backup at the microwaves...it's chaos I tell you! On top of all this, they have no dish soap. They have hand soap which is what people are using to clean their dishes. Now I don't claim to be a soap expert but why make hand soap and dish soap separate things if they're not meant to be used as such??? Disgusting! We all know that the real reason they've done away with the cups has nothing to do with "going green" but with the costs. In the little flyer they gave us talking about how many cups are thrown out each year, they just happen to mention how much it costs our site to purchase said cups for a year. Anything to save a buck. So that's my Styrofoam vent for the day.
Weekend should be pretty laid back. Taking this weekend off as far as walks go in order to rest up a bit for the big event. I gotta get all my packing stuff in order. Sunday, I'm dying my hair pink. That's right...PINK. Not my whole head...just putting some chunks of pink in but it's going to be freakin' awesome. I checked with my boss and there's nothing in the dress code against it so I won't get in trouble...good thing. I'll only have the pink in for a couple weeks...just over the walk and a little while after until I get around to taking it out. I'm pretty excited about it! I'm also going to try to get some housework done this weekend. November is a busy, busy month this year with the 3 Day, Thanksgiving (I host) and my youngest daughter's birthday the weekend after Thanksgiving. Lots to do, lots to clean and lots to cook. Still haven't hopped on the scale. I don't think I will until Monday. I have my next fill appointment November 15th...the day after my walk. I was thinking about rescheduling it because it'd be nice to not have to do liquids that day. But then I thought...nope. This is what lifestyle changes are all about. Stick to your schedule. So I am. Thinking I may go see a movie that day. Anyhoo...that's all I got today. Hope y'all have a fantastic weekend! I'll leave you with this (a Family Guy reference of all things meaning "What bugs you?"):
What grinds your gears?