Friday, April 30, 2004

Craigslist

If you haven't discovered Craigslist yet, you must! It is great free resource for finding a job or an apartment or even a date. I have recently found that many people are unaware of the wonders of Craigslist. If you have been there go there now...Craigslist...Now tell me what interesting things you can find. I believe that the true persona of Americanism shines through.
~Lisa.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

GMail is Here!

I am so excited about my new email account. I am an official Gmail participant...You can email me at ladesign @gmail.com
~Lisa.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Airplane Home

This is pretty wild. I am not sure if it is a good deal or not...727-200 Airplane Home
~Lisa.

Beyond Earth Day

Now that Earth Day is over doesn't mean we should stop thinking about the planet. Some statistics:

Using one compact fluorescent light bulb could save you $30-$40 during its lifetime. It can also save 34 gallons of oil, 2.8 pounds of smog, and 850 pounds of carbon dioxide.

If every household in California installed a solar hot water heater, we would cumulatively save enough energy to shut down another 67 power plants (87gW-hrs/day).

127 Million Americans, half of the nation's population, live in regions with air quality that does not meet federal standards for certain air pollutants.

To support the entire human population in the lifestyle of Americans would require roughly three additional planets the size of planet Earth.

Finding and fixing leaks can save an average family over 2,500 gallons of water each month.

1/2 the world's population is under age 25

The US is the largest emitter of global warming pollution, responsible for 25% of the problem.

One computer left on all day results in the emission of 1,500 pounds of carbon dioxide in a year. It would take 100 to 500 trees to absorb that amount of extra carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.

~Lisa.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Caddyshack

There is something wonderful about watching movies from the 80's. It is quite an experience reliving the movies of my childhood. The sayings, the clothing, the haircuts... It is so bad, it is funny.
~Lisa

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Redemption

I just watch Jamie Foxx in Redemption. I haven't thought about capitol punishment in a long time. To be honest, I have always been for capitol punishment, but as I get older, I am getting past the need for retaliation. I once believed in eye for an eye. However, the ability to choose that one person should die over another is a powerful notion. I do not think I would be able to sit on a jury and impose the death penalty. Can you image telling someone they are going to die because you said so? Then imagine going home to your own job and home and family and live out your life without thinking about it again. I don't think I would be able to do it.
~Lisa.

Monday, April 5, 2004

Google

I love Google. I am anxious to see what happens with Gmail. I am not a big user of Hotmail or Yahoo (although I do have a Yahoo account). But I think if Gmail is a good as they say, I will use it as my default junk email address. Only time will tell.
~Lisa.

Thursday, April 1, 2004

For web designers.

Found this easy to use color chart for web color schemes. It gives you complimentary colors for variety of applications. I used it to update the colors of this page. What do you think? Color scheme

One of Those Days

Ever have one of those days that no matter how hard you try you can not get your work done. I recently started an MBA program which requires submitting 2 papers a week: one on Wednesday and one of Friday. Considering it in now Thursday and I have not written one paper this week means that my Wednesday paper is late. Now I consider myself a good student, no, a great student. I always do well. I rarely turn work in late. Yet I find myself sitting at home, 12 hours after my paper was due, with nothing more than 2 sentences written and a blank mind. Even worse, I am suppose to be writing about entrepreneurship. 2 years ago I opened my own business. Knowing this I would assume this would be an easy topic to write about. However, I am finding this to be most difficult. Why is it that the things I am most familiar with are the hardest to write about?
~Lisa.