First, thanks to Ammre for linking me to the wonderful cephalopod cartoon shown above. I not only love the style of the graphic, but I think the caption is hilarious.Â
Second, just a quick update since I have not made a post in awhile:
1) I DID get that red squid necklace that was sold out for my birthday – can you believe it?! Thanks again to Noadi for her great cephalopod designs!
2) I’ve been carrying a folded reusable tote in my purse (which, let’s be honest, could probably function as a reusable tote on it’s own, it’s so big) and using it instead of plastic bags when I shop anywhere.
3) It’s been NICE OUT – which is the main reason I have not been updating Cephaloblog. I’ve got spring fever, which in my neck of the woods can be dangerous, because there is always the threat of a winter storm right up until June.
That being said, I’ve got a bunch of half-finished posts just waiting to be published, so look forward to regular updates for the next few weeks!
In honor of my upcoming Earth Day Birthday (April 22nd – T minus two hours!), I am making another eco-conscious post. This time, it’s about bringing your own reusable bags while shopping.
What’s really gotten me thinking about these totes, besides the fact that I just started using them regularly in the last few months, is that they’re popping up everywhere. On a shopping trip last week with my sister, I had not one, but two, thrown at me on my way out of Old Navy. You’ll hopefully experience the same if you have an ON card and get in there before April 30th. You can also buy one for $2 (overpriced, in my opinion – try to swing getting one for free!).
Yesterday, I talked about some great eco-conscious reasons to make the switch from disposable menstrual products to menstrual cups. Today, I’ve got plenty of other reasons why switching to a cup is a great idea, even if you don’t give a fig about the enivornment.Â
1) We’re in a recession! Why flush your hard-earned cash (or dwindling savings) down the toilet – literally? Buying a menstrual cup may cost more than buying a box of tampons, but think of how many more times you’ll have to buy that box of tampons in the next ten years. If you’re internet-savvy, you can find different brands of menstrual cups for as little as $20. That’s like four boxes of tampons – that will last you a decade.
Well really, that was a bull shit disclaimer that I had to include because I dared to discuss menstruation in a magazine for college students. You would have thought I was trying to talk about fellatio in a magazine aimed atÂ kindergartners. I think that all men – especially men like Al Gore – should want to know about menstrual cups, too. Why?Â