I love a good proposal story. My favorite is my own (you would hope that’s the case!). Everything my husband did was perfectly “us”… and it always seems to elicit a few “awwws” whenever I retell the tale, which both the Mr. and I enjoy. I think a proposal that fits the couple is the best kind, so you know I am all over this next one. I also seriously impressed with the time commitment.
Bernie Peng reprogrammed his girlfriend’s favorite game, Bejeweled, so a ring and proposal would pop up when she reached a certain score. It’s the ultimate geek proposal and I love it!
It is Tax Day – probably not a lot of love for the IRS today… and not much amore for Wesley Snipes and his recent tax woes, either. Federal prosecutors today urged a Florida judge to send the movie star to prison and fine him $5million for not paying income taxes.
But there is some Love for the planet… and your wallet.
Most of us have good recycling intentions, but the follow-through can be a challenge. I was on fire when my husband and I first moved to Atlanta five years ago. Coming from San Francisco, we were shocked to find out the local garbage service didn’t include pick-up for all of our recyclables. Friends turned us on to a local farmer’s market where we could bring everything from tuna cans to those envelopes with plastic windows – they have an entire dumpster devoted to them! Thankfully, the trash collection eventually expanded to include nearly all recyclables, and we got our groove back.
Then we got to NY, where there are ads all over the City urging New Yorkers to recycle newspapers, magazines and catalogues. I thought, “This is great!” until I tried to recycle our paper… nothin’ doin’ in our building; glass, metal and plastic only. Don’t get me wrong, I am far from a recycling saint, but I am increasingly conscious of the waste we all generate and the effect that could have on the world I will leave my son. I feel bad enough about the diapers (we’re using a more enviro-friendly brand now, but we’re not perfect), so I am more driven to make up for that mess. But let’s be honest… it’s easier to do good when it’s easy to do. One solution? Pay you to recycle.
Even if you’re not into recycling for the future of your planet and your kids – that’s the guilt trip I always use, especially on my family - cold hard cash could be just the incentive you need.
Filed under: Erica Hill
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