I wore my wool cardigan today 'cause I kind of assumed it would be cold today... it was 80 degrees... and humid. Blech.
Anyhoo... Book Mark Clean Out!!
Eating Our Way to Death- Eating meat is bad on many levels. However, I take issue with an article that claims turning veg doesn't require "meticulously planning every meal". It kind of implies that all you have to do is just stop. eating. flesh. Even in the "Tips for Transition" the author doesn't mention how to get all the proteins you need. The way Daria explains it, meat is the only complete source of protein (I think there's 7 different kids of protein...). Lots of plants come close, but none has all. There for, if you stop eating meat, you have to eat a very diverse selection of protein to make sure you get all 7. Ask any vegetarians that went about it half ass. I guarantee they'll all have stories of the time they crashed.
Found via My Twenty Something Cents.
Should You Spend Your Money While You Can?- My brother is quite the gloomy bear. He's pretty much banking on the fact that saving for retirement is no guarantee that you'll have money to retire. Stock markets can crash (again), Social Security will be gone, and the government can tax us up the butt. He still saves, diligently, 'cause what else can he do? Whenever I coveted something someone else had, I used to take some comfort in the fact that I'm doing the smart and responsible thing and saving for the future... until he pointed out that the money I have stocked away might not be there when I needed and the "idiot" who spent it on the coveted item at least got to enjoy her money, where as I didn't.
It reminds me of Silent Hill. Creepy~
Drugs in Drinking Water- Well, some us did want universal health care... Free prescription drugs for all!
Pot de Creme- Coffee and chocolate?! Yum!
Fighting Food Budget Killers- Mine is good, aged, real parm cheese and truffle oil.
Eight Tactics for Handling Greeting Card Occasions- At first, I was a bit thrown off by this article. I mean, really, are people getting so frugal that even greeting cards are too much of a financial burden? But, then, I started to think... Well, I suppose most people don't get a crap load of free cards from various charities soliciting for money, and if you have lots of friends and family... it could get expensive. So, it started to make sense... until I read "Use a $5 bill instead of a card". Well there's his problem right there! Geez... what kind of a card is he using? Even the fancy glittery Hallmark kind is less than $5!
Catholic Dogs Go to Heaven- Funny!
This is the Worst Economy I've Ever Seen- Not sure why, but Greenspan has always been my favorite Federal Reserve Chair (sorry Bernake). He says that housing prices should stabilize by next year. Hmmm... hopefully, I'll be buying a house next year.