Friday, February 15, 2013

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #352

So I guess Asteroid 2012 DA14 that all eyes were trained on as it passed safely by Earth was just a cosmic diversion for the celestial powers that be to smack us from the blind side. Really amazing pair of events - one anticipated and one NOT. Glad it didn't cause any more damage and injury than it did.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #351

My Valentine's Day offering to my family. Big heart shaped shortbread cookie sandwiches filled with - wait for it - strawberry fruit rollups! I wanted to make these pretty cutout cookies, but my kids are not fans of the jam or preserves that are supposed to be used as filling. I was searching for something bright red and tasty that they would like when I passed by the fruit rollups at Graul's and a lightbulb went off. I used the cookie cutter to cut the fruit rollups into hearts and put them on the cookies while they were hot from the oven. Yum!!! Perfect flavor and texture. Putting that physics degree to good use...

Everyone have a sweet and wonderful Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #350

Are we still doing this? Does anybody still use a physical Yellow Pages? The plastic wrapper says, "Please recycle your outdated phone books." The word outdated is as superfluous as they come. The yellow pages go straight to my yellow recycle bin. Of course I know there are still many who rely on them, but I personally have not cracked one in years.

I finally made the effort this morning to visit the opt out website that they list on the wrapper. It requires you to create an account (so they know who and where you are) and then adds the caveat that opting out of phone books might not necessarily stop delivery. I am hopeful that next year, there will be at least one less yellow package sitting at the base of my bank of mailboxes.

If you too would like to stop feeling guilty for throwing your yellow pages away upon delivery, here are the websites they provide. Please take a moment to stop the waste if you also are not using yours.

For recycling info (basically, they are fully recyclable):

To attempt to opt out:

And if you want a job delivering them:

If they keep coming, maybe we can figure out a way to put them to good use. A very well insulated yellow book igloo? Doorstop? Pothole filler? Gift wrap/packaging material? Fuel for fires when the power goes out?