Sunday, October 10, 2010


I was planning on posting this at 10:10, but I wanted to update at a bunch of other places too, so I'm picking the one (probably Facebook or Twitter) where I'd want it to be.

Of course, maybe I can set up something to post automatically to that'll go everywhere simultaneously, but nah. Anyway, happy 10/10/10, everybody!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our grass is dying!

Well, a while back we fired our gardener, bought an electric mower and started mowing the lawn ourselves, but now our grass is dying! I have no idea how our neighbors can keep their grass alive with the watering restrictions they set for our neighborhood... my mom thinks the neighbors are cheating a little.

Or maybe our sprinklers are busted... it happens from time to time, I don't really pay any attention to them when they come on.

Maybe it's time for an alternative to grass. Pebbles, maybe? Artificial turf? Hmm.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How do you keep your room cool?

It's summer once again and here in So Cal, it can get into the 100s of degrees Fahrenheit. Thankfully, we haven't had very many of those days this summer, but it has started to heat up.

My room always seems to get and stay incredibly hot, even if it's already cool outside. Opening the window doesn't help much. I've already turned off and unplugged two of the laptops in my room, my Xbox 360, some external hard drives, and a few other electronic devices, but that didn't seem to make things any cooler either, even though they've all been off/unplugged for about 3 or 4 days now.

After that, I've tried leaving my door open and having the fan oscillate the air around. Running the air conditioner for the entire house would be too expensive.

Before anyone suggests putting in a window air conditioner, my window isn't the kind that could be used with one of those, so that option wouldn't work too well for me. And those other portable air conditioners are too expensive. I could probably try one of those DIY air conditioners, but buying one would probably work immensly better than wasting a bunch of money on parts to build one myself.

Anybody have inexpensive yet effective ways of keeping your room cool? I'd love to hear any ideas.