some recent updates

some recent updates

here’s my sunday six.

  1. remember when i tried out all those weather apps? i paid about $41 in all for testing, then an additional $20 for the wunderground subscription. i’m ok with the $20 subscription, and i was able to get a refund on a $12 subscription. but apple won’t refund any app purchases. “All transactions are final”  – so sayeth their terms and conditions. nate says the google app store will refund app purchases no problem. #thanksapple. so i’m out $29 for trying out all those stupid weather apps that i will never use again. #thanksapple. ugh i hate that their products are so easy to use, otherwise i’d switch to android or some weirdo OS.
  2. i’ve been working on reducing my waste! here’s what i’ve gotten so far:
    1. who gives a crap toilet paper, which uses recycled paper and no plastic in its packaging. what would be even better is if it would just ship the rolls of toilet paper in a cardboard box, no individual wrapping of each roll separately in paper (although it does look pretty).
    2. i ordered a sampler pack of hair shampoo and conditioner bars that come in cardboard boxes. i’m working my way through all my bottled shampoo and conditioners first, so a review of that is yet to come.
    3. i got a deodorant bar that’s aluminum free. so far it works for everyday stuff (no complaints from anyone at work anyway), and i use it for running since i sweat like a horse anyway and keeping my pits free from sweat won’t do anything. the couple times i know i’ll be moving a lot at work i’ve used my anti-perspirant stuff, but so far the bar has been good. it came wrapped in paper and a cardboard box instead of a bulky, non-recyclable plastic thing.
    4. i sent a message to amazon that i wanted all my packages to come with paper packaging from now on, and they said that they were working toward using all paper unless specified by the manufacturer. of course, the next two packages i got were full of plastic filler (and no breakable stuff in the box). #thanksamazon
    5. i got dropps dishwasher pods, and so far they seem to be working out well.
  3. WHO AM I GOING TO VOTE FOR IN THE PRIMARY???? UGH.
  4. training for the half marathon is going! i’m up to 7 miles for the long run, and i ran outside for it. usually there are a couple days in february that are good for running, and yesterday was one of them. up and out the door for a slog through 7 miles. february runs are always so tough, mainly because i forget how to dress and i’m transitioning from treadmill to road. no matter which way the transition it, it’s tough. but i’ll be running 13 miles in april, so gotta do it!
  5. speaking of activities, i went skiing with liz on friday, and woofda, my legs still hurt from the one blue run i went on. the older i get, the less i want to go fast and run into a tree. or even fall over because that would also hurt. i definitely used my brakes while heading down that run. then went on the easy slope for the rest of the time.
  6. it’s getting lighter out! and the sun has been out more this month! so far, 2020 february is loads better than 2020 january. we’ll see what march brings. early spring?

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