Archive for November, 2008

Help Green a Business. Eat Sushi this Thursday!

Join hundreds of sushi-loving Vancouverites as we harness our purchasing power to help a local business go green. Sushi Bento Express will commit 31% of its total sales on November 20th towards greening their operation, including sourcing OceanWise certified fish. Visit Sushi Bento Express (1258 Robson St.) between 11:30am and 11:00pm.

(I stole this directly from the newsletter of our friends at Frogfile Office Essentials.  Those guys are really pretty spectacular.  Like Staples, but much much better.  Try buying office supplies on line.  So easy your pet rock could do it.)

Here’s a link to their site.

I’ll see you there!



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Elliot Spitzer

Do you remember this guy? I’d be surprised if you didn’t but just in case, he was the N.Y. Governor that was accused of frequenting a $1000 an hour “professional” woman.  Why the quotations?  I don’t know; likely for $1000 per hour she probably was VERY professional.  I know if I spent $1K/hour on ANYTHING and it wasn’t of the higest quality, service wise, I’d be noticably agitated.  I digress.

ANYWAY, I read today in 24 hours (one of Vancouver’s free papers) ON PAGE 12!!! that after a “thorough investigation” there’d been no misuse of public funds and that there was insufficient evidence to bring charges.

Wow! Page 12 of the free paper.  No charges.  Do you remember all the coverage on CNN???  Page 12.  

Wow, does that suck.

Good luck getting a job at Farm Boy now you ‘innocent’ bastard.

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Congratulations to Barak Obama!!!

This is our blog, and it’s as much about recycling and small business as it is about getting to know the employees of Fresh Start.  I personally felt pretty excited and inspired when I saw that Obama is the President Elect, and I’m not very old (only just 30) but I don’t recall hearing a speech as moving and uplifting as his victory speech.  Saying it’s impressive really doesn’t do it justice.

Here’s a funny open letter a friend of mine in Seattle forwarded to my email and I thought I’d repost it here. We’ve been discussing the election back and forth, and she’s clearly more excited than I am, or should I say, we are.  He is after all HER President Elect, not mine.



If for some stupid reason, we lose the 3rd Presidential
Election in a row to you right wing morons, we’ve
decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own
country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren’t aware, that includes Hawaii , Oregon ,
Washington , Minnesota , Wisconsin , Michigan , Illinois and all
the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to
the nation, and especially to the people of the new country
of New California .

To sum up briefly: You get Texas , Oklahoma and all the
slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood. We get
Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom…or what’s left
of it.

We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss.

We get 85 percent of America ‘s venture capital and
entrepreneurs. You get Alabama .

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the
red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than
the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy
families. You get a bunch of obese single teenage moms.

Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice
and anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens
back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask
your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently
willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they
don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their
children’s caskets coming home.

We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn
up, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in
Bush’s Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of
80 percent of the country’s fresh water, more than 90
percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the
nation’s fresh fruit, 95 percent of America ‘s
quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners –
what irony), 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the
high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all
living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven
Sister schools, plus Stanford , Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to
cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their
projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S.
mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent
of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists,
virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh,
Bob Jones University , Clemson and the University of Georgia .

We get Hollywood and Yosemite , thank you. Additionally, 38
percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was
actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is
sacred (unless we’re discussing the Iraq war, the death
penalty or gun laws), 44 percent say that evolution is only
a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61
percent of you crazy b*****ds believe you are people with
higher morals then we lefties.

By the way, we’re taking the good pot, too. You can
have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico .

Peace out,


Blue States

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