Ok, while I'm still a relative newbie to BF, I wanted to pass along the "Californication" of self based on a revelation I had yesterday. The Blonde and I were in Jelly Belly outlet store in Vacaville - she loves their sugar free stuff being a Type 1 - anyway, it just hit me like a sledgehammer, I'm looking at all the candy in the store, and I thought "How much energy/resources/labor did it TAKE to create all of the sugar necessary to make this stuff?"
Now, I'm not saying that to be anti Jelly Belly or Jelly Bean, but more from the standpoint of wondering what kind of impact our activities leave on the Earth, and that maybe we should be thinking about more efficient ways to make the various kinds of crap we use.
It is just like I recycle now without even thinking about it. In fact, I'll go to extra lengths to do it.
Sigh, in another year I'll be drenching myself in pachouli oil (sp?) and singing 60s protest songs, man.