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As I dip my Oreo into my iced coffee …

… I’m thinking about the time I did this with black iced coffee and my horrified editor, knowing my history of terrible food-related decisions, thought I was dipping my cookie into soda. Probably the closest I’ve come to getting fired. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Shoveling ? on Earth Day

Last week I asked how y’all were gonna spend your Earth Day, because the Valley News Calendar had options galore.

I spent mine moving over my compost pile, from one bin to the next. (With three healthy rabbits in the house, I would say half of my compost is probably made up of bunny poop, hence the headline on this post.) It still has a ways to go before it’s usable, but it’s getting there.

If this is inspirational to you, here’s some tips and tricks about sifting your way to better compost from the Valley News archives.

2 questions on drinking water from a recent convert

For the first 28 years of my life, I was not a water drinker. My friend, who was studying to be a doctor at the time, told me she pictured my blood to be somewhere around the consistency of toothpaste. For all of the problems (e.g.) with the TV show Girls, I very much relate to Hannah’s total and well-documented rejection of H2O.

My new year’s resolution this year was to drink one glass of water a day — which should really give you a sense of how much water I was not drinking before that — and although I’ve hit a few ~*droughts*~ I have gotten back on the wagon and am doing pretty good lately. A lot of that is because my dear pal Amanda taught me to keep a water bottle at my desk and I have gotten to the point where I’m drinking water without knowing it, which is cool, and even to the point where I start seeking out water because I genuinely want some and when I drink water I feel better.

This leads me to a couple questions.

1. How did I make it this far?

2. How do you people have time for all of these bathroom trips? It’s just like … too much.