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Liz Lux

Writer's Block: Quarantine Etiquette

The holiday season happens to overlap with cold and flu season (and not just the bottle flu). When you get sick, do you go to work or school anyway, or do you stay home to avoid spreading your germs?
I don't get sick very often (knock on wood!) but when I do I decide whether or not I'm going to work based on how I feel. Sometimes it feel good to acknowledge to yourself, "I would be worthless at work anyway so I'll be doing everyone a favor by staying home." When it gets to that point, I drop any guilt of not coming in to work and feel content just staying in bed.
Liz Lux

Writer's Block: Greenery

Today in 1971, Greenpeace was founded. How are you helping to keep your section of Earth green these days?


I try to recycle everything,
I use disposable items sparingly,
cloth napkins at home instead of paper,
bringing my own bags to the grocery store (including cloth produce bags),
using tupper ware instead of plastic wrap for my leftovers,
ordering only what I can eat at restaurants so I don't have to use a styrofoam to-go box,
taking the bus or riding my bike instead of driving my car,
sending information electronically as opposed to using a printer,
voting for green initiatives and candidates that pledge to help the environment,
not littering,
generally trying to make decisions based on a conservationist attitude.

Things I do to pollute the planet:
Forgetting to bring a canteen for water, forcing me to buy plastic bottles,
Taking really hot, long showers because I like them.

... I try to justify these to myself by the afore mentioned good behavior!
Liz Lux

Learning about LJ

Still learning about this site. It's full of depth... so many cool features. The main purpose of this post, is to test out the fact that the tag links seem to grow larger the more times you use a certain tag.
*Apologies for exposing how little I still know about the site, but I'm working at it!*
Liz Lux

Writer's Block: Sharing Haikus

The Japanese haiku poet Basho once wrote, "Old pond / a frog jumps / the sound of water." Try writing some of your own haikus about the little things in your life. A haiku generally consists of a five-syllable line, a seven-syllable line and a second five-syllable line. You can also use any combination of ten-to-fourteen syllables.


I once wrote a haiku with my friend Colby when we were studying in Japan. It goes like this:


Ano ocha wa,
nomitakunakatta,
aki no happa


We liked it because it rhymed, sounded melodic, and had a reference to the seasons in it, something which is very Japanese. It means:

As for that tea,
I do not want to drink it,
Leaves of Autumn

ah, memories...
Liz Lux

Writer's Block: Your Threads

What does your favorite "you" outfit consist of?
My Favorite "me" outfit consist of my ''7 jeans, my black oqoqo bamboo/lycra low/flowy-neck sleeveless shirt, and my black and white saucony shoes. Sometimes my black leather belt with the large hollow grommets all around.
My hair is in a ponytail or if I'm having a good hair day it's down.