Friday, April 10, 2009

It was a poop-fest and I loved it!

What a fabulous place! Trucks going in, trucks going out - municipal biosolids (poop) from wastewater treatment plants gets mixed in a recipe with sawdust, paper flakes, etc., and then gets cooked for six days in a concrete tunnel at 167 degrees. What is left is turned, allowed to age, screened and by then it is black gold: the richest, blackest compost you ever saw. And not really a stinky poo either - sort of like an aura of mild cow with overtones of dirt...really. It's kind of amazing to think that this stuff was dumped into landfills just 15 years ago and now is a premium, recycled product that is used on golf courses, new housing developments, athletic fields and by landscapers all over New England.

Literally from poo poo to production line - I love American ingenuity!

BTW, going off on a tangent and randomly changing the subject, if you want to see a great movie, watch "The Boy in The Striped Pajamas" which has a heart wrenching, very sad ending. Now, I don't really want to make you cry, but the acting in this is so superb that I have to recommend it. It prompted a lengthy discussion about history and perception at last night's Movie Night. If you hate sad endings, don't watch - this one will stay with you for a long time.

BTW again, what the heck happened to just having popcorn on Movie Night? Last night there was a pretzel/cheeto mix, some amazing pretzel rods that had been dipped in melted chocolate first and then rolled in crushed chocolate chips, caramel chips and nuts, real made-by-an-Englishwoman hot cross buns, a fabulous sugar-crusted lemon bread, and.........popcorn. We are getting ridiculous.

Does this sound like dieting to you?

We have gone to hell in a handbasket.

Speaking of poo, little Kiley will be here for spring (easter) dinner Sunday and will stay until Wednesday. WAHOO - I just got back from shopping and bought four new books and a little pair of Crocs for her spring basket and I can't wait to have in her my arms... Happy spring to you too! Don't eat too many marshmallow peeps and jelly beans! Save some for movie night!


Tatersmama said...

What IS it about having non-popcorn? I mean, I'm okay with some Milk Duds or Jujubes with a movie, but it's got to be predominantly popcorn, or this little duck ain't happy.

Oh and the diaper thing? Thats... that's...
that's... just disturbingly like something I would do. Have done.
Once. Or maybe twice.
It kind of seems to me that when you get out of the car, the priority is to get the baby, bags, perishables etc out first. Then once the young 'un is in the house, who thinks to go back, leaving said baby alone?
That's my excuse anyway. ;-)

Gladys said...

Ok you need to get ahold of Mike Rowe and invite him to the Composting place. Tell me when he's coming cause I'll be there with bells on!

Gladys said...

Gosh! I hope he likes bells. ;)

Libby's Library said...

Nothing like a pile ole pile of crap, to make a girl happy!

Kathleen said...

Wishing you a Happy Easter, and uh, I'd like some of those hot cross buns please...Hugs, Kathleen