Creuset of Ideas
A collection of various ideas

Archives of 2007-10


One day it’s gonna blow

2007-10-24 @ 10:37

I knew it! We’re living on a balloon!

via the observers hunch


Fresh and tasty

2007-10-10 @ 11:34

A few weeks ago, Stephie and I started receiving weekly fruit and vegetable baskets. They’re organic. It’s actually a bit more expensive; we pay for the convenience: we don’t have to go get the basket somewhere, they’re delivered straight to our door.

We get to try out vegetables we’re less accustomed to, and there’s fresh fruit on our table for the better part of the week. But that’s not the best thing about this. Those fruits and vegetables taste great! I mean, I’ve got nothing against, say, cauliflower, especially in dip or in some Indian dish; but the one we got? Man, you could eat it raw, without anything else. And the red peppers? Wow! Can’t wait to get back home and have some with goat cheese. And don’t get me started on the blueberries or the melons.

I think I know why most people don’t particularly like vegetables. They’re used to crap. Let’s not mince (pun intended) words: most of what you get here at the grocery is pretty bland, if not downright bad. And I think that’s why my 6½-year-old nephew actually eats vegetables: his mom’s been getting fresh-from-the-farm organic produce all his life.

It’s at time like this that I’m glad Stephie’s vegetarian. I tell you, fresh organic is the way to go.


Dream car

2007-10-5 @ 11:01

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m not into cars. I mean, they’re great to go from point A to point B, especially when you’ve got a lot to carry between the two, or you don’t want to spend too much time in-between. And they’re quite useful when you’re in the middle of nowhere. (They’re a bit less practical when you back into the ditch, but that’s another story.) The only car I have so far owned (actually, leased) was an Echo – not the best looking, but a lot of room and best fuel economy in its class.

My dream car actually doesn’t exist (let’s say yet). The make is not that important, it’s the inside (and part of the outside) that matters: wheel-motors (which a subsidiary of Hydro-Quebec invented some years ago), (organic) photovoltaic arrays over the paint job, cells based on so-called “cold fusion” (unbeatable efficiency: you get out virtually all you get in). I realize that most of the technology is far from ready (“cold fusion” cells are still very limited in size), but hey, I said “dream car.”