Thursday, April 24, 2008

Oh here we go

Well I'm taking a break from my homework and thought that the perfect way to do this is to set up my blog! My page was looking pretty lonely without any post at all. So here is my first random blog thought:

I was watching the Today show this morning (first I feel weird saying I watched the Today show today because that's just akward so I think of other ways to say it at all costs, I'm really not that proper speaking) and they're talking about this guy in Alaska who is using the hot lava rocks to heat his water and save energy YAY! So they're talking about how awesome he is saving money and then they got into the initial investment this guy put into his resort or whatever it was (as you can tell I was really paying attention while doing my hair). His initial investment was 2 million dollars. So that's not a ton I guess when you're looking at investments but then they said the return on it was really high. This is where my thought comes in: He's saving money on energy costs, he's not selling his hot rocks, just using the Alaskan terrain to heat his business, how does he get a return on his money? Do you really get a return or just in the long run you pay less..... I guess my problem is how does this guy actually earn back his 2 mil, or is his logic I'm going to spend 2 mil on some rocks instead of to gas companies. And ya he's saving the environment whatev, big deal, I powered a tv for 3 hours yesterday by recycling my aluminum can. I don't know, maybe a pointless rambling but I'm just not convinced the guy is making any money. Plus he's tearing up the Alaskan aura which I'm sure somebody will be upset about, although that's not the person I am either..... Eh just an interesting story.

So there we go, first blog.


Abbey said...

Heidi, Heidi. You need a cute background stat! To comment on the lameness of using lava rocks. More power to him, but he's not getting a return on his money, they only say that to make going green sound good. When really it's pretty expensive. I mean, take the cloth bags grocery stores want you to use. How many bags do you get on a normal, once every two weeks kind of shopping trip? Like 10 at least (for me). And they're $3 each, sooooo. Yeah I don't care enough. And then I have to store all those bags and remember them. I know it'd be like coupons and I'll leave them in the car every time. I'm black Heidi, black!