Jubbling Holiday Tip: Wrap “Good” Gifts In Clothes

Here is a post from 2009. It was such a hit (3 or 4 people read it) that we had to bring it back.

Clothing Gift Wrap

(Bow Is Optional)

Everyone with kids knows about the traditional holiday reaction to clothes. If you are lucky, you’ll get a sigh, a toss and your kid will move on. If you are unlucky you’ll have a holiday full of tears and your threats to return everything. We’ve all been there and now Jubbling has a solution – Clothing Gift Wrap. Clothing gift wrap is simple and only requires you to wrap your kids presents in the clothes you buy them.

The result is your kids will stand anxiously around the tree and say things like “that’s my reindeer sweater” or “those are my bunny jammies” and you’ll be Jubbling by avoiding the normal process of gift wrapping clothing and putting a bow on something they’ll hate.

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Fiji Water Closes Plant To Protest Tax Hike And Then Re-Opens It 48 Hours Later.

Inspired by an article on Greenbiz.com.

Fiji Water closed their water plant this last Monday and then re-opened it 2 days later after agreeing to a portion of the Fijian government’s tax hike request – it’s now at $.08/liter. The tax goes into effect in 2011 and will generate $12 million in additional tax revenue for Fiji. Fiji Water has been a huge target for the anti-bottled water movement and they’ve responded with their own facts about the importance of Fiji Water to the nation of Fiji.

Fiji Water has gained a following by positioning their product as a premium bottled water and in my opinion, it’s up to you whether you buy it or not. I personally think it’s crazy to consider paying $4-5 per liter for water that is shipped from a country that I’d like to see but can’t afford to visit; especially when all I need to do is turn on my tap to get the nutritional and taste equivalent at a fraction of the cost.

Here again is a hilarious video from Penn & Teller “The Truth About Bottled Water”.

[youtube width=”376″ height=”300″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiem5EJaLus&feature=related[/youtube]

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Electricity-Free Nights?

We lost our electricity last week due to the major snow dump, all 4-inches of it, that hit our area and knocked out power for 1 to 5 days. Our outage lasted about 36 hours but from it, we not only gained a greater appreciation for electricity but we also discovered how nice it is to sometimes go without it.

As our second night without power approached, we lit candles that were scattered around the house and then we all crowded around the fireplace. We broke out some games but mostly, we just told stories. My kids talked about favorite holiday and vacation experiences, my wife talked about past boyfriends (ones that got away) and my stories focused on the many stupid things I’ve done. It was great and the phone and television never had a chance to interrupt us. We talked for hours and then around 8 pm, our power came back on. We all kind of paused and then said what everyone says when the power comes back on: “Electricity!” That’s when my daughter commented: “I guess we’re going to stop telling stories now.” We didn’t stop telling stories. Instead, we ran around the house and turned everything off and for the benefit of everyone present, I finished my jubbling-rap by candlelight. We were all relieved that we regained electricity but the fun came from not using it.

I’m definitely not the first person to recommend having electricity-free nights. The idea has been floated around as a way to bring families together and to consume less power. But I am one of the latest believers in the idea and I encourage others to not wait for the next power outage to experience it.

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Clothesline Season Is Around The Corner

Clothesline 2010 Winter Training Begins
It’s not too early to get outside in 30 degree weather and practice your clothespin pinch technique to prepare for clothesline season. We call it training at altitude. By getting your pre-season workout in and then hanging your clothes on a clotheslines, you could reduce your power bill by up to 10%. It’s time to look at clotheslines as an affordable solar panel support system. [Read more…]

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Jubbling @ Microsoft: Would You Like “Up-Flush” To Be Your Default Application?

Microsoft Flush InstructionsThe success of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7, pales in comparison to the success they’ve found by Jubbling. Atleast in my eyes. And Microsoft has found a “sweet spot” with us by turning the bathroom experience into a Jubbling event. Yeah, automatically turning on/off the lights as you enter/leave a bathroom is neat but so 2004 and we say BFD to the automatic faucets. What did Microsoft do to take the Jubbling to an 11? They gave toilet users a choice to decide if they want to Up-flush or Down-flush depending on their output and they’ve provided a seat where you can make your decision. “Up” is for liquid waste and flushes with less water and “Down” is for chunky and uses the full tank. Either choice is Jubbling and well beyond the normal office recycling and use of biodegradable flatware. I could’ve spent an hour in the bathroom testing out the technology and taking notes but 54 minutes was enough.

Keep up the good work Microsoft. You’ve got one less hater out there thanks to your Jubbling efforts.

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Jubbling Holiday Tip: Wrap “Good” Gifts In Clothes

Clothing Gift Wrap

(Bow Is Optional)

Everyone with kids knows about the traditional holiday reaction to clothes. If you are lucky, you’ll get a sigh, a toss and your kid will move on. If you are unlucky you’ll have a holiday full of tears and your threats to return everything. We’ve all been there and now Jubbling has a solution – Clothing Gift Wrap. Clothing gift wrap is simple and only requires you to wrap your kids presents in the clothes you buy them. The result is your kids will stand anxiously around the tree and say things like “that’s my reindeer sweater” or “those are my bunny jammies” and you’ll be Jubbling by avoiding the normal process of gift wrapping clothing and putting a bow on something they’ll hate.


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