Friday, April 16, 2010

Weekly challenge #1

I've been recommended by Jennifer to have a weekly challenge for those of you that may be reading this. This is a great idea (thanks JMH).

Weekly challenge #1:
No paper napkins or towels for a week (toilet paper excluded)
Difficulty level: Relatively easy/straightforward.
Tips: An easy cut is the paper towel that you might use in the restroom. Just use your pants or clothes, or just let evaporation do its thing. What may be more difficult to those who are accustomed to having a napkin while eating is cutting the napkin. You might have to display exemplary hand-mouth coördiation, and skills with your tongue. When you go to a restaurant, you'll have to be sure to ask your waiter/waitress not to give you a napkin.

Good luck, and let me know how it goes.


  1. great post. it's cool to hear about the practical challenges you're dealing with and how the rest of us might also be able to live with less waste.

  2. Have you considered a Bidet or a similar method?

  3. Haha. We have those sorts of contraptions for Western-style toilets in India. Actually, no, I haven't considered a bidet, but now that you mention it, I think I'll start looking around...