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Display Name: choby
Member Since: 11/16/07

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Why do people freak out about using a bidet? Think of it as a mini shower for your bum.

jooly - " way would I put those poo towels in my washer and dryer!" - It's not like you're using the little cloth towel like TP, you're using it like a regular towel (or is someone going to tell me they don't use their bath towels anywhere near that area? You stand there and air dry?) And think about underwear - think about where that's been all day, and you throw THAT in the washer and dryer. ALSO, cloth diapers (while maybe not mainstream nowadays) are more like "poo cloths", and those go in the washer and dryer as well - a lot.

To mh330, with the salmonella example - you forgot to compare that to TP use: maybe you think splashing water on the counter and then wiping it off with a dish towel won't clean the salmonella, but the other choice would be to take a dry paper towel, rub it around the counter, and then say it's clean. Of those two options, yea, I think even just water would be cleaner.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT Survey: Would You Use a Bidet? Is it a Good Green Choice?
3/28/08 10:47 AM

Spicy chili!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Thursday Giveaway: Crock-Pot VersaWare Slow Cooker
3/14/08 08:13 AM

a tuna melt!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Thursday Giveaway: Krups Panini Maker
2/29/08 11:55 AM that from experience?...

Apartment Therapy New York | New Zealand's Secret: Magnetic Sheepskin Underlays
2/6/08 12:05 PM

A Nutella panini topped with whipped cream and some fresh strawberries - the first time I had it was at a wine bar and just couldn't get enough of it

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Happy World Nutella Day 2008!
2/5/08 04:03 PM

Yes! Thank you, that was spot on - particularly the "brash and abrasive cheer" part.

Apartment Therapy New York | Rachel Ray At Home on Ice at Bryant Park
1/31/08 05:56 AM

Does anyone know where can I find that low bench with the cream-colored cushion (or something similar)?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | A Little Moor
1/29/08 02:09 PM

I went through a somewhat similar situation about a year and a half ago. I had been thinking about getting a dog (I've always wanted one), but ultimately decided that with my demanding job/long hours and living in a small NYC apartment, it wouldn't be fair to the dog. That's when a friend asked if I wanted to adopt a puppy from him. I completely fell in love with this puppy, and I kept trying to figure out how to keep him, but after two weeks, the best thing I did for him was to personally find him a new home. The bonus: he's now with one of my close friends and I get to see him often!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: What if Your Roommate Brings Home a Stray Dog...?
1/28/08 12:06 PM

The Union Square electronic waste recycling event already happened earlier this month. I'm not sure how often they have it (I think it's every 6 months). So you might have to head to Astoria. The Union Square events are run by the Lower East Side Ecology Center:

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Where Do I Recycle my Electrical Stuff?
1/28/08 11:44 AM

I have a tote for when I buy groceries, but every so often I get a few plastic bags (they can be really useful). So I'm not sure where I rank on the environmentally good scale - but I guess I could just order more takeout whenever I need plastic bags.

And as far as "pet owners before plastic" - well, (for dogs, at least) wasn't their old solution to leave the poop where it lay? That won't work in NYC...

And if you put the kitty litter in the toilet (and it doesn't clog) or maybe even teach a cat to use the toilet (Meet-the-Parents style), wouldn't someone then argue that it would increase flushings => waste more water?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Whole Foods Set to Stop Offering Plastic Bags
1/24/08 12:12 PM

Looks gorgeous! Are pebble floors easy to clean? What do you use?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Reader Tip: Tile from NaturalPebbleTile
1/24/08 08:50 AM

AHH, I love it! The concept, the execution - awesome. And I agree, it's not at all cheesy - cheesy might have been having old Batman movie posters and memorablia all over the place.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Holy Leather Loungers, Batman! The Batcave Home Theater Room
1/23/08 11:32 AM

I like the "Light" idea if someone can give it direction (or a good phrase)...

"Light the way"? Or "Bringing to Light..."?

Apartment Therapy New York | Friday Photo Gallery: What's Our Theme for 2008?
1/14/08 09:15 AM

My favorite recipe from Epicurious is for a marbleized pumpkin cheesecake. This would be perfect for me! (and my ever-growing jumbled pile of recipe printouts from the web, clippings, and handwritten scribbles from tv shows and my mother.)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Thursday Giveaway: Tastebooks from Epicurious
1/10/08 09:34 AM

grilled cheese and tomoto soup - but this would change it

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Cook-Zen Pot and Cookbooks
12/20/07 05:55 AM

Love Actually :)

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Gift Bag 2007: Compact Shelf System from Insignia
12/20/07 05:50 AM

Dutch oven - for no-knead bread and hearty stews.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 6-Piece Set in Caribbean
12/18/07 10:23 AM

definitely burgers, with an assortment of grilled onions, mushrooms, and/or bacon (depending on how crazy we want to get with this thing)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Krups Panini Maker
12/12/07 07:22 PM

I love it! It's perfect!

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Gift Bag 2007: George iPod Dock and Radio
12/11/07 05:01 PM

Pot roast! yum.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 5-Piece Set
12/11/07 04:59 PM