Second Nature

Second Nature by Michael Pollan is a book about the relationship between humanity and nature. Specifically, how people view the landscape and how their ideas create the interactions they have with the world. It is really a series of essays, loosely arranged by season. Pollan explains what he thinks having "a green thumb" really means, the class war of the roses, how the American front lawn is a weird mix of democracy and uniformity. It isn't a bad book, nor is it the best I've read by Pollan. i give it a 4.

So. Weekly Geeks, we're going into the confessional this week.

What's your non-reading guilty pleasure?

Lip balm/gloss/moisturizer! Not lipstick but perhaps slightly colored gloss. I don't wear makeup very often but i rarely leave the house without a stick or little tin in my pocket. I like several the Burt's Bees makes, like the Pomegranate Replenishing Lip Balm or the Medicated Lip Balm with Clove! Most recently i've picked up a few local and organic ones that are fabulous! And this stuff is relatively cheap. I mean, a $4 lip gloss isn't going to break my bank. so it is a way to splurge a bit while getting something i will use. living in TN makes my hands and lips dry and the fact i chew my nails and talk the whole time at work doesn't help!


  1. I'm really loving everyone's posts this week, and some of the stuff I never would have thought of.
    Happy Weekly Geeks :)

  2. I am loving that lip gloss idea. I don't wear makeup as well..

    but I am good with even vaseline if i don't have a lip gloss handy...

    Wishing you many more lip gloss days..


  3. I used to have a thing for gloss but in the last year or so I've just stopped wearing it. Not sure why. Here's my WG post.

  4. I have used the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream for years as lipgloss. It does have a funny smell (which I actually like) and I know you can get it AS a lipbalm, but I just like that tube and the fat, glossy cream on my lips :)


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