4.22.2010

I'm all about going green...just not THAT green!

I don't know if you heard or not, but apparently today is Earth Day. Thats right, Dia de la Tierra. I noticed a lot of my fellow bloggers posting tips and advice for "going green" and how to save good 'ol momma earth. 
Well in my quest to find some awesome tidbit to share, I came across something odd and disturbing. 
Reusable cloth menstrual pads. 
What the??? 
I don't even like to wear normal pads, and at least those you can rip out and throw away when their **ahem** full. But the thought of removing my (excuse me again) **ahem** full pad, and then either hand washing it (gag me with a spoon!!) or casually throwing it in the wash with my clothes...um...no thanks! 
The thought of watching blood flow down the drain only bring ones image to mind
Not only is the thought of a reusable pad freaking disgusting, but people are choosing to make them out of the most ridiculous fabrics. There are many things that I don't ever want in my crotchal region. That list includes, but is not limited to the following:
fire breathing dragons and unicorns

dancing skeletons and skiing ladies
oriental ladies and cartoon characters

Seriously. How many pads are you going through that it is making that big of an impact on the earth???
oh. That many?? Dang girl!

So.....I love ya Momma Earth, but there ain't no way in hell I'm putting a nasty, stained, pre-used pad in my panties. It's just not happening. Now excuse me while I go plant a tree.
all photos via google images

28 comments:

Sara said...

I will plant lots and lots of trees and not buy lots of paper products and use betetr lightbulbs, but I will NOT use reuseable pads, YIKES and yucky!

I also find it disturbing!

Have a great day,
Sara

jewelknits said...

I'm with you on this one! My idealistic side says, ' hmmmm ... what a good way to conserve/recycle/reuse ' .. but my practical side says, ' unh unh .. no way ... no how ...!"

Jill said...

um seriously?! What the Hell? I saw the photo and said weird that looks like a pad...and it was!!!
How would these be sanitary at all, even if they were washed? I feel like they'd leak too. They'd be like stained and still probably have some blood on them. And then like the skier girl's face or the unicorns would be ruined. lol
I don't know who would use those...

Shell said...

LMAO No freaking way. Nope, sorry, Mother Earth, no way.

LLL with Leslie said...

LOL...you are way too funny!!! I love the post. :)

Selin said...

ouch!..poor mother earth!

Gabby said...

Ewwwwwwww. No really. EWWWWWWWW. That's just disgusting!

Happy earth day though! haha

Samantha said...

I'm way grossed out. I will be sure to share this with every girl I know so she can be just as grossed out. hehe.

superchuboink said...

no wayyy!! that's why there are sanitary napkins. gosh!

Alicia said...

GOO!! lady i'll plant a tree for every pad i ever use again. there's no way one of those reusable whatchamacallits is making its way into my pantaloons!

bananas. said...

WTF?! Oh hell no! That fire breathing dragon or should i say period breathing dragon (omg i just gagged) can stay far FAR away from this hoo-ha. Gah!

Happy earth day!

brooke said...

what the sick?!?! this is friggen foul and anyone who ever uses one of these is automatically nixed out of my life...gagging at even the remote possibility that someone would think of this!

drollgirl said...

um, REVOLTING!!! but thank you for making me laugh!!!

the spectator said...

I couldn't have expressed my thoughts about these any better myself. Plus you made me smile while I read your post.

Alex said...

* Vomits *

Alisa said...

Great post, haha! Those are awful, the thought...I don't even want to think about it.

CRAZYMOM said...

Girl! You crack me up! I'm right there with you on this one! :)

~J said...

LMFAO @ crotchal area! Whahahahahaha....yeah, I'm not down w/ any of that jazz either...noooo way!

glenda09 said...

LOL love the post. I too thought the same thing until I tried them. I dont wash them with my clothes and nor do they stain. I don't wash them by hand either. I didn't do it to save the earth, I did it to save money (hubby has been out of work since Sep!) Thank God I havent needed to use them often since I was pregnant when I got them and only used them right after I had my baby. I'm nursing so AF hasnt returned. But since you use the reg disposable ones come over to my blog. I have a small tiny giveaway of a 18 pack Always Infinity Pack. :)

Me and Mine in a Small Town

Mrs. Clean Freak said...

um....yeah, Imma need them to stop trying US women like that! DIS-GUS-TING!! i AM ALL for recycling but THAT....won't happen. nice try.

Amanda T said...

Omg i know what you mean, I think this idea is so gross, and its the same concept as reusable diapers. I dont think I could ever reuse my washer again without thinking about those things spinning around. uhhg Yuck.

-Amanda T
http://mylifewithratsandmore.blogspot.com

Kitty Stampede said...

Hilarious! And NO. sick.

kristine said...

thanks for welcoming me in mbc.
regarding your post: oh absolutely a big NO! to the re-usable pad. this is when hygiene and convenience come first before being green.

I'll be following your site so I'll drop by again. My site: http://thesaladbowlmommy.blogspot.com/

Kayla said...

Nasty! There isnt enough bleach in the world to make me want to use these! Honestly, what WILL they come up with next?!? Possibly reusable condoms?!?! hahah...Thanks for the laugh!

Mari said...

hahahhah!! OMG you are hilarious! This is too good...agreed! Thank you for entering my giveaway and giving me this nice trail back to your blog which is hilarious!

April @ Random said...

Wow! I'm so gonna buy these...I have been waiting so long...

Not really. Who would say that? I feel dirty enough as it is...I want to throw the damn thing away. :)

Michelle said...

Ummm that's just crazy and disgusting. Totally agree with you on those!!!

Kristin said...

Oh dude no. That is where I draw the line!