I am NOT keeping up with this blog. No surprise there. I would have resolved to do better in the New Year, but who am I kidding.

I did discover some new stuff not having a thing to do with libraries, though:

Energy Co-op of Vermont – I had no idea such a thing existed because I’ve never been able to buy heat via my own choice of vendor. I found them in the good ol’ Yellow pages. Their heating fuels are at least 50 cents cheaper a gallon than the other 15 companies I talked to in Chittenden County, plus they give 8 cents off for paying within 10 days or allowing them to just charge a card they keep on file. Plus, they’re a co-op, which is about as awesome as one can feel about heating oil.

Wildblue – In case you are not aware, you CAN get the nets in Vermont where we all thought only dial-up would go. Now, it is more expensive to have Satellite internet than dial-up, but it is comparable to DSL or Cable, so if you were already prepared to, or are used to, paying that much, check out Wildblue, they were the cheapest one I found. Plus, if you have DirecTV, they have a promotion of $10 off a month for 12 months for high speed internet with one of their partners (of which Wildblue is one), making the cheapest Wildblue package $39.95/mo. Not bad. The only drawback I can see is that it looks like you are operating some sort of command center from your house. Personally, I don’t have that kind of vanity, so you can put all the dishes you want on my house as long as I can check IMDb while watching TV! I don’t have it yet, but I’ll report back later on how well it works.

Swagbucks – I learned about this from I’ve Paid for this Twice Already… This search site uses Google and Ask as it’s structure, and pays you in swagbucks for using it to search. Since it is using Google, and gives Amazon gift cards as a reward option, I was easily sold. If you click through and sign up via the link I gave, I evidently get some sort of referral reward.

That’s all for now folks.