ANNABELLE GURWITCH HOST OF TV’S WA$TED PROVIDES HAS A HUMOROUS LOOK AT AN EARTH DAY FAMILY PLAN
Actress, writer and activist Annabelle Gurwitch takes social issues and turns them into provocative entertainment. As the host of Planet Green's original series, WA$TED! , she spends a great deal of time trolling through people's trash. Her new book, which People Magazine deemed 'laugh out loud' funny, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: a love story, is a comic memoir about marriage. The book contains accounts of both her successes and failures in her attempts to make her family and community more environmentally friendly, a subject Annabelle regularly speaks about to university students and civic organizations around the country. Annabelle hopes to inspire and entertain your listeners with her humorous look at “Going Green.”
Reusable Lunch Blox
On my show WA$TED on Planet Green we go to people's homes and literally show people just how much they are wasting. Here is a great example. Recent research by the American Dietetic Association shows that 83% of working Americans typically eat in and around their work spaces. But if you’re transporting your food in single-use bags or wrapping paper, your midday meal is creating more waste than necessary. Using reusable food storage containers, like Rubbermaid’s new LunchBlox lunch kits, can dramatically cut down on that waste. They snap together in multiple configurations and stack compactly to save space and stay organized in any lunch bag. They have several styles available for Sandwiches, Salads and Entrées. People who take their lunches also eat healthier, and eat less.
For More Information Visit: www.Rubbermaid.com/LunchBlox
Switch to SodaStream and Kick the Can
Well, we love our sodas and sparkling water in this country and the average American family goes through about 2000 bottles and cans a year. Those cans and bottles can be recycled, but there's also a way to avoid that altogether. I really love this. It's called SodaStream and it turns water into soda and sparkling water in seconds, soda streams bottles are BPA-free and are reusable for 3-5 years. My teenage loves it, it’s the one thing in the kitchen I can get him excited about, we can do it together and I'm not shelling out money every week stocking up my refrigerator.
For More Information Visit: www.sodastream.com
Your Emissions By Using Less Gas
The resources it takes to produce gas and the emissions that gas creates have a negative effect on the environment, so anything you can do to lower your usage is important. A record number of hybrids were sold in U.S. last year, but a great suggestion, if you can’t afford to make that switch, is to upgrade to a premium synthetic oil. Once you've made that investment you'll save money in the long run. One of the best is Royal Purple, It can also improve the way your car runs (up to 5%), so you're lowering your emissions by using less gas – and also saving money on gas. Another thing that's good about Royal Purple is that it can double or even triple your time between oil changes which again, saves you money.
For More Information Visit: www.royalpurple.com
About the "You Say Tomato, I Say Shut-Up"
After thirteen years of marriage, Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn have found, "We're just not that into us." Instead of giving up, they've held their relationship together by ignoring conventional wisdom and fostering a lack of intimacy, using parenting as a competitive sport, and dropping out of couples therapy. The books includes their moving yet unsentimental account of the medical odyssey that their family embarked upon after their infant son was diagnosed with V A C T E R L, a rare series of birth defects. Annabelle and Jeff's unforgivingly raw, uproariously funny martial memoir proves that in marriage, all you need is love—and a healthy dose of complaining, co-dependence, and Pinot Noir.
Serving up equal parts sincerity and cynicism, their he said, she said memoir is sure to strike both laughter and terror into the hearts of any couple (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state).
Jeff on marriage:
For me, marriage must go beyond the mundane and reach for the romantic.
I yearn for a marriage that is a romantic inspiration, a celebration of passions and a terrific long-term opportunity to try out some really kinky Kama Sutra type stuff. Annabelle craves a probing intellectual discourse of ideas with an academic who's willing to change the cat litter.
Annabelle on marriage:
I would never dream of telling anyone they should get, stay, or stop being married. Unless they were attached to the idea that they were going live "happily ever after." Then I'd tell them they were out of their minds. Wouldn't just "ever after" make more sense?
Jeff on sex:
I would like to have sex once a day. Annabelle would be happy to have sex once a week. So we compromise, we have sex once a week.
Annabelle on sex:
Jeff says that talking about money before sex is a turn off. I have to remind him that talking about money is only a turn off if you're talking about not having money, talking about money before sex when you have money is actually a turn on.
Jeff on moving in together:
Within days of Annabelle's arrival, I became very aware that she demanded solitude and had the housekeeping habits of a feral animal.
Annabelle on moving in together:
The guy had some sort of nudity radar, if I would even take my clothes off for a second he'd be in front of me cheering like he'd scored box seats at Fenway Park.
Jeff on pregnancy:
I thought, that getting a high-strung neurotic like Annabelle pregnant could take months even years and by that time, I'd be ready to be a father. Then a crazy thing happened; I put it in, I take it out, bang, it's a boy!
Annabelle on pregnancy:
My ass was expanding faster than a Starbucks franchise, on every corner of my ass there was another branch of ass opening up.
Annabelle wanted to go to couples therapy:
There is a saying that's bandied about a lot- would you rather be happy or would you rather be right? Right, of course! Being right is what makes me happy.
Jeff on going to therapy:
Unless there's a guy in a stripped shirt and a whistle that can follow our marriage around and calls us on our shit when and where it happens, I'm not interested.
Annabelle and Jeff on flunking out of therapy:
We have a suggestion for couples that are thinking of sinking all of their hard earned money on therapy: Go to Paris instead. Get drunk and eat great food. You might eventually get divorced, but at least you'll have the memory of harping at each other in front of Notre Dame instead of in some cramped, windowless therapist's office.
Annabelle on parenting:
I've been striving to provide our with a solid foundation on which to build an orderly life. There's only one thing standing in my way. My husband.
I'll come home and find them settled in front of the screen on a school night because according to Jeff, "Sports is not TV." Nor is "House," "It's a medical drama." Nor is "The Simpsons," "It's the Halloween episode." Nor is "Family Guy." Why? "Because…. Because… it's so funny!"
Every time the phone rings, I imagine it's a social worker who wants to know why children are being greeted at our house by a stuffed animal saying, "Hey, bitches!" He's the carnival cruise director of Fun.
Jeff's view of parenting:
Who knew that fun was so bad? Bad, fun, bad! Fun, you and your buddies Silly, Goofy and Laugh Riot are not welcome in Ms. Gurwitch's House of Super Structured