Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I Didn't Miss It! It's Earth Day!

I live entire lifetimes in my head. I spend many hours in thought about most everything.

But I really spend a lot of time thinking about old friends.

Anyhoo, this being Earth Day, I always think of W.B., a friend I used to work with for Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia.

Knowing that W.B. was much like myself, a conservative in most political matters, I asked him one day at work what he had done to celebrate Earth Day. I thought it might get him fired up about the whole environmental movement, you know?

W.B. looked at me with a mischievous smile and said 'I burned my trash today. I heard earth day was coming up so I've been saving our trash and burned it all this morning. Took me all morning too.'

Ah, good times, good times.

Naturally, I think of him every Earth Day. A good ol' country boy from Georgia who lives so far out there is no garbage service and burns his family's trash.

I always wonder if he saved up a good batch of trash and spent his morning of April 22 burning it all.

Knowing W.B., he probably did.

Here's to ya, buddy!

I celebrated today by driving a few miles per hour over the speed limit and used extra toilet paper, way more than Cheryl "One Square" Crow I'm sure. I also turned on lots of incandescent bulbs in the house this morning while getting ready for work.

Also, I plan on yelling at anybody driving a Prius, but alas, I haven't seen any today. Maybe I'll get lucky on the way home this evening.

How have you been celebrating Earth Day?

How's this for an Earth Day celebration? The Edmonton Sun, a Canadian newspaper has an article about how the local Earth Day celebration was moved into a tent because of a BLIZZARD.
So much for global warming. Earth Day festivities went ahead despite the blast of frigid weather yesterday.

Vendors and presenters from various eco-friendly groups, including Bullfrog Power, CO2 Reduction Edmonton and the local solar energy society, crammed into a lone tent in Hawrelak Park after a blizzard forced them to abandon their original locations.

Organizers crammed over 40 groups in a space that would normally be occupied by half that number. Presenters' booths were initially planned to have been spread out between at least five tents, with far larger displays.

"We're normally here with a lineup of cyclists for our free bike repair service. No bikers came today. Big surprise," said Chris Field of Mountain Equipment Co-O...

I love it!


Anonymous said...

I think some one in our neighborhood has a prius. You can always go to their house and yell at them. haha.

love you Daddy.

-Daughter two

Hammer said...

I threw some old tires and computer equipment into a landfill.

Hope my little contribution helps.

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