Screw The Earth Boulevard

cherry blossoms
This is pretty much what our whole street looks like right now. Which ALMOST makes up for the fact that NOT ONE of our neighbors turned off their lights from 8-9 last night.

But not quite.

Ok, I’m not really that bitter. But I was all excited about our “blackout”, pulling out our three scraggly candles and turning out the lights five minutes early (You’re welcome, EARTH!) and then I realized that our neighbors across the street, though not home, had left their front room ablaze for their dog. And while I don’t think you should leave your dog in total darkness, I’m PRETTY SURE he can get by without the TV ON.

Sometimes people make my brain hurt.

2 comments

1 bebe { 03.30.08 at 9:33 pm }

Its probably not much consolation, but your blog inspired us – we turned our lights off. None of our neighbors did though :(
And why just once a year? I think we should encourage people to do this at least once a month.

2 Tayd { 04.01.08 at 5:59 pm }

Your blog also inspired us, even though we don’t live in a city that was officially named as participating. Unfortunately, I didn’t know about the event until, oh, approximately 7:48 (should’ve read your blog earlier in the day — doh!), so we didn’t have much time to prepare. So, we unplugged as much as possible, but had to leave two lights on — one, ’cause my daughter was actually shaking, pleading with us, “Can you please turn on the yights?” (she can’t say ‘l’s) and I figured bathing her in the dark was probably a bad idea. And the other light was on because, well, our candles tend to set off the fire alarm. But to compensate, I turned the refrigerator waaaay down, figuring that’s a huge energy guzzler. Unfortunately, yesterday when it came time for dinner, I realized I hadn’t ever turned the thermostat back, and we had a fridge full of spoiling meat. Pleasant. At least it’s for a cause.

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