Sunday, March 30th, 2008

How Did You Spend Earth Hour?

Lights out, but on Humzoo for quiet contemplation.
LGrant   Sunday, March 30, 2008
We were going to light some candles, but I couldn't find any. So I drove my 18mpg minivan around town looking for the best deal. I had to fill up the tank with gas a couple times, but I did find some good deals on some birthday cake candles at Big Lots.

Then when we got home, we turned off the heat pump. We heated the house the "old fashioned" way with some of those old-school electric space heaters. They are quite inefficient and pull a LOT of power, but they really provide a much more localized heating solution.

But we thought we could do better. So we went back out to the van, parked in the driveway, and hung out there all night. It got cold, so we let the engine run, but since we weren't driving anywhere, I doubt it used much gas. We did have to drive to back to Shell to fill up once though, but that was expected.

Overall, I'd say it was a great night. We really felt like one with the environment. We prayed several times to the god of fossil fuels, asking him for his blessing and continued fuel supplies. So I think we'll be good until next year.
Dave Heinzel   Sunday, March 30, 2008
I didn't even know about Earth Hour. Occasionally, I'll observe one spontaneously anyways, so I don't feel too bad for missing the "official" one. I just turn everything off, light a candle or three, and just sit in the dark and think. Actually, I try not to think about anything; ya know, like the Zen No-Mind thing. But, being an INTJ (for those who don't know:, that never lasts.

And now that I've revisited that link, I see that Ben Bernenke is also an INTJ. No, sir, I don't like that. To understand why, I implore all of you to read a book called The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. It tells the story about how the Federal Reserve came to be, as well as laying out the history of money, how the immoral practice of fractional reserve banking was invented, and why a fiat currency (like we have in the U.S.) is doomed to failure. Want to understand better why our dollar is tanking so badly? Read. This. Book.

(Edit: Cripes. Alan Greenspan is one, too.)
Mark Almighty   Sunday, March 30, 2008
Watched tv in the dark. We cheated.
pegi   Sunday, March 30, 2008
Drove up to watch the fire on Saurtown Mountain.
dannie   Sunday, March 30, 2008
I lit a bonfire in tribute to algore.
RickMonday   Sunday, March 30, 2008
I drove my SUV home from Georgia, through Tennessee on the Al Gore Sr. Memorial Highway. I think one balances out the other somehow.
ozthegreat   Sunday, March 30, 2008
Hey ozthegreat, we'll count that. Welcome back to the central time zone.
Bill Pearch   Sunday, March 30, 2008
I spent it at a charity basketball game.......if anyone knows someone who works for a midwest family broadcasting radio station....feel free to ask them the score.
Ben H   Sunday, March 30, 2008
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