Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's the end of the world. Again.

This year, I didn't do any rebellious excessive lights on exercises as my snub to ridiculous Earth Hour.  This year I forgot.  Not that it made any difference, because I quite like celebrating my lightbulbs.  At the scheduled time of mass hysteria, I think I was in a restaurant in Mt Victoria, or walking down Courtenay Place, and there wasn't a dangerous candle in sight and all the lights were blazing.  I thank all the bars and restaurants for their thoughtfulness in ensuring no one killed me, or they didn't burn down their premises, or I didn't break my ankle on the way back to my car.

I drove home, via the brightly-lit supermarket, well within the allotted Earth Hour hour, to a house blazing with lights (haha, fooled that burglar), and, once again, I gave my thanks to Mr Edison.  At that point, I did turn off all the unimportant lights, but only because I care about my power bill.

I read a vacuous pro-Earth Hour comment from a friend on Facebook, but chose to deal to it with a deft piece of mental taekwando, using a stance that was fluid, flexible, and centred.

I then decided to get myself a drink of filtered water from my non-efficient fancy fridge.  I couldn't be bothered turning on the lights, not in any deference to Earth Hour, but because I am lazy.  However, tonight was different to most nights.  Tonight, I discovered that my neighbours are Earth Hour freaks, or they were all out, because there was no neighbourly light streaming into my kitchen.  I found my way to the fridge with the help of my shin bones and toes.  I think I may have broken every bone in both legs.

I did get to my fridge, but instead of having a drink of water, chose to empty all the contents from my freezer to use as ice packs.

I blame Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Time management

Oh how strange it has felt to not be physically, or mentally, able to have any time to blog!  Between working in a role that is already intellectually exhausting, looking after children.... ok, I know you all manage to juggle it all.  But HOW?!?!?!?  You're all superhuman!  All I seem to have time to blog about right now is how I have no time to blog.

But, on the plus side, this is a blog post.  And I am hoping that the very act of posting a new blog will be enough to get me into the blog obsession again.  It's not that I can't think of anything to blog about, but by the time I get around to actually blogging, it's all old news.  So I simply read what everyone else has to say, and log off.

Not good.  Time to get my priorities sorted!