Mar 28, 2009

I'm Celebrating Earth Hour

. . .by sitting in my car in the parking space and running the AC.

How 'bout you?

26 comments:

leeann said...

I'm turning on all the lights, and the A/C with the windows open, and all the freekin' appliances I have.
Normally, in the course of an evening, we have maybe both computers on and a light or two in the house. Tonight? Fuck you, Al Gore.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Good girl! I drove around earlier with the rag-top down on the Miata and the AC blastin' away to keep my disposition cooled off.

Ex-Dissident said...

Happy Human Achievement Hour!

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

I'm watchin' Ben Hur with the volume way up (yeah, fuck you Gore). My wife is doing the laundry (washer and dryer) and I just cooked up a mess o'bacon to munch on (fuck you food police!).
And we got every light on in the house.
Earlier I did the dishes without the "earth friendly" dish soap
(fuck you, grease!).

Oh, and fuck you Gaia. Ain't no imaginary, inanimate planetary goddess tellin' me what to do.
Yeah, I aim to misbehave bigtime. :^)

Ricky Raccoon said...

I love driving with the windows down and a/c on. It feels just right.

Every time the enviro-dopes pull a non-stunt like this, my thought cloud reads, “Thanks doofuss. More energy for me.” Honestly, that’s who they’re saving it for. Then I stomp on the gas. Because I want to. Nothing died when I did that. But somebody truly lived.

Also, they tried to pull thi wool 30 years ago. The sky has never been bluer, the air never fresher, the sun never brighter. Today was just such a day.

Jim - PRS said...

Every light in the house was on (even the flood lights over the deck). Felt great.

Erica said...

I left every light on in the house...ALL DAY. And I have the TV on right now, too.

leeann said...

I love it when I have the right answer!
One of the little neighborhood noses poked my doorbell to remind me to "don't forget to show your love for the planet at 8:30".
I said "thanks for reminding me!" and switched on the porch light, then shut the door in her face.

Mike Wilson said...

6 computers
2 1500 watt heaters
7 100 watt light bulbs
Assorted fans.
Hot Plate
Blender.

All in all, I brought over 5.3 kilowatts to bear for Earth Hour.

Suck it Hippies.

:-)

Yes I'm proud of my juvenile self.

Mike Wilson said...

Though I didn't run the blender & hot plate continually. I DID make me some wonderful frozen drinks and left dinner "warming" for perhaps more than was strictly necessary.

Plus it was getting hot so I had to open the windows and let all that hot air out. Phew.

Yeah, I'm still proud of myself.

Suzette said...

Watched Lawrence of Arabia and drank martinis, so lit up two ways.

Walked the dog in the circle at 8:30pm - houses of 5 apetheic Dems all lit up. So, lights out FAIL.

Robin Starfish said...

All lights, including some I had forgotten about (e.g. crawlspace). Teevee, radios, pcs, internet vids, etc. etc.

Simulcasting Beautiful Chaos!

Sam said...

I had everything that could be turned on or started...running...even the lawn mower for the noise to annoy factor.

Fuck 'em!

dogette said...

Does the planet love ME, though, in return? That's what I want to know. I feel a coldness coming from the planet, don't you? I don't think the planet loves me. It hurts.

pamibe said...

I celebrated by burning all the electricity humanly possible.

Mike Wilson said...

*hi-five's pamibe*

jwm said...

I did my share by writing an important tribute to Gaia so that everyone who reads it will know that Gaia is important, and needs a tribute. I'f we're not thankful to Gaia, she'll get all pissed and heat up, and melt or something. So I made a tribute. That's what I did.

JWM

PeggyU said...

We were having my husband's birthday party ... lots of candles, lots of burning going on ;)

And, yes, the house was lit up like a saloon.

Anonymous said...

... ha, Ben.... I was watching Ben Hur last night as well.... it somehow seemed fitting....

Eric

Wildwoods Retreat said...

How any one beats the other side by paying more for electricity baffles me. How does that work exactly?

Skully said...

Wildwoods Retreat-

It's called liberty. Try googling liberty and the US Constitution for starters. That may clear up yer case of baffles.

Sal said...

I had no idea there was such a commemoration.
Typical symbolic gesture accomplishing nothing...
But I was at my baby brother's in Austin, for his, my son's and my sil's B-days. Twelve adults,
eleven kids from 17 to 8 months.
We were using all four stove burners, the oven, the TV, the computers and the boys had the amps turned up in the playroom, thumping the bass.
And the lights.
Because we, oh, I don't know, love life and each other and want to celebrate that when we get together.
And yes, the electricity and the gas we use to do so is worth it to us.

CastoCreations said...

Damn...I just totally forgot about it and went to bed early, not feeling well. But I did leave the TV on all night until hubby got home from his night shift. Does that count?

Mike Wilson said...

Every little bit helps CC.

John in May-retta said...

I left all the lights on. It was too chilly for the AC, but we did have the computer and the TV going.

John Pangia said...

Bought a big screen TV to watch the Earth Hour coverage on the news - Figured it was better to pump a little something into the economy - Besides, we'll be cruisin' once we all get stimulated by the Stimulus - Right? - Right? - Anyhow, enjoyed the rest of the blog - We're adding a link at Sid in the City