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By: ricderr , 1:11 PM GMT on January 02, 2008
Good Morning, the first work day of the New Year for many. The holidays are over and done, the house will get back to normal and life goes on. That is except that the kitchen is empty; we started the remodel project over the weekend. We ripped out the cabinets, put some in the laundry room tossed the rest to the curb and wouldn't you know it, the garbage men missed our house on Monday. Becky called and they assured us they were working on New Years Day and would make sure they came to our house but you know they didn't. It's wallpapering and painting this week and a new floor this weekend and then more camping inside our house until we install the new cabinets the following weekend, joy oh joy. And it's cold. In one day you go from air conditioning to heating and this morning I froze my bald melon until the heat started cranking in the van.
Now we as a family were awake to watch the ball drop on New Years Eve. It was nice to see Dick Clark making an appearance keeping the tradition alive. The man is a hero in my eyes by coming back from his stroke and although it's painful to listen to him, the energy and determination he has shown in overcoming the effects of the stroke put him in the hero category. Now on the opposite end of the scale is Ryan Seacrest. I wanted to reach into the TV and grab his throat as he made comments about how "green" they've become because the new, improved "Ball" uses half the electricity the original on did. Now come on, first of all we use less electricity per person than our grandparents did in the 50's thanks to modern technology. So if you want to be green, fine and dandy, but make the ball solar powered or glow in the dark and then you can pride yourself on how green you are. I've been a fan of doing what you can to lessen ones enviromental impact for a long time and now it's become politically correct to do so to the point that mere lip service gets you beanie points. Come on folks, take a look at Harps blog if it is still up, the people of Australia have some easy and excellent ways to reduce emissions, but no, they won't get much credit unless they make radical statements or make a movie using as much if not more oil based energy in the process as everyone else and telling the world doom and gloom while not changing in the least their lifestyle or way of life. Again, do yourself a favor and read Harp's blog for simple remedies and that leads to the QOD:
What is your whacky way to save the planet from Global Warming?
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