Last week everyone began to go on and on about Earth Hour; an hour in which people are asked to not use any electricity as a demonstration of solidarity towards (well I’m not entirely sure what the aim was, future preservation, unnecessary consumption etc….well something along those lines.) I was bombarded everywhere with little reminders on facebook, blogs (you know who you are) and TV. So when a friend of friend invited us out to their condo to sit around in the dark and promised us wine and food, I thought to myself, finally a tree hugger I can get down with.
On our way to Earth hour (we were late, we thought to shut off our headlights, but decided against it) we caught groups of people holding candles on various street corners. Funny part was the people, happened to be standing underneath trees decorated in lights, surrounded by neon signs that were clearly on, but hey you gotta start somewhere.
So there we were in the dark, getting increasingly inebriated, (me wearing my peace on earth, backless shirt,-dress is key when being an activist) trying to keep the conversation flowing, when we realized how much we missed a few nice things electricity gave us, for instance:
- Peeing in the dark, while romantic, can prove challenging for a man, as he becomes increasingly sloshed…..for a girl, it’s much harder to snoop in the dark (oh what I said it!)
- You miss music! Sadly we did not have our guitarist, drummer and/or sax player…to entertain us, (mental note for next earth hour…)
- All that silence and darkness is kinda creepy-like in horror movies, where people enter dark houses and begin to look around with a flash light, how much less creepy is it when you can just flip on a light??
- Hot wax can be painful
- TV- Listen here I love to read, and read, and read. But really there is no substitute for TV, none, bah!
Did you guys do anything special??