I think our dog would have destroyed the TV within minutes ;) Such a cute puppy!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
So my brain works in odd ways. It does the best it can with what it has to work with, you should be impressed :) But I don't understand the message about wasting water. My son brings home these little eco-friendly tree hugging brochures about not wasting water.. turn off water when you're brushing your teeth.. and all this. But at the same time, he did this big poster about 'The Water Cycle'. So my brain has been filtering all this new information.. and sent out an ERROR message. Based on this water cycle, water basically recycles itself.. no? If they wanted to send home brochures to quit polluting the water.. OK.. I can grasp that. But when I'm brushing my teeth and running gallons of fresh water down the sink hole thingy.. it is not wasted? To me wasted means.. you just can't do squat with it again. Like when I wipe with toilet paper? That paper is wasted.. know what I mean? Holy cow! But, when I flush that toilet all that water goes to a very smelly place.. and then is recycled back into somewhat tolerant water and dumped back into the Missouri river. It prances and swirls along in the river, only to be sucked up again later by another water processing station down the way.. where it will go through it all again. So on and so forth.. nothing wasted? So I thought, if I put a bucket of water on the back deck.. OK, maybe that is wasted cuz it's not doing anything and can't be used. But it's not true, because what happens to that water? Again, I reference the handy Water Cycle graphic.. it evaporates into the clouds. Clouds become full. Storms dump on your head.. and it all starts over again. And if I water my plants and grass? Still not wasted. For starters, we need healthy plants and vegetation to survive.. they like clean the air or oxygenate it or something. Don't have that handy graphic. But when they process water, they do that 'transpiration' thing (not noted on this graphic, sorry), where they release it like evaporation back into the clouds.. and again we're back to rain. So no matter where the water ends up, does it not all end up recycled in the end anyway? It's like a huge circle. Clouds... ground... my body... plumbing... rivers.. evaporation... clouds.... right? So am I not, in actuality, recycling water? If the water just sat in a pond would it not become stagnant and rancid without some sort filtration. I am a human filter.. and I just can't feel guilty about it anymore. And that is what my tiny brain has produced today. I am certainly a danger to the environment. Now go drink some water. And while doing so .. think to yourself... did Lorraine drink this first?!?! Yeah baby!!!
(I clicked enter here to create a new paragraph, but the program isn't working with me. Harumph)
Speaking of recycling. To all you mental midgets out there that put out that stupid blue recycling tub every Monday with the trash? You are seriously starting to piss me off. Do you understand that when you just lazily put things on the top and don't weigh them down, they are going to blow all over the neighborhood by morning? Monday's are bad enough, but to watch your pizza boxes, cans and various wrappers blowing around the neighborhood SERIOUSLY pisses me off. It is such a fucked up theory... Oh yes.. let's recycle. Who gives a flying shit if you're LITTERING UP MY BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD in the process! Idiots. Why don't you cut down a tree and lay it on top so that your trash isn't in my yard tomorrow. I'd be SUPER grateful!