On a different and more positive note:
I have been watching the Live Earth Concerts today. I can't believe its been 25 years since Live Aid started the age of the global concert. I still have my VHS tapes of Live Aid that I recorded from TV. I remember being so caught up in the whole "atmosphere" of Live Aid at the time. And today has made a big impact on me too. For one, I realize that I am WAY out of touch with today's music scene. Who are some of these people? And some are very good and I'd like to hear more. Others, nah.
The other thing is that I gathered up about 7 canvas tote bags that I have gotten free from various things over the years and I put them in the car and will use them for groceries. 2 Billion people are supposedly watching this and if everyone just changes one small thing (like the grocery bags), it will make a huge difference.
So I'm going to try to make more changes (we already recycle and other stuff) and I am definetly not using anymore plastic grocery bags if I can help it. So I think that the concerts have done a good job. At least on me. I also watched the Concert for Diana last weekend. I really get into concerts for a cause, mostly because I love music so much so I always watch them.
But also because this is a good way to raise awareness I think. Heck, I already try to do my part and its raised my awareness even more to try to be more green.
And this may only be funny to me, but what the heck. As I've watched this today, some acts I didn't care for, so I picked up my book and read between good acts. Well, hubby was out running errands and he comes in and says: "You've been watching this all day and now you're reading too, is that saving energy?" poking fun at me and being semi-serious too.
Then he looks at what I'm reading and says: "I think you've been assaulted by Al Gore enough today" and turns off the tv (it was a rap artist I had never heard of, so no biggie).
The book I'm reading is Al Gore's "Assault on Reason" and Al Gore is behind the Live Earth Concerts and has been on TV several times today speaking.
So I guess I have been assaulted by Al Gore pretty much all day. But in a good way.