Woke up with a wicked cough - so did SB and Bumper. Mother Nature obviously LOOOOOVES us. Or maybe the pollution has caught up on us and the reason for Earth Day is filling our chest with Alanis Morrisette kind of irony.
I would have preferred real irony* where the certified organic seeds purchased to start a balcony garden to teach Bumper about the environment, were actually mutant chemical laden offspring of super plants that plan on taking over the world because they want to seek revenge for the shitty job bipeds have been doing so far and we are growing the first generation.
Now that's a summertime blockbuster movie plot just waiting to happen. Starring Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tea Leoni. Doesn't that sound fab?
Anyhow - here is a picture of Bumper interacting with nature - she's trying to decide if she is going to chase that black squirrel or the dove which is really hard to see but it's just a few feet in front of her.
We will spend the day being respectful of the Earth - which we try to do every day but perhaps a bigger effort today.
Like maybe I'll share some good earth-centric reads - like the ones over at Playdate (yup, step right up and get your shameless plugs right here) and BlogHers Act Canada. Even over at Binkywood there is a green focused bit of gossip care of Something Blue.
Yes, that was my good deed for the hour.
So what are you doing for Earth Day? No seriously, what are you doing for Earth Day - inspire me folks.
* remember that seen in Reality Bites where Lelaina's asked to define irony at a job intereview and can't - well don't bother telling me that I've defined it wrong because I don't really care. Just like the majority of the generation they call X.
EDIT TO ADD:
More shameless plugs (because I luv these folks and/or products):
- Give away at The Full Mommy
- Kids' Art Auction
- Clean Well is offering a 30% off all natural (no alcohol or bad chemicals) hand sanitizer and foaming hand soaps discount code (valid until Friday April 25): ED08 (that is zero-eight)
(This one I heard about via the Parent Bloggers Network - who RAWK!)
- sk*rt has a contest going this week - win a Fuji Crosstown 2.0 bike ($399 value) -so earth friendly, so economical, such a great workout. ENTER NOW!
AND BY FAR MY FAVORITE SHAMELESS PLUG (drumroll pleeeze):
The one from my peeps over at BlogHers Act Canada who are hosting the
Official BlogHers ACT Canada Earth Day Kids Gardening Photo Contest!
Details can be found here.
Please leave me a comment if you have a link to something Earth Day related.