Friday, April 22, 2011

Uncelebrating Earth Day.

Bad Religion: Against the Grain (1990, FLAC)
I’ve had a lot of people ask me what I plan to do on Earth Day. I guess being the token Green guy somehow obligates me to Earth Day by some religious duty. I ranted about Earth Hour and I write as if there’d be no tomorrow, so why shouldn’t I be obligated to celebrate Earth Day? And there are just so many things to choose from and it would be a great opportunity to meet others in the community. I could attend the Whit River Park’s events and know my local green vendors; I could plant a tree, work in the yard, or write a blog. But in my case, I’m stuck outlining as much of the body of criminal law as I can to prepare for an exam on Monday. I hate to disappoint my friends who read this shabby blog, but this particular post is written well in advance. As you read this on Earth Day, I am probably planted to a chair in my “office” plotting some diagrams to help me remember the elements of mens rea. But don’t let that discourage you from hearing the rest of my uncelebration of Earth Day. Think of it as chasing a rabbit on your unbirthday – I hope you enjoy your unbirthday greeting:
Earth Day reminds me that everyday is Earth’s day. The days are not ours. We came to Earth’s care by miracles and evolution and we owe each day to its presence.

So that’s it. That is my only contribution to Earth Day and your unbirthday greeting.

Consider it my sorry for an excuse attempt to make myself feel better. But like many of you, I just don't have the time to do any of the fun stuff. Feel free to have fun without me, it's your unbirthday. Have a piece of cake too. When you come back from your celebrations, and perhaps on Monday morning when you discover this blog post by random chance, feel free to uncelebrated Earth Day for me by giving thanks to Earth, who filled your morning with fresh air and gave you that cup of joe. Oh, and don’t forget to do something special on that unEarth Day like checking up on your garden or cancel that expensive chemical lawn care program.You don't want that stuff saturate the soil next to your veggie garden, trust me.

Happy Earth Day.

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