Back in high school, there was one year where the students had to take a home economics class. Half of it was based on textiles, and another half of it was spent on making food.
So one day, the class had to bake oatmeal raisin cookies. At the end of the class, the teacher walked around class, taste-testing all the cookies made by each person. All appeared to be fine until she reaches this one guy’s cookies. She tries it, and says that it tastes great. But that’s when she realized something was wrong.
"Did you put oatmeal in your cookie?" she asks the student with a laugh. The guy looked shocked for a moment, and realized his mistake. Indeed, he had forgottwn to include the oatmeal. So while he was supposed to make oatmeal raisin cookies, he somehow managed to only make raisin cookies. Whar a genius right? But in the end, the guy and the teacher laughed it off.
True story , cause that dumbass was me. I never attempted baking since.
If there was currently a girl in my life I could share this song with, I would. But I guess I’ll just have to settle for the rest of you right now haha. Not that it’s a bad thing. Either way, this is a really nice song. It’s kind of like a song dedicated to that one person who you don’t really know yet.
I think Earth Hour is kind of pointless. No disrespect to anybody who may have participated in it yesterday, but that’s what I think. I first did it two years ago, but haven’t participated in it since then. And no, it’s not that I hate the Earth or don’t care about the sustainability of our planet. It’s just the movement itself.
In retrospect, one hour is absolutely nothing, especially when you consider the fact that Earth Hour is an annual event. That’s 1 hour in 365 days. Or, 1 hour out of the 8760 hours that are in a year. It feels like it’s barely anything. With that being said, I understand that every little bit counts, but I just don’t feel like this is the way. Why can’t the organization raise more awareness for sustainability throughout the year? I think the movement has made an impact on us through the media and whatnot, but is it promoting living a life that’s less harmful to the planet or promoting a single day every year that people can band together to turn off their lights? Could they perhaps set the event to occur more often and not just once a year? They put so much emphasis on turning off your lights for one day, when I feel like the practice of conserving energy should be something that is consistent and not one that is annual. I noticed on their site they have a “Beyond The Hour” platform where they promote sustainability practices, but I don’t ever recall this when I did the event. Maybe they need to work on bringing that up more and what people who have participated in Earth Hour can do afterwards.
As an alternative, my plan has been to more conscientious of how I use power and energy around the house, or wherever I go. If everyone could genuinely attempt to at least do that I think there would be much more of an impact than turning off your lights for a measly hour.
Sorry that this has kind of turned into a rant. This is just my opinion on the whole thing, you may feel differently and that’s okay with me! But the gist of it all was that I think that energy conservation should be a consistent practice throughout the year and our life, and not be promoted to feel like you should only do it for one day. In a sense, this is kind of analogous to how people feel about Valentine’s Day? How it shouldn’t only be one day where you show affection to your better half but everyday?
Note: I typed this all up in one shot and don’t feel like reading over to make sure it makes sense. This post was just typed up in the heat of the moment kind of thing (cue the track of the same name by Asia). I wonder how many followers I will lose because of this.
I somehow crawled into bed yesterday night and fell asleep without turning anything off, ie. my computer, the light in my room. I don’t even recall how it happened or why I would do such a thing but I feel so bad cause that’s a lot of energy being wasted throughout the night. The last thing I remember was watching Cut Copy perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and then it’s all hazy from there… damn. I have no idea what I was doing or how I was so oblivious.
The one who dozed off while sitting beside me. I don’t like you leaning on me while you’re sleeping. It is weird and uncomfortable. I’m trying to subtly push you away and nudge you in hopes you wake up, but to no avail. My God. I’m given a tiny grain of hope when you wake up after the bus hits a bump on the road. But then you fall asleep again in a mere three seconds. It doesn’t seem so bad at first cause this time you’re leaning the other way, but all of the sudden you sway back in my direction and I just want to shove you off the seat. What’s worse is once you start leaning towards me, I swear you lean in more and more with each passing second. Thanks for making my bus ride painfully awkward. PS. You wear the douche kind of cologne. As Sheldon Cooper would say, it is an assault to the senses. I hope I never sit beside you again. Okay thanks.
And if you wait for me, I’ll be the light in the dark if you lose your way And if you wait for me, I’ll be your voice when you don’t know what to say I’ll be your shelter, I’ll be your fate, I’ll be forever, wait for me I’ll be the last train home.
And don’t you hate it when somebody else already has taken that really cool username you wanted to use? Yeah. And what’s worse is that they only have like one or two posts, dating back from years ago. How annoying is that.
Well anyways, that was just a heads up. Good night Tumblr. May your dreams be filled with epic battles between unicorns, knights, and trolls.
French, British and American military forces made good Saturday on international warnings to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, using fighter jets and cruise missiles to hammer military positions in the first phase of an operation that will include enforcement of a no-fly zone.
More than 110 Tomahawk missiles fired from American and British ships and submarines hit about 20 Libyan air and missile defense targets, U.S. Vice Adm. William Gortney said at a Pentagon briefing.
The U.S. will conduct a damage assessment of the sites, which include SA-5 missiles and communications facilities.
The salvo, in an operation dubbed “Odyssey Dawn,” was meant “to deny the Libyan regime from using force against its own people,” said Gortney, who declined to detail future operations.
There’s an accompanying video which you can view here.
Skylar Grey’s voice is so hauntingly beautiful, I love it. It’s so much better than having to listen to Rihanna’s voice.
She was featured in Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go" as Holly Brook several years back, and she seems to be making tons of appearances in rap/r&b songs as of late. She recently provided her vocals in Diddy-Dirty Money’s "Coming Home”, Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor”, and Lupe Fiasco’s “Words I Never Said”.
When I was reading about her I read that she states that Death Cab for Cutie is one of her musical influences. Whoa, awesome.