Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Earth Day vs. Obama's Earth Day

On Earth Day 2009, I walked to school with Punky to save money on gasoline and wear-and-tear on my car. In addition, we began car-pooling with neighbors to shuttle Russell to-and-from his behavioral therapist. On a related note, I managed to get the boys and myself to pee in the same toilet twice apiece before flushing. That's six times before flushing. Recall that I was able to reduce our water consumption by 25% in 2008 using techniques such as this.

On this same day, President Obama flew on a 747 jet from Washington D.C. to Des Moines, Iowa to promote energy conservation. This political ploy burned about 9,000 of fuel, roughly what Jenny and I would consume in about 20 years. But then again, I'm paying for it, and Obama's not.

Happy Earth Day! It's all about saving money!

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