Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Brief Interlude

I love all the great posts and seeing all the Deathday twitter icons.  You all are the best!

So I'm down to 186 in my fight to lose weight.  That means so far I'm up to 29 books to donate!  Now I have to figure out where to donate them to.  Any ideas?  I'm also 11 pounds off my goal, but I'm still working at it.

I've never been what you call a crusader.  I'm ashamed to admit that I'm fairly uneducated when it comes to the environmental challenges that face us.  I mean, I have my things.  I try to stick to antibiotic free meats and eggs, I try to buy local produce, and I do my best not to waste too much.  But other than that, I'm pretty dumb to all this stuff.

However when I read things or see shows, it scares the crap out of me.  For instance, my best friend got me watching Whale Wars about the Sea Shepherds and their quest to save the whales from the Japanese whaling fleet.  Now, when I first began, I thought they were a bunch of nut jobs.  Most of the world has agreed to a ban on whaling.  Yet the Japanese are allowed to hunt whales for "research purposes."  I thought, "Okay, so like a couple of whales, right?"  No.  Like 900 whales.  And some are even endangered.  They're also allowed to sell the meat.  What kind of research requires 900 dead whales per year?  For real!  Did we learn nothing from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home?  If there are no whales, aliens will kill us.

I'm making jokes about a serious issue.  And it's not just THIS issue.  There are actually people out there who believe that global warming is a hoax.  That we'll have enough oil to last FOREVER.  And that scares me senseless.  If you haven't seen anything about what the Sea Shepherds are doing, you should go take a look.  It'll blow your mind.

Hey!  Tomorrow I'll have an interview with my awesome agent, Chris "I love Glee SO much" Richman of Upstart Crow Literary, so check on back.  And keep being awesome!

1 comment:

  1. We had this Star Trek episode taped on VHS when I was a kid. I loved it! And you're right - if we lose our oceans, we ultimately lose ourselves.


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