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Monday, November 21, 2005

Wastemuch.

It's hard to wrap your mind around the scale of environmental damage that's being created while idling in traffic on an LA freeway. You hear your own engine, you look to your left and at eye level you see the door handle of a car that you can't even tell what it is because in order to do that you would have to exit your vehicle and walk about 10 feet back to see the whole thing at once, then you look ahead and see 8 lanes of this (each way) stretching into the distance and the scale of it makes you not even care.

So you do this for a few days without thinking about it and one day you're buying groceries and after putting all the bags in the trunk, (we never brought our re-usables with us), you look at the trunk and can't believe the actual food/plastic ratio there is. I think in one of these bags is an orange. One orange. And you are just so mad that you want to write a poem about it for the next "poetry-slam"...and then you get back in your car and go idle on the freeway some more.

7 Comments:

  • Buy a horse and call him Garbage Can and use him accordingly. Horses eat anything and then you can ride on them. You can ride horses on the shoulder of freeways. When he dies, eat him, and throw the head in the open window of an SUV.

    By Blogger blade, at November 21, 2005  

  • Names of cars that are types of horses: Mustang, Pinto. The list goes on and on and on.

    By Anonymous Gareth, at November 22, 2005  

  • eek - what a surreal world - try not to end up pumped full of silicone and botox in addition to the fumes...and try and rid yourself of the urge to jump up in the middle of service and belt out the star spangled banner. re-entry could be tougher than from outer space...

    great stories - there's a writer in you.

    By Blogger ledaine, at November 23, 2005  

  • Other cars: Pony, Cavalier(one that rides horses), Glue,...so I had to create my own fricken blog to comment on here...this goes way beyond the realm of my computer literacy. Gareth, Dayna, I miss you guys and I'm procrastinating as usual. Many Papers. Many ladies.

    By Blogger Jeremythelite, at November 23, 2005  

  • Jer, just use "other" and type in your name to post a comment. And I did look up Cavalier and made the decision that NO, it is not a horse. So why would you put it in the list and ruin a perfectly good website? Huh? Jer?

    By Blogger Gareth, at November 23, 2005  

  • hate to weigh in here and upset you even further gareth, but jeremy is definitely is onto something: cavalier comes from the french, chevalier, to the italian, cavaliere, and is an archaic term for horseman...

    By Blogger ledaine, at November 23, 2005  

  • good one ledaine

    By Anonymous anonymous, at November 24, 2005  

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