Call me a pessimist but all this unusually warm weather does not bode well for any of us. Yeah, you can run outside and play sports or have a picnic or wear shorts. But all that enjoyment is so temporary. Mike asked me if I wanted to go for a walk on the piers after class. I declined because after teaching two classes and working out, I am not really in the mood for a long walk. Even if it is with my husband. His reasoning was that when were we going to get another day like this. I said, "June."
So, what happens now? Snow in May? Yeah, the warm weather is nice for us but what about the trees that are budding? What happens when a cold spell arrives and literally nips them? No worries, just keep driving your cars and using all the energy you need. It is infinite after all. No? Plus who needs trees when you can run outside in shorts and enjoy the... brown?
This all scares me because I actually do care about our planet. I could say that I won't be here when it begins to fall apart. Well, folks... what the hell do you think this is? And worst of it all, very few give a crap about this planet.
At work today, some young, white girl asked me why we don't carry Bounty anymore. I told her that the company has decided to only carry recycled paper products. She rolled her eyes, gave a sigh of irritation, and stormed off. Those white girls. It's so hard being them. Not that other young girls of other ethnicities are better. Most of the black girls that I work with couldn't even understand what global warming is. And, for the yellow girl who could not understand what the increase in oil prices had to do with the increase in grocery prices, thanks for debunking the myth about Asians being smart. Nice. Very nice.
I'd say that as a planet, we are fucked. But then again, why bother saving it when it's only populated by idiots like the ones above. Later.