Friday, March 28, 2008

Earth Hour again

Tomorrow night at eight o'clock is Earth Hour--eight o'clock everywhere--so interested Koreans, Brits, Ontarians, British Columbias, everyone can participate.

I figured energy crazed and dependent Calgary would be the last to join, but even here Calgary aldermen have voted to turn off non-essential lighting for the hour.

Obviously this is just a symbolic action representing a much larger issue of stewardship. And on that note, stewardship is a thoroughly Christian concern, and thus, something that we can stalwartly stand by our non-Christian peers in support of.

As our pastor commented,

In the context of Easter, knowing that God's dream is not just to save individuals from sin, but the redemption of the created order, this is very timely.
We as Christians can, I believe, do much better as stewards of our planet. (I know of one person who gave up electiricity for Lent. I guess one hour is doable, hey?....)

Here's some Calgary-specific information about it:
Calgary "how-to"

More general how-to

And country-wide news about it:

As for us, I think we will go to Nose Hill for a walk and look at the stars.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

78 RPM

Calvin and Hobbes is often my daily reminder of joy in life.

And for those of you not familiar with record lingo, a 78RPM record is smaller than a 45, and if pay a 45 at the setting for a 78, it speeds up. Try it some time, we sure did as kids. :) Click on the image to get an image easier to read (for the full experience).

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Awareness Test

We do a lot of walking here in Calgary and are finding sometimes that drivers just plain do not pay attention enough to pedestrians. Just other day coming back from our coffee shop we were just about run over by a woman looking to beat the traffic just moving from a green light. The following advertisement is being played on the tele in Great Britain to raise some awareness to the growing problem of unaware drivers. Perhaps they should be playing it here in Canada as well.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Oh Regina

Regina Spektor is a fairly new artist that we discovered via Grey's Anatomy. She's just awesome, plain and simple. And here's a music video to prove it (thanks for pointing us to the video, Jorg). Anyone up for some paint fighting?

Thursday, March 06, 2008

A Walk

We took our sometimes adopted dog (Kiera) for a walk last Saturday while her real parents (my brother and sister-in-law) went out of town. It was a gorgeous day, so naturally I took lots of pictures!