I started to recycle again today. I had stopped upon moving into my current studio apartment 4 years ago this month. The kitchen barely had room for a medium garbage can, let alone another bin for recycling plastic and glass. I told myself it'd attract bugs too. I told myself I'm just one person, not making much of an impact on the world with my waste, or lack thereof. Then I watched An Inconvenient Truth last night, after hearing about it for months. I subscribed to global warming years ago, however the movie was so well done, the reality so humbling, that I was spurred to get over myself and do something immediately to treat the environment a little better – that whole think globally, act locally idea.
The reality of melting glaciers is yet another reason I want to set out on my global journey as soon as possible. My first country will be New Zealand, and I fully intend to hike on Fox Glacier, or heck maybe splurge on an ice climbing lesson in combination with the hike. I'm super psyched about it. And it will be just the tip of the iceberg with regard to the amazing environments I'll experience. I know I will return from these travels a greater steward of planet Earth than when I left.
In other news, I've yet to return the license plates from my first Jetta which I totalled 2 years ago. Why has it taken so long? Probably because the DMV is ridiculous. I tried to get up early this morning and get to the closest one before it got crowded, but 10am was not early enough. It didn't help that I made 10 wrong turns to get there! I ran into my coworker Susan as I was leaving the apartment gym – she was apartment hunting. I'm going to make a pistachio semifreddo tonight – basically it's ice cream. And tomorrow, off to my friend Phil's for the Superbowl. I hope Peyton Manning wins it with the Colts. But mostly, I just use it as an opportunity to socialize, and eat, drink and be merry. Lastly, I hit 100 visitors on my new blog today. It's an exciting milestone!