Back from the dead, watched “An Inconvenient Truth,” starting to take bus

Wow – I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted. Yikes.

So I finally watched “An Inconvenient Truth.” I feel like kind of a dumbass for not having watched this when it first came out. I think the year it was released in theatres, there were a bunch of other really great movies out as well. I figured I’d eventually get to it.

The movie was great, but not nearly as powerful as I thought it would be. I think this is mainly due to the fact that the media is currently saturated with all of the same information that is disclosed in the movie. Which is a good thing. But now that I’ve heard everything before, its emotional effect is lessened. However the information is still very much viable and applicable to our current situation.

Some of the most powerful images from that movie were of lakes and channels that had completely dried up over the span of a century. That is truly frightening. Also, the fact that third world countries are most suseptable to the effects of global warming really hit home.

Additionally, finding out more about Al Gore‘s background in environmentalism was enlightening. I had no idea that he had been giving those presentations over a period of several years.

So, as I resurface from having my head way up my rear end for a couple months, I realize that I still have such a long way to go with this whole green thing. But I’m o.k. with that. I do what I can and that’s important. One really big advance, however, is that I am planning on taking the bus starting next week. My husband is currently away on an extended trip out of country, and I am left commuting by myself to work everyday in my car. I can’t tolerate the fact that there’s just one passenger in the car. And since my husband and I had tossed around the idea of commuting by bus a few times during the work week, I thought I should give it a test run while he’s away. If we start getting into the habit of taking the bus, this will be a huge step for me and my self-greening campaign. Although I have to be honest – I loathe the bus. I mainly loathe the downtown buses, which usually have a number of smelly drunks on them. But since we will be coming from the outskirts of downtown Denver, I’m thinking the number of smelly drunks might be very small. Here’s hoping!!