Friday, November 25, 2011
Adbusters, the originators of the Occupy movement, started Buy Nothing Day twenty years ago as the antidote to Black Friday:
When I reflect on all the "stuff" I already have I just *KNOW* that there is really nothing that I need or HAVE to get. There is so much to be said for simplifying our lives.
I and six other bike club members all got out for a glorious bike ride today, leaving all that commercial garbage in the dust! Woo hoo!
I noticed, however (getting ready to duck the rotten tomatoes...!) there wasn't a single woman joining us on the ride...now this wouldn't have anything to do with the lure of Black Friday would it...? :-)
We stopped at one of our local Greek diners for a lunch of home-made, vegetarian Yankee Bean soup...yum!
Got home but didn't remember that DW was heading out for an errand (NOT to shop...lol) and forgot to bring my keys to the house. Since I had time to kill I decided my mulch-mowing left too much debris on the lawn and got out the rake to tidy things up a bit.
All in all a wonderful day outdoors! This November has been AMAZING with it's warm, sunny days! I know it won't last, but will soak up all I can while I can!
Biked 34 miles today and at long last crossed the 2,000 mile mark in total cycling miles for 2011. Believe me, if the weather allows, I'll keep racking up some more during the next several weeks!
PS...folks in Thailand are already preparing their bicycles to be ready for climate change: www.grist.org/list/2011-