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April 22, 2009

bg/ish: Earth Day

In case you’ve missed it on just about any news outlet available to mankind, today is Earth Day. What is Earth you ask, and why does it deserve it’s own day?

Well, this is Earth…

…and it happens to be where we all live, so it’s slightly important. Trust me, your apartment wouldn’t be the same without it. On a side note, ‘Earth’ is one of those words that the more you look at it, the stranger it gets. Go ahead…






…weird right? Unless that’s just me. One might wonder, where did this lovely planet we live on get a name like “Earth”? Well, according to wikipedia, “The name “Earth” was derived from the Anglo-Saxon word erda, which means ground or soil. It became eorthe in Old English, then erthe in Middle English.”

“Earth has often been personified as a deity, in particular a goddess. In many cultures the mother goddess, also called the Mother Earth, is also portrayed as a fertility deity.”

Our Mother has certainly been good to us the last few days here in San Francisco. Record heat has brought out the shorts, tanks, and the skin. Your boy bg has been rolling shirtless for the better part of 4 days. (avert your eyes!) People have been flocking to Dolores Park and staying until well after dark. Last night at around 9:30 a random dance party broke out when this guy showed up with about 20-30 other cyclists in tow. Of course, he was pumping out the usual Prince/Michael Jackson/Madonna tunes that he usually has on blast. Keep reppin’ Deep!

Ran into my buddy Steve who is the man behind fluxlife and discussed some of his latest ventures and ideas. We’ve been meaning to link our blogs up here for a while, so you’ll now find fluxlife to the right in our blog list. Cuz “sometimes life flux”.

Mother Nature has, in fact, been so good to us recently, that last night was really some twisted extension of a weekend that never really ended. I for one, am exhausted. After spending all day Saturday and Sunday outdoors, at the park, taking in sun and booze, Monday conspired to be 4/20 which essentially left me useless at work and after. Throw in an identical Tuesday run complete with lethal cocktail of sun/ganja/hash/booze and it’s no surprise I could barely drag my ass out of bed this morning. Surely I was disappointed to find out that Earth Day is not a national holiday, and I was expected to be in the office.

Here’s the rub though…

Earth has been good to us, but we haven’t been so good to her. I mean, come on people, record heat in April?!? Let’s not forget that we’ve still got a long way to go to reverse the ruinous trends of past generations and start to build a better, brighter, and for lack of a better term, greener future for this floating rock we call home. Get involved if you feel so inclined…

…or just recline on the grass at the park and chug a few beers. I’ll be there.