:: Sunday, April 20, 2008 ::
Earth Day and 420
I find it funny and quite ingenious to celebrate the Earth and a product from the Earth in the same time period. Earth Day is the 22nd but NYC celebrates Earth Day all week, including a concert at the park. This is concert is all bluegrass (so far) and reminds me of home a bit. There's nothing like flipping through the radio and hearing a catchy banjo and tapping your foot.
Anyway, there isn't a huge event here but it's called the biggest in the world so I guess the world doesn't really care about itself. It happens. Grand Central had an exhibit or few set outside on Vanderbilt Ave but I never made it over there to see. Inside Grand Central is a few more exhibits but alas, I haven't made it over there yet either. Go figure.
I care about the Earth, promise. I use only non-polluting mass transit and unplug my appliances not in use. That's for the Earth and my electric bill.
I don't know much about 420 so I don't have many comments there.
The Pope is in NYC for a few days and is leaving today I suppose. I never really got a chance to see him. He did a lot of stuff in the morning when I was sleeping and spent the rest of his time giving speeches or something like that. He is holding a giant mass at Yankee stadium today but you had to get tickets from your catholic church to attend. I suppose they didn't want any heathen protestants around. If the Pope's mass would have been anything like the New York head bishop's mass then it wouldn't have been worth going except to say, "I went to the Pope's mass."
Oh well, no ticket; no God.
I'm not a big fan of bluegrass but I suppose this is good music. Maybe because I miss home. It makes me think of my Grandma Jean. She likes some good 'ole banjo bluegrass gospel.
So does Ann which makes me sad because I miss her too much. Too much.
Ever wonder what irony is? Chase Bank handing out pamphlets promoting paperless banking. Awesome.
I just realized I'm listening to Ricky Skoggs. For some reason, I think this guy is a really big name in country music. Hmm.
Anyway, I think that's all I got for today but who knows, I might come across something else worth posting about.
God is good. All the time.
:: Ben 3:28 PM [+] ::