April 22, 2010

i heart earth

A TON of people have been saying "TAMNers, love you btw, what are you doing for Earth's Birthday? You're example means alot."

This has really made me burrow my brow in thought of what SHOULD I do?? I already hide my bottled water most of the time so granola's don't get ticked. Should I stop double-bagging all my groceries? Post more pictures of nature all ginorm so they take up your whole screen? Buy new bouncers and diaper genies and carseats and strollers and swings so I can recycle the old ones? Let JJWT golf more so he can spend time in nature? Take pic's of my kids playing with wood toys??? Carry around a baby sling more so people think I'm crunchier???

Seriously, I love thinking! Pondered all these Qs yesterday I watered our brite green lawn at noon, and then the other day while four-willing I realized look, I'll totally recycle when I remember, and that's enough bc honestly the earth's gonna burn anyways! LOL.

54 comments:

amber said...

I'm throwing away ALL the paper in my house so that it's like a fresh start from my tree killing days.

Kristina P. said...

I've decided that I'm only going to throw 2 plastic bags out my window today, instead of my normal 4, in honor of Earth's birthday.

It feels good to help the earth.

Holly said...

You should always buy more so you can recycle more...very thoughtful of you.

VikiViki said...

Hilarious! Happy Earth Day to you! Thanks for that!

Janelle said...

Best post in a really long time. Love it!

Chelsea said...

"the earth's gonna burn anyways!"

Rofl
Genius!

Emily R said...

you are an inspiration to us all! yay earth!

Mhana said...

Persinally I think it is a sin to believe in global warming because we've been put on this earth as stewards which means we're the boss and what we say goes. If cars help us drive to conference and do our visiting teaching then they can't ever be bad because they are a tool for good. I don't recycle because its lame to sort garbage if stuff is recyclably I bet it can be recycled as well in a landfill, 'cause recycleable stuff breaks down easier I bet. My favorite earth day activity is gardening in my daisy dukes because if there is less clothing to begin with you're not being as waistful when you throw them away. 'Cept I had to make mine out of a pear of jeans so I threw away the legs. But I kept the top part so thats conservatiton!

I also like posting stuff on FaCeBoOk about how I'm conservative and libruls are godless heathens, because the word conservative shows I natureally care about the earth and CoNsErVe its resources

Sarah said...

Your "click here to contact me" button isn't working, so I thought I'd run this one by you here. Since you're totally into deep stuff these days, what are your thoughts on the poem "Our Deepest Fear"
by Marianne Williamson? Are you ever frightened by how amazing you are? Do you feel like your awesomeness liberates others to be just as awesome? I'd really love to hear your thoughts.

Maddy said...

*so* deep!

The Boob Nazi said...

Buy one of those metal water bottle thingys!!!

Little Lovables said...

OME, you mean you don't carry around super trendy and way cute linen and/or burlap shopping bags that you hand stamped a bird or fleur di lis on?

incognito said...

Best.......post........EVER

Laraine Eddington said...

This post made me green with envy and admiration.

Crystal C. said...

YES.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Tamn, no offense, but you're missing the point of earth's birthday. The best way to honor it is to lecture everyone else on things THEY should do. Just make sure to do so with your best frownsmile! And wear your britest green jewelry so they know how serious you are about it.

Carol said...

Tamn, I really think you SHOULD buy more stuff so that you can recycle. What a grate way to celebrate Green Day and live life to the fullest at the same time :) I heart recycling.

Token Asian Friend said...

I plan on dumping all of my toxic cleaners down the drain so I can buy new green ones, and then spend all day in front of the TV watching all of the special Earth Day programming. Diego just taught me that I shouldn't spill oil into the ocean.

Happy 40th Earth Day, Earth!

Juli said...

"Seriously, I love thinking!"

Out of many, many fave TAMN quotes, that one is near the top of the list. GENIUS!

Megan said...

There's not a lot you can do anyhow since the end of days is, like, inevitable. Just worry about your worthiness and righteousness, TAMN!

Michelle said...

You should start buying store-made, Argentinian-grown organic baby food! You want to do the right thing for the babes, obviously.

b. said...

This is kind of irregardless but my son told me yesterday his friendses sister got her patriarticle blessing and it said she would be alive in the second coming. So really, the earth's only got like 60 or 70 years.

Frau said...

No offense to the greenies (I'm sure you mean well but you're in the handbasket) but isn't celebrating Earth Day like putting on a party hat and accepting a slice of Baelzebub's birthday cake?

The natural man is an enemy to God. That makes it obvious that the natural world is an enemy to God. Pavement, clear-cutting and strip mining is the finger of Jesus smoothing out all the bumpy wrinkles in the earth (which are symbolic of our wrinkles of sin.)

I know the bible says the earth will look like glass, but they might have meant it was filled with plastic. So throwing away your waterbottles in the bushes means you're making the world a better place.

Emmy said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! My family personally keeps the paper towel industry in business.

Sarah said...

Thnx TAMN and EvErYoNe who left a comment. My son has been puking aLL dAy and I was really needing a pick me up! This was DeFIANtly it!!! HI.LAR.I.OUS!

Oh, one of the yak-attacks came while we were outside so here's a deep question: does barfing in the grass count as recycling? Composting? SOMETHING? Yep, we're celebrating Earth Day here for sure!

Megz said...

i heart the earth too. i want to show everybody how much i care so i bought an organic t-shirt from walmart. but i don't want people thinking i shop there, so i just put it in the bottom of my drawer. and then i just wrinkled up my super cute non-organic tees to make them look more 'earthy.' LUv Holidaze!

Mhana said...

I heart Frau.

Melissa C said...

TAMNS, you should totally DRIVE your recycling to the center like I do! (sadly, I am serious- no curbside pickup and it cracks me up that I do it), but you need to stay away from the baby slings- those things are deadly! Just go for a run in your BOB and I am sure that will be a great way to celebrate earth day.

Brooke said...

Shouldn't you be re-angling all your outdoor security floodlights so they shine on all the trees in your yard? So we know how green a forest-y your yard is?

All that heli-skiing you did this winter already got you as in touch with nature as you need to be, so crank up the A/C and don't sweat it, TAMN.

GladysIcanbee said...

Here's what I decided for my Green Earth day resolutions:

1--only use 1 styrofoam cup at work for my hot chocolate or soup instead of using 2 to keep it warm longer.

2-we'll only take 3 cars to church now, hubby and I will drive separately so we can leave when we want and the kids will now have to drive together and come home together unless they want to walk.

It feels so good to take care of this beutiful world heavenly father created for me. (earth day anthem)

Jen said...

"crunchier" Love it! and @Frau you are SO deep! I've never thought of it that way! LOL

debbie said...

Happy B-earth day everyone. We're celebrating by driving up the canyon and gathering great big boulders for our retaining wall (Well, technically the landscaping company is getting the boulders for us, but we're following them in our Escalade so we know where our yard came from. It's all more cozier that way.) Yay earth-it gives us so much stuff!
BTW Sarah- barfing is TOTALLY RECYCLING, but do it in the neighbors' yard, as a service to help them in their efforts.

Grandpa Rusty said...

Here's an idea for earth day: what if all the Relief Societies made Christmas ornament decorations out of used plastic water bottles? Then all those bottles wouldn't be taking up space at the landfills and other more important garbage could be there instead. And at the same time, each Christmas as we stare lovingly at our hacked down, baby evergreen tree or our super realistic, lifelike fake tree, we could remember how great it is to do our part to save the earth and make it even prettier than it is in reality.

Or maybe just make earrings. Then we could think about earth day every time the sisters wear them.

Brynn said...

eww don't burrow your brow, you will get wrinkles way sooner that way.

Mellifera said...

Dear TAMN,

Thnx for your super-deep insights and educating me about how the earth is just going to burn anyway, so I've been wasting my time worrying and trying to DO stuff! It's just like they say in Confrince, "Sometimes the hardest most important thing is to leave the things that aren't so important undone."

Now that I totally GET IT about stewardship I'm totally going to be smarter and leave caring for things that are just gonna go to pot any way on that "less important, leave it undone" catagory. For example... it would be a real shame for all my not-tattooing and not-fornicating and not-fatty-getting to go to waste, so never mind on that.

Thnx again TAMN! You're enlightenment never fails!

Salt H2O said...

Tamn,

The easiest way to impress your granola friends is to not flush after you pee.

Heather said...

Love how you made fun of both sides . . .

Gwen said...

I heart earth too!

Karen said...

You have reusable grocery bags right? Monogrammed, stencilled, embroideried, buttoned, ribboned, etc. to match every outfit. PLEASE tell me you don't use generic store bags! Of course, you have to put the yucky stuff (drippy meat) in the plastic bags first, but then tuck them into your pretty ones. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me that you haven't walked out of the store with generic bags since 2008!

K.O. said...

I love the classic LDS excuse that for doing nothing good at all. Because when Jesus comes he will set fire to the place anyway!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

The earth IS 6,000 years old today. Thanks for wishing it a happy.

Sara said...

I throw away recyclable containers if the stuff inside is fuzzy so that I don't vomit. I hate to vomit, especially if Earth is a having a birthday.

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Sarah said...

Salty's right: If it's brown, flush it down. If it's yellow, let it mellow. I am SO glad I don't live in drought-stricken Georgia anymore and can waste water all I want!!! Yay for flushing pee!!! Yay for long showers!!! Yay for watering my lawn!!! Also, yay birds!

BTW, Debbie, thanks for the tip! I can't believe I missed a service opportunity!!!

dharvey said...

Well, the most granola ppl where I live, wear organic cotton socks with their Birkinstock sandals and a long skirt made from woven hemp, which looks like burlap. I wonder if this "fashion look" would catch on Zion. It may be frumpy, but it sure is crunchy. XOXO, love you

Moniker Challenged said...

Bloody Brilliant. I salute you.

Melinda in the Jello Belt said...

Best line from the comments: "I know you mean well, but you're in the handbasket."

Still laughing! Thanks Frau! I'm totally stealing that line.

Emily said...

Petunia Pickle Bottom Shopping Totes.
The end.

Rebecca said...

You know you want to switch to cloth diapers, TAMN, you know it. Especially having twinsies. Twice the fun!

megan said...

Are your brows very bushy? Do your brows keep company with the gophers in their burrows in your garden?

Misty said...

Awesome post!!

Datin'Kait said...

I'm seriously, so confused: What is four-willing?

Suzy said...

can't believe you haven't blogged about Idol at ALL! i keep waiting for you to talk about how crystal is so going to win!

Muum said...

:)

Robyn said...

it's always the thought that counts!