It got cold all the sudden (12F low last night)
Since it is December, we went out and got ourselves a christmas tree. And Tyson did what he apparently usually does, which is get a tree for the rest of his immediate family.
At the family Thanksgiving potluck the previous week, I had met one of Tyson’s cousin’s who goes contra dancing and she suggested trying out the once a month dance over in Peterborough that happened to be yesterday. So yesterday evening I dragged Tyson over there. It might be good enough to go once a month when it happens, but it is a 45 minute drive each way.
In other news one of the rss feeds I watch sent me this article on some of the hidden costs of clothing production. It really makes it sound like the american clothes shopping habit is quite bad for the planet.
Overall I have been reading and hearing a number of pieces recently that suggest that our consumerism really isn’t good for the planet.
That article also makes me think about the whole global warming debate where we all are quite convinced that that other guy should stop driving his SUV, and electric companies shouldn’t be using coal to produce power, but it seems to me that you don’t see many people changing their own lifestyles to avoid whatever ills global warming mights cause.