Bad Blogger ! ShallowGal knows she needs to write about Earth Day,what with Earth being her third favorite planet and all (1) but alas, ShallowGal cannot settle on an appropriate Earth-lovin topic.
It's not like ShallowGal isn't all about leaving a better planet for her babies. (See, double negatives means, yes, I would like my children to have a clean healthy planet. ) It's just all of a sudden Earth Day is Earth week and it feels, I don't know, band-wagony. But fine. ShallowGal doesn't want to get a reputation as being difficult.
Let's go with the obvious choice. Bottled water.
ShallowGal has a real love/hate thing with bottled water. On one hand water is the essence of moisture (Quick ! Name that movie!) And instantly drinkable ! No cups to wash ! No ice that smells like fish sticks !
But we all know better, right?
I'll spare you the scary facts (2) about the bottles that never disintegrate. And the huge floating garbage mass in the Pacific Ocean that's twice as big as Texas. Plus a huge number of brands of bottled water are made by Nestle.
Ooh, quick off-topic discussion: Did you know ShallowGal and family have been a part of the worldwide Nestle boycott for TEN YEARS? That's a long time to go without a kit kat. I can't believe we've never discussed this ! Remind me later to tell you all about it another time. (3)
And while we're off topic, have you ever read the small print on a bottle of Smart Water? It says "made from scratch for glaceau." Really? No, really? There's someone in Whitestone New York counting out hydrogen and oxygen molecules for my drinking pleasure? That just seems indulgent.
ShallowGal's solution? Replace the bottled water with vodka. But being as it's alcohol-free April (memo to VUBOQ ! If you'd picked February we'd be 6 days from done!) SG has another solution.
So hows about you treat yourself to one of these?
Good for the Earth, boost the economy, don't accidentally buy Nestle water and bonus points ! The water tastes like water. Everybody wins.
1) After Neptune and Venus. Pluto used to be second, but now it's my favorite dwarf planet.
2) Mostly because I'm too lazy to look for them, but I read them in a magazine last night and they're really really impressive.
3) Short answer: Nestle kills babies !