I Got Carried Away By My New Biodieselmobile
I meant to blog today, but early this morning we were informed that our new (well used, but new to us) diesel engine truck (well, SUV but I hate admitting that part) had finally made it to Seattle (well, Tacoma, but close enough) so we had to go get it right away. Not because they said we had to, but because we just couldn’t wait to fill it up with bio-fuel and bench (once and for all) our gas guzzling mini-van.
So I spent the day dealing with all that comes with taking possession of a new car, insurance, registration, fueling it up and most importantly, putting new bumper stickers on. We decided against covering the entire backside with liberal slogans and instead settled on a few good ones. “Biodiesel, No War Required” being my favorite. That is until I get a replacement for my all time favorite sticker now adorning the minivan, “dubya dubya dubya dot liar dot con.” I still get compliments on that one, even from Republicans.
So, thanks to Al Gore and his “little movie” An Inconvenient Truth, I now have compact florescent light-bulbs everywhere, I am constantly screeching “turn that off” at my kids, I walk more than I used to, my front door is, thanks to the new weather stripping, virtually vacuum sealed and nearly impossible to open, and now I have a car that smells like burnt popcorn when I start it up. Minor inconveniences all and surely only the start of what I can do to reduce my carbon footprint but jeez, as much as I hope we survive long enough to see a sequel, I hope it doesn’t come out until after I’ve made it through the first list of things to do. I’m thinking that should be sometime around next July.