June 21 is International Surfing Day. You’re supposed to skip work, go surfing, and help clean up your local beach. Unfortunately I was unable to participate in this unofficial holiday as I am three hours from the nearest beach and my surfboards are back home in SoCal. Luckily, the good people of WaveWatch have installed web cams throughout the US so that you can watch everyone else surf at your local break. Whatever. I need to move. Working in a surf shop would be fun, don’t you think? Much better than Office Depot, anyways.
Today was also “Dump the Pump” day in which you are supposed to ride public transit in order to help save the environment or whatev. I did celebrate this day, albeit unwillingly, by riding in a metal tube that sped through the underground hell that is Washington. And while I feel all warm and fuzzy inside for doing my part to save the environment (those polar bears are oh so frickin’ CUTE), quite frankly I prefer driving my gas guzzling SUV to being crammed under someone’s deodorant-less armpit for the duration of Gallery Place-Chinatown to Columbia Heights. Oh, the things I do for this earth.