Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dear Mother Earth,

I know I dissed you a few posts back, refusing to comply with Earth Hour.  However, I think your revenge has gone far enough.  First you shut off all my electricity for 24 hours and now you have stomped your big high-heeled foot all over the UK and northern Europe.

 I have waited eight, yes eight, long years to travel back to England.  I have packed and re-packed, checked and re-checked travel information, advised everyone who needed to be advised (and a few who didn't), papered my home with Post-It notes, had nightmares about plane crashes, basically I have worked through every possible worst-case scenario...except this one.  Who could have imagined that a volcano in Iceland could shut down miles and miles and miles of airspace?  And why this week?  And here I was worried about an impending strike by fuel-pump persons at YVR.  

I'm sorry, Mother.  I will never do it again.  Next year I will turn off all my stuff for two hours.  Just please blow all that crap out of my way by Monday, ok? 


kate said...

Go plant something, quick!

Oiyi said...

Wow, it sounded like so much fun!