Earth Day

I have been in charge of Earth Day at work. Not because I necessarily am super green or granola but because I have this voice I use on the phone that just makes people want to give me things. So we reserved a booth in the Tautphaus park hockey shelter for the community earth day celebration.

It has been a fun project because me and the store manager don't worry too much about.. well anything, but his wife and my co-worker who were assigned to work on this with me VERY much do. Anyway I had a bunch of vendors donate tons of product to give away. All organic or recycled, or energy saving, or water conserving.

Here is the good part. My store manager has an emergency conference call today so I am sent alone in his truck to reserve our table and take the literal truck load out to the park. I have no idea where I am going so I get to the park and I find that it is a little like a miniature central park. It has a zoo, hockey rink, carousel, playground, etc, etc, etc. I have no idea where or what building the hockey shelter is so I am driving all over this place, down these winding basically one way paths, making a lot of U-turns. The park is filled with people getting ready for Earth day watching me drive all over the park, and looking at me strangely. I thought maybe it was all the U-turns until I realized I was driving through a bunch of save the earthers in this EXACT truck...

Needless to say I was LOVING the look on the organizers faces when I drove into the hockey shelter with some nice black smoke billowing out of it. Just as an example of how serious they are about saving the planet... she found out I had samples to give out and she got all bent out of shape because in her own words "We would just like to reduce waste."

I got everything set up and jumped in my truck and yelled out the open door at her, because the window doesn't roll down, "You are loving this truck huh? It is way more fun than a Prius!"


  1. okay that is a picture I found online but it really is the exact truck minus the boys in the back. It is even that color of yellow with the white stripe. We call her ol' Yeller!

  2. Nice truck! I'm glad you are in charge of earth day!It just sounds right to put you in charge of those things!

  3. You know what they say, "One man's waste is another man's fertilizer." Or something like that.

  4. HA HA HA HA HA! way to save the planet Annie!

  5. Aaaand I am now a follower of your blog. Now you know. Found the link on facebook. I've got one too, but it went all private cause of a moron I don't know leaving stupid comments...

    Anyway, if you want an invite, lemme know your email addy. Maybe message it to me on facebook? Neat-o.

    PS I laughed out loud at this story. Missed you last night at the Temple--did Katy tell you what the little blond kid called me? *gasp* HILARIOUS!

  6. I am laughing so hard right now!!!

  7. Haha sorry this is Marcie, I forgot I am in my cooking blog.