Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Inconvenient Truth

In light of Al Gore winning an Oscar for his documentary, here's an "inconvenient truth" for you courtesy of the Nashville Electric Service -

The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh — more than 20 times the national average.

Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh — guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

“As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk to walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use,” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Road Sign

Every since the kids were little there was a running joke in reference to a common road sign.
The sign is the Do Not Pass sign you see everywhere.

We always thought it would be fun to add the word "GAS" to the bottom of the sign. The other day LaRue spotted a magazine ad for an anti-gas medicine that used this image:

Thursday, February 15, 2007

LOST pt.2

As mentioned in a previous post, we're catching up on LOST.
Last night we watched "In Translation" from Season One. The back story is about Jin-Soo Kwon and his working for his father-in-law. In the scene where he goes over to a man's house to deliver a message we see the man's daughter TV. And on the screen is this shot:

So, we're wondering - what's Hurley doing on TV??
If you know, don't spoil it for us. But I am wondering if his story puts him on some sort of television program before becoming LOST.

Valentine's Cards

I scanned the covers of our Valentine cards to each other and the one LaRue received from her friend Roslyn.

Here's the one I got from LaRue:

Here's the one I gave her:

And here's the card from Roslyn:

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

We're Lost

LaRue and I have started watching LOST. It was never convenient to catch it when it aired, so we're going through the DVD's.
Right off, it's much easier to follow without the commercials. Plus, being able to watch a couple episodes at a time really helps you to follow the storyline(s).
We're only about midway through the first season. As soon as we get caught up I'm going to find some good LOST podcasts to listen to. Maybe I can find some now with older programs that won't have any spoiler information.
I've also been taking my Heroes programs and converting them to play on DVD.