Chirp chirp chirp chirp chirp chirp

What? You want me to stop playing Bejeweled and try to actually write a blahg post? Yaaaahh, okay. I’ll try. I do not know what to write about and I am not sure I am in the mood to blather away about mostly nothing today. So let’s change the universe…

Let’s make “working from home” a *real* option for most of the folks on the planet. Or if not from home exactly, from cool work “centers” that are a walking or bicycling distance from home. We have too many damn automotive vee-hickles on the roads and that is not a good thing. Driving should be fun! It is not fun when you are sitting through four traffic light cycles. I also know that there are issues about how much energy large server “farms” use. I am not very smart but I am guessing that people who are smart are studying this too. I can only *guess* that server farms use less energy than the massive numbers of cars that people use to commute to jobs that they could do somewhere else.

As a society, we *need* to have fewer vee-hickles on the roads. But I love to drive and I don’t want to give up that privilege, at least not until I am 90 and might need to, heaven forbid. So, why can’t we redesign our cities so that driving is [largely] a fun activity and people can walk, bike, or take a bus/train/hovercraft to work. Last winter when I was hanging out with The Commander in the small city of Sault Ste. Siberia, I frequently walked to the hoosegow and/or FV and/or various restaurants and/or grokkery stores and whatever. In short, I walked all over that city. I couldn’t walk to Waldemort or Glen’s but [mostly] I didn’t need Waldemort or Glen’s. I certainly used my vee-hickle when I needed to. But as horrible as this last winter was for mom and me, I will always remember those walking trips with fondness. Walking kept me sane.

2 Responses to “Chirp chirp chirp chirp chirp chirp”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I love to walk places and am fortunate enough to work about 7 minutes away from my house. Perfect!

  2. grandmothertrucker Says:

    I have a little Ice Age, some Words with Friends, Draw Something, Sodoku, Drawing , Backgammon, Pop Baloons, Reversal, and a few other games on my phone.