It’s Lights Out, Junkies: Earth Hour is tomorrow!

8:30 March 27, 2010

Don’t be here or expect a leer (okay so it’s a lame rhyme but it’s for a good cause).

If movies, books, and tv have taught me anything, it’s that you can do lots of things with no power whether you’re in the past or the post-apocalyptic future (I suppose they also taught me that lighting things on fire is fun, too). If Elizabeth Bennett could write letters, dance, romance, and kill the undead without impacting the planet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies then so can I (…wait).

So unplug, call up your friends, and try one of the following:

  • Reenact your favorite movies (a la Christian Bale and Gerard Butler’s Star Wars by candlelight in Reign of Fire)
  • Make some art (origami! finger paints! light painting!)
  • Play a board game
  • Acapella karaoke!
  • Have a night picnic/in-the-dark dinner party (Kristen Bell & Josh Duhamel’s night vision dinner was about the only good thing in When in Rome)
  • Do some stargazing
  • Outdoor night games (tag! hide and seek!)
  • Have a bonfire complete with S’mores
  • Throw a rave/silent disco…think it might be hard to rave without club music blaring? Then you don’t know the majesty of glowsticks and individuals rocking out to their iPods (with headphones on).
  • Get a little tipsy and do all of the above

Hate people? Light a candle and:

  • Read a book
  • Write a letter
  • Take a nap
  • Take a bath (just fill up the tub before 8:30)
  • Eat some candy
  • Drink a bottle of wine
  • Go on a walk
  • Stare into the nothingness and weep
  • Walk around your house/apartment in the buff

What are you going to do for Earth Hour? (I think we should all be overacheivers and make it an Earth Night.)

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4 thoughts on “It’s Lights Out, Junkies: Earth Hour is tomorrow!

  1. Jes says:

    Thanks for reminding me of this!

  2. Zrose25 says:

    OMG! I want to play hide and go seek tag!!! People… lets do this! 🙂

  3. Junkie1 says:

    ZRose and I did what any sensible, single ladies would do: we watched a scary movie (that literally ended at 8:26) and then sat around in the dark until we got creeped out and went on an equally creepy night walk. Followed by a return to creepy home and reading suspensful novels by candlelight. Good times. Next year, glow stick rave.

  4. Junkie2 says:

    I’ve never seen Reign of Fire but after that clip to the top of the Netflix queue it goes! The surprise on the children’s faces at the big reveal – ah, I’m dying!

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