PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:No lights, no TV, no problem!

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By Kirsten Laskey

It’s absurd how I have allowed TV to become my major form of entertainment. It’s the thing I turn to when I don’t know what else to do.

Sometimes I justify turning the television on by telling myself it provides some noise in my apartment so it won’t be so eerily quiet.

But in reality, whatever appears on the screen generally suckers me onto the couch to passively observe whatever is on TLC or HGTV.

Being passive every once in a while has its merits, but there are times when you need to get up off the couch and flip off the TV. Earth Hour provided me with the perfect opportunity to take some action.

To tell you the truth, it really wasn’t me pushing myself up and into action, it was my sister and her family pushing me. I drove to White Rock to see them Saturday evening just as the countdown to Earth Hour, which encouraged citizens of the world to turn off their electricity for one hour, was starting.

My sister decided to take part in this world-wide effort to pay a little bit of consideration to Mother Earth and my brother-in-law, niece, oldest nephew and I gave our support.

So when 8 p.m. rolled around, the lights were switched off; the TV went blank; candles were lit and the fun began.  

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