Is it getting Hot, Flat, and Crowded in here?

December 14, 2008

As some of you environmentally minded bookworms may have noticed, there’s now a little addition to my sidebar — a button welcoming all those who found Green as a Thistle by reading Thomas Friedman‘s latest bestseller, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. I have no idea how this brilliant author stumbled upon my ridiculous blog in which I mostly just complain about taking Navy showers in the dark before droning on for infinite paragraphs about my undying love for menstrual cups. Nonetheless, he did, and proceeded to write about my site twice — TWICE! — in his book.

In the first mention, on pg. 206, he says he “takes succor” from all the young people in the world trying to do something to better the environment regardless of all the doom-and-gloom talk. And in the second mention, on pg. 216, he talks about how I “wryly observed” the fact that in order to move forward in helping the planet, we have to learn to live with our vices and hypocrisy (such as driving to the farmers’ market or riding your bike to the nearest steak restaurant).

Anyway, it was pretty exciting. So for all those intellectuals who are reading this, welcome! I may not use many poly-syllabic words, but I am fond of semi-colons; see, I just used one.

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