I'm feeling rather sorry for myself tonight, and for a pretty pathetic reason, unfortunately.
We found ourselves a gorgeous set of used kitchen cabinets on Craigslist last weekend, just the colour and style we were looking for, and for only $500. We drove out to take a look at them on Monday night, made plans for when we might able to pick them up, and then excitedly came home to start planning our renovations. But this afternoon, I came home to an email saying that they'd sold the cabinets to somebody else! The really annoying part is, this is the second time in a month that we thought we'd found cabinets only to have them sold to someone else unexpectedly. It's getting a little frustrating!
Okay, end of whine.
On another note, I finally sat down to watch yesterday's episode of Oprah featuring Al Gore, which I'd recorded. He was on there discussing his documentary An Inconvenient Truth, something I've been dying to see but haven't. What I've seen of it so far looks really great, and I think it should be required viewing for everyone. In fact, if you're curious, but don't want to spend the money, you can check it out on Youtube (it's on there in 10 short segments).
I've been curious about Al Gore ever since I went to hear David Suzuki speak several years ago. He told us about a young man that he met many years ago who was, and is, the only politician he's ever met who actually "gets it" about the environment (the young man being Al, of course, years before he ever thought of becoming Vice President). I heard this a while after he "lost" to Bush, and it didn't match the mental image that I had of him at all.
I was sent a list of similar movies that are available online and I thought some of you might be interested in checking them out:
David Attenborough's Climate Chaos
Part 1: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xmq0n
Part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xmy11
Strange Days on Planet Earth
2004 Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xmj0l
Part 1: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xmje7
Part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xmkei
Part 3: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xmmvv
Part 4: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xmolm
2007 Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xmj1j
The Denial Machine
The End of Suburbia
Trading Freedom: The Secret Life of The FTAA
Big Ideas That Changed The World
Part 1: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xjb67
Part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/640x480/xjbjg
Capitalism and Other Kid's Stuff