When I committed to Earth Hour 2009, I almost forgot that it's early spring in Japan and that it's a Saturday night. Early spring means cold nights and Saturday nights mean being alone. Ariel attends his weekly bible study every Saturday night. I actually committed to participate in the annual Earth Hour since last year and I was bent on fulfilling my self-imposed obligation this year.
I lined out my game plan for the big night. To beat the cold, I blasted the heater for 30 minutes, hoping that the heat would linger for the next hour. I charged up my cellphone and Walkman so I can use them while in the dark.
I was chatting with Jasper just before lights out. I quickly said goodbye to him and at exactly 8:30pm, I turned off my PC and switched off all the lights and appliances. Nothing was lit, not even the little red "standby" light on the heater. I lay down in bed and spent the entire hour listening to my Walkman. I extended my Earth Hour a little bit and waited until 10pm to turn the lights back on.
How about you? What did you do on Earth Hour 2009?