Walking Everywhere, and Anywhere!

Every now and then I will update this blog with thoughts about walking, and being a pedestrian in Southern California. As of 2014, this blog will also be featuring posts about my bicycle adventures around Southern California.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

No Driver's License and Walking=Sexy Legs

The older and older I get the more happy I am I never learned to drive. It scares the willies out of me, and if I could do it all again I never would have taken driving lessons, period. You can commute to work on foot, on bike, or with public transportation, and just have a hearty chuckle at those who tell you it is not as successfully as driving a car. Success defined by who I might say? To be success in my own life I work on fulling content in the present moment, writing pieces I believe in, creating new artwork, and sculpting sexy legs from walking mile upon mile. No more worrying about never having obtained that California Driver's License because this has become the best thing that ever happened to me. I do not have a gym bill, car payments, car insurance payments, or have to pay for expensive gasoline. Being a pedestrian is truly liberating and freeing!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Walking Everywhere

I have been enjoying walking everywhere more and more, and the summer is my favorite season for walking. I get to wear my summer clothes!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

BP Is Not To Blame for Our Out of Control Oil Consumption

Of course we are upset about the oil spill, but BP is not to blame for all of our out of control oil consumption. Exxon (ExxonMobil as of 1999) is an American owned company responsible for the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska in 1989, and BP is a British company responsible for the oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico in our current year 2010.

What has not changed in the twenty years since the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill? Our out of control use of oil products!

The truth is drilling for oil is an environmentally dangerous, and what happened to BP could happen to any oil company. Yes people are outraged about the oil gushing out in the Gulf of Mexico at the moment, but this oil spill could have happened to any company. I am not defending BP, but when we get mad at the oil spill we need to rethink our use of gasoline, and gasoline related products. Today make an effort to walk somewhere and not take your car, and cut down on your use of gasoline to help.

I Lost 30 Pounds

I have always been very toned and usually walked three miles a day, but over the last four years I put on about thirty pounds from drinking soda. The weight has come off in the last six months when I increased my walking from three to six miles a day, and cut out the soda. Why go to a overpriced, sweaty, stinky gym when you can walk around town for free?

With the BP Oil Spill We All Need to Walk More, and Drive Less

I know for years people have thought I was gung ho and a wet blanket for choosing to walk more and take the bus less, but I hate driving. Even if I did drive I would still walk miles per day because I love doing this for my health, and driving a gas gussler is not my cup of tea. The BP oil spill has shown us how out of control our oil consumption truly is, and how we need to change our habits for the better. Gone are the days when someone can say drill baby drill, and we will not think about the poor sea life off the Gulf of Mexico.

Climate change deniers have been decrying Al Gore saying his book and DVD An Inconvenient Truth is not based on science, and that clean energy jobs are a joke. Sorry, but I think Al Gore is right on the money about this one, and switching to clean energy jobs would not only help our environment, but would help the American economy as well. Currently our reliance on oil only helps the richest corporations, and richer Americans. We need to switch things up a bit by buying hybrid cars, manufacturing cars that only run on solar power, and really investigating ways we can walk more and drive less. This is our only planet, and we cannot continue to pollute it into oblivion. I truly hope the BP oil spill has opened a few eyes about this.

Shoes That Cut Up The Back of My Feet

As a pedestrian I walk between six and eight miles a day, so after awhile my tennis shoes begin to wear at the heels. Yesterday my heels were cut up pretty badly, so it is time to buy a new pair of shoe. My big giant complaint about most tennis shoes these days that all of these are narrow and abrasive on my heels, and it takes over an hour to find a pair that fit well. After a few months the soft cushioning begins to wear away, and I am forced to buy a new pair. I think it was time to buy a new pair anyway!

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