So, last night we all went to Julie's to celebrate Earth Hour with fondue. There were nine of us stuffing our faces with scallops, shrimp and black cod cooked in bouillabaise (i hope i spelled that right) and prosciutto and whole grain french loaf dipped in the cheese. There was spicy sausage, '8 dollah torteeyahs' with artichoke dip and the finale: fruit and poundcake for the chocolate fondue. This was my first time making one of the fondues - i did the cheese - and it tasted fantastic, although the consistency was superthick; Gruyere and Emmenthal in Pinot Grigio with a bit of nutmeg and porcini mushrooms and garlic. As we sat/stood by candlelight, eating, drinking red wine and getting increasingly louder, there were several houses along the street with their lights still on. We saluted them with flipped birds and fuck you's. And kept the lights out after nine pm, unless doing the dishes. Just doin' our part.
The best part for me (although it meant most of the next day - today - is shot because I slept so late) was spending so much time with my oldest friends. We drank till 6 am, we laughed our asses off, we sang - thank you to Sloan and The Low for representin'. These are the people I am my most honest with. With so many empowering events and mindsets that I am proud to be a part of - scholarships, uni, travel, therapy, feministing, my fam, books! - these women are at the heart of where my most honest self rests and is joyful. Schmarmy but true.
So, hooray! for Earth Hour. If it means reconnecting with my girls and/while doing something good for our planet, I want more Earth Hours.