: views from the Hill

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Google joins Lights Out SF


Turn those lights off tonight from 8-9p and replace (at least) one incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb

Lights Out SF

Update: Pictures to follow.

Needless to say, not all the lights in SF went out.

Our neighbors downhill, the ones we thought were the most green, the most tree hugging, the ones... who were the most logical ones to turn out their lights didn't.

Aaron, our guy, our supervisor, our Chair of the Board of Supervisors, had no lights on at his place. Was he home? I don't know. But (luckily for him, with all the neighbors watching) he didn't have a peep of light shining out of his windows.

We didn't turn ours out until :10 after because ... well, because we were on the other side of the bay and the meeting went on and on and on and...

We got home ... whipped up a quick dinner. Turned our lights out at :05 or, maybe, :10 after.

And kept them off for over an hour.

Are we forgiven?

The Bay Bridge lights took =forever= to be turned off. We watched the crew with their blink-blink-blinky lights on their vehicle stop and turn off lights, stop and turn off lights, stop...

Obviously, the system had =not= been set up to turn off all the lights on the Bay Bridge rigging at once.



We =did= discovered that we had all sorts of earthquake-what-if lighting available but we had =no= (and I mean =NO=) candles here, at this address.

So, no romantic dinner by candlelight. We managed with other illumination.

I =will= be moving some candles here.

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