Day One has mostly been all right. I woke up and it was sunny, so I put my solar powered water bottle by the window. I plugged in my coffee maker (I unplugged everything last night), and made coffee that I’m positive isn’t local, but that I am deeming a necessity. I was annoyed to find that I already made two pieces of trash within 30 minutes of waking up. My toothpaste bottle and the tag I forgot to cut off of my new jeans. I ate a bagel for breakfast, so no trash there. I accidentally turned my computer on to read some news on NPR before I went to class. It’s a daily habit, but I robbed myself of some ho-hum time to just sit and eat my bagel.
I had lunch with Chen at Huffman, so I wouldn’t be throwing away any packaging. My friend made a good point today when I told him about it, though. What about the packaging that the dining halls use when they prepare food? How much is there of that?
I’ve struggled with not having any pop I have in my fridge or chocolate that my roommate and I always have a stash of. I actually unplugged my fridge, since there isn’t anything in there that really needs to be cold. Sometimes there is, but right now it is just making the Dr. Pepper that I can’t drink cold, so.. Fridge is off. I am currently all unplugged, and I am sitting in a completely dark room now. My solar bottle will be able to give me some light, but I’m not sure for how long. I’m going to need to get out of this room anyway, if I plan to not go insane this week. Maybe I’ll take a walk or bother one of my friends so that I can sit in a lighted room.
I was going for a 5 minute shower today, because I felt like that was a good starting time. I actually beat it and probably had a minute where I could’ve gotten out but I didn’t. It was so warm, and Shorney hasn’t been using very much heat for the dorm rooms lately. 4 minutes will be my goal for tomorrow.
I know that my biggest struggle will be not watching any movies or TV shows. I’m a huge film lover, so I’ll definitely be going to Slayter when they have movie showings on Wednesdays and Fridays, but I’m going to try my best to stay off Netflix and Hulu. I am really angry at myself for not watching Homeland last night while I still had the chance..