Well, after being on pins in needles for the last several days waiting to hear the results of who is in the top ten in Project Green Search and going to the finals in L.A., it appears that I have not made the top ten. On one hand, I'm disappointed, but on the other, I'm actually very relieved because now I can focus on all the other stuff happening right now, primarily the filming of the show, Mission: Sustainable, and some other fun stuff I have in the hopper. Plus, since I don't like to sugarcoat anything, I have the feeling that the actual finals are going to be even more in disarray than the project has been so far.
I don't know yet who all the finalists actually are, but apparently the online voting was merely something to keep us busy for a week since they didn't seem to use any of that information in picking the finalists. Which totally makes sense and I hope if they hold this contest again they drop the notion altogether because it really just ended up stressing out the contestants and was irrelevant in the end. I'm just sorry I bothered you guys relentlessly to vote when it didn't matter. And, by not making the final 10, I'm also not contributing a third of a ton of CO2 by flying to L.A.!
Anyway, good luck to the finalists!
In more serious news, a good friend of mine is undergoing a kidney transplant today. He has been battling polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder, that has managed to ravage his kidneys. So, at the tender age of 35, he is getting one of his brother's kidneys, who luckily is a match. Unfortunately, his mother just recently passed away from the disease and any child he would have has a 50% chance of inheriting this disease as well. There currently is no cure for PKD, so if you are interested in learning more or donating you can visit the PKD website.
So, please spread good thoughts about both him and his brother today. I'm wishing for an easy surgery and recovery for both of them.