Hey I'm Ari. I'm 22, I live in Los Angeles, and I studied television at Emerson College. I like television, music, cows, food, conventions, and photography. Slowly turning into a crazy cat lady.
…but I can’t STAND the number of Californians taking the ice bucket challenge. We’re in one of the worst droughts ever recorded, and people are wasting water by pouring ice on their heads. It’s irresponsible and we’re going to run out of water in about 12-16 months.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of the the ice bucket challenge and how it’s raised so much money and awareness for ALS and the ALS association - a disease that not many people knew about. Hopefully with all of this research money we will get closer to ending it. The power of social media is phenomenal. I donated after my cat was nominated (yes, my cat was nominated and not me). It felt just as good as dumping ice water on my head - which sounds great considering I don’t have A/C.
So please donate if you live in California and stop wasting water unless you plan on using the water/ice you just poured on yourself later. Put it through your Brita and drink it, water your plants/lawn with it when it thaws, give it to your pet for drinking (the wonderful person who nominated Archer immediately put the water in the cats bowl), or wash your dishes. Donate if you cannot find a use for the water. You can donate a minimum of $5 and every bit counts - skip the coffeehouse for a couple days or do not buy lunch one day and bring from home. If you don’t have the funds to donate, don’t feel guilty about not donating, but go and research ALS. The whole idea is to raise awareness about ALS so the least we can all do is learn about the disease.
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Thank you - this ends my small rant. I know this sounds bitchy but I had to say something.