Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Last night Michael and I settled into bed and turned on the TV to relax. We started watching the History Channel (a channel that is often viewed in my home in addition to the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, etc...). I can be a bit of a science geek, especially when it comes to anything related to the solar system or planet Earth's mysteries.

As the show started, we found ourselves consumed in a documentary all about a barren desert on the other side of the Andes Mountains that had been waterless for what was assumed to be millions of years. However, man made tools were popping up across the desert (much like arrow heads). These finds baffled scientists because we all know that man cannot survive without water. And if water hadn't existed in this desert for millions of years, how could humans have lived here?

Well- during a search of this wasteland, scientists came upon a stone cave where they found traces of Chinchilla dung and grass nests that when tested, turned out to be 11,000 years old (yes, in simpler terms, it was 11,000 year old poop). But it was so cool because this was proof of life! Meaning, this land once had water and hadn't always been the desert it was once believed to be.

Where am I going with all of this? Planet Earth. Earth is amazing, and everyday mysteries are being solved, and new ones are discovered. It's almost difficult to fathom that we live in a place that is billions of years old. And guess what, we weren't the first ones here :) So many organisms existed before us, and the Earth looked much different than it appears to us today. I love learning about this place I call home, what it was like billions of years before I got here, and what it might be like millions of years after I'm gone.

That being said, I'm totally excited to also know what is happening on Earth right now. Which is why I'm so excited for Disney to release the movie EARTH on April 22nd, which happens to be Earth Day. This movie will be exciting for all kinds of families with adults and children of all ages. I can't wait to go see it.

If you'd like to preview the film, visit:

See you at the movies on Earth Day :)

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