The other night, Shannon and I were downtown eating and seeing Amelie1, and noticed that the Empire State Building lights were green. “Why green?”, we asked ourselves. Of course, the answer’s on the ‘net — it’s March of Dimes Month, and somehow, green’s the color to represent that. (Interestingly, there’s no mention of it being March of Dimes Month on the March of Dimes website; maybe they meant Birth Defects Prevention Month?)

1. I apologize in advance for linking to a website with background music, but the site’s good enough that I justified it to myself.


It’s back to red, white, and blue now. I’m not sure how I feel about that — a big part of me would love to see it back in white. It hasn’t been that color since Sept. 11.

I don’t mean that those who died or are fighting shouldn’t be remembered, or that we shouldn’t show our patriotism. It would just be nice to have it look somewhat normal. Give everyone a bit of a breather.

Actually, I just checked their page — looks like they’re going to be defaulting to red, white, and blue whenever they’re not marking another occasion. :: sigh ::

• Posted by: Roe on Jan 31, 2002, 11:32 PM
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