Be a water warrior
Why you need to shower in Discovery Green: Celebrate World Water Day with a realstatement
Hooray! It's World Water Day! Aside from the trite end rhyme, people all over the earth will be flexing their H2O conservation muscles left and right today.
But why be like everyone else on this hallowed holiday? Look, we're not actually encouraging you to waste water — what kind of daily digital magazine do you think we are?
But why stop at using water wisely? Go full throttle. Worship your water.
Have a bath at Discovery Green
Why turn on the faucet when there's a giant tub downtown?
Discretion and efficiency are your friends here, if cleansing your bits in communal locations is your idea of celebration. No one wants to see the sun glinting off your bare ass — even if it's on an internationally-recognized day of goodness.
In all honesty, we really don't think the fine families doing a little bonding will mind if you stick close to the dock at Discovery Green's public pond for your daily shower. It's for the cause, you know?
We're all a part of the Conservation Nation anyway. There's no shame in your ecologically-friendly game.
Visit the Water Works Education Center
In the lovely season of spring (much like the one you'll currently find if you open your windows), workday field trips are simply the greatest indulgences.
When did you last visit your local Water Works Education Center? What's that you say — do we hear you murmuring "never"? Egad, what's wrong with you?
Go today, go now. Admission is free, so not only are you conserving water, but you're conserving cash money, too. Playing hooky has never been so clean.
Shuttle your inner tourist to the Waterwall
Chances are, if you've had curious visitors while living in our mild-climated city during the months of October through April, you've taken them to Goode Company Barbecue and the Waterwall.
Today, skip the meaty, tangy stuff on World Water Day. Go urban primitive — enjoy the outdoors and sunshine sidled up to the prettiest parking garage you know.
We hear it feels like you're in Aruba if you close your eyes. Try it and report back to us.
Wade in the Buffalo Bayou
The annual Buffalo Bayou "Reeking" Regatta of two weeks ago definitively determined that no, you will not shrivel up into a three-eyed mini-monster if you tragically (yet hilariously) dump into the bayou.
We saw it first-hand, but if you don't believe us, we have photographic evidence to prove that people do live to tell after surfacing from the depths of the Bayou.
What better way to celebrate a global day of conservation than to revel in the city's largest watery resource — the Buffalo Bayou?
We'll meet you at 5 p.m. at Allen's Landing. If you jump, we will, too.