Yeah, I'm From Toledo

Toledo, Ohio as told through gifs.

#EmptyGlassCity

Do you ever do that thing where your phone goes off and you roll over to see what nonsense just happened? That happened to me on Saturday morning, and what happened next became kind of a big deal.

The world was just waking up to the reality of empty glasses and toxic water taps. Local news personalities Scott Sands and Taylor Dungjen were bantering back and forth on Twitter. No one had yet christened this situation with a hashtag, so I tried my hand at things.

I laughed at my tiny victory and went back to bed. 

I woke up an hour or so later and saw Taylor was still using it, and Scott, and then The Blade, and then pretty much everyone else. As the situation grew, so did the hashtag. #Fullglasscity set out to document instances of neighborly love. #EmptyGlassCity got mentions in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Today Show and countless other national news outlets. People were using it to talk about public policy, the environment, and even posting homemade memes. I was feeling pretty great about that silly little hashtag. It belonged to the people, and the people were doing an amazing job with it. 

And then this guy decided it belonged to him.

Don’t you hate it when people take something fun and then try to make money off of it? 

"So I read through your entire blog last night and I laughed really hard about your house centipede post, because those things scare the crap out of me. But then I went to the bathroom and THERE WAS ONE CRAWLING AROUND ON THE WALL. *shudders*”
Sweet dreams…

"So I read through your entire blog last night and I laughed really hard about your house centipede post, because those things scare the crap out of me. But then I went to the bathroom and THERE WAS ONE CRAWLING AROUND ON THE WALL. *shudders*”

Sweet dreams…