Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Doomsday

The rain keeps coming.  The sun make an appearance today but ever so briefly.  Since I've been missing it the last several days, I went scrolling through old some photos and came up with these.  No two are ever the same.  Sort of my *go to place* when needing a bit of a lift.





By the way, did you know the world is ending Saturday.

Me neither!

I read it right here in our local paper and then I Googled it!  And you know, Google knows everything.  Right?  We are Kaput!  

Psssstttttt.  I think I will hold off on paying that electric bill.

According to an Oakland pastor, our world, as we know it, will come to an end May 21, 2011.  Fire and brimstone?  Not hardly.  According to news reports, it doesn’t *really* end on Saturday but it *starts* to end.

That's like saying it "may rain today, then again, it may not." 

And if you need to know the exact time, it’s 6pm.  I’m not sure if that is Eastern time or Pacific time.  Seems like a small detail in the general scheme of it all, but it would be helpful to know.

Like ...  will there be time for afternoon wine?

Do I need to pick up some groceries for dinner?

Do I have to return my Netflix movie?

This news has me in a bit of a quandary, however.  According to those Maya calendar people, I thought I had at least until December 2012.  Enough time to lose those 20 pounds so I look smashing come judgement day.

But Saturday!?

Man, I just got my new Mac, still learning how to use my macro lens, don't know who will win on American Idol and will totally miss Mad Men's new season!

On the other hand, if it is Saturday, I guess I won’t have to worry about who I’m leaving all my gazillion dollars, or refilling the bird feeders, or cleaning my closet and doing the laundry.  Those weeds in the garden?  They can wait till Sunday.

And just in case they may be right,  I’ll wait to renew my subscription to The New Yorker.

Personally, I'm betting on THIS guy, Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and author.  He claims that the real earth ending won't arrive for another five billion years from now, when the sun runs out of hydrogen.

I like his way of thinking!

But if you doubt and you are still around come Sunday, you can stick with the Mayan end of the world, slated for 2012.  There's even a countdown calculator to tell you how many days you have left on Earth.

Grab it here!  http://savant7.com/mayan-countdown-clocks.php

So enjoy them while you can!

In the meantime, I think I'll go fill up my feeders.  Still trying to coax some bluebird into my yard.

I think I have some time.

Tomorrow, back to our regular scheduled programming.

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reena

10 comments:

texwisgirl said...

first of all, i'm glad the world didn't end before i could see that 2nd shot of yours above! WOW!!!

and if its just the start of the end, well, i think we've been in that mode for a long, long, long time...

M. Eric Carr said...

It's scheduled for 6PM local time. All "local" times, actually. The earthquake is supposed to start in New Zealand and follow the time zones around the world.

...and people ask me why I don't understand religion...

Jillsy Girl said...

Holy Cow...look at that magnificent sunset!

Sorry, no can do about Saturday. We're in the middle of remodeling our master bath and we're on a tight schedule, so it will have to wait for another few weeks so we can at least use it before we go! :-)

Okay...spill the beans...when's Mad Men starting again? It's been way too long!

Catherine said...

Hmmm.... now I have a reason again not to get out into my garden this weekend and weed. Who wants to be doing that on your last day! ;)

Lovely sunsets!
xo Catherine

lisleman said...

I found this blog via a comment you made. I think it was on Jillsy Girl's blog. After reading your about and 101, I'm definitely putting you on my blogroll. Mambo #5 is a great song.
If you do happen to come by my blog I'm warning you my "about" thing is much more boring. I should re-write it because a few people might actually read it. A mac user too - great.
I was just writing some thoughts on the big END too. How crazy but it's more interesting news than "the Donald". Found some good articles on it. I'll be posting my thoughts (like you should care) later today.
Oh and I like the sun sizzling pics.

Louisiana Belle said...

Sunsets are my favorite thing to photograph. These are so beautiful!

beth said...

that whole world ending thing....i just don't get it. i would think i would feel something, a tingling or an itch that won't stop...something. but i got nothing. so basically like you, i'll pay my bills on sunday :)

lisa said...

This is waaaay too funny Reena, and I so enjoyed reading it.

I am in NY, and am sharing all of this rain with you. Five days in a row now!!

Your sunset photos are amazing. Such gorgeous colors!

Have a great night!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HELLO!! THANK YOU for stopping by my blog!! I followed the bread-crumbs back to yours and enjoyed my visit! If you don't mind, I'm going to follow you around and get to know you a bit better--I hope 'Saturday' doesn't get here too quickly! :-)

Alex said...

The world is not ending, my yogurt doesn't expire till Monday ^_^