December 20, 2012

Party Like It's 3012 Tonight

Over dinner last night, a girlfriend and I had a good chuckle regarding the chaos the latest snow fall has created in the Lower 48.  It's causing pileups, closing interstates, creating delays and ruining travel plans. To us "Alaskans", it's just another day.  To the Lower 48, it's like the end of the world.

So, it got us thinking, with tomorrow being "the end of the world" and all,  what would happen if the world did end? How would we react?  

I can't help but get sucked into NatGeo's new show "Doomsday Preppers".  If you haven't heard of it, I suggest you check it out.  If not for some "tips" on how to prepare for the end of the world, then for your own personal entertainment.  The series follows various survivalists, or "preppers," preparing for the end of civilization, whether it be due to economic collapsesocietal collapseelectromagnetic pulseterrorist actsnuclear incidentsfuel shortageswarpandemicsgeomagnetic reversal and other one-in-a-million type circumstances (such as zombies). The interviews detail the actions that the preppers have taken, and end with an expert analysis and recommendations for improvements. While I very much think being prepared for emergency situations, such as fire, flood etc., is extremely important, I also believe that people can overdo it and overreact. I believe that if it's meant to happen, it's meant to happen and we'll all be toast regardless of how much we prepare.

Anyways, back to reality.  By now we've all agreed the world is NOT ending tomorrow.  NASA says so. Friends in Europe have even confirmed they're still very much alive. But for a moment, let's entertain the fantasy that it was. What would you do?  How would you react?  Are you one to have a go-with-the-flow attitude about it?  Or are you a so called "prepper"?

My thoughts?

Well, for starters, the world is supposed to end at 5:11am, or so I saw somewhere on the Internet (credible, right?!). That means that we would not need to set our alarms for work Friday morning (also giving us an excuse in case the world was not to end and we're late for work, right?).

Next, is that Eastern Standard Time?  I kind of need to know. If it's EST, that's 1:11am Alaska Time, soooo we may as well not even go to bed tonight. In the words of Justin Beiber, "We're going to party like it's 3012 tonight!"

As for that New Year's resolution of getting in shape for the wedding, guess I may as well throw that out the window. Heck, may as well throw all of the wedding plans that we've worked so hard making out the window too!

When you think about it, the world ending is a little bit of an inconvenience. So much to do, so little time...   :)

Happy end of the world!

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