Monday, May 23, 2011

How I Survived the Apocalypse (or, just another May 2-4 weekend)

As I *may* have mentioned around here before, I'm a bit of a worrywart.

So yeah, I was kind of nervous that the world was supposed to end on Saturday at 6 PM. Even though I knew it was absolutely reeeeeediculous. Even though my mother (and others) told me not to worry, because if the world was ending, then at least we were all going together. No biggie, right?

The world didn't end, of course. But I did have butterflies from about 3 PM on, despite reports that Rapture Day had been rather uneventful in other time zones that had already seen 6 PM come and go.

Then I got tied up playing Gardens of Time on Facebook - (yeah. I know. totally cheesy yet oh-so-addictive. how did this happen after all these years of avoiding Farmville??? please come be my neighbour.) - and the next thing I knew, my mother was watching the 6 PM news and nothing happened.

Phewf. I wasn't ready to go.

The best way to celebrate the fact that the world didn't end? Head down the road, where a party was in full swing to celebrate a neighbour's retirement. Once the crowd had thinned out to the true Stagger Road diehards, the music got loud, and we were dancing around the garage, one minute belting out Conway Twitty classics, the next sweating as we danced to Tiesto, the Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, and so on. Wish you all could have seen my very drunk brother dancing to Shania Twain's "Up" like it was the best song he'd ever heard. And he played it three times.

It was a blast.

If Saturday had been that last day on Earth, it was a beaut. Blue skies, bright sunshine, and high temps were a nice reward after all the rain we've endured lately. Got burnt, but it was worth it.

All in all, I must say Rapture Day was a complete success.

In other news, you may have noticed the new button on my sidebar announcing that I'm now a "20-Something Blogger". Well, I kinda have been for a long time now, but I've joined an official society now. If you're a 20-something blogger, hit the link and join me! It's a great way to find other blogs and bloggers you may share interests with.

Last but not least, I'd like to send thoughts and prayers out to one of my best bloggy friends, Nicole at Life's a Beach. The world didn't end this weekend, but Nicole lives near Joplin, Missouri where a huge tornado hit and many lives were lost. Nicole and her family are okay, but needless to say, life there has been completely turned upside down and they are in the midst of a lot of chaos and heartache. Thinking of you, Nicole!!


Nicole said...

I had some friends in Topeka KS and they were at a mall and some preacher was preaching about the end of the world. at 6pm a tornado hit about 3 blocks from where they were. They said it was mass chaos for a while! Could you imagine?

Can I just say I've never been a fan of Tornadoes and now I really hate them!

Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I love the idea of the 20-something blogger button... was going to add BUT remembered I'm not a 20-something anymore! So depressing! ;)

Nadine Hightower said...

Ida still been left here... with the jehovah witness's. the heathens and them get left behind.