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We all know about the supposed Mayan Apocalypse. The ancient Mayan Calendar ends on December 21st, which is next Friday. Of all the recent doomsday scenarios, this one seems to strike the most fear into people. NASA has gone so far as to create a blog and FAQ page to head off the questions.
Here’s a link to NASA’s “Why The World Won’t End.” It’s got a specific page for the Mayan Calendar, which basically says the calendar ends because it’s starting over, much like our own calendar. It also dispels the supposed cover-up of the planet Nibiru, which is probably my favorite conspiracy theory: somehow, NASA and the US government has control of ALL astronomers in the world, forcing them to keep silent about the planet getting ready to crash into us. Right.
I think it’s all a load of bunk. But what would I do if I really believed it was our last weekend on earth?
I’d like to say I would do all the things I’ve always been too afraid to do: fly, go up in a hot air balloon, sky dive, ride a roller coaster. But I think I’d focus on my last meals. I’d start out the day with a plate full of bacon. And a few pancakes. Some Nutella for a mid-morning snack. Cheese tortellini for lunch, chocolate chip cookies for afternoon snack, sausage casserole for dinner. For dessert, a piece of white cake, loaded with super rich, very sweet icing. Then a nice glass or full bottle of Moscotto. I’d go out with class, of course. Bloated and shamed, but satisfied.
All my gluttony would be accompanied by a great soundtrack, of course! That’s why I’ve joined with some great authors to give away a iTunes gift card – just in time for the Last Weekend on Earth. All you have to do to enter is like Amazon Author Pages or Facebook–contest ends Monday morning, so make sure you hit the link and ENTER!
Stop by these other great blog to see what my author friends are up to this last weekend;)