At least the lawn is green -- 05/20/11

So, I guess I need not worry about saving anything more for retirement... or even what the expiration date is on anything in my refrigerator...

And here I had thought that we had until December 21, 2012.

What I'm talking about, of course, is the prediction that this is the last day (I suppose I should say the last full day) and that the Rapture is going to be some time tomorrow.

Of course the prediction is not that the world is going to end -- it's that the Rapture is coming and those who are Saved will be escorted straight up to heaven and the rest of us will be left behind to suffer the consequences -- and then the world itself will end on October 21st. (So I guess I needn't worry about shopping for Halloween candy, either.)

I went to one of those sites that the believers (or should I say Believers?) in this stuff go into detailed explanations about it... Uh... Their reasoning goes on and on about how, for example, "The number of years from 1877 BC to 1988 was 3,864 which breaks down into 23 x 7 x 3 x 2 x 2."

Hmmm, okay, yeah, that's intuitively obvious to the casual observer.

It reminds me of an astrologer who has a weekly program on a local radio station where she answers questions using a method based on the birthdate of the person seeking advice plus dealing out a deck of cards. The answers always seem to involve a nine of hearts in the fourth house, etc., etc.... (Also, this astrologer seems to be an especially astute reader of people and very good at giving insightful "Dear Abby" type advice.)

She also explains how, if you are selling your house, you can ensure a quicker sale by making sure that the numbers in your asking price add up to either 1 or 3. For example, if you wanted to sell a house for $265,000, you would check the numbers by adding them together -- 265 -- okay, 2 + 6 = 8 and 8 + 5 = 13 and 1 + 3 = 4 -- so that is not a good price, but if you change it to $264,000, then 2 + 6 = 8 and 8 + 4 = 12 and 1 + 2 = 3, so now your asking price is a lucky number and you will sell it faster.

Uh.... okay...

Anyway, we have had damp weather and our front lawn has loved it and it is nice and green. Nancy told me to take a picture of it so we can look at the picture in August when the lawn probably won't look so nice and green.

So, the world may be ending, but our lawn is green...

And today's theme music is R.E.M. performing It's the End of the World as We Know It

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

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