Matt Lauer and the End of the World

End of the World
End of the World

I was listening to NPR today. There was a hospital “safety expert” talking about the increase in super-bugs that could cause a worldwide pandemic (can you say redundant?). Yikes, do you remember back in the 80’s, when we thought that AIDS was going to wipe out civilization? The whole concept is too horrifying to imagine. So, my mind takes me to the lighter side…

However, it begs the question, “What would I do if the world was ending tomorrow?” Seriously, imagine that you rolled out of bed, turned the television on, and heard Matt Lauer reporting on the impending end of the world. What would you do?

If the world’s end were imminent, I would…

  • Let the dishes go, and overlook the clutter in my home – no one will know!
  • Hug my kids and tell them to get ready for a great day – we’ve got playing to do!
  • Eat chocolate fondu for breakfast – complete with fruit, angel food cake and anything else that must be dipped in Ghirardelli chocolate.
  • Take a fast ride in a red, souped up, convertible – wind in my hair. Let the cops catch me if they dare!
  • Picnic up in the mountains, even if it is snowing.
  • Set a rendezvous with all my family and friends. I’d rally up a farewell team hug, and celebrate the lives we’ve lived, and the love we’ve shared. After all, it’s been a phenomenal run!
  • Go sprinkler hunting, because I can.
  • Make amends wherever possible, and set the rest free.
  • Spend an hour meditating and embracing peace.
  • Put a top hat on and dance in the street.
  • Send a message in a helium balloon and hope to find it in the ever after.
  • Do a zip line. I have to! It’s on my bucket list.
  • Light a bunch of candles, make a huge comfy bed by the fire, and embrace my husband, kids, dog, guinea pigs and lots of stuffed animals.
  • Say a prayer of thanks.
  • Embrace warmth.
  • Embrace peace.
  • Embrace love.
  • Embrace gratitude.
  • Embrace my family, and…
  • Sleep tight.

What would you do if the world were ending tomorrow?


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  1. I love your last day plans Sandi. I’d get my parents, husband, kids and grand kids together and tell them how much they have blessed my life. I’d sing a bunch of my favorite hymns and thank God for giving me the life I’ve had. I’d have a great big party with all my friends and family with corn on the cob, strawberries and Dairy Queen and hamburgers and tell them all what a blessing they have been to me. Then, I’d say to everyone – see you on the flip side and go to sleep.


  2. What to do, what to do…..rob a bank! No, money would not be necessary. Pray for forgiveness! No, that would take to long. Hmmmmm….as I write this I am wondering how many guys are answering this blog because my brain is thinking….wait for it…..YES, drink really expensive scotch while swallowing enough little blue pills to convince my wife I am 18 again and…..well, you know! Hey, its the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine…thank you R.E.M.


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