What is Drastic + Dramatic

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The End

Truly, if I knew that the world was ending at approximately tomorrow afternoon here's what I'd (not) do:
Not study for my tests that I wouldn't take.
Chew all that gum just sitting there (waiting for my current pack to be emptied half-piece after torn half-piece) chewing whole pieces, many at a time, bubble blowing til my jaw hurt.
Call as many long distance phone numbers as possible to talk with dear friends seven hours ahead so as to not waste any night hours whatsoever.
Take a shower; a long luxurious one.
Wear my red high heels.
Ride in a taxi. Anywhere.
Maybe I'd just take my boyfriend to Vegas and marry him. (He wouldn't be interested in gambling that night. Or else.) I'm not too huge on sinning, so yeah, I'd make the effort. After all, there are things worse than a would-be death tomorrow.
Last meal: Papa John's. (Definitely wouldn't be starting that "Flat Belly Diet" book)
Surely I'd cook something. Ah yes, the chocolate covered peanut butter rice krispie ice cream bars idea I had. That for sure.
I'd go somewhere really dark at night (far from the lights of the Strip) and watch the stars. It's true, they don't do much for needing watching, but if it was nearly the end of our spot in the universe as we view it, there could be a great show. If not, husband, pizza, ice cream, gum bubbles and star ceilings never were a bad mix.
I'd break as much stuff as made me feel indestructible. Especially my cell phone. Well, just before the end.
Then I'd sit down and listen to my favorite classical music as the world melted like a plastic cup in the fire so I wouldn't be breathless and suspicious in the afterlife. It would be as if I'd been there all along.
I'm kinda in the mood for a good excuse to be irresponsible.
The End.


Ty said...

Tell ya what. I'd bet my life savings all on one hand of BlackJack. Could you live with that? After all, you wouldn't have to live with it for very long.

Nate Mecham said...

You would really listen to classical music as your very last music to be listening to?

Choosing lasts is a lot like choosing bests, you can go ahead and say something, but your heart isn't always in it, cause what if sometime later you like another thing better? Or, in this case, when the world really is ending what if don't actually feel like pizza (maybe you had it the last two days in a row because you didn't know the world was going to end today).

Its just too much of a gamble to not eat pizza today only because tomorrow might turn out to be the end of the world and you don't want to spoil your last dinner.

Finally, I award you one excuse to be irresponsible. Oh, and don't worry, it's a good one.

emilyf said...

Okay Ty, that's fine. But it's more the time you'd be spending doing it....;)

And Nate, yes I would choose classical music, because to me it's my favorite/best. I see what you mean about it being risky to not eat pizza tonight, therefore I will eat pizza tonight. Finally, what excuse exactly do you award me? I wanna hear it if it's really that good!

Nate Mecham said...

I awarded you a good excuse. There need not be anymore details than that, in fact there aren't. Take it. Use it. You'll thank me for it.

Babs said...

I loved the peek into what's most important to you. Makes me love you even more :) Papa John's is the take and bake right? If so, good choice. Hopefully your oven will still be working as the world ends.

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