Friday, December 28, 2012

"I don't want to miss a thing..."

On Christmas day, I was asked twice about my experience on December 21, the last day of the world as we know it -- supposedly -- except that the world continued to move on. :) And one of the things that happened struck me as having impeccable timing...

December 21, 2012
3:00 pm (or thereabouts)

It's the last day before the Christmas vacation. With people in markedly more relaxed moods, someone started singing along to Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (I'm not sure if it's playing over the radio or was an mp3 file). Coincidentally, I had watched Armageddon earlier that week on cable and so I blurted out that the song was well-timed for the end of the world later that day.

For me, the song was perfect as it was the last day before the vacation and it was supposedly the end of the world too. Unfortunately, my statement fell flat because nobody in the group I was talking with had seen Armageddon recently and so they didn't know (or had forgotten) that "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" is part of the official soundtrack... or they didn't get the memo that the world was supposedly ending later that day.