The Rapture didn’t happen, so I did not get to assume ownership of any gorgeous new Boston Whaler cuddy cruisers that previously belonged to wealthy Raptured fishermen. Oh, well.
One interesting side note: around the time that the Rapture was supposed to have taken place, I couldn’t find Scratch. In fact, I could not find him for a while. Later on he appeared in the hallway, meowing to be let back inside. My theory is that he was the only being raptured, but then after he spent a few hours running amok in Heaven breaking things, God changed His mind and sent him back.
*Unless of course, you count that whole Rapture thing.
For those of you who haven’t heard (and I imagine that by this point there are not many of you) today, May 21, 2011, is supposed to be the day of the Rapture. I figured that this concept has reached a saturation point in our society when even Boston.com is talking about it at length. So the big day is supposed to be today according to one group of very determined fundamentalist Christians. Sunday is Rogation Day, and Kelly and I are planning to bring the dogs with us. We do not anticipate any theological or metaphysical issues with our plans. And speaking of pets, it turns out that there is a group who is fulfilling the dual purpose of taking care of animals and forcing the people who actually believe this stuff to put their money where their mouth is. They are called Eternal Earth-bound Pets and they have a website.
I am thinking that there has got to be someone, somewhere, who is a really wealthy fundamentalist Christian and who is concerned about the state of their earthly affairs after today. They are wondering what is going to happen to their beloved boat. I wish I had thought of it. I could have volunteered to take care of their boat while they are gone. How else am I ever going to get one of these anytime soon? Hopefully I will not have to compete with any of the 800,000 (so far) people who signed up on Facebook to participate in the post-Rapture looting.