Alaskans, Wake Up!

Take note: as a good many email forwards and signs on local bulletin boards may have told you, today represents a momentous occasion, chronologically speaking.

Just before 5 a.m. today, if I'd have been fully conscious (I'd actually just drifted back off to sleep, after Veda helpfully tried to wake me for the occasion) I could have noted the time and date here as reading 4:56 on 7/8/09.

And, as those many emails and tacked-up signs reminded me, "THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN."

Now, we could get into a very interesting discussion about how arbitrary specific clock alignments are, the counting having begun at an indeterminate point of origin that isn't even universal among humankind, or how well the all-capped statement above could apply to every event, including me writing this and you reading it, but... there's no time!

If you're currently living (and sleeping) in Alaska or points west*, wake up! You've got about fifteen minutes, by the clock on my computer here, to rouse yourself and your drowsy cohorts to celebrate this momentous event.

Remember, THIS (And this, and this, and this) WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

* Dang. I'd initially hoped I had plenty of time to notify our friends in Australia -- mainly just Leonie; I don't really know too many others yet -- but my world clock tells me it's already 10 p.m. there by now. Ah well, we can still throw a party tomorrow for 4:56 07/09/09, right?

1 comment:

Goddess Leonie * GoddessGuidebook.com said...

tee hee hee... i think we actually hit that special point of time-space-spangle continuum before you guys... we live in Tomorrow Land after all! With silver suits that are like hi-tech aluminium foil. And antennas for ears!

It's 7:53 08/13/09 right now... totallllly deserves a party!