Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Last Supper – Doomsday – Dec. 21, 2012

English: Mayan calendar created by a modern cr...
English: Mayan calendar created by a modern craftsman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


While some people think that December 21 is the end of the world, others are celebrating the beginning of the new Mayan calendar.


Which is it?


Some website which I’m not going to link to or promote is selling food that lasts 25 years. Hey, are they talking about Twinkies? Surely, with all those preservatives in Twinkies, their shelf life would last that long.


And really if the world ends, why bother having food that lasts 25 years unless you are hunkering down in your bomb shelter with a bunch of batteries and like minded people. Boring.


So what do you think?


Are you going to party like it’s 12 -21 -12 either because it’s the end of the world or because it’s the beginning of the Mayan calendar? Hey, maybe the Mayans just wanted to mess with our heads?


Or are you just going to conduct business as usual?


December 21 is also the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere where daylight is shorter and night time is longer.


If I thought Dec. 21 was the end of the world as we know it, I wouldn’t bother to pay this stack of bills on my desk. I wouldn’t bother to empty the dishwasher or mop my floor or clean the bathroom or even write this blog post. I would hope all the people in my life knew that I loved them or liked them very much.


What would you do? What would you eat? What would you drink? Would you throw a big party? I would probably go out and buy a lot of comfort foods like carbs and really good champagne.


I think I would invite all my friends to the Loft Cinema and buy all the refreshments so we could watch  funny movies and fill our final hours with popcorn, unlimited junk food, good beer and the comforts of laughter and distraction. Oh, yeah, I would bring my greyhounds and my friends could bring their dogs too.


An enterprising restaurant here in Tucson is capitalizing on the Last Supper theme. According to their press release: Why not go out in style? At Lodge on the Desert! The evening before the end – Thursday, 12/20/12 – at 6:30 PM to be exact.   Tucson’s two-time reigning Iron Chef Ryan Clark has designed an amazing four-course dinner, paired with equally exquisite adult beverage selections.  The price? $275 inclusive per couple.


Whatever! It’s only money.




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