|[Oh, herro there. I am going to swarm at your head and make you squeal like a little girl now, ok?]|
Well, folks, unless we are all horribly mistaken about faith and such, and there are just a few obscure folks who have it right and haven't been reported missing yet, the Rapture didn't happen. And while the jokes were funny, I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one to have it on my mind all weekend, thinking, "But... what if?" I enjoyed Jon Acuff's point in the linked blog post that everyone thought Moses was nuts, too.
|Sunny with a chance of Rapture via graphjam.com|
But... LIFE goes on. It'll happen one day, folks. I, for one, am glad for a bit more time to enjoy here. And while I didn't quite succeed in my Pre-Rapture To-Do List (due to some technical difficulties and general mood swings, I wasn't the happiest of campers for most of Friday), I think some of my points can be adopted for everyday thought. Live like you're dying. Yep. Plus, in a classic cause of "Ooopsie!", they're now pointing to October 21st. Oh, goodie.
So here is something you should entertain yourself with while we're all still here...
I first wrote about The Hunger Games a little over a year ago, and now they're making a movie. I highly anticipate this to become household name stuff, because it's really just that good. And much, much smarter than a lot of book-to-movie plots out there that garner huge fan followings. But we'll see. And while I was very skeptical about casting so far, I'm excited about this:
Jennifer Lawrence makes for a pretty good Katniss, yes? We'll see what they do with Dude from The Kids Are All Right as Peeta and Miley's Ex as Gale. Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson have signed on as well for the parts of Effie Trinket and Haymitch, with Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman. And Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. (!!!!!) These decisions actually make me happy. I'm trying to lose my anal-retentiveness when it comes to books-to-movies. Or else I'll always be bitter. And let's face it, bitter doesn't look good on me. Check out a pretty cool slideshow of the cast so far here.
And if you haven't read them yet and like smart, entertaining, futuristic, and thought-provoking dystopian fiction with a hint of romance and lots of action... read them now. Actually, if you don't think you like that kind of fiction, read them now anyway. I promise you won't be disappointed. After sharing the plot with Sister, even SHE is interested in reading them. That should tell you something.