Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Flashbacks

The year is 3100 BC.

The fashion of the day was much like this:

Keep looking, it’s in there.

The hairstyles were something like this:

No, they weren’t.

The accepted writing format was Cuneiform. A stylus was used to press symbols into soft clay tablets. In the early stages it was written from top to bottom but this changed eventually from left to right.

This year is regarded as a major changing point in the history of civilization. We made incredible strides with no apparent reason why.

Sumerians, the first of several civilizations in Mesopotamia, seemed to spring up fully evolved overnight. They had the wheel, metallurgy, astrology, astronomy, calendars, taxation, and bookkeeping.

Astrology reveals a power surge during that time that is very unusual. Some scientists believe that it may be credited to the idea of punctualism (fyi:not the art of being on time). This states that evolution doesn't occur gradually, it occurs in sudden spurts.

We have all heard about the Mayan Calendar and its "end date" of 12/21/2012.

That date is not really an ending; it marks the completion of a 5,125-year cycle. The ancient Maya were very good astronomers. They divided the full 26,868-year cycle into fifths and this marks the last of the cycle. Based on this calendar the next great leap forward will be 2012, not the end of the world.

I am holding out hope that afterwards I look like this:

And my husband morphs into this:

Hey, it could happen.


  1. Um. Please can we please please please turn into Xmen in 2012!!!!!! Please!!!!! I am so digging that. :D

  2. Hey, can my husband morph into that too???????? ;)

  3. I love this. And not just because you're telling us the world isn't about to end--though that's a huge plus. ;) Your posts are so much fun.

  4. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.


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