Jam tomorrow - planting seeds and stocking up on jam jars (i.e developing skills, toiling and saving for a comfortable retirement)
Jam today - eating jam (enjoying the moment, not worrying about ending up with sticky fingers)
And I asked the question: would the possibility of the world ending this Saturday make you more of a 'jam today' sort of person?
I was frankly a bit disappointed with your answers, which varied from falling back on the old comforts of chocolate:
or just worrying about how it will all end:
"Will there be giant locusts, brimstone, cyborgs, earthquakes,etc?" asked MsCaroline at Asia Vu.
Clare (and Gary) claim they will be industrious: making jam or finishing home projects. My home projects leave things in much the same state as the apolcalypse!
Only Dave has the sense to go on a spree: "I'm busy spending my life savings now. I've just bought Wirral Library Service. I'm going to turn them into jam shops." I suspect that's his newly diagnosed diabetes kicking in.
So here's the Top 10 things I'm going to stop doing if the world is about to end:
- worrying about unfinished projects
- going to the gym
- filing things into alphabetical order
- working at the library
- writing, also blogging
- spending time with people I don't like
- 'to do' lists
- Top 10 lists... doh!
And here's my Top 10 things I'd do if I knew the world was about to end:
- draw out my life savings and splash it around a bit
- eat 'tasting menus' at really fancy restaurants
- listen to my favourite music very loud
- tell people how I feel about them
- talking of splashing - go skinny dipping
- do a parachute jump or sky dive
- have a splendid party
- act upon impulses, without fear of repercussions, like...
- random hugging and snogging, or...
- ...put on a green hat and go on a bus ride!
In fact... I'm starting to notice my Top 10 list is rather hedonistic and self-indulgent - a sort of 'to do' list of some of my favourite deadly sins, so I'll probably be one of the first to be smited (smote? smitten?) down.
See you in Hell!