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Swap To Apocalypse

The Mayan calendar is supposed to end next Friday on December 21st and that has led some to believe we’re on a countdown to a global apocalypse.

But doesn’t it happen every year that some calendar ends and it’s our end? It was the same around the Millennium and we are obviously still alive on earth.

While some folks are out buying at the grocery stores, sacking their bank accounts, writing alleged tips “How To Survive The Mayan Apocalypse” or posting equivalent notes on Facebook, I handle it like Jim Valvano, an American college basketball coach “Take time every day to laugh, to think, to cry – that’s a full day.”

However, it will be better to be prepared – just in case! Here are our five barter tips to get ready for the apocalypse.

Get dressed up and swap for a fashion stylist. You never know who you will run across in the hereafter!

Who compunction your last call on earth or your first one in heaven/hell?

Is Steven Spielberg your icon? You can be the next Steven Spielberg when you record the end of the world with a Digital Video Camcorder. But be aware and charge your battery!

Take a GPS system with you because finally you want to know where you are!

Last but not least it’s better to carry a baseball bat with you to defend yourself against the monsters or aliens. It could also be possible to meet a New York Yankee legend and then you are able to play baseball in the afterworld! Wouldn’t that be great?

Giving Thanks!

This week, one of my best friends visited me spontaneously. I therefore took a day off yesterday to show him New York. He wanted to see Yankee Stadium so we set off to the Bronx.

When we arrived, our first view was of the huge, monumental stadium with the golden capital letters “YANKEE STADIUM.” But after that, we recognized a crowd of people who were waiting on line. It’s nothing unusual to wait on line in New York; however, the further we walked around the stadium the more people were lined up. Almost three quarters around the stadium people waited patiently. It was incredible.

At the beginning of the line we asked a security man why people were waiting on line because they couldn’t stay there for Yankee tickets. He explained that they handed out vouchers for a free Thanksgiving meal.

Under this aspect it was an oppressive feeling: a situation like this we just know from the newscast in the third world, where people can’t afford food, but what we saw there was true reality.

I told you that I am hosting Thanksgiving this year and I bartered for a private chef. I have been thinking about to donate the value of our Thanksgiving dinner. The holiday itself says “giving thanks”. Accordingly we should be thankful for what we have! Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving Day with our love ones and give thanks back to whom you think it should belong!