Generally speaking, I have a healthy sense of skepticism. I don't take email forwards to heart when they tell me my lipstick will give me cancer or that there's some sort of cosmic, mystical connection between Abe Lincoln and JFK. I've never believed in Nostradamus's predictions and never gave a second thought to the Mayan calendar ending in 2012.
But what the hell is going on with all these natural disasters lately? The tsunami in Southern Asia, Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, and now Japan... Hubs told me he read the other day that the Earth's rotation is slowing down by like 1.3 microseconds every 24 hours thanks to that earthquake. (Granted I don't have a very good grasp of what that means but it doesn't sound good to me.) All I'm saying is it seems like there have been a lot of particularly disastrous disasters in recent years. I'm starting to think maybe the Mayans were right after all.
Or maybe the world has always had these kinds of massive disasters and I just never paid attention before to how frequently they occur.
I'm hoping it's the latter, but I have to admit I'm starting to get nervous.
What do you think? I'm posting a poll just for kicks (directly to the left). Vote early, vote often!