2008 was an interesting year, to say the least. Some say you either loved it or hated it. Personally, I'm somewhere in between those. There's good to be found in everything and tonight, I get a chance to add another second of good to 2008.
Our earth is a aging ball that is slowing down as time goes on. What this means is that every so often, in order to keep everything copacetic (I think this just might be the first time I've ever really used that word in a sentence where it was apropos), the powers that be add a second to our year.
Like its cousin the leap year, it's called a leap second. The last time we had to do this was in 2005.
We won't have to wait until midnight to get our extra second, though. Since the master clock is in Greenwich, England, we get ours here in the Eastern Standard Time zone at 6:59:60. Now the question is, what will we do with it? We don't want to waste it now, do we?
Here are some ideas:
- Give someone an unexpected kiss
- Take another breath. The oxygen will do you good
- Eat another M&M
- Smile at a someone
- Catch another second of sleep
- Read three more words
- Wink at your sweetie
- Snipe an auction on eBay
- Scratch an itch
- Sniff a rose
- Take a second look
- Plant a seed
- Say a little prayer
- Pet your cat
- Speed dial your mom
- Take a picture
How will you spend your extra second?