In other words, this is shaping up to be 2012's version of Y2K. And much like I did back during that chaos, I've taken the sarcastic route. (I mean, maybe the Mayan calendar ended because the guy in charge of creating it just got tired? Or died? Ever think of that?)
Regardless of how not seriously I'm taking the whole thing, my friends and I have been joking for months that on December 21, we're going to have a party. Because, first of all, you can always use a good excuse to play drunken Apples to Apples. And second of all, there's something strangely appealing about counting down to December 22 and then going "oh my goodness, we're all still alive, I'm SO SURPRISED!"
One of the requirements of this party is to come decked out in your best zombie-fighting gear and wielding your favorite zombie-fighting weapon. I mean, if the zombie apocalypse does occur on December 21 (and let's face it, if an apocalypse happens, it'll be a zombie one), we want to be able to defend ourselves.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is my group of friends. And this is normal for us.
|The zombies will be running in fear.|
My friend Emily and I were talking today via our company's instant messaging system (she recently started working for the same company I do, which means we can bother each other more effectively). Somehow, and I'm not sure how, the topic of the zombie apocalypse came up in our conversation. We came to a very important conclusion.
In the case of the zombie apocalypse, it's more likely that the nerdy, geeky, creative types will be the ones to survive. For one, the nerdy, geeky, creative types are the ones who have spent too much time talking about the zombie apocalypse in the first place. And second of all, we're really good at thinking out of the box.
Let's face it, if you're trying to beat the zombies, thinking out of the box might be your best bet. Where one person sees a toilet cover, a thinking-out-of-the-box type will see a handy, zombie-crushing weapon. (Yes, this has actually been discussed by my friends and I.)
Emily and I also decided that we should change the saying "the meek shall inherit the earth" to "the geeks shall inherit the earth." It's true, you know. If the geeky types are the ones who will survive the zombie apocalypse, then by default we would be the ones to inherit the earth, yes?
So take comfort, my fellow nerds, geeks, and generally creative types. Come the zombie apocalypse, our amazing skills of thinking outside the box and finding creative ways to maim the characters in our novels will benefit us greatly.
And, of course, don't forget your favorite anti-zombie weapon of choice. I'll be wielding a toilet lid.