All the power would go out at once, we'd be plunged into darkness and have to drink out of the toilet. I knew a LOT of people who bought generators and stockpiled Snickers.
But it was a known quantity. No power.
With the Mayan apocalypse bearing down on us, I'm amazed at how poorly defined it is.
Will yetis or zombies come barreling out of the Barton Creek Greenbelt to eat us? Will an asteroid hit us? Will we spontaneously combust?
I think the Mayans must have been very unorganized people to have such a poorly defined apocalyptic prediction. Had crafters been in charge of the apocalypse, we would have organized a themed blog hop, had custom digital downloads for the pinhole sunglasses you'd need when the sun and all the stars exploded, and strategically pre-staged glitter and die cutting machines for those in harm's way.
It's embarrassing, really, to see what a shoddy apocalypse this is. So we just have to carry on and guess.
Since I just organized my glue collection, I'm actually feeling pretty confident that I can face whatever is coming.
In the meantime, I think it's very important that we don't stop recycling. Because if it ends up being a huge fizzle like 1999 we don't want to be surrounded by mounds of trash. And generators. And zombie bullets.
So I have three reanimations for you today.
I went to retail church yesterday - Whole Foods - and I worshiped some Hail Merry Tarts and the precise number of Telicherry peppercorns I needed for my insanely awesome carne guisada - I love the bulk section.
Since I didn't bring a bag, I got paper bags for my holy goods. And man, are they gorgeous - all year. You may remember my last Whole Foods bag project. I loved those saturated greens.
But the holidays are upon us and the bags have kept up. So, in order to procrastinate cleaning and prepping for my classes, I sat down and did a little recycling.
Supplies: Whole Foods paper bag, Poppy Parade Ink, Whisper White Cardstock & Seam Binding
Turns out their ink is a dead on match for Poppy Parade Ink, so I used Word Play to finish it off.
BUT - there are even CUTER holiday versions over at Project Reanimate - and all three of these cards were made with a single bag.
Recycling gives you good Mayan karma, I promise. And if it does come to pass, please head to the designated glitter pickup station for supplies. I'll be the one in the cute apron.