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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One Second

One extra second for 2008...

Peter Whibberley, a senior research scientist at Britain's National Physical Laboratory, said the Earth's erratic rotation meant an extra second needed to be added.
"The difference between atomic time and Earth time has now built up to the point where it needs to be corrected, so this New Year's Eve we will experience a rare 61 second minute at the very end of 2008 and revelers... will have an extra second to celebrate.

And what can be done with this extra moment...

  • Pet your cat in that one spot he adores.
  • Smile really big.
  • Kiss your sweetie.
  • Run outside and gaze at the stars.
  • Take a really deep breath.
  • Hug your kids, heck... hug any one.
  • Read one perfect sentence.
  • Say I love you.

Just some ideas, I still have 3 hours, 29 minutes and 48 seconds to decide what I will do with my one second. What did you do with your extra second?


shabby girl said...

Oh shoot! I didn't know! Did I miss it? Can I still use it?
I would look into my dog's eyes and see love lights!

Simplicity said...

I held my daughter's hand. :) What did you do?

Laura Jayne said...

I kissed Hubby. Told him Happy anniversary. 10 years. Happy, happy!! One second well spent.

Simply Heather said...

Of course, I didn't know about an extra second in time...but that's me, always a second late in the news ;o). It still works well for me though, because time is only of a moment.

I suppose, with my four men, I relaxed on the couch awaiting the famous ball to drop and anticipating a dare-devil of a man make this amazing jump in Las Vegas on a dirt bike {something I wouldn't want to watch my boys doing, for sure}.

*HaPpY NeW yEaR LaUrA jAyNe*

Proud Mom said...

oh pooh... I didn't know about the extra second either but if I had, I most certainly would have pinched the soft little butt cheeks of my youngest while kissing the nose of my oldest...