Or have they not yet turned on that massive particle accelerator?! Nope, it's been switched on. This article though says that it is still a year away from full power. So I guess we can't really say for sure yet whether or not we'll be sucked out of existence by a series of small black holes.
One thing anyway, if it WAS the End of Days, I at least got to see most of an awesome sunrise. There is just something exhilirating about watching as your back window fills up with those first reds, oranges and pinks starting to blast their way into day.
And I got to drive across my beloved McKinley Bridge, the same structure that has linked at least four generations of my family to downtown St. Louis. The same bridge that CD and I grew up at opposite ends of.
I'm in ultra-early, even for me, because I'm gone at noon. Taking half a vacation day to go try to finish the shed interior, help the mother finish scrubbing the outside of the house, and maybe, just maybe, start on the exterior of Pimp My Shed. That's a lot to expect in less than seven hours, but we'll see.
At least I'm still here to try.