How Are You Feeling Today?

Hi . Did you have a good night? Feeling ok?

Good. File this under Carpe Diem: Last night at 2 AM the earth almost got blasted by an asteroid. It was a near miss that together with its pair (passing close today) missed us by less than 20% of the distance from here to the moon. Please think of it as a brought to you by hurtling-through-the-darkness-of-space reminder that we live on a planet that's been wiped out, oh- about eight times?

The size of the asteroid was about half the size of a football field, and yeah, ok, we would have survived it. Probably.

Another big asteroid is going to pass by at 5:12 Eastern time today - that's 2:12 Pacific - a little less than 2/10 of the distance from the earth to the moon. It would have been a huge event - a big fireball across the sky - had it hit us. Instead, it's just going to snuggle up close and play Japanese Tourist with a camera around the neck. My vote is that we see this as a sign. The message is clear:

Be. Excellent to each other. Party on, Dude.

P.S. There are actually three burning mans. The other two are a secret. Ask me in the comments and I'll give you a hint.