Time is on my mind this morning as we prepare to turn the calendar page to the second half of 2015. There is also much chatter about today’s “Leap Second” and the question of how to spend that extra second that you gleaned today after scientists added it to help keep the nation’s clocks in sync with the earth’s rotation. Those same scientists also hope the Leap Second will not cause a mini Y2K. That statement caused me to reflect on Y2K and all the preparations at home and at work. At home, there was food and water storage preparation, topping off the gas tank, charging the cellphone. At work, our law firm got an entirely new computer system as there were concerns our former one would just crash and burn. We were all unscathed then, mercifully, after millions, perhaps billions of dollars was spent to ensure the transition from 1999 to 2000 went smoothly.
But what really transcended me back in time this morning was hearing the resurgence of “The Faygo Song” on the radio. That commercial speaks to childhood days, long gone, but fondly remembered and was all over the airwaves decades ago. I hadn’t heard the song in years and found myself singing along to all the words to this 70s commercial, embarrassing even myself. For those e-pals who follow my blog, but are not from Detroit, here is a link to that song:
You, too, will feel like a kid again, plus you’ll have an earworm the rest of today.
Enjoy your Leap Second.