I once had one of those "one-a-day" desktop calendars that, with every page torn off for every day of the year, you were presented with the anniversary of something of historical significance that you could use as an excuse to drink. Now I know we're all far beyond needing an excuse to pour cold, frosty, delicious beer into a pint glass and watch the smooth head bubble up from the amber depths while in eager anticipation of consuming the lovingly-crafted ... ummmm, excuse me. I'm at work and I don't get off for another hour. You know how it is.
So tonight we get another event of questionable significance that can be used as an excuse to hit the bar. At exactly 123 seconds after 1:00am tonight, the time and day will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. I know we've all been waiting on the edge of our seats for this moment in time, just like we were for the countdown to Y2K or my birthday last year.
I'm a sucker foropportunities, so I think I'll be having a shot of whiskey tonight to celebrate. I encourage you to do the same.