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Since only 20 million people would be Raptured, I was fairly confident I and my friends would continue our lives as if nothing happened.

Still, just to be sure, we gathered for a potluck and Zombie Movie Rapture Party just in case one of us got snatched by God.  After all, we'd rather friends looted our homes than strangers.


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As expected, none of us were Raptured.

6:05 pm on May 21, 2011

Itzl and Xoco never even noticed anything unusal was happening.  Itzl didn't alert on anything - no cars alarms, no Trumping of the Second Comb-Over Coming, no Heavenly Hosts Hosannahing, no sounds of car accidents or explosions or sirens.

Itzl and Xoco during the Rapture

However, when we went outside, some of the neighbors didn't fare so well.  We noticed that all the Raptured appeared to be older, dowdily dressed women.  We looted a few things, but for the most part, we picked the clothes and things up to launder and give to a thrift store.

Raptured with Dog

DIdn't Make it Home -pre-looted

A few neighbors were surprised anyone in the neighborhood would be Raptured.  

Neighbors finding a Raptured

Neighbor Running from Raptured

We did what any group of people left behind would do:  we gathered to eat tacos and drink the Kool-Aid.

The Left Behinds

Itzl and Xoco napped.

More Left Behinds

Good dogs.

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Originally posted to Noddy and Itzl on Sun May 22, 2011 at 06:15 AM PDT.

Also republished by PWB Peeps.

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