Random thoughts on the last day of the world (according to the Mayans), but another cultural reference came to mind besides Prince and Queen & David Bowie - Smokey and the Bandit. I loved watching that film as a kid, Burt Reynolds in his prime hustling the bumbling Sheriff Buford T. Justice on a race across the South to divert the chasing cops from a race to deliver a beer shipment. For some reason, the refrain from the movie's lead song popped into my mind, "We have a long way to go and a short time to get there", so I was glad to divert my attention in remembering this 70's classic.
Just as in the spirit of the film, my random thoughts are done, and I'll be getting back to work. Go Smokey, I'm following you in spirit into the afternoon.