Monday, May 28, 2001

Synchronicity II

There must be some kind of cosmic synchronic thing going on lately. There have been a ton of coincidences that are giving me the willies.

  1. My friend Ron calls a cement contractor about some work that needed to be done at the observatory. The guy knew Ron, and went to school with him. Not only that, but I went to school with his sister.
  2. I'd been thinking about Sarah from the astronomy club, and lo and behold she shows up one evening. (See, it's getting weird).
  3. My Dad has people over to give estimates on putting in central air. One of the guys knew him from when my Dad sold auto forms. Another guy played little league baseball with my brother.
  4. Last week, I waited on a customer who I went to school with years ago (think Kindergarten & grade school). She remembered a few things, and about hanging out at the old ice cream shop at the corner with my old friend Greg.
  5. A few days later, Greg's sister comes in and I wait on her. She tells me to try and email him again, and her as well.

So far that's it, but who knows what else is around the corner? In fact, I was thinking about an exchange student I knew years ago, and when I went over to my friend Ed's house last night (he and his S.O. were in town from L.A. for the weekend) I had this strange feeling that she would show up - but she didn't. Maybe that broke the string. We'll see. What (or who) else should I think about? Maybe something will happen. Reminds me of a joke I came across:
"Stressing the importance of a good vocabulary, the teacher told her young charges, "Use a word ten times, and it shall be yours for life."

From somewhere in the back of the room, came a small male voice chanting, "Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda." "
Time will tell.

Monday, May 21, 2001

Missed Opportunities

Figures! All the fun things happen while I'm at work.

I'm standing doing my job, when over the intercom comes word that there's a Tornado Warning for us. Aughh!! And what's worse, I find out that there have been touchdowns, not just TVS's (tornadic vortex signatures, for you lay-people) from the Nexrad system.

One of the guys who I work with saw a vortex, and apparently a funnel passed right over work. Yeah! And also, Christie was up in the break room, and saw the damn thing pass right over!

Also funny is that I walked to one of the security people during this. He was holding a weather radio and listening to it. I asked what was going on, and he replied that it was none of my business and I wouldn't understand. Yeah, right. Me not understand. I've just been chasing weather since the mid-1980's. So I open my wallet and whip out the card I have from the National Weather Service - the one that says I'm a trained spotter. Well, this dude changed his mind right then.

Once again, I was in the wrong place.

Sunday, May 13, 2001


Wow! Talk about weird synchratic occurrences! Up at the observatory last night (for visitors' night) and having fun. After most of the public left (the "great unwashed," as we call 'em), Randy, Jeff and I are hanging out in the dome. I mention that I was thinking about Sarah, and about maybe trying to get in touch with her.

Cut to 20 minutes later. Randy had left, and Jeff went downstairs to see who was still around while I moved the scope. He comes back up and says that Sarah's outside! Woo-hoo! So much for my dilemma of calling her mom to get her (Sarah's) address.

Man, she still looks and sounds the same. Great as always. She's living on Colorado, and engaged to be married. Reminiscing ensued, but we didn't bring up the most embarrassing things in respect for her fiancé who was there.:) I won't even bring any of that stuff up here, in case they do look at this site.

I'll send her an email, and hope she stays in touch. There are always certain people you want to keep in contact with, just on general principles. Sarah's one of them.