Archive for May, 2013


For me, there are things that I encountered years ago that will continue to have an impact, regardless of how big or small that impact may be, for years to come.

Sesame Street – I learned so much from this program as a kid.  Even today at work, I was remembering “One of these things is not like the other; one of these things just doesn’t belong.”

Winnie The Pooh – To this day, when it is cloudy outside, I say to myself, “tut tut, it looks like rain.”

Reign of Fire – Thanks to this movie about dragons, I’ll sometimes think about dusk, when the sun has gone down but there is still some light left, as the “magic hour.”

Star Wars – When the moon is full, I think to myself, “That’s no moon!”

The Matrix – And when I’m holding a spoon, I remember the truth… that there is no spoon.


I’m more superstitious than I’d like to admit. I think about luck frequently… well, at least twice a week when it’s time for the Lotto and PowerBall drawings.  Lately, tho, I’ve been wondering about the amount of luck a person has.  I sometimes wonder that if my good luck wasn’t used on trivial things like catching a green light or getting the best parking space, could I save it up and use it towards actually winning the Lottery.

This weekend, I had some bad luck, but it was tolerable. It wasn’t like I got a flat tire or anything. We called for a taxi and ended up with one with no AC… twice. And neither driver had GPS (which happened to me again yesterday). But since that started on Friday, I was thinking that maybe my good luck was going towards that $600 mil PowerBall jackpot. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. I also started thinking that while the bad luck I was experiencing was tolerable, I would’ve had a much better time if my luck had been better.  It wasn’t just the taxi situation. There were other little things which I won’t bother to list, but while tolerable, they did dampen an otherwise really good time.

I know I don’t have it nearly as bad as some people, so don’t take this as a complaint. I’m grateful for all the little things, like needing a taxi to go out period. I don’t take these opportunities for granted. I’m just pondering the workings of luck.