Friday, August 24

Wherein I predict the future....

I predict that this will be the most emailed article in the New York F-in Times today, and that your houseguests will borrow your computer to read it.

I predict that several YOU DECIDE! emails will reach my inbox in spite of the very good Gmail filter I've set up to auto-delete them.

I predict that grocery shopping this morning will take longer than I hope or expect.

Oh gotta tell you what 5yo said in the car on the way to school. BTW she's not known as "Princess" anymore she's Frieda. Because she is an ARTIST.

"Okay, I want to tell everyone in the car about my dream. [Screams at her brother to listen to her and her alone. Restarts "dream" several times.] Once upon a time there were two children who ripped all the cushions off the sofa. Then they got afraid that their mom would find out and be mad, so they covered the cushions with a sheet so she wouldn't find out. The end."

Funny I had that exact same dream yesterday afternoon right after we got back from carpool.


  1. Anonymous10:01 AM

    One of the joys of Mac ownership is that when asked if the computer can be borrowed, they see it and most people freeze up and start to sweat.

    And that's the end of that.

  2. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Wow, yoy look just like Tina Fey. She's hot.

  3. Fab NYT article.

    Terribly accurate, I think. Bits made PLACE irrelevant; you could be anywhere - but you HAD to be somewhere.

  4. Anonymous11:11 AM

    I have neighbors who ask if they can access my wifi through the walls. I usually say yes, and then change the password afterwards. Just so they have to ask again. They usually don't .

    On a personal note, Cyrus made his first flight today from his perch to my arm. But this not really a Cockatiel comment.

  5. Have you looked at your sofa lately? Just wondering …

  6. OMG Suzy they took the mattresses off their twin beds last night and made a lean-to.

    I am cursed/blessed with "creative" children.

  7. Heh. Reminds me of the sort of things I did when I was that age.

    That and laughing hysterically at the sound of LPs being played at 78 rpm, which is a treat most kids won't be able to appreciate.

  8. We Just Keep On Dreamin'

    I sit by and watch the river flow
    I sit by and watch the traffic go
    Imagine something of your very own
    Something you can have and hold

    I'd build a road in gold just to have some dreaming
    Dreaming is free

  9. I love the picture selection by the way: The Crystal Ball by John William Waterhouse

    Celtic tribes, known to exist in Britain as early as 2,000 B.C., were unified by a priesthood known as Druids. Druids are one of the earliest known peoples to have used crystals in divination. It's interesting to note that Druid religion had similarities to megalithic religion of an "earlier" Britain, thus it is possible the first use of crystal divination might have come from them.

    Later, during central Europe's Medieval Period (500 – 1500 AD), seers, wizards, sorcerers, psychics, gypsies, fortune tellers, and all other types of diviners also used crystals to "see" into the past, present, or future.

    Due to its transparent nature, a natural gemstone called Beryllium Aluminum Silicate (Beryl), was often used in the divination process. Scottish Highlanders termed these objects "stones of power." Though early crystal balls were made from Beryl, they were later replaced by rock crystal, an even more transparent rock.

  10. After much research, I have identified the second image as that of sofa cushions. They seem to be arranged in such a way that one could crawl through or lay underneath. They appear to be high-quality sofa cushions. I also found people dancing with sofa cushions.

    I am very excited about this entire post. 

  11. I have a friend who sends me this kind of e-mail, and they sent me EXACTLY this article earlier today.

    Whether this makes your prediction true or not is not completely proven yet, but it's a good start.

  12. Anonymous10:14 PM

    I predict that this will be the most emailed article

    You're right.

  13. The Ouija Board spelled out j-e-l-l-y s-i-d-e d-o-w-n…

    …and then, much later, my sammich fell just that way!


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