Strange Moments  (06/06/2012)

Today's musing, for my beloved audience of seven, is a simple one: I present to you, in near stream of consciousness form, a rambling list of various oddities, coincidences, and strange occurrences of life, both real and virtual, that I have noticed lately.

We all experience these extremely odd "wait... what?" moments, but I thought it might be nice to share a few. We are not alone on this 'Infinite Voyage' of ours, although at times like these, it quite often seems like we may be.

Enjoy! Have some of your own? Drop me a line (handy-dandy menu to the left of this page) and share a few....

  • If I buy a ten dollar coffee maker, it leaks when I pour a cup of coffee. If I buy a hundred fifty dollar coffee maker.... you guessed it: It leaks when I pour a cup of coffee! Personally, I suspect an international conspiracy....

  • Eighty percent of all cars at the intersection in front of you will come to a complete STOP at the green light, before making their turn. Why? Are they showing off their way-cool automobiles to pedestrians? Did a loose fake eyelash fall into their cornea? Did their leg lock up when they went to press the gas pedal? Inquiring minds want to know...

  • This weird virtual avatar named something like 'Dr Zhivago' approaches you in a Second Life dance club. He asks you "have you seen my girlfriend Mumsy?". Ten minutes later, a whole line of female avatars approach you, one at a time, and ask you "Have you seen my sweetie, Dr Zhivago?". Sorry to inform you virtual newbies of this sad fact, but... the odds are that ALL the girls looking for Dr Zhivago are ACTUALLY Dr Zhivago himself, using alternate characters!

  • If the government passes a new law called "The Defense of Innocent Children Everywhere" Act... Why do I suddenly have this overwhelming urge to hide my children away in a different country?

  • Some online sources say that possibly one out of every three people in the U.S is mentally ill, to some degree. Quick: Pick two of your best friends. If they seem okay to you; fairly decent people... Then you may be the one!

  • But on the other hand, I saw this recent study online that said that "Seven out of Four people believe statistics never lie...". Find your OWN truth in that....

  • When I'm at a virtual dance club, why do I have to tip the hostess? What has she REALLY ever done for me? It's not like she's my close friend, or anything... oh, wait a minute.. yes, she is.. never mind. Note to self: Always tip the hostess....

  • Why is that everytime I watch the Boston Red Sox play ball, they lose, but everytime I turn them off in disgust, they suddenly start winning?

  • The other day, I woke up and the TV was blaring. I watched this short commercial showing a very large blue grizzly bear, in cartoon form, singing a romantic love song to a roll of toilet paper. Sheesh.. and some of you people accuse ME of being strange... :-)

  • My wife and I were out with a mutual friend. At one point, I gave my wife a nice, tender, romantic kiss. The friend says "Gosh, you two.. Get a room!" So.. we did. But when we returned an hour later, the friend was strangely angry with us, for some reason. I'm not sure why....

  • There must be some valid psychological reason why I can't believe ANYTHING NBC News Personality Brian Williams tells me.. but Ms. Kelly Ripa can simply tell no lie.... I'll have to ask my therapist about this one....

  • Why is it that everytime I dance with a woman in a virtual Second Life dance club, she ends up incredibly angry with me, the very next day, for not meeting her at the virtual Furniture Store? I mean, seriously: What's up with that? Just because we meet in a virtual world doesn't mean our acquaintance can't be casual...

  • I ask hundreds of 'World of Warcraft' players this same question, and everytime I do, a look of complete confusion slowly descends over their face: "Who's winning: The Trolls or the Humans?"

  • Most Christians have absolutely no sense of humor at all. When one of them says to me "Jesus loves you" and I reply back with "Oh, that's really sweet, but I'm seeing someone at the moment..." they always end up VERY angry with me...

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