13 Jun 2011
in Aren't You Curious?, Curio's Meows, Family & Friends, Pets, Animals & Plants
Tags: Barnes and Noble, baseball, Books, Butthead, car accident, chick, Chinese Water Dragons, Ed Mckay, Fandango, fender bender, Freaky on Friday, Freya, game, God, Greensboro, humor, insurance, lizard, Lord of the Rings, luck, Lucky, movie theatre, movie tickets, movies, nerd, police, policeman, Pontiac Grand AM, premonition, Regal Carmike 16, rescue, stadium, The Natural Science Center, weird
I am not putting this under Freaky on Fridays because as I explained to Ruth several blogs ago when you are called because your child has been in a car accident it’s not a freak out but damned stressful.
Tracey was in a car accident Friday night and as it happens we weren’t called but by sheer luck, God looking out for Tracey or whatever you choose to call it we showed up at the scene of the accident. The chick didn’t have her cell phone.
A couple of days ago Paul and I decided we were going to see the special extended version of the Lord of the Rings films that are showing at a theatre in Greensboro for the next three weeks. From our home it is about a 45 minute drive to get there.
Twice, let me repeat twice, I went to Fandango to purchase tickets on-line but kept thinking no I need to go to the theatre to get the tickets because I was uneasy about buying the tickets online. I had tickets reserved but kept clicking off before the final confirmation.
Paul and I made a night of it. We went to the theatre first and got the tickets for Tuesday night then talked to the ticket guy about Fandango and how it worked. To be honest I felt incredibly dumb for wanting to wait and talk to someone first. Old and dumb but maybe my unease wasn’t about Fandango so much as it was about a premonition of sorts.
Let me also point out that Paul is not fond of going to Greensboro or to the movies. The fact he was so enthusiastic about both was such an unusual response for him I kept wondering if I should check under the bed for a pod or something. Weird.
Next we went to Barnes and Noble and then dinner. The last thing we did was visit Ed Mckay’s Used Books. Ok, I’m a book nerd. By this time I’ve called Tracey several times with no response. The Natural Science Center where she works is in the general area where we were but as far as I knew she should have been home.
We were supposed to get her something to eat on our way home so I checked with my mom to see if she was there but no such luck. After I hung up I fussed over her whereabouts as we passed a police car sitting over in a parking lot to our left with its lights flashing. Paul says he thinks that’s Tracey. Huh?
27 May 2011
in Aren't You Curious?, Curio's Meows, Freaky on Fridays
Tags: 2012, apocalypse, Armageddon, Books, David Camping, Day After Tomorrow, end of the world, fireball, Forge of God, freaky, God, Greg Bear, Hell, Hell: The Devil's Domain, History Channel, I Am Legend, Independence Day, Mayan Calendar, Mayans, movies, Nostradamus, Omega Man, predictions, religion, Revelations, scientists, The Road, War of the Worlds
I can’t say I was totally freaked out by the announcement the world was going to end on May 21, 2011 at six o’clock, by time zone no less. But. It was a little freaky.
Just a niggle in the back of the brain. I joked saying I just wanted to be sure my hair and teeth were brushed by six, just in case. You know what? Six o’clock came and went and I forgot to notice. As apocalypses go this one was ho-hum.
But Angela you ask, don’t you believe? Well yeah but the Bible makes it clear no one but God knows the date and I know of no reason to believe that David Camping has been more blessed than the rest of us.
You know I actually felt sorry for the dude. I thought at least he has the conviction to stand up for what he believes in and put his reputation on the line. How many people are willing to do that? To literally put their money where their mouth is? Not many. But then he went and opened his mouth again.
Yep. The apocalypse was spiritual and is taking place now. It will end in a physical apocalypse on October 21, 2011. No time given as of yet but he has advised we will be consumed in a fireball. The idea of being consumed in a fireball does freak me out a little. Maybe that’s the point.