Monday, August 25, 2008

looking for a sign

Friday, I was at the mall with Meego. He had the day off from school - yeah, already a day OFF. That must be why we start school so early out here: all those days OFF. So anyway, we went to the mall because both of us needed socks. We were sock hunting.

We stopped at the pet store to look at those poor little mall pet store creatures. Meego was engrossed in the creepy-crawlies section while I silently wondered why anyone would pay money for such things. Two young guys - early 20's I'd say - were also looking around.

"Dude, check it out!", one says to his friend while holding up an Empire Scorpion container.

"Whoa, Dude... that's my horoscope".

Dude, that's my horoscope too! I mean, that's my astrological sign. I'm sure that's what he meant, right? Fellow Scorpio?

So anyway, I was remembering that this morning for some reason and decided to check my forecast for today:

Daily Overview: August 25, 2008
October 23 - November 21
Small stuff may be boring to someone like you, but you need to pay close attention today.....

Okay, stop there! I'd just gotten back from taking the dog for her walk. While out walking, I found a penny! A Penny! Heads up 1978! I picked it up and kept it just in case that thing about pennies being good luck is true. I mean, what are the chances of finding a lone penny laying around RIGHT where I'm walking the dog?! Who even carries pennies around anymore?! And why don't they ever drop... say... twenty dollar bills in my path?!

Something should jump out at you that may necessitate a whole new way of thinking about the problem.

Again! Yes! Something jumped out at me already today!

No sooner had China and I left the back yard and gotten onto the walking path that I see this guy heading towards us. He's got one dog on a leash, another leashless dog, and he's on roller blades. What a talent!

Except he's not that talented.

"Don't worry, she's harmless", he says referring to the big leashless dog - thus implying that the one on the leash is harmFUL? Probably, guessing from the sudden strain on his leash and the raised hackles of the leashed, rather strong-looking mongrel. Note to anyone who wants to try this: Rollerblades don't exactly counterbalance a dog who really wants to go somewhere.

Now China, while being uber submissive around humans, sees herself as the alpha bitch when it comes to other dogs. It's the main reason I don't take her to the dog park. So there I was with alpha bitch China on the end of my leash while this truclulent cur is heading for us while giving a guy a nice ride on his rollerblades.

Still, I'm thinking the guy knows what he's doing and is in control or else why would he put on rollerblades to walk two large dogs, right? Appropriately, he does a quick maneuver over to the grass to give him some traction. Meanwhile, I've gotten obedient China to leave the nice puppy alone. I exchange some pleasantries with Mr. Rollerblades and noticed that he's kinda nervous looking and has dropped his bag of dog poop. Not a good sign that he'd dropped his poop. Maybe he'll wear shoes next time.

But anyway, what was my point? OH yeah, the horoscope. It's all true, you see? I found a penny (small stuff) and had a strange encounter with a guy and his dogs (something should jump out). All foretold by an Empire Scorpion at the mall!

It's gonna be a Monday, I can feel it!


  1. Do you think 1978 has any significance?

  2. Oooh, you are GOOD! It IS Monday!

  3. Yes, that is correct, fellow Scorpio! (High Five!)

    I find lots of pennies too. In the washer and dryer. And my husband's gum wrappers. LOTS of gum wrappers. I asked him why all the pennies and gum wrappers but never any twenties.

    But at least no one dropped any poop in my path.

    (Yeah, I know this comment is all over the place. Sorry... it's been a long day and making sense didn't make it to the top of the priority list.)

  4. ...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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