06/14/2006: "Very Superstitious"
I saw an ad for "Just my luck" about a woman who meets a homeless guy and swaps her good luck for his bad. I thought it looked stupid but since I've been back I've noticed something odd...not about luck really, but about how people respond to me. Normally, if I smile at someone they smile back and if I ask a stranger for help they stop and gladly help...I've always felt that if you put good energy out there it will return to you and that has generally been the case.
But since I've been back, it's been different. For example, yesterday I forgot the ratio (ounces to gallons) for the mixing oil into the gas for my 2-stroke outboard. I tried to ask this salty looking fisherman if he could tell me a reasonable mix ratio so I wouldn't have to run home and look it up, and he heard me, looked right at me, yet continued walking by as though I weren't even there. I couldn't believe it, people are usually so helpful down on the docks.
Plus, when I've smiled at passersby lately they've looked back with totally blank stares like they didn't see me...or worse, like they did but had no clue why I was smiling at them. Plus I've run into a few friends who are usually happy to see me, who seemed indifferent. It reminded me of a scene from Clueless where Cher's trying to seduce Christian and he's ignoring her and she thinks "What's happening!!? Did my hair get flat? Did I stumble into some bad light?"
And speaking of hair, I know how this sounds, but even though I've already washed it twice since getting back from Hawaii, tonight while cutting it I found a rather large grain of black sand...black sand i.e. a tiny tiny lava rock! Would it be insane to mail it back to Volcanoes National Park?