I have been off from work for the last week. It was a sort of unplanned vacation, one that I am not getting paid for. And while I did not have enough money in my vacation hours to pay for it, I decided to take it off for a bit of mid-winter relief.
I had hoped to accomplish several things during this week including the three goals I have set for myself this year – to focus on politics, writing in my blog, and mentoring.
I am somewhat pleased to report that I was able to contribute to the achievement of two of these long-term goals this week. In between I binge watched Netflix (Lucifer, The Blacklist), catch up on a couple DVD’s (Deliverance and Pet Semetary) and watch a dozen TED Talks and YouTube videos on a video gamer I’m following, objects in space, ghosts and hauntings, human consciousness and, of course, Canadian politics.
I am listening to The Grand Sound, a channel of instrumental music (in this case hip hop and electronic) on YouTube to help my concentration while I write this blog, a few minutes ago it was a TED Talk on robots and drones. I know, my video watching interests vary as much as the music genres I listen to.
Tomorrow, Friday, is my last day off this week. I return to work for one day then I have two more days off. It is such a hard life isn’t it. On Sunday evening we will be holding our last People’s Party Huron-Bruce meeting until spring. We decided that to save money and not worry about fighting the elements and minor league hockey it would be best to put off meetings until more people are out and about.
For the first time since the start of 2017 I have decided to grow facial hair again. I sported a goatee while living in Alberta for a couple years and shaved it off when I left and returned to Ontario. I am not entirely certain why I decided to grow a beard and moustache here, as if I need yet another reason to look older than I want to feel. My beard starts out nice and dark but eventually ends up blond with lots of gray. I am told it appears quite distinguished and mature but to be honest, like most people around me, such characteristics blend into the landscape.
I can not recall if I told you of an experiment I conducted recently. One day at work I was discussing the frequency of numbers and how their sequences can be a sign of something happening in the universe around us. We had discovered that a sequence “11122” had recently been appearing in my life. As these are positive numbers, in numerology, we decided I should try to pay attention for them more.
Well, as I left work that night, I was debating whether to buy my usual lottery tickets. I was in the left turn lane, heading south out of town and away from the convenience store up the street. I glanced over at the street address, the 9-1-1 signs all over Ontario. There were four signs, I think, and down through the middle of the numbers were several 1’s and 2’s. I checked my mirrors, hit the right signal and changed into the right lane and turned up the street to buy my tickets.
Each week I buy what I call ‘the 5-draw spread’ which I have had to explain a few times to the clerk. It consists of buying one line with extra (encore) of each of the five draws displayed on the overhead LED screen. Max, 649, Daily Grand and two others I can never remember the names of, in total $18. It is a reasonable amount to pay, many people spend $5 to $20 a week on the lottery.
So how lucky were the tickets? Each week, after the draws concluded, I bought a new set of tickets.
Week 1 – won $2
Week 2 – won $4
Week 3 – won $6 plus 2 free plays
Week 4 – won $4 plus 1 free play
Week 5 – won $0 plus 3 free plays
Week 6 – won $0
Week 7 – the last week of my experiment, won $2 with 1 ticket not checked yet
Update: won $2 on that ticket
Not very lucky some might say, but I think in the last six months previous of randomly buying my set of tickets I might have won a total of $4 and 1 free play.
Was this simply chance or a tapping into the numerical flow of the universe? Some will say, like the lottery, that it was pure chance… while others are not quite so sure.
I am going to end of this blog for now before starting a new topic. I do not want these to get too long that no one will want to read them, not that people do anyways that is.
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