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Old 01-14-2014, 04:30 PM
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This stuff happens all the time to me. Just now, I needed to check with one of my guys to see if we had 24 x10cc syringes. I got up from my desk and the time clock read 10:24...
anyone else have stuff like that happen?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:01 PM
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I often think I see a person I know in the street, when I get closer it's someone else and then a few mins later I do bump into that person.

Funny these things but the best explanation is your brain is messing with you. It's blurring the chronological order of events so it seems like it happened the other way around. It does so while you are busy concentrating on other things.
Either that or things and people travel in time :)
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:13 PM
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This all reminds me of those Time-Life books they used to advertise on TV.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:36 PM
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If you look in your mailbox within the next 5 minutes, you will find one of them in there!
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I used to be in a cover band named "303"....and i have been floored by the number of times I have stumbled upon a clock or seen the time at precisely 3:03 am or pm...it's stupefying.

Times when I would never look for a clock or, say, I go to plug my blackberry in to charge it and the clock pops up in charge mode and it is 3:03.
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I honestly can't remember anything like this ever happening to me. If it has, I didn't notice.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:39 PM
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That means your brain is still in decent working condition.... Enjoy it while you can! :P
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another one, there is another thread right now is talking about Don Henley....hotel California just came on the radio at work while I was reading it.
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Either that or things and people travel in time :)
I do travel in time.

At a rate of 24 hours per day. I just need to work out how to change direction...
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I often think I see a person I know in the street, when I get closer it's someone else and then a few mins later I do bump into that person.
All the time this happens...
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:21 PM
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I wish I was making this up, an employee just showed me the local paper about a pot grower getting busted...no lie...its 4:20
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I wish I was making this up, an employee just showed me the local paper about a pot grower getting busted...no lie...its 4:20
No, this sort of thing never happens to me, which makes me the weirdo. (But you knew that.)

I'm reminded of a conversation I had once with two other people, one of whom was a psychologist. The psychologist was talking about people sometimes thinking they hear their name being called. The friend I was with said Yes, that happened to her occasionally. I said No, that never happened to me, apart from maybe once or twice in my life, and added (as only a friend can), "You freak!" - whereupon the psychologist replied that 90%+ of people occasionally think they hear people calling their name, and turning to me, asked "So who's the freak now?"
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I hear other people shouting names in an empty room.

Take that, reality!
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:40 AM
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another one, there is another thread right now is talking about Don Henley....hotel California just came on the radio at work while I was reading it.
Ooh...that reminds me of a weird radio story.

Back in the summer of '89 when I was 16, I drove my dad's truck all over town with my step-sister who is only a couple years younger than me, so we had a lot of the same friends and interests.

Every time she came along with me somewhere, we heard the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start The Fire". Now I realize it was a popular song that summer and it was everywhere but it was uncanny how EVERY SINGLE TIME we went to the movies, mall, or even a 5 minute trip to the gas station for smokes, that song came on.

One time were even a few blocks from home and remarked that it was weird that we haven't heard our Billy Joel song. Right after that, it started playing!!
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Everytime I pass through a metal detector at an airport, they make me take off my shoes, my belt, my watch, my wallet.

Like I have metal parts in my body, but I never served in Nam or any other war. Heh, not in this lifetime, but that's a long story.

My theory is that if I travel through an American airport, they'll force me into one of those full body scan machines, start screaming that the terrorist has a bomb sown into his body and riddle my body full of lead.

Cool theory, neh? And it's like deja vu, except it hasn't happened yet.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:42 PM
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When I'm in an Indian airport and I make it to the gate, there's always a stamp missing :)
That's when I do wish I could travel in time! :D
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Yeah, the "clock" thing happens to me a lot. But, I'm a "numbers person" and I sometimes think that I glance at the clock more often than I realize and dismiss anything that's not a coincidence.

Of course, that's probably just coincidence.
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I wish I was making this up, an employee just showed me the local paper about a pot grower getting busted...no lie...its 4:20
420..is also another name for pot.

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Old 01-15-2014, 09:06 PM
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Have read about synchronicity....as thorized by Carl Jung.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:38 PM
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity

Man that's a lot of text just to say "you think the events are related but they are not".

"Following discussions with Einstein and Pauli, Jung saw parallels between synchronicity and the theory of relativity as well as quantum mechanics.... " LOL I find that pretty pedantic.
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OH EM ACTUAL, it just happened to me.

I was reading the thread about mediocre cheese and female drummers (as you do) and somebody mentioned Belinda Carlisle.

Guess who came on the radio just as I finished reading that particular post?

(Belinda Carlisle.)

Wow golly gosh.
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Gotta count em against a population count(against how many songs heard on the radio) and do some standard deviation analysis to determine true correlative relationships.

We are pattern recognition machines....whether the pattern is random or not.


wait...im typing on a machine!! 8-0
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ok, heres another one. I just pm'd Andy about a cajon question. then, went on facebook and modern drummer posted from NAMM a piece about Tycoon percussion. the picture is nothing but cajones!
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I was thinking about sitting down in my living room,and suddenly,.....there was this chair.I had to sit down,to regain my composure,from this other worldly experience.:)

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I was thinking about sitting down in my living room,and suddenly,.....there was this chair.I had to sit down,to regain my composure,from this other worldly experience.:)

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strange thing, they got rid of the option for me to delete this thread. sorry steve
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I was in a previous relationship and I got dumped. The exchange on her phone was 309. When we were dating, I would always get excited when I would see her number come up. That number 309 haunted me for literally a few years after she dumped me. Gas prices, digital clocks, tractor trailers on the road with giant 6 foot tall letters that said FURNITURE 309, prices in the supermarket, the recording length of some of my gigs, it would just pop up multiple times in a day. Plus she drove a burgundy Jeep Liberty and I saw that car EVERYWHERE. I almost got hit by one in a parking lot. No it wasn't her lol. That number still haunts me, but I don't see it nearly as much as when she first dumped me.

Makes me think I should play that lottery number, but I don't really gamble.

Speaking of lottery, my Dad once dreamed he saw the lottery drawing, complete with the winning number. If that happens, we heard that you are supposed to play it for at least a week. He did and on the 5th day he hit. The thing is, when the drawing was broadcast, he was asleep in front of the TV. So he never actually saw the drawing with his eyes. Coincidence? I don't friggin know. It was freaky though.

420 was the number on the initial proposal to legalize cannabis in California I believe it was. Proposition 420. That's where the number originated. It could have been proposition 118. Then people would be described as 118 friendly instead of 420 friendly.
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Cause & effect, magnetism, it's all there. This stuff is how my life runs. :D I'm writing a book on it.
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ok, heres another one. I just pm'd Andy about a cajon question. then, went on facebook and modern drummer posted from NAMM a piece about Tycoon percussion. the picture is nothing but cajones!
I don't think I'd have even noticed that.
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I don't think I'd have even noticed that.
yeah it was almost instantly after we contacted each other.

yesterday on the way to work, Pearl Jam came on my ipod mix and I was stuck at a light....Pearl street! I never even knew the name of the street and I go through that light twice a day but sitting there, I looked at the sign and there it was.
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yesterday on the way to work, Pearl Jam came on my ipod mix and I was stuck at a light....Pearl street! I never even knew the name of the street and I go through that light twice a day but sitting there, I looked at the sign and there it was.
Now I definitely wouldn't have noticed that, never having (to my knowledge) heard Pearl Jam, so the coincidence would have been completely wasted on me!

Maybe the fundamental explanation is that you are very much aware of things, and I'm not?
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strange thing, they got rid of the option for me to delete this thread. sorry steve
Sorry...bugger that.This is good stuff......I'm just having a laugh.Most stuff that goes bump in the night,has to taken with a grain of salt.

You have nothing to be sorry for,my friend,I wasn't trying to poke fun at you,not post commentary at all....just having fun.:):)

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Sorry...bugger that.This is good stuff......I'm just having a laugh.Most stuff that goes bump in the night,has to taken with a grain of salt.

You have nothing to be sorry for,my friend,I wasn't trying to poke fun at you,not post commentary at all....just having fun.:):)

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Thanks steve, I think they switched the coffee to decaf and didn't tell me...im very grumpy lately!!!
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You're a drummer, man. Practice saying this easy to understand mantra:

"Get off my lawn."

Repeat until desired level of satisfaction is reached.

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im very grumpy lately!!!
Time of the month? I remember that.
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Thanks steve, I think they switched the coffee to decaf and didn't tell me...im very grumpy lately!!!
I think decaf coffee is a communist plot,to separate us from our sanity.I say..up the caffine intake,and smoke em',if you got em'...........oh ..no....John Wayne said that.Carry on.:)

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You don't say! I was born on 04/20.
So were Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente, and Mike Portnoy. Coincidence?

Hitler was as well, maybe he should have smoked some pot.

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Now I definitely wouldn't have noticed that, never having (to my knowledge) heard Pearl Jam, so the coincidence would have been completely wasted on me!
Really? You MUST listen to the album Ten, it is a thing of beauty.

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Haha I say the same thing! Another coincidence? I want to try some of this: http://deathwishcoffee.com/
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Ever have a vuja de? They are VERY VERY weird...

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It's like Yogi Berra said ,"it's deja vu all over again"."

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