And man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: “Look at this Godawful mess.”

Art Buchwald, 1970


Deja Vu

Normally I don’t write anything about myself, but what happened to me today (2-8-12) is kind of weird. This morning I took a walk to the local store to buy some scratch tickets and play the Mass Lottery Daily Numbers Game. Before I left the house, I decided to play 542, first 3 any order for a buck, four draws, two days. In the meantime, I handed the guy a winning $100.00 ticket that I’ve been holding onto since last spring. He couldn’t pay me, as he already doled $600.00 to two different winner. So he says come back in the afternoon, and he should have it then. In the meantime, I played the number that I mentioned earlier, and I checked shortly after 1:00 pm to see if it came in, and what comes up, 6649, the last 3 digits of my birthday.

Tonight, around 8:30 checked to see what the number was, and bingo, it came in. It made me a $122.00 richer. Why I titled this post deja vu, was back on this very same date in 2003, I hit the same number, and it was also the day my late girl friend was buried, after battling cancer for three months.

Was it karma? Deja Vu? Coincidence? Or just plain luck? Oh knows…

p.s. change the the first digit of the number I mentioned above (6649) to a 2, that’s my birthday….