If you’ve signed up for my mailing list then you’ve already heard this one: I’ve always had a strange connection to the song Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. For many years, every time I heard the song played in public it signaled that a huge change was coming to my life. A breakup, a move, a new job, could be good or could be bad, but it always signified something BIG was coming. For this reason I never purchased the song. It was too valuable to me otherwise. You don’t really hear that song on the radio much these days except maybe at the grocery store where they are playing a radio station to appeal to their particular demographic, so it doesn’t have the same effect as it once did. But that’s still one of the weirder things I’ve experienced in my life.
Another thing I do is collect people with certain names. When I was a teenager living in Federal Way, Washington, I knew 31 Dans. It was like everyone I met was named Dan or Daniel, or Danny. Even when I ventured to Oregon on a family trip, the guy at the convenience store by the hotel that I flirted with's name was Dan. It was so strange, but it sure was easy to remember everyone's name!! I also collect Virgos. August/September is loaded with happy birthdays, including celebrating my own on September 4th. Lately it seems like I’m starting a collection of drummers named Mike/Michael. I’m up to five so far.
What is something weird or unsettling that happens to you on a regular basis?