Sunday, May 17, 2009

Is your life going to change next year? Mine is!

My good friend Catherine invited me to go the Living Traditions Festival in Salt Lake last night. It has changed my life...or will come January of 2010.

We went to see a friend of Catherine's perform with her Hip Hop band, Lifesavas. It was pretty cool. After their set, we went to the side of the stage to meet Catherine's friend.

As I was standing there, a man tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around and was engulfed by a strong odor of alcohol. I saw that he wanted to shake my hand. Thanks to previous experiences, I've become very leary of shaking the hands of drunk people. I caved and grabbed it. He stood there for a while looking into my eyes and said, "Your life is going to change next January." I said thank you and tried to free my hand. Nope. He did NOT want to let it go.

Apparently, the guy didn't think I believed him because he kept saying, "Trust me." I kept saying "Thanks", "I believe you", and "I appreciate it, brother."

I let my hand go limp twice, but he still wouldn't let it go. I finally yanked my hand free. He told me to believe only half of what I see and none of what I hear. I thanked him again and the staring continued.

I wanted to make sure I knew what year my life was going to change so I asked him what year next January is in. He stood there with a dumb look on his face and struggled to come up with an answer. After a few seconds I said, "Oh! It's 2010." He agreed and we continued to stare into each other's eyes.

I thought there may have been a connection between us, but then he stumbled off. Our meeting was brief, but meaningful. My life is going to change and I'm freaking excited! Now I just have to wait to see what happens.

Also, I just made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies so all is right with this world!


Deanna said...

hahaha Cat told me about that. I believe him. Also I want a cookie. Also I miss you. Come over tonight. Free food on the BYU 228th ward! Woot woot!

Dale said...

I hope he's right. Sorry I won't be able to come over tonight. My friend is coming over for the last 2 episodes of 24! I'm so glad it's almost done. I'm sure I'll see you within the next couple of days, though.

BradyH said...

Nice! i love drunken fortune telling...thats usually how i choose what stocks to buy or what to name future kids.
10% of the time, it works every time! ;)