TITLE: Are the Gods Telling Me Something? AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: April 22, 2005 9:35 AM DESC: Were I so inclined, I'd change my plans. But I trust my decision. ----- BODY: Do you ever feel as if the gods are telling you to change your plans? I came to campus today planning to "go public" about my intention to apply for a job opening here. First, I walk to my office in a steady rain, and my umbrella deconstructs spontaneously. When I get to my office to make a phone call, I realize that I left my my food and drinks for the day back in the car. After I make my call, I head back to the car, taking my laptop with me so that I can head over to the library for some work. Still pouring down rain. On my way to the library, the metal clasp on the shoulder strap of my soft leather laptop bag breaks, and my laptop plummets to the sidewalk pavement. At this point, I'm starting to wonder. I get to the library. The laptop survived the fall. I survived the rain. I fire up an episode of Bob and Tom to bring me some laughs. I do some work. The gods have quieted down, or I am in denial. UPDATE: Mixed Messages When I went to leave my library office to go to lunch, I found that I had left my keys in the door outside for over three hours. The good news is that no enterprising student had decided to make them his own. And, though it may sound like I'm having a bad day, I don't really feel like that. Maybe that is a sign in its own right... -----