Thursday, July 06, 2006

Rainy Thursday

Do you have premonition dreams? If so, explain:

Have you ever had a psychic experience while you were awake? Such as knowing who was on the phone before they called? Or knowing someone passed away before you were told? Etc.

Have you ever wished really hard for something and had it come true, perhaps as a child or teenager? Or as an adult?

Never mind what the papers say. Did Ken Lay die from a heart attack or did he take his own life?


At 8:53 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Ken Lay: you forgot choice 3: was he murdered?

Answer: who cares?

Premonitions, psychic stuff? Yes, definitely. I've had experiences where I've known it was deja vu and knew what was going to happen next.

Also, I've had experiences where I've suddenly mentioned someone we hadn't seen or thought about in months, and the person was literally around the corner.

One freaky one which I can't put in a specific category:

I was working in an office in Greenwich Village. Normally (i.e. every day) I ate lunch at noon, going either south to 8th Street or East to University Place.

This one day I went out at 1:00 instead, and on a whim when north to a deli on 14th Street. On the way back I ran into my first girlfriend, who was in the city that day for an interview.

What are the odds?

(*cue Twlight Zone music*)

At 9:35 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

Once I dreamed my [super-hot Latino] friend, Derrick, got a haircut. And the next day, he had cut his hair, and it looked pretty awful.

Lots of psychic experiences; nothing freaky, though.

My wishes always come true. Always.

Who's Ken Lay? *googles* Oh. The rumors all started through Wikipedia. The man killed himself via gluttony and stress. Heart trouble.

At 9:42 AM , Blogger Higgy said...

No premonition dreams, sorry.

Always wished hard for things, but none of them came true. Never did it as an adult.

Ken Lay bit the big one via natural causes (aka heart attack.) Convenient timing? Sure. However, the dude was 64 - not old, but read the obituaries - plenty of folks dropping off that age.

At 12:16 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

Starting with the last question first.

RE: Ken Lay - Is he really dead? I think I'd want to see some DNA and fingerprint tests to verify that it is, in fact, Lay. You know he's got some money squirreled away (no offense to squirrels). Faced with life in prison, I don't think he'd be above faking his own death and fleeing to, um, Brazil.

Premonition dreams. Let's hope not. I don't think any of my nocturnal, subconscious musings have ever come true and I'm inclined to keep it that way.

Psychic experiences. Not really, but I did live in a possibly haunted house once.

Wishes. Um, I'm still waiting Genie Punky,

At 2:39 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

I did feel the spirit of my grandmother once - the first place that I bought was her unit (I bought it off the estate) and I lived there for about 4 years before I sold it. I moved out a couple of weeks before the closing date, and the day before the sale was final, I went back to drop off all the house keys (the lawyers had the main door key - these were keys I'd given to others). I stood in the middle of the living room to say goodbye to my little place, and as I turned to leave, I felt something brush by me, and the house, just for a moment, smelled exactly like Nana.

I don't know about premonitions, but I can meet a pregnant woman, and know what gender of baby she's having. Sometimes I don't even have to meet them when they're pregnant. Apparently my paternal grandfather had this "gift" as well. He told my mother that I was a girl when she was barely pregnant. I told my sister in Brisbane (over the phone) that her third child was a girl. She didn't believe me, and went to a psychic who told her it would be a boy. She should have saved her money.

I've not wished for things that just "happened" but I have taken advantage of time and circumstance to get the things that I've wanted.

Ken Lay? I want to see the body. If he is actually dead, then I don't really care how it happened.

At 3:34 PM , Anonymous insomniac said...

although i don't believe in such things, i did dream President Reagan would be shot (and told my mother about it) shortly before he was... innocent explanation: i was listening a lot to Peter Gabriel's "Family Snapshot" (a song about a presidential assassin) at the time. however my subconscious didn't pick up on the whole 'i did it to impress jodie foster angle' so what good is it?

At 8:38 PM , Blogger Graz said...

No premonition dreams, but I have had way more than my share of "deja vu" experiences. And when something good or bad is going to happen I do get a feeling about it before it happens. As for wishes, none of the ones that really mattered ever came true.....yet.

As for Ken Lay, of course it wasn't a heart attack.....he didn't have one to begin with.......

At 10:13 AM , Anonymous kingw said...

Premonition dreams, not that I remember. I would think remembering would be the whole point.

No psychic experiences either. I am more of a see it to believe it sort.

Mostly disappointed with wishes.

Ken Lay died. Wow get drunk for a week and all kinds of things happen.

At 9:14 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

I've had no premonition dreams.

I have had a few psychic experiences. I truly believe that we have an extremely undeveloped sixth sense.

Hmmm. Impossible to know if wishes/prayers work. But it never hurts to try, now does it?

I like graz's answer. But if I wanted to commit suicide I might choose to spend my last days in Aspen. Nice place.

At 12:48 AM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

How did I miss this one? Oh. Right. I was on VACATION.

I'm answering the first two questions together because I have never been able to figure out whether my deja vu is the result of dreams or not. It feels that way sometimes, but I haven't been able to actually answer the question yes or no.

Let me explain. The first time this happened I was 14 or 15. I was a late bloomer, puberty-wise, and this started around the same time. I had an experience (mundane and slightly embarrassing, so I'm not recounting it here), and realized, as I said to my mother later, that I'd dreamed that moment, exactly as it happened.

Ever since then, I'll experience a moment of deja vu. But what they feel like to me, is waysigns, markers indicating I'm on the right path, that I've chosen the proper direction. They're never about the big things, they're always little moments. Come to think of it, I haven't had any lately. I hope that doesn't mean I'm so far gone there's no way I'll get back.

Nope. My wishes only come true because I work at them. Which is fine. However, I have very good luck survival-wise. I'm not ever going to win the lottery, I suspect, but I always have the money I need, and that's sometimes due to a miracle check in the mail. (By miracle, I mean a paycheck from a job I've forgotten about for exactly the right amount to pay for new tires on my car. That sort of thing.)

I think he took his own life, but not in a suicide kind of way. He put himself into a position of extreme misery and instability, and I just don't think he could live with himself and his situation any more. I think he may have willed himself to die. I know at least one other person who did so.


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