log for 2012
A recap of the last few days: had no real synchronicity, other
than a series of small, possibly nonexistent ones, even
smaller than those obscure barrages that I've had a few days.
Also, I've had a lot of deja vu the last couple days, very
very distinct and vivid, yet short, and entirely
indescribable. Merging/branching realities? Hmm. Strange that
the synchros are seemingly stopping, and that I'm having the
deja vu at the same time ...
It begins again, or it did last night (the 5th), rather. I was
in bed, almost asleep, when I heard some cat noises outside,
strange enough to get my attention, so I reluctantly got out
of bed to investigate. As I did so, I noticed that the clock
was 11:11 (didn't look at the block, but was rather Attracted
to it). It bears noting that I'd heard the same sounds minutes
earlier and almost gotten up, but put it off. Then, this
morning, I saw it again, in another very conspicuous way. At
some point in the morning, there was a very brief power
outage, and my clock went out. About a half hour after it
happened, I got up to see what time it was, to find my clock
blinking. I then went to my phone to get the time to set it
to, and it was 11:11. This coming at a time when I was very
much confused and in doubt.
Word synchro: "cabalistic." This is a cool one, because it's
another three-banger. First, I saw it in "The Talisman"
yesterday, and Noticed it; then it was in "Intangible" this
morning, when I was Compelled to begin editing it. I almost
noted it then, but didn't, until it was in "The Talisman"
again this afternoon.
A couple more cool ones: This morning, I was Compelled to
check my story discussion on the Forbidden Fiction page, after
a long time putting it off. When I did, I by chance came upon
another thread about various sex-related subjects, one of
which was "ponyplay." Being unfamiliar with this, I went and
checked it out, and was led to various webpages showing people
in leather/traces/bridles, etc., one of which had a woman with
her nipples chained together, another of which showed people
being ridden around piggyback-style. Well, both these things
were in "The Talisman" over lunch, about an hour later.
Also, two more sparrow synchros, first one in "Intangible"
this morning, then another in "The Talisman." Both were
mentioned in passing, but they fit the pattern I've been
seeing the last few months.
A cool one: when replying to [my friend], I did this entirely
random Google image search which I was Compelled to do, and it
turend up a picture of a Star Trek guy's head on the body of
Princess Leia. I remember identifying it as a Star Trek
character, but couldn't remember who. Well, about an hour
later, I was reading "The Talisman" and it mentioned Captain
Kirk -- and I at once recognized it as the guy in the picture,
when I don't know the last time I saw anything about Captain
And it continues. First, had another 11:11 this morning, my
attention being jerked to my right while driving so I could
see the clock by consequence (this has never really stopped
happening since I started this log, I just haven't been
logging it; only logging it now because everything stopped
there for a while, and now seems to be starting up again --
perhaps because I'm starting to get back on my own "groove"
again, after being out of it from the wedding/jury
duty/stress, etc? Hmmm. Maybe it's been happening, I just
didn't notice (there were a few minor synchros during that
period, but none coherent enough to log even here)).
Word synchro: "starveling," in "The Surrogate" this morning,
then "The Talisman" at lunch, when I hadn't seen that word in
quite a while.
A cool one. This morning, while on the way to cut Sunset, I
noticed this red truck with a distinctive front bumper, a big
black bar. Well, after cutting Sunset and then Vilas, I saw it
again, after about two hours. Not huge, but neat since I
noticed it so distinctly and then just happened to see it
again -- the chances aren't too high, even though we were
obviously in the same area.
This one was really cool. Just as I finished cutting Hickory
Lane, I had a thought of one of the property's neighbors, a
man that I've encountered several times. The thought had just
finished going through my head, when the guy pulled up, waving
at me and telling me the grass looked great. It was so
synchronously fast, the thought and then -- BAM -- the guy, as
if I'd wished him into being. The very same way as the other
thought synchros I've had.
Word synchro: "transitional." This was a cool one. I used this
word in a chance conversation with [my friend] last night (she
saw me browsing Facebook), and then it was in the Jung
collected works this morning. A very rare word.
A couple cool word synchros: "unstoppably" and
"individuation." "Unstoppably" was in "The Talisman" a few
days ago, and I noted it in my ledger, and then it was in "The
Virgin Suicides" this afternoon, which I started today only
because I couldn't bear to read through the Jung book; there
was, of course, a gap between these, but I find it notable
nonetheless. However, "individuation" is a different story. I
was just introduced to this term yesterday in the Jung book,
seeing it for the first time, and then it was in "The Virgin
Suicides" today. Very notable.
A really cool one: cat's-eye glasses. I saw this in "The
Virgin Suicides" this afternoon, and didn't know what they
were, so I looked them up and found out. Then, tonight, I
decided to watch "The Lair of the White Worm," after having it
bookmarked for months -- feeling very Compelled, getting that
attractive, Yes feeling after getting a No for so long. A few
minutes into the movie, there was a scene with a woman wearing
cat's-eye glasses (also worth noting is that I felt Compelled
to do my definitions before watching the movie, which allowed
me to know what they were/enabled this whole synchro).
A barely notable one. At lunch, I read about "flood pants" in
"The Virgin Suicides" and noted it in my ledger, being
unfamiliar with the word. Then, later in the day, after
cutting grass, I Noticed a teenager walking along the road,
specifically his pants, which were neither shorts nor pants,
ending at the shin. Well, tonight, I looked up "flood pants"
and saw that they were pedal pushers -- very much like the
boychild I saw.
This one was an 11:11 instance, not quite a synchronicity, but
really cool. I was in bed, and had a few things that I felt
like I should write down as notes, but figured I'd remember,
so I didn't. Well, I resisted it for a while, but it was
nagging, so I eventually got up to write them down -- the
first part of it, since I waited like I did, thus enabling the
experience. Well, then I got up on the right side of the bed
instead of the left, so I not only got up at 11:11, but was
forced to pass the clock since I got up on the other side of
the bed. Also, about two seconds after I saw the clock, I
looked back, and it had changed to 11:12. It just fit this
whole, precise nature of these things so well, first my
putting off the notes so I would get up at 11:11, and then my
getting off the other side of the bed so I would pass the
A super-cool one today, blog-worthy. I've needed new
grass-cutting glove since March, but have put it off because I
couldn't spare the money. Well, this week I finally got the
money, and I'd planned on getting the gloves today, from
Farmer's, but they closed at 12:30, before I usually go out.
It crossed my mind to make a special trip, but I didn't feel
like it, and it wasn't urgent anyway, so I let it go. Well,
when I went to Harris Teeter today, for Listerine -- unlikely
in itself, because I almost got Listerine elsewhere, but
could've swore it was cheaper at Harris Teeter (which it
wasn't; I have no idea why I thought that, though I kind of
do, since if I had bought the Listerine elsewhere I never
would've gone to Harris Teeter) -- as I was leaving, I noticed
a glove on the ground. I almost just passed, since it was only
one glove, but I figured that maybe the other was around
somewhere, so I went back, and sure enough, it was. The gloves
fit perfectly, and are of very high quality, and in great
condition. Also worth noting is that I got the Listerine on
sale, so even though it was the same price as elsewhere
normally, I got it cheap. Also, on the way in, I saw Tate for
the first time in probably a year, him just leaving where I
was going in, him just catching me (I didn't even see him),
when just recently I was thinking about him, wondering how he
was doing. The whole thing, it just fit that same precise
nature of these things, had it written all over it (especially
since I'd been all over the place this afternoon, and it all
came together so perfectly).
Some cool word synchros. "Manhandled," "beacon," "decidedly,"
"Julius." I used all these in "Addict" this morning, and then
they were all in "Startship Troopers," which I started reading
Word synchro: "the cram of," in "School" this morning, when I
felt Compelled to edit it, and then in leger at lunch (I think
that's the only time I've used that in anything). Then,
"skirling," which was really cool. It was in the ledger at
lunch, and I Noticed it, because it was such an odd verb,
relating to bagpipes, and then it was in "Starship Troopers"
this evening, just hours later. Heh.
If I remember right, on this day, I went to Goodwill and found
a Big Head Todd and the Monsters CD, just two days after I
Just Happened to see Tate outside Harris Teeter and he
recommended to me, arbitrarily, Big Head Todd and the
A cool wordy synchro: "attrition." I'd put this in my ledger
yesterday, to define, which was odd since I know what it
meant, I just had a sort of brain fart and had to look it up.
Well, today, I Noticed the entry in there, and then, this
afternoon, I spontaneously went and got my oil change, during
which I read a magazine and an article in it that mentioned
attrition, using it in an unlikely way. Also, it was in
"Starship Troopers" again this evening. It's notable since 1)
it's not the most common of words, and 2) I Noticed it so, and
then ended up seeing it when I, by chance, got my oil changed.
A weird one. Earlier today, I thought, very distinctly, of the
book "I Am Legend," while reading "Starship Troopers." Then,
this evening, about an hour later, I checked my email and
found a spam titled I AM LEGEND, which turned out to be
advertising sex pills. Possibly nothing, but the thought was
so pronounced, I had to note it.
A really, really cool word synchro today: "brevet." This one
started about two days ago, while reading "Starship Troopers."
Something about it caused me to think of a word I couldn't
remember, but had something to do with being unofficially
"promoted" (I think it had something to do with seeing the
military ranks in the book). Anyway, I kept thinking of this
word, over and over, for no reason, and this continued until
this morning, when I came upon the word in my ledger: brevet.
This was significant enough, since I would get to that in my
ledger when I'd been mysteriously thinking of it repeatedly
for days now, but then, the clincher: it turned up in
"Starship Troopers" this afternoon, the second time I've ever
seen it used. Wow.
Cool word synchro: "liberry" (colloquial "library"). [my
friend] mentioned this, arbitrarily, in her last email, a
couple days ago, and then it turned up in "The Sound and the
Fury" today, both for the first time I've ever seen that slang
Thought synchro while writing [my friend] (email excerpt):
""And I would almost swear to some of the lyrics I hear until
I read the lyric sheet online. Wow. It usually changes
the meaning of the entire song."
Wow, this was cool. Just as I was re-reading the paragraph
above that, now, to reply, I was thinking of the line of a
song that I had recently read the lyrics to and found that it
redefined the entire song ("this holy reality, this holy
experience" rather than "this whole reality, this whole
experience," very very significant to me for other reasons I
won't even go into)."
Word synchro: "ague," in my email to [my friend] this morning
(originally had something else, then substituted ague), and
then in "The Sound and the Fury" this afternoon, first I'd
read it in a while.
Word synchro: "effortfully," in ledger this morning, and I
Noticed it, then in "The Hand of God," one of the only times
I've used it, after I've been off editing/finishing it for the
And the saga of the green truck continues. This morning, I
Just Happened to be looking out the window when the green
truck passed by (it seems like I was thinking something
related to synchronicities right before I saw it, enough to
give me pause after, but I can't remember what it was). When I
saw it, I thought after, I wish I could've gotten a look at
its bumper, to see if it was rusted through so that I'd know
if it would validate the synchronicity from months ago. Well,
it passed by too quick for me to see, so I didn't. However,
this afternoon, while on the way to the gym, I decided to go a
different way, on Blowing Rock Road instead of on 421, because
traffic on 421 was backed up. Well, by the time my light
changed, the traffic on 421 was moving, and I almost-almost
went that way, but I felt compelled to go on Blowing Rock
Road, very distinctly. Well, once I got to the intersection
where I would turn to the gym, there was none other than the
green truck, sitting in the turn lane I was pulling into.
Unfortunately, two cars got in ahead of me, so I couldn't see
its bumper while waiting for the light to change, but luckily
I caught just enough of a glimpse of it when the light changed
to see that the bumper was in fact rusted through, thus
validating that whole synchronicity I'd questioned about. Wow
(double wow -- quadruple).
Word synchro: "he leaned forward in confidence," in ledger
this morning and then "I Come To Teach" tonight, only time
I've used it.
May be nothing, but while I was reading "Carriers" today, it
mentioned a man's anus being ripped out and him defecating his
intestinal lining. Interestingly, about a week ago I felt
Compelled to clean a racoon carcass from the road, just around
the bend from my house, and when I did so, I noticed how its
intestines had been squashed from its anal cavity, leaving a
This is a cool one. Recently, the neighbor of one of the lawns
I cut got a motorcycle, which I've noticed every time I cut
there, because it's a very nice, new-looking model. Then,
today on the way home from church, I saw the neighbor going
down the road on the motorcycle, and recognized it
immediately. Well, about seven hours later, I was coming home
from the high school and practicing on my motorcycle, when I
saw the very same guy, on his motorcycle, in the exact same
place I saw him earlier (same lane, in front of the same
motel, same direction, etc, etc). Deja vu.
Cool word synchro: "colossal." This one started a few days
ago, when I read it in a book ("Carriers" I think) and thought
of how I never used that, so I noted it in my ledger. Well,
since then, I've seen it at least two more times, but I want
to say three, all in random places that would have been
unnotable in themselves, but it's all like others in the past,
where I don't note it at first but then I keep seeing it so
much that I'm forced to. As if something is trying to get my
(5/29 update: [my friend] wrote this to me after seeing my
tweet of this synchro: "Anyway, got in, got situated, flicked
on the netbook....and laughed. Colossal. While at
my parents, I was reading one of the stories I had written to
see what had changed. In the first few paragraphs, I
noted the word "colossal." It stood out enough for me to
write it on my hand.")