" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2021?

Even my Chinese calendar was green today:-)
Go green ... and gold?-)
I ripped the can open to look at the widget
I went into a couple of bottle shops today (St. Patrick's Day) to pick up a six-pack of Guinness and couldn't find any in the first bottle shop I went into.
The lady with green hair behind the counter told me that they were experiencing supply problems lately with Guinness.
The Chinese made widget from the can
Luckily in Australia there are plenty of bottle shops around, so I went around the corner and went into another bottle shop and found a six-pack in the fridge.
I told the two ladies behind the counter that I couldn't get any Guinness from the bottle shop from around the corner because they were having supply problems.
They told me it was because of China where the plastic widgets were made.
Then I thought back to the start of my day where I ripped the page off my Chinese calendar and wondered if my dragon under the calendar wasn't holding a widget in the palm of its hand as well;-)
Oddly enough, I noticed that Alex from 'Skeptiko' uploads a podcast on March 17th, 2021 of a talk with Chris Knowles.
A record my mother won from a radio station back in 1984
This was a record I found among my dead dad's favourites
Normally on
St. Paddy's Day I sit down with a few cans of Guinness and listen to my 'Music of Ireland' CD, but this year I listened to a record I found among the late father's records I was given when he passed away.
My preferred St. Patrick's Day CD soundtrack 
I can't say that I'm a big fan of 'The Fureys' music.
It's OK, but just not really my glass of stout you might say.
It's more like music I would listen to if I was a pipe smoker, while sitting on a porch looking out to sea and contemplating life with a tear in my eye.
I was going to give the record away, but maybe I should put it back on the shelf for those melancholy days in the future when perhaps I have taken up pipe smoking and sit staring out to sea wondering why my ship never came in;-)


  1. ... and 42 was the answer to life, universe and everything

    1. And 2x3x7=42, too :-)
      Stanley just could have changed Room 217 in 'The Shining' to Room 42, instead of Room 237, which probably would have pissed King off even more :-)