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Luckiest or Unluckiest Day Ever?

Well, this was weird. Hey y’all, greetings from…Madison.

Yep, still here.

What happened today: I woke up early, got some morning research and reading done, did some scanning at the library, packed up, and took an uber to the airport. I went to check in, and rather than getting a ticket, I got a slip of paper that said…

“It’s great to be early, but please check in 24 hours prior to departure.”

I looked at my phone; my ticket is for tomorrow.

So, there was nothing left to do but go home.

I took another uber home, collapsed on my bed, and started snacking on the candy that I bought myself for the plane ride. Then I realized that my phone was missing. After going through my nicely packed bags and my apartment, I got on my iPad, and using the Find My iPhone, it said it was…in the middle of the road. Then I realized, I must have left it in the uber. I managed to get a text out to my dad, who called my phone, and the driver picked up. It took a while (and me stupidly driving back to the airport for no reason at all), but a few hours later, I got my phone back.

Then, I wasted a bunch of time and ended up only getting 20 minutes of gym time in. And when I got there, I gave them my credit card instead of my ID.

Then, rather than get anything constructive done, I’ve been watching the Spelling Bee on TV.

It’s been incredibly frustrating, but at least I was a day early for the flight and not a day late, and I got my phone back rather quickly.

And tomorrow, I get to do it all again. At least the first part.

And that’s how I spent 22 dollars on a useless ride around Madison today.

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6

Lucky Pen

While walking home from APO meeting tonight, I dropped one of my absolute favorite pens (my blue pen from Island ETC in Galveston) while crossing busy Dayton Street.

I didn’t realize I wasn’t holding it anymore until I had crossed the road, turned around, and saw about seven cars drive over it.

When the light turned red, I strolled to the middle of the intersection, expecting to pick up the sad plastic remains…only to see that not only was the pen still intact but the ETC logo and address was still visible. I tested it, and it still wrote.

I hope this is a good luck sign from God, or that Island ETC will be around forever.

Or maybe they just have awesomely durable pens.

Also, I must mention, yay for a six continent day! Greetings to North America (Canada, USA, and Jamaica), South America (Brazil), Europe (UK and Slovakia), Asia (Israel, Philippines, and UAE), Africa (South Africa and Mayotte) and Oceania (Australia and Papua New Guinea)!