Sunday, August 06, 2006

It Happens in Threes, right?

While this is not a quiz it might turn into a contest. I'm not sure what I have for prizes but I'll think on it. How about a cat? Anybody want to win a cat? I have plenty.

About a week and a half ago my dad called to say he's getting remarried. My dad reads this site so it's not a place for unfiltered emotion and we'll leave itt at that.

Today I go to a BBQ. Background is that many years ago due to an incident regarding trust and truth I seriously minimized my contact with 2 very close friends, one of whom is an ex-boyfriend. We still have a number of friends in common so we do occasionally end up at the same events, usually after fair warning. I failed to ask about the guest list of today's BBQ until I was already committed and it would have meant being childish and rude to some good friends if I hadn't showed up and I didn't want to do that. So I didn't. (There's a funny thing here involving cake but I'll tell it later since it's not totally relevant.) I've been there maybe half an hour, we're a group of 6 or 8 and the group conversation breaks into smaller bits. JAM turns to me and says, "We have news. Izz is pregnant. We're having twins."

Oh for crying out loud.

The question is, if this sort of thing comes in threes, which I think it does, what's the third thing going to be?

I think it'll be either mom's old man friend dying (sadly not terribly unlikely as he's had a heart attack and gall bladder surgery within the last two weeks) or that another ex-boyfriend will announce his divorce.

But don't take my guesses, I want to hear what you think.

In the immortal words of Jed Bartlett, "What's next?"


  1. I really DO believe that bad shit comes in threes - at least, I've noticed that it tends to in my little world.

    My question to you would be this: what do YOU think will happen? What event would best qualify as a third in the shit-trilogy?

    And which ex-boyfriend would be announcing a divorce? Is this going to be a major issue for you?

  2. I just thought of about six things that happened twice that had better not happen again. But I'm an English major: 2 plus 2 equals 4 is boring, ...but 3? Fascinating. Keep us posted. And tell us about the cake.

  3. To fit the group the next thing would have to require a shift in my fundamental thinking, opinion, picture of someone. Given that criteria, of my 2 the ex is more fitting. Which means that it'd be a big deal only in that it'd be a shift in my own thinking. But man, I've had enough of that for now.

  4. Anonymous5:05 PM

    From a more cosmic perspective,one has to ask "do things REALLY happen in 3'S OR does one ATTRACT more shit because they're wondering what else will happen?
    Just a thought.

  5. Claudia, you may be right and I'm doing my best not to attract something else (I mean, I write about love and committment and hot people all the time and I'm still single so I'm probably pretty good at not attracting stuff) but I just don't think I'll breathe easily until either I get a third thing or another couple of weeks have passed.