On my OKCupid profile, I have under “The most private thing I’m willing to admit here” section: I believe in some psychic phenomena.
I have gotten a number of messages on OKC with questions about this. I suppose it’s an easy thing to ask for more information about as a conversation starter, and people don’t worry it will make them seem creepy the way they worry if they start off asking me about sexuality related things. So it comes up a fair amount, more than I expected it to really.
I’ve given a number of examples of things that have happened to me, that I have directly experienced. All of them can be summed up as “strong intuition”, and one clear and definitive lucid dream. I do believe in other things that I have *not* directly experienced (yet), for the same reason I believe virgins have a sexuality – just because it hasn’t happened to me yet doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. However, I am obviously much more familiar with things I have experienced.
Anyway, I thought I’d share something that happened to me today. It started yesterday, with an IM conversation on OKC, someone I have spoken to before and I would consider a friend. He found a video of me on Youtube, and showed me the link. It was from last year’s Hot Mama Burlesque show, and as it happens this video was not authorized. So I send an email to Raven Snook (the organizer of the show) to let her know about it, and meanwhile find another Youtube video from the same show, this one featuring Raven and myself, and posted by Mamapalooza. Now, once I saw it I remembered that Mamapalooza had been taping the show, so I didn’t bother to email Raven about it. However, in her reply email she mentioned the Mamapalooza video as well.
This morning, I open my email to find an email from the videographer for Mamapalooza. At first I figured Raven had emailed her. Then I read further and saw that *she* was asking *me* if I had Raven’s email, and had she sent me the video from last year (she had not), and would I be interested in having her tape the show this year (I would!)
In the year that has passed since the last Hot Mama show, I have not thought once about that video until yesterday. What are the odds?
And yet, I was not surprised. This is my life.