No Ghostly Charisma

on January 16, 2012 in Misc

So for a second time, I had no luck on the ghost hunting front.

Last night (Sunday) I went down once again to the office in the old building where I work.  I was at my desk working for about an hour and didn’t leave until 10:30.  Okay, maybe that’s not the ideal “dead time” of one a.m. to three or whatever it’s supposed to be.  But I did walk down the stairs slowly and expectantly.  I hung out for a little bit in a couple hallways along the way.  Still I got nada.

Granted, I really didn’t try hard enough.  I didn’t sit quietly for a long time in one place.  I also realized that a part of me couldn’t let down my guard.   See, that’s kind of a hard thing for a woman to do if she’s in a big, silent old building at night all on her lonesome, because then the last thing she wants is to hear or see or feel someone nearby who isn’t supposed to be there.  Course, we’re not talking ghosts in this context but instead some creepy human.   So now I realize this deeply ingrained self-defense barrier that’s built into a lot of us ladies might be standing in the way of my finally having a ghostly experience.  That and my lack of being a “sensitive,” which I’ve written about here before.

So anyway I think I just gotta get used to being in that building on my own, sit quietly in one place for a spell, and RELAX.

And on that supernatural note, there was a related funny story in the news…

Well, maybe it wasn’t so funny to us Colorado folks — in fact we were pretty sad about it.   As you may know, on Saturday the Broncos got slaughtered by the New England Patriots in a very big play off game.  And before the game the spotlight was on the teams’ respective quarterbacks:  Tim Tebow for the Broncos and what’s-his-name Brady for the Patriots.

Anyway, Tebow has become kinda famous for being a major holy guy (and a good guy, which I respect) who prays every chance he gets (SNL had a great skit about an annoyed Jesus telling Tebow to stop bugging him so much and lighten up).  But that didn’t matter to a group of witches in Salem, Massachusetts (I am not making this up) who decided to cast a spell so that their Patriots would win.  Of course the media got the story wrong and said the witches put a curse on Tebow.  But the witches said nu-uh, we’re good witches so we don’t do curses, only blessings.  And in this vein they blessed Brady out the wazoo so that he’d play one hell of a game.

Well, Brady just plain creamed Tebow.

A part of me wishes this whole ceremonial blessing thing had some reality to it and that these modern-day witches truly have a power that made a difference in the game.   Might make for an interesting paranormal novel, wouldn’t it?

8 Responses to “No Ghostly Charisma”

  1. Even with the miracle win last week, I still don’t think God cares about football. However, that’s not to say last week’s win didn’t serve a divine purpose. 3:16 was the most looked up number/word/phrase on Google last week!

  2. Helena says:

    Alex – A divinity in football? Rabid fans would agree with you.

  3. Ciara Knight says:

    I like how Alex thinks. God works in his own way and the light shown in the right place, not on one man. I respect anyone with conviction. It’s got to be tough to live in the spotlight like that. Ugh, I wouldn’t want it, witch blessing or not. ;)

  4. Helena says:

    Ciara — Oh, but what if you become a famous writer? Then it’s the spotlight for you and your books, which has its advantages. Then again, celebrity writers don’t have to put up with the kind of ugly pressures a lot of other celebrities experience.

  5. Hah. If only the witches really did have some kind of power. Plain and simple Tebow got creamed because his offensive line can’t keep four-hundred pound men off of him for more than a few seconds, he doesn’t pass the ball near enough, and he’s used to running which is what he could get away with in college, but you can’t do in the pros because again (guys weigh 400-pounds and are chugging along like a raging bull).

    I really like Tebow. I’ve been searching for another quarterback that I could maybe like so I could get some pleasure out of the games this weekend. I may become a fan of Alex Smith because he played at the University of Utah.

  6. Helena says:

    Michael — Wow, you know so much more about football than I do. Me, I’m a baseball fan (Rockies!), but even I know that Tebow’s limitations have been highlighted even by Bronco fans, and they’re a rabid breed here in Colorado. Still, I may have a look at Alex Smith…

  7. Old Kitty says:

    I love witches!! Long may they do their blessings and spells!

    Strangely enough, I have heard of Tebow!!! He’s started this craze on the interwebs (LOL!) replacing “planking” – I think these days people pose as him, kneeling on one knee in prayer all over the world and post their results on youtube!

    Take care

  8. Helena says:

    Old Kitty — Wow, I had no idea Tebow had started such a major craze.