Now, normally, I'd like to believe that everything in the universe has a rational explanation if you dig deep enough. I would like to believe that there is no such thing as ESP or any other spooky force interacting on the human brain, and consciousness and intelligence are just side effects of a large data set and a massively parallel brain.

So one might ask why this came up? Well here's the situation. I was walking home after eating a fine dinner of rice and beans and lemonade. On my way home, I had an overwhelming urge to stop in at this neighborhood bar that's on my way home, that I go to rarely, but often enough that the bartender remembers me. The funny thing is, I had a specific vision of meeting a good friend of mine there who I've not seen very much of in the past few months due to his changing jobs and therefore having a much different schedule. Now, this isn't too far fetched, because the bartender is one of my friend's brothers, but still, this guy doesn't get out all that often to begin with.

So, here's the kicker. I walk in, and there's my friend. This is the first time in like a month and a half that I've wandered into this place, and it's the first time in a month that my friend has stopped by after work, and there we meet, have a brew, and chat about life, exactly as in my vision. Very spooky. I really enjoyed hanging out with him, and I'm glad I didn't write off my feeling that he'd be there as some random voodoo and walk past. Life is full of surprises.