Monday, October 13, 2008

My future, all on paper

Along with my obsession with crime shows, I also have an obsession with psychics. Shows like Ghost Whisperer, psychics like Sylvia Browne, people like those creepy mini-psychics from Children of the Paranormal. All of it. So, as you can imagine, I further indulged this interest once and actually visited a psychic myself.

I bring this up now because as I was packing up my apartment this weekend, I came across a sheet of paper with a lot of random things written on it. I stared for a second, but soon realized it was my notes from this psychic venture. Yep, everything she told me, I wrote down.

I also remember parts of it pretty well...

I was in college and my roommate had a friend who swore by this one psychic. Roommate and friend were going to visit this woman, and did I want to go too? Sure, why the hell not.

We each went one by one into the basement. (It sounds creepier than it was.) When it was my turn, I clutched my crisp white sheet of paper and my black pen as I gingerly tip toed down the stairs, trying not to fall on my ass.

"I've read you before."


"I've read you before, haven't I," the psychic said, as soon as I walked in. It wasn't a question.

"Um, no, actually, I've NEVER been read before," I laughed nervously.

Got off to a good start, wouldn't you say?

I don't remember the actual course of the conversation, but here's how her predictions seemed to play out.


  • In regards to my love life, the number 9 enters very strongly. (I got married in September.)
  • Illinois would be very important in my life.
  • There will be a female in my husband's family that I'll really like.
  • I will wear an expensive ring on my finger.
  • My sister will have some big changes happening. (I'm thinking it was the whole rehab thing, not the whole "I'm dying my hair PINK" thing.)

  • The name James will be very important in my life.
  • My husband's success will be powerful and he'll be in business.
  • My health will be fine and I'll live a long life.
  • I'll have 2 kids of the same sex and they'll go to private school.
  • Our household income will be $160-185k.
  • I'll have 4 houses in my lifetime, none of them in Missouri and one will have a pond out back.
  • A brightly colored car is important. (Um, flashy-much?)
  • My dad has changes with a 4.
  • The name Terry matters, something about his signature on paper being significant.
  • I'll be getting a $2,000 check (which one of you hasn't paid up?)

  • I would be proposed to within 7-10 months of this meeting. (Try 4 years.)
  • I would own my own law firm. (Um, I may have accidentally let it slip that I was going to law school. She just fed off that. My bad.)
  • I would have a big wedding, maybe outside.
  • My dad wouldn't agree with my next big move.

Apparently, the psychic mistook me for a rich, flashy, snotty, eager-to-marry co-ed.

Fun, huh? I'd totally go to another one.


Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

Haha, that's awesome! I love how the things she got right are all the vaguest things ever, which could basically be applied to any person on the planet.

pbandrazz said...

i have been wanting to go to a psychic for awhile just to see what they'd say...

rachel elizabeth said...

thats cute that you wrote all of that down! is it weird that psychics scare me? because the totally do.

The Alleged Ringleader said...

I would totally go back too! I'm a sucker for psychics and things!

Aunt Becky said...

I will totally go with you.

hautepocket said...

That's hilarious. I'm obsessed with psychics and my boyfriend thinks I'm crazy. He's not totally wrong.

elle michelle said...

Overcoat: I know!! I think I could have this gig, myself...

Pbandrazz: GO. And report back.

Rachel Elizabeth: Nah, not weird. They can definitely be creepy.

Ringleader: I totally am too. Even after this vague, silly experience, I STILL want to go back.

Aunt Becky: I won't forget you said that.

HP: Sure, we're a little crazy, but it's totally harmless! ...Right?

Alexa said...

writing this shit down is a great idea. i also love me some psychics, and i went to a few in college.

i have no clue what they said. none.

RebeccaC said...

HA! She TOTALLY thought you were a snotty co-ed! I love it! But how fun is it to look back on that?

elle michelle said...

Alexa: They probably fed you a bunch of vague shit like this lady did to me. :-) Next time you're in town, we'll find some psychics, how about that?

Rebecca: It is SO fun to find stuff like this, stuff I totally forgot about! I guess moving does have its perks sometimes.

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