I went online to ask The Google if I could send a gift anonymously from Amazon.  Just prior to that, I had been searching around on the Amazon website for a particular gift for a very specific person.

Lo and behold, when I started typing in “can I send a gift anonymously”, that smart Google knew I wanted to type in “from amazon” before I even typed it!

I’m not gonna lie.  It’s disturbing to think that the varied and creative ways that human beings could compose a question or a thought could be accounted for.  All of them! And, my next thought was “Are we humans that predictable?”.

Before I go all George Orwell on you, let me say that I know that there are humans behind all of the algorithm writing and computer coding going on behind a search engine’s ability to “read our minds”.  And, I happen to be madly in love with one of those kinds of humans.

But still.

I could have worked myself into a lather about this idea, except I remembered that there is still plenty in life that is oh-so-unpredictable.

Take, for instance, the ending to a pivotal college football game this past Saturday.  My beloved Alma Mater, The University of Alabama, lost to Aubu_ _ (we don’t complete that word around these parts) in the final minute – MINUTE – of the game. Heartbreaking.

And…  totally unpredictable.

But, like all things that are unpredictable, you can ROLL with it or you can buck against it.  I choose to ROLL with it.

And pray that at this time next year, if I were to type in say “alabama vs auburn game”, I’d only see this: WIN.

Maybe Sweetman somebody can go ahead and write the computer code for that right now?


5 thoughts on “UNpredictable

  1. Miss Indeedy–I am NOT lying–I have been a Tide fan since birth. I inherited this lovely loyalty from my grandfather. I even have gear, out here in So Cal where all the men assume I got it from my husband until I start talking about the SEC like I know it. Cuz I DO. And lady, we were camping on that fateful Saturday, far, far away from the best day in college football, but my husband kept me updated on the score from his phone (which only got reception in one spot in the campground). Did you hear my heart break in half over that last second play? All the way over there where you are? My goodness. Because I know that the TIDE would ROLL those Seminoles right out of the Rose Bowl and all the way back to Florida without even breaking a sweat.

    PS: I like what you said about unpredictability too.

  2. There was a football game on? Oh I MUST have missed it ha ha! We enjoyed eating out in an almost empty Olive Garden … It was lovely.

    Loved the post.. The unpredictable – now there’s something I know just a little TOO much about these days!

    Sue, your non collegiately-affiliated friend ❤️

  3. Dear Missy
    And while your sweetheart writes that program, dear friend, please ask him to write a rugby program that will make South Africa (Bokke) beat New Zealand (Kiwis) in the next World Cup. One thing that no one can tamper with or take away through predictability, it is each one of our intimate spiritual relationship with Jesus. Thanks for a good laugh.
    Blessings XX

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