Monday, January 05, 2009

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Yesterday my dad left this message on my voice mail:
'On January 9, 2010 I blasted off into space on the NASA space shuttle to the moon with the other astronauts. I brought my diary so I could write when there was nothing to do. But I had to go to college for six years and I brought back three moon rocks.' Can you tell me where this quote is from?
I thought, and thought, and Googled and Googled some more, thinking it must have been from a book I loved as a child. It didn't make the most sense in the world, but pretty poetic, right?

Tonight I sent him an email telling him I gave up.
Oh. I found it while going through some boxes yesterday. It's from a student newspaper "printed" at Courtney Elementary. It's your prediction as to what you will be doing in 2010. Second grade, I think. Maybe a little later.
Seriously? In the second grade I knew it would take me six years to finish college?

More or less scary than my crazy cat lady prediction?


Spyder said...

Great meeting you tonight.

Alex said...

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LTMack said...

I find it humorous that 6 years in college is the second achievement, after space travel.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

This is great and you're dad is a good guy for bringing it back to you.