Now, I've watched enough Penn and Teller to know that there's what's known as a "cold reading" - that often, psychics (or those who proclaim psychic abilities) often throw out clues and generalities that people often adapt for themselves. (Or, as I learned in grad school, the Barnum effect). So I went in expecting little...and received some rather dead-on feedback.
Much of it was stuff that, admittedly, they had thrown out randomly, but also, some of it was extremely accurate, involving family members. I'm not talking about "you have a mother and a father" information, but information that was (and is) not public knowledge. (So my overidentification with Bob Newhart was never acknowledged). Much of it was mixed - a person at work who bugs me but "they bug everybody" was misidentified as a woman, when it's really a man.
But the important parts - the stuff that I was given advice on - was interesting, to say the least. Judge for yourself, dear reader.
- I have a lot of good ideas for my agency, and I should write them down. As a result, I may end up getting a promotion after the first of the year because of my ideas.
- I should seriously consider writing, because it's something that appeals to me.
- In terms of a serious relationship, I'm "putting myself out there" more, and something should happen after the first of the year. However, I need to decide if I want kids or just a companion, because I treasure my independence.
- Jobwise, there may be a change/promotion after the first of the year.
- Most importantly: I am the Lizard King, and I can do anything.
Still, I can see the attraction of psychics, Miss Cleo and Dionne Warwick notwithstanding - it provides an easy comfort for the future, giving simple snapshots of what may be. As a one-off, it was fine; as a way of life, not my cup of tea.
So it's in that spirit that I am going to attempt my own psychic predictions - please feel free to ask me your questions, and I, using my own innate psychic abilities (and, if all else fails, my magic 8 ball) to tell your future. You have until this Thursday to post your questions, and then, I shall help you determine your life's course...or, at the very least, make a snarky comment.
And it won't cost you a cent.