I can say without hesitation that there will be no other blog entry in this Universe or any other that will be just like this one.
I had one of those experiences of synchronicity (or The Gallant Gallstone Effect as I call it) again where I hear about one item in the news and then it’s everywhere. However, this topic came with a twist.
The first sighting occurred when I randomly decided to follow a team in this year’s UEFA Champions League soccer tournament. I’ve always enjoyed soccer since I was a lad and now that I live in France, it’s like a wonderful dream to live in a city, country, and continent that so loves the beautiful game. Now, I just didn’t want to root for the home team, so I wrote a quick computer program (thank you, Python) to randomly generate my team to root for.
I entered in the command to start the program and out spit the Italian team SSC Napoli. At the moment, this team sits in second place in Group A after having beaten Villareal (Spain) and tied both Manchester City (England) and Bayern (Germany). I already have it on my schedule for November 2 to watch my Italian team take on Bayern again.
Sighting number two happened when I decided to see what was happening in the World Series. As much as I like baseball, I have found that my interest has waned concerning the national pastime since I have been away America. I honestly didn’t even know the Fall Classic was between the Cardinals and the Rangers until I tuned into Game 5. It was pleasant to see the game tied as well as the series knotted up as some of the World Series matchups of years past have been yawners.
Up at the plate is Rangers catcher, Mike Napoli (there’s that name again) who drives in a pair of runs in the eighth inning to give Texas a 4-2 lead over St. Louis. That wasn’t the end of Napoli’s night as in the ninth inning he threw out a base runner trying to steal on a hit-and-run for a “strike-em-out-throw-em-out” double play.
The final sighting (and straw) came when I was using my random selection process to come up with ideas for my ceditra writing. One of the on-line news stories that I saw was this one about the first flight of a commercial airline that used a new fuel.
The fuel is pan oil.
“Pan oil” is an anagram of “Napoli”.
Cue the spooky music.