Acid Heroes

July 22, 2015

Losing streaks and winning streaks

Filed under: Backwords from Ace — Ace Backwords @ 10:07 pm
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For the longest time I’ve been on a losing streak. I keep getting jammed up.  Things keep going from bad to worse.  One thing after another.  It’s like the gods are fucking with me for sport.  Or maybe some weasel Gremlin in the occult realm is putting roadblocks in my way at every juncture.  Just to frustrate me.  Who knows why.

But then, yesterday, I hit Hate Camp in People’s Park.  And I asked Hate Man: “I’m going on a road trip and I need to get a sleeping bag.  Do you know where I can get a sleeping bag real cheap?”  “Gee, I dunno,” said Hate Man.  Then, 20 minutes later, this guy shows up:  “Hey, I’m free-boxing all these clothes, tents and sleeping bags if anybody wants them.”  Perfect.

Then, last night, I was too drunk to find where I had stashed my cat food in the bushes.  “Damn!  My feral cats are going to be so disappointed.  Oh well.  Fuck it.”  And then, I was so drunk I lost my way in the darkness when I was staggering up the trail to my campsite.  Fell down and rolled down the hill into the bushes.  And then I couldn’t stand up.  So I figured:  “Fuck it.  I’ll just sleep right here.”  I had my sleeping bag with me after all.  So I got a good night’s sleep.  But here’s the weird part.  When I woke up in the morning there was a big can of cat food sitting there on the ground right near where I was sleeping.  Evidently, last week I had accidentally dropped the can of cat food and it had rolled down the hill and I had forgotten about it.  And now here it was, manifesting before me as if by magic.  Perfect.

I don’t know what they call that.  Serendipity?  It’s just baffling.  How sometimes things work against you for no apparent reason.  And other times things work perfectly in your favor for no apparent reason.

I guess that’s why we call it karma.  That supplies some kind of explanation.  Some kind of method to the madness.












  1. All those runs of good & bad luck, those karmic whirlpools, & especially those relentless cycles of retribution for long forgotten infractions can be so tiring. I think the Buddha just about had enough of it & figured out a way to put an end to it all.

    Comment by Jon — July 23, 2015 @ 12:05 am | Reply

  2. If you go on a road trip, and you come to Eugene Oregon, I will help you out
    Food, beer, maniacs, cartoonists.
    There are a number of people that you know from Berkeley that are here. It is a depressing horrible place, but we have coffee
    Actually, the small city of Eugene is smaller then Berkeley with a college

    Comment by Head For The Hills — July 25, 2015 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

  3. Eugene, Oregon is surrounded by farms and woods and mountains. It is not surrounded by cities like Berkeley. However, no hate man
    Very liberal like Berkeley.
    Many beautiful trees in the city part
    I live about 10 miles away out in farmland. There is a bus that comes out here. Many feral cats, and we have electricity!! I have about the same level of bullshit as when you last saw me. no improvement!!

    Comment by Head For The Hills — July 25, 2015 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

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