So the car's back in the shop again. The gear shift seized up while I was in the parking lot at Target on Saturday -- I was in an exit lane and couldn't shift out of Park -- facilitating a tow back to the good men of Emerson Auto. They're still looking into it. Something with the solenoid valve malfunctioning.... but for still unknown reasons. They'll call me when they figure it out and when they know what it's going to cost.
Meanwhile, I found a stray penny on the ground in the office kitchen today. I have very few supersitions in life, but one is that one should never walk past a stray penny on the ground without risking bad luck. So I picked it up. And discovered that the date on the penny is the year of my birth.
What are the odds of a 1973 sitting in my path on a day where luck is sorely needed?