11.11.2011

friday funnies

Being superstitious can drive people to do silly things. I believe in the fluff. I'm not highly superstitious, but enough to where it makes me look a little bit nutty...

Knocking on wood. I don't knock on wood three times. I heard once that three knocks on wood is bad luck. I tried out two, but it was far too short. Four was just awkward. Five is the ideal amount because I can get some kind of rhythm going. If there isn't wood around, it's a mad dash to the nearest tree, table, or piece of paper because technically paper comes from trees.

Avoiding ladders. I don't walk under ladders. I feel like whoever is doing handy-work on the ladder is sure to fall on me, spit on me, or drop a hammer on my head. I don't like climbing on ladders either. I just think ladders are bad, bad, bad. I will walk into oncoming traffic if it means avoiding a ladder on a sidewalk. 

Breaking a mirror. I broke a mirror once and cried my eyes out. A girl in middle school told me if I slept with a mirror under my pillow then I would dream of the person I would marry. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I placed a cheap plastic mirror under my pillow for weeks. I didn't dream of anyone and I ended up with a cracked mirror. I guess I have a heavy head...filled with knowledge.

Crossing fingers. I heard that if you cross both pairs of fingers then your wish won't come true. One pair of fingers crossed just doesn't seem like enough oomph, so I cross my toes too. It makes for a difficult feat with boots on, but my toes have become much more flexible.

Picking up pennies. I am a penny fiend. I'm starting to find pennies all over my apartment. I probably have enough for one whole dollar! I feel like a greedy, greedy gal. I should save some of the copper goodness for others.

Wishing at 11:11. Once 11:11 hits the clock, I scramble to find anything red. I don't know who put that idea in my head, but it's stuck. I hold on tight to my red object, shut my eyes, and wish like I've never wished before. Today is BIG. It is 11/11/11 and I have two chances to make wishes, once in the morning and once in the evening. I've been waiting for this day since I was a freshman in high school. I realize this screams crazy.

I notice now that a lot of these crazy antics came about because "So-and-so said this" or "I heard this." Is any of this real? It's become so habitual that I can't go back now! At least I'm not sending those awful chain e-mails..

What are some of your superstitions?
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1 comment:

  1. haha, great post lady! made me smile! I cant wait to make a wish on 11.11.11 at 11:11:11 either! sendin you some good vibes

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