Friday, August 13, 2010

very superstitious, writing's on the wall.

Today is the only Friday the 13th this year. While I personally don’t attach specific superstitions to this day, I would be lying if I didn’t ‘fess up to having a few silly beliefs of my own.

1. When I get a sudden chill out of the blue, I damn well know someone has just traipsed over my final resting place (which is weird because I want my ashes to be tossed in the ocean).

2. If you kill a spider it will most definitely rain the next day.

3. If I look at a clock and the numbers are repeating (ie: 11:11pm) I will make a wish.

4. If I think about something bad happening, I have to touch wood immediately (this is most often me waking up from bad dreams and reaching up to tap my headboard).

5. Bad things happen in 3’s. If a 4th bad thing happens it means that 2 more bad things are going to happen.

6. I make a point of not walking under ladders. Enough said.

7. If I unintentionally wear an article of clothing inside out, it for sure means I have some good luck coming my way.

8. I won’t buy an American car ever again because the one American car we ever owned caused us all sorts of problems and therefore all American cars will cause problems forever more.

9. I always sleep with a bra on because I am convinced if I don’t gravity will immediately pull my breasts down to my waist.

10. If I make a mental note to remember that I am putting something somewhere I will immediately forget where I put said item and it will be lost in the abyss of "very important things (like concert tickets and charitable donation receipts), never to be found again".

What are your superstitions? Am I alone? Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks if you buy a lottery ticket you for sure will not win...


  1. Just found your blog and I can relate to your list of "beliefs". I've been afflicted with about 6 or 7 of the superstitions you mentioned. (Number 9 really doesn't apply and I never heard of the spider thing). Over time, I've kinda cured myself of most of them. Although the knocking wood thing keeps creeping back in. Good Friday the 13th post.

  2. you've never heard of the spider thing? hmmm...maybe that's not a mainstream one. go figure!

    i'm glad you can't relate to #9 - that would be no good at all.

  3. Vanessa5:52 p.m.

    re #8 - this isn't so much superstition as plain ol' common sense. There's a reason their auto industry is tanking ... every since America adopted that whole planned-obsolescence scheme to boost shareholder value at the expense of REAL value, all American mass-manufacturing is either total crap (their cars) or has been outsourced to countries who can make crappy stuff for cheaper (all other items).

  4. Anonymous11:38 a.m.

    It explains all the rain in BC. I am personally responsible, I figure.

  5. Anonymous10:55 a.m.

    My mom and I are born on the 13th... and I turned 13 on Friday the 13th so I feel that those superstitious things have the opposite effect and are good luck charms.

    -I purposely bought a black cat
    -I make an effort to walk under ladders
    -I open umbrellas inside

    -I knock on wood when I say something that could turn out badly
    -I pick up pennies because they're bring good luck
    -When I feel a chill... I feel that I have passed through a spirit or ghost, even though I try not to let myself believe in those things

    Love your blog