Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

The title of this post "Friday the 13th" is meant to be read in your spookiest voice. (Did you go back and re-read it?) In all honestly though, I'm not superstitious and I think Friday the 13th is kind of fun. In my experience, nothing weird ever happens, but everyone seems to think it might. Or if something odd does happen, people blame it on the day.

I thought it would be fun to look up other superstitions in honor of the day. Here are some of the funnier ones I found on this website (link). However, I made some of these up. Any guesses as to which are made up?

Pictures of an elephant bring luck, but only if they face a door.

If you rearrange your kitchen magnets into a circle on your refrigerator and put your finger in that circle, your mayonnaise will never go bad.

If a young girl catches a ladybug and then releases it, the direction in which it flies away will be the direction from which her future husband will come. (I caught a ton of ladybugs as a girl and they all flew in different directions - this would explain why I'm not married yet. Why didn't anyone tell me!?)

If you knit one of your own hairs into a garment, it will bind the recipient to you.

If you sing along to "Don't worry, be happy" more than 10 times in your life, you will worry, and you won't be happy.

To drop a fork means a man is coming to visit. (Oops, I just dropped my fork!)

Eat a fish on Friday the 13th while reading a comic book and facing north and your hair will turn red when you're 50.

To cure a sty, stand at a crossroads and recite
Sty, sty, leave my eye
Take the next one coming by.

If you sneeze and cough at the same time, your eyes will change color in two weeks.

Happy Friday the 13th! Don't walk under any ladders today...


D said...


One of my good friend's parents got married on Friday Feb. 13th. Seemed so funny to me to be married on Friday the 13th the day before Valentine's day. Should be extra unlucky for love, right? Of course, it isn't, and it's a good factoid about them for the surveys people are always doing. :)

Emily said...

My sister had a sty a few months ago. I wish I would have known what to do then.

Annjilla (Fernandez) Baillio said...

Dangit! I just made up the last fish and gave it to Adam. He was facing West and I was eating a Hot Pocket. I'm doomed

David and Linda said...

I didn't believe any of them except the one about the sneezing and coughing changing eye color. I had a few friends that it happened to. At least I think they were my friends. It was hard to tell because their eyes kept changing color. Linda

Angie Cheney said...

My Dad and stepmom's anniversary is February 13th too. 13 happens to be my all-time favorite and LUCKY number. :) Love your wit as usual Elizabeth!

Katherine said...

So to clarify the fork one...does it say that a good-looking single man would come, or just any man? 'Cause if it IS a good-looking single one, you'd better start wearing steel-toed shoes aound me.

Liz said...

What happens if you sneeze and fart (snart) at the same time? That always happens to me.