Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..

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Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#0
Posted: 8/13/04 at 11:53am
How about a thread about superstitions you have...?
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#1
Posted: 8/13/04 at 11:54am
I never touch pennies that are on "tails".
"Noah, someday we'll talk again. But there's things we'll never say. That sorrow deep inside you. It inside me, too. And it never go away. You be okay. You'll learn how to lose things..."
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#2
Posted: 8/13/04 at 11:55am
Because of f*cking BLOOD BROTHERS, I do not put shoes on any tables.

I'm an idiot.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#3
Posted: 8/13/04 at 11:58am
When I see a funeral procession, I have to touch something white to ward off the death spirit. Or something.

Robbiej, you're not an idiot and Matt_G, I am guessing that those are the only kinds of tails you don't like touching.....
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#4
Posted: 8/13/04 at 11:59am
I do my best to avoid walking under ladders

I never make the kind of statement like Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, or in any movie where someone sells their soul...
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#5
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:00pm
I can't set my alarm to a rounded time. It must be something random. For example, this summer, my alarm has been set to 6:19. I can't set it to times like 6:15 or 6:20 or 6:30. It also can't be set to a palindromic (word?) time such as 6:16. I know, I'm weird....it started a LONG time ago when I was in 6th or 7th grade (I will be a senior in college this year).
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#6
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:05pm
Finn -- that's a good one....

Even though I have not gone to Mass in decades and the fact that I fly over 100,000 miles a year, I always bless myself and say a Hail Mary every take off -- as if THAT would help...

Oh, you can take the boy out of the church, but you canít take the church out of the boy....
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#7
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:05pm
I'm always knocking on wood...and yes 3 times because less than 3 knocks does nothing.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#8
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:06pm
Not a good happy 13th...I have to work.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#9
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:10pm
I hold my breath when walking in front of a funeral home.

Nothing white goes on the head... it's a sign of mourning.

If I spill salt, I toss a pinch over my left shoulder
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#10
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:11pm
this bites.... bleh..


i step on every crack in hope I break my "mother's" back
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#11
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:11pm
I'm a big "knock on wood" girl.
Other than that, I have no superstitions.
Just really ****ty friday the thirteenths.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#12
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:12pm
I don't walk under ladders. I don't say "Macbeth" in a theater.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#13
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:14pm
I never like saying 'gl' in any situation, but the theater has taught me that. I still don't know what to say in certain situations, because I don't think that "Break a leg" works for a job interview.

I knock on wood, about 20 times, I have a rhythym that I continually knock every time I need to.

If anyone talks about ghosts in my house, I have to acknowledge them (I always talk to them for a second) because there seriously are spirits in our house, the relatives always hang around. I'm scared to talk bad about our family with them in the house- they've already broken every machine.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#14
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:15pm
You can say "good luck" in any situation that's not a performance situation, LG.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#15
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:16pm
Oh yes, and I ALWAYS hold my breath when passing a graveyard.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#16
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:17pm
Just hope the graveyard isn't several blocks long!
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#17
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:19pm
They have been sometimes and it sucks.

I also have to touch metal when I go over traintracks. I have no idea where that one comes from, though.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#18
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:23pm
"You can say "good luck" in any situation that's not a performance situation, LG."

Yes, but for some reason I am extremely superstitious and don't like saying it at all.

And "Macbeth" is another one. Hoo boy, it was hilarious when my English class was analyzing the play.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#19
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:25pm
I'm a huge wood-knocker. I also never say good luck before a show to someone, it's bad luck. And I'm superstitious about karma, I believe it all comes back to bite you, so you have to watch what you do to people.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#20
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:35pm
My superstition is watching (or reading) the safety features before takeoff on every flight. It's bad luck NOT to pay attention to the flight attendant or the video, even though it's been the same for so many years and I have it all memorized by now. It's my way of protecting myself on a flight. (Sounds kinda silly, but it gives me comfort)
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#21
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:38pm
I too am a "knock on wood girl".
And "macbeth" never comes out of my mouth in theatre. Only last year in english would it.
"It was like being high when you reach those high notes." ~Bernadette Peters
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#22
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:40pm
I knock on wood. (And yes, three times, of course.)

That's about it.

Oh, and I say "Break a leg" versus "Good luck" cuz for me, "good luck" is bad luck! re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#23
Posted: 8/13/04 at 12:56pm
If I fly... my childhood teddy bear needs to be in my carry on. That's gotten some looks as security goes through my briefcase. Now that I'm 26, they always pat down the bear.

I figure I've flown 10's of thousands of miles with that bear nearby... why change something that works.
Hamlet's father.
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re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..#24
Posted: 8/13/04 at 1:53pm
I also knock on wood (3 times). I used to hold my breath when going by a cemetary but then I moved in across the street from one so it became pointless. And I was born on Friday the 13th re: Happy Friday the 13th, and in honor..
So I'll never have good luck as long as I live... or for that matter when I die either.
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