Friday, May 13, 2011
TGIF the 13th??
Well how can one person manage to do 13 superstitious things just getting ready for work?
In an effort to avoid such things I managed to only make things worse.
Upon waking I touched my left foot on the floor first (1). Being annoyed by this I cracked the mirror in the bathroom retrieving my shave cream (2).
Trying to make up for this I figured I'd throw some salt over my shoulder for good luck, but the cap on the shaker was loose and I spilled salt all over the place (3).
Frustrated, I sat at the table and tried to eat my recently salted cereal, inadvertently dropping and then picking up a knife (4). So forlorn by all this I began to sing "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (5) quickly stopping myself when I realized singing at the table is bad luck; plus everyone else in the house was sleeping.
Trying to right the ship I went into the living room and looked out the window at the quiet street, but found myself unconsciously rocking the empty rocking chair; darn! (6)
Not wanting to temp fate I moved my sister's purse to the floor so I could reach the umbrella to put it in the closet. I had to take a hat off the shelf to do so.
I threw the hat carelessly on the bed (7), picked up the umbrella, which opened (8) and was so taken aback I forgot about the purse on the floor (9).
"That's it", I said, and I decided I should just get out of the house and go to work. As I left the house I walked directly under a ladder (10) as a black cat crossed my path (11).
Then as I approached my car I heard a hooting sound. I looked up to the amazing sight of an owl in the daylight (12). Being so taken in by this I did not notice the crack in the sidewalk I had successfully avoided for 15 years (13) and stepped right on it.
I got in my car and took a deep breath knowing the rest of the day was going to be fine.
(None of this happened of course, but what fun anyway.)
Happy Friday the 13th!
Photo Credit: Jade A/Canada