Sunday, April 14, 2013

Are You Superstitious?

Most people do have superstitions, but do we admit to them? This can range from avoiding going under ladders to not touching lines to thinking certain numbers are bad luck. 

It can happen in our daily life, on our wedding day or just on Friday the 13th. How many of you get a bit fear when a black cat crosses in front of you? Or how you read a book or even for writers....what are your things you avoid?


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For fun, I thought we could have our readers/posters spill on their superstitions. What superstitions do you have?
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One entry per person, but you can post more than once. The winner will receive a $25 gift card from either Amazon or BN.


Good luck! 
Contest ends  in a week.

22 comments:

Pat L. said...

Wonderful contest.

Yes, I am superstitious.

When watching The Dodgers play baseball, if they are winning or scoring and I have a newspaper, some papers or book or whatever near me, I will not move the position of it or If I am sitting a certain way, will not move my position.

Also, won't go on the computer which is in the same room as the t.v. as the other team almost always scores when I do.

When I ck the scores in the a.m. - (since we dont get many games here and they usually play late in -I am in NY), I ck them a certain way.

Also if I am worried about something that may happen, I will talk about what we will do if it does and that drives my husand mad.

Aren't you glad you asked me? LOL.
It shows the world that I am nutty.

Amy S. said...

I am very superstitions. I hate it when a black cat runs out in front of me.

Booklover1335 said...

Hmmm...I wouldn't necessarily say that I'm not superstitious, but after thinking about it a bit I couldn't come up with one thing.

Black cats don't bother me, and I don't walk underneath ladders more from a safety perspective than a fear. When I was young I did try to avoid stepping on a crack so that I didn't break my mother's back, LOL. Funnily, or not so funnily enough she did have to have back surgery a few years ago so I guess there were some cracks I wasn't able to avoid :)

CherylR said...

I am not afraid of black cats or ladders but I will catch myself when I am bragging about the kids and knock wood (just to be on the safe side)

Jane said...

I'm a bit superstitious. I don't walk under ladders and have certain pieces of clothing that I consider lucky.

flchen1 said...

I don't think I'm very superstitious... but I do remember an age when I was veeeery careful with sidewalk cracks ;)

Martha Lawson said...

Not really too superstitious, but on New Year's Day, I never wash clothes. I've always heard that you will wash one (a family member) in or out. Always cook black eyed peas and hog jowl on the first for good luck. (I'm from the south, so I don't know if everyone does this or not!!) thanks for the great giveaway.

LSUReader said...

The only thing I'm superstitious about is my sports teams. I wouldn't dream of going to a game or watching/listening to one of my teams if I'm not wearing the "right" colors. And if it's a Big Game, everyone in the house needs to show the right color preference, too. My fanatic frenzy reaches its high point during LSU's football season, when every Saturday comes with a full range of Game Day Do's and Don'ts. Fun contest. Thanks.

Sherry said...

I hate when a black cat crosses in front of me. I also won't walk under ladders. I have to put my shoes on right foot first all of the time.

Anonymous said...

I don't go under the ladder
Kimh

Kathleen O said...

I am a little bit, like if I spill salt I will through a bit over my right shoulder. If I find a penny I will pick it up, things like that... I think there is a little superstitious in all of us.

Na said...

I'm not really superstitious but when it comes to some things I always think "it wouldn't hurt to believe in it" especially if it doesn't take much to do. Something simple like not opening an umbrella indoors or taking pictures with three people in it. <- I actually have done this but whenever I'm out with my mom and we take pictures she reminds me it's bad luck and I do heed this whenever I can.

sandi said...

Can't say as I'm overly superstitiious, but I don't go under ladders, try to avoid sidewalk cracks, and throw salt over my shoulder when I spill it.

Now ask about strange and unique phobias and I could almost write a book!

Sandi

Karen H in NC said...

I'm not superstitious but I won't walk under a ladder mainly for safety issues.

CrystalGB said...

I knock on wood and don't walk under ladders.

bn100 said...

don't walk under laddres

Maureen said...

I am superstitious in that I believe in bringing bad luck to yourself or bad karma by saying or doing negative things.

Laurie G said...

I'm not paranoid but when a mirror cracks I feel like something bad will happen. Full moons mean crazy people are out and about behaving recklessly. I'm extra careful on those nights. I'm superstitious about black cats because of all the hype.

I'm superstitious about voodoo. I didn't want to have my fortune read when we visited New Orleans. Those stick dolls scare me.I believe that curses can cause bad things to happen.

I don't like to go in cemetaries. I'm superstitious about disturbing the peace of the dead.

Chelsea B. said...

I believe in jinxing. If life is going good, I never say it out loud. It seems silly, I know. But I just don't, just in case :-)

Caffey said...

It was always cracks in the sidewalk for me! I remember when I was young ad my sisters and brothers teasing me terribly that if mom's back hurt, it's because I stepped on that crack on the sidewalk, hence, "If you step on a crack you break your mother's back" I still do tend to walk with my head down looking at the sidewalk still! I never had that superstition of a black cat, since my daughter owns one and its always here LOL.

The other one was not to open an umbrella in the house, nor to walk under an ladder. These superstitions were strong when I was younger, but now they still there but I may realize something that I did, like walk on a crack, but correct myself and make sure I don't the rest of the walk, LOL.

Cathe

Helen L. said...

I am not afraid of ladders or black cats, but am also like the other blogger superstitous when it comes to watching my ballgames.

Several years ago I was so nervous during the world series, I would leave the room when the other team was up. Across the street, I could my neighbor's t.v. and he was watching also - I would come back into the room and could tell by the colors of the uniform who as up - if my team was up, I would watch; if not I would go back into the other room and check again. Crazy but what can I tell you.

I can get a b&n g.c. that I could use in the actual store, would love to be entered. If I win that is. HeeHee.

Pam P said...

I don't consider myself superstitious, don't let stuff like that get to me. One sister born on the 13th gets leery on Friday the 13th, worries about the black cat and other things. My grandmother I remember always throwing the salt over the shoulder for luck.