Happy 1/11/11!! I'm the kind of girl who makes wishes every time I catch a digital clock boasting an 11:11 time, so I am super pumped about today. I don't know that it's been a particularly lucky day for me, but I've certainly been productive so that counts for something right?
I used to be much more superstitious- touching metal and raising my feet to drive over railroad tracks, running races with my lucky ponytail holder, holding my breath going past graveyards, a weird thing about making a tiny "19" on my reports in school, etc. But 11:11 is the only thing that stuck (although I still reeaaaally miss my lucky ponytail holder). According to many superstitions I'm doomed anyway. It seems redheads are not great luck. Here are just a few misconceptions I've heard of:
~ If a redhead is the first person to cross your home's threshold at New Year's, you'll have a lousy year. (Is that why I didn't get any New Year's party invites this year!? Wussies!)
~ It's bad luck to have the shadow of a redhead fall on you.
~ It's bad luck to see a white horse and then a redhead. (Equestrians, beware!)
Weird, right? Of course, for every red-hair-means-bad-luck rule, there's a red-hair-is-great-luck rule to negate it. So I guess it all evens out in the end. Which is why I'm sticking with the color indifferent make-a-wish at 11:11 dealio.
I love this McDonald's commercial with the superstitious smackdown. And there's another commercial after that, just for luck.