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    I was up at 4 a.m. for a silly reason. I am superstitious. I promised someone I would sew some patches on a Boy Scout uniform for Monday morning. I forgot until all the sudden it was Sunday and my grandmother's words were ringing in my ears:

    "If you sew anything on Sunday, you will have to pick out the stitches with your nose on Judgement Day."

    So, I got up at 4 to sew the silly uniform. I actually thought it was a Biblical thing but apparently it's just a superstition. She drilled it in me very well!!

    TOTD: are you superstitious? If so, what are some of your beliefs?


    Here are some Old Wives's Tales and Superstitions to jog your memory.
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    Back to work after a nice, somewhat relaxing weekend off. Shannon & I are meeting after work to go to dinner at Colorado Fondue...should be yummy!

    TOTD: To a degree, yes. I don't know about sidewalk cracks and all that...but I try to avoid walking under ladders. I think black cats are cool. Nothing bad happened (to us, anyway) on this past Friday the 13th. Superstitions are pretty interesting, though...
    "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
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    Aw, I thought you might entitle this one, "Mongolian Monday." :D

    Thunder and rain here in New England as I'm preparing to hop the Amtrak for NYC for the week. It's supposed to be rainy there as well.

    TOTD: No, not at all. I don't walk under ladders, but that's because there's generally stuff on top that is likely to be unstable. I don't think I have any superstitions, although my girlfriend, for all her youth and education, certainly maintains a number from Eastern Europe. After all, she is from Transylvania.
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    Picking stitches with your nose is not something I could imagine ever being in the Bible. And I've never heard that particular saying. Perhaps your grandmother made these things up. :)

    Most superstitions are odd, but there are still some we live by even if we can't explain it. My family is English and Scottish in background, and none of us ever married in May, because we all "knew" how unlucky it is to do so. A shame, really, since the weather is usually so nice.
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    TOTD: As far as "Superstitions" go, a little. I try not to walk under ladders, but that's partly due to physical safety issues, and the fact that I'm pretty tall.
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    After a warmish (and highly productive weekend) it's cool but bright here. This is good news for some of the more finicky transplants I just put in.

    TOTD: I love reading about superstitions but I don't know that I abide by any aside from the month of October. I am all about Halloween customs and harvest traditions then but I do it for entertainment purposes, not because I genuinely believe in placating the Elder gods. ;)
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    My internet connection at home hasn't worked since last Friday. :mad: Do you know how hard it is to go without internet for the entire weekend? Actually, I cheated and logged on at my parents' house on Sunday.

    The Cox man is supposed to be at my apartment between 3-5 to fix it.

    TOTD: Not really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Picking stitches with your nose is not something I could imagine ever being in the Bible. "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:24) that's pretty strange, if you think about it!! And I've never heard that particular saying. Perhaps your grandmother made these things up. :)

    Most superstitions are odd, but there are still some we live by even if we can't explain it. My family is English and Scottish in background, and none of us ever married in May, because we all "knew" how unlucky it is to do so. A shame, really, since the weather is usually so nice.
    My grandmother was so religious that I just assumed everything she said came from the Bible! My Mom said it probably came from "remembering the Sabbath".

    It was listed at the link I gave so she isn't the only one who said it!

    Many old wives tales are based on truths. Lots of common sense in some of it.

    I have never heard of not marrying in May!
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    Heavy mist this morning at the pier - couldn’t even see the end. Must have been really hot over the water, out 50-100 miles over the weekend. When I parked in the structure across from the gym this morning the smell of salt in the air was fantastic. Felt just like San Francisco - less the gayness.

    TOTD: Most of the religions in the history of man sprung from superstition. A way for folks to feel they have control over their environment and/or others of their kind. Easy. You’re not required to investigate, use resources to do so, study or develop theories. The lazy person’s way of existing.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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