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Posted 05/13/05 - 8:24 AM:
Subject: happy friday the 13th
my lucky number (which is also my favorite number) is 8.

does anyone else here have a lucky number, or anything else that is, for you, particularly lucky or unlucky (like a piece of clothing or whatever)?

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Posted 05/13/05 - 8:44 AM:

won't the luck go away when you tell?

j/k

i don't have something like that, really
i do have favorites and stuff, piece of clothing or items i may value emotionally

nothing with luck, though...
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Posted 05/13/05 - 9:16 AM:

I can't say that I have a lucky number, but I do find that I prefer even numbers (some unconscious need for balance, I guess)... zen

As for Friday the 13th, I'm trying to keep a low profile... just in case... eek

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Posted 05/13/05 - 3:32 PM:

have you heard of the idea of a person so innately lucky that they are dangerous to the people around them? if said person does something reckless and you jump to their rescue only to be hurt in the process, then they are lucky at your expense. fate will sacrifice you to protect the lucky one from themselves. so lucky that they become a walking hazard!

knout for me in the lucky object stakes... i know i have no luck! unlucky objects... well, i have my suspicions...

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Posted 05/14/05 - 4:23 AM:

beans wrote:
have you heard of the idea of a person so innately lucky that they are dangerous to the people around them? if said person does something reckless and you jump to their rescue only to be hurt in the process, then they are lucky at your expense. fate will sacrifice you to protect the lucky one from themselves. so lucky that they become a walking hazard!

knout for me in the lucky object stakes... i know i have no luck! unlucky objects... well, i have my suspicions...

beans


That's interesting, I can remember being dumped by a teenage friend because good things always happened to me when I was around him, and finally he couldn't handle it any more. It's probably not to do with luck really, more like testosterone, as the good things were always girls. In his position I would probably have cleared off as well.

Maybe it's not luck, but a disposition towards good things happening, that really counts. I strongly believe in wish fulfilment, both negative and positive.

Cheers, e

PS - Interesting use of the word 'knout' which I take to mean 'nothing'. In the North of England we said 'nowt' which I think is the same, as in 'It's nowt to me pal!'
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Posted 05/14/05 - 8:42 AM:

e. wrote:


PS - Interesting use of the word 'knout' which I take to mean 'nothing'. In the North of England we said 'nowt' which I think is the same, as in 'It's nowt to me pal!'



First time I've seen it... could make sense of it in the context, but did not really know what it was...

As for the luck thing... e, would you then associate 'luck' with 'karma' (as I reflect on the thread on that topic)?

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Posted 05/14/05 - 3:41 PM:

I'll tell a story. When I was 11, living in Hawaii, I was gearing up to go to school one morning with my little brother, three years younger. He was whining something about his bookbag, which was more like a dufflebag (or gymbag) with only one strap, and we were past time to leave already so I grab it from him and carry it myself, opposite my own bookbag. It is pouring down rain, not unusual for Hawaii, and we're taking the usual route, when we stop at an intersection and I look down to see a penny bent to an almost exact 90 degree angle - from a train, I had figured. Well, my morning was going bad enough already, I decided I'd make it my good luck charm, and pocketed it. As we're going the wrong way down a one-way road there are cars headed for us so we pedal faster so as to make our turn before they reach it. We both make it and turn quickly into a court which was sloped downhill. Feeling pretty good about myself for making it, with a little rush of adrenaline, and with rain pouring down on me (I've always been inspired by the rain, even as a kid), I decide that if I can ride my bike going this fast, downhill, on a loose-gravelled court, in the rain, and with no hands, then I would be the man.

I part my palms from the handlebars and the front tire juts to an angle, stopping the bike abruptly and before I know it I'm flying through the air and my face connects and grinds, a good six inches, across the pavement, before the rest of my body lands and clamps my skidding. I would later wonder whether Ricky's extra bag and shoulder strap constricted my arms from flinging forth and catching myself, or if it just happened so quickly that I had no reaction time to stop myself from landing and grinding face first. I slowly caught hold of my thoughts, and lifted my limp body from the ground, turning to see my brother staring at me as if I were a ghost. I yelled for him to "get someone" and he took off running for the nearest house. A lady was there and she helped me in and drew me a bath until my parents could be reached. In her bathroom I took a glance in the mirror to see half my face stained red and black, pebbles clotted up and around my nose and eyebrow, a busted lip and my front tooth chipped, and as I'm slipping off my paints to get into the tub, my face lights up, and even I, in that situation, let out a little ironic laugh, retrieve the penny from my pocket, and didn't even look at it as I threw it with resolve into her trashcan.

I had numerous cuts and scrapes, half my face was scabbed for the next few weeks, that afternoon a doctor used a scalpel for an hour to remove pebbles lodged in my face and a nerve was exposed in my tooth which I had to keep a finger over until the next day when I got it capped.

I haven't believed in good luck charms since.

Edited by basta on 05/14/05 - 3:46 PM. Reason: accidently wrote it in French, whoops
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Posted 05/14/05 - 10:17 PM:

ouch.
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Posted 05/15/05 - 3:57 AM:

That's a wicked story!

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