Wednesday, August 31, 2005

12:12, make a wish

the last item was posted at 12:12, i just noticed.

ever make wishes on clocks with double time? double time = 10:10, 3:33, etc. i think this stems from grade school - everyone did it. you would casually notice time on a clock, and if applicable, we would say "11:11, make a wish!", and you had to lift your feet for the whole time remaining. you had to focus on your wish - hard, for that whole time, the seconds still left in the minute.

i still do this. religiously.

i also:
catch loose eyelashes and blow them away for wish (stems from folklore)
kiss my fingertips and slap the roof when going under a train for wish (stems from ital grandma, most fun person ever)

i like wishes.
i can honestly say i have no idea if any of those made while watching a clock have come true... but, it sure is worth it to let go and believe they positively will, for that time remaining.


Anonymous Meg said...

Add to your reportoire: Kiss your hand and hit the roof while you go through a yellow light, and touch an exposed screw in your car when you go over railroad tracks. They work, yo. For example, I've been wishing for free-floating anxiety. Thank you, door handle screw!

11:11 AM  
Blogger tara d. said...

you know, when we hit the roof under yellow lights, it was supposed to mean you were "gonna get laid". i don't know that i've ever said the phrase "gonna get laid", except for now.

the exposed screw thing? ridiculous. i'll buy in!

also, screw.

a haa ha ha haaaaaa!

11:51 AM  
Blogger eileen said...

i totally wish on 11:11, 2:22, etc. and do the eyelash thing. i also lift up my feet when crossing a state line, as to not trip on it.

12:12 PM  

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