Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Out of the blue, and yet unrelated to anything.

What are the collective thoughts of the herein assembled on jinxing things by speaking of them prematurely?

-J.

Posted by Joke at 3:06 PM

12 Comments

  • Blogger Blue Mountains Mary posted at 4:09 PM, March 31, 2009  
    That that would shit me greatly....
  • Blogger Blue Mountains Mary posted at 4:09 PM, March 31, 2009  
    pardon my potty mouth
  • Anonymous Frogdancer posted at 4:32 PM, March 31, 2009  
    Don't do it!!! Don't say anything!!!!

    (Well, only to your nearest and dearest, but keep it close to your chest when it comes to everyone else. I believe that jinxes like these DO happen, and by gum! it's annoying. It makes you feel like such a fool.)

    So what's going on???
  • Blogger Badger posted at 6:02 PM, March 31, 2009  
    LIKE YOU EVEN HAVE TO ASK.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 7:21 PM, March 31, 2009  
    It's not that.

    It involves an appliance.

    My wife thinks that, by issuing even this microscopic hint, I have Ruined It All.

    -J.
  • Blogger MsCellania posted at 9:10 PM, March 31, 2009  
    If it's an EBay score, I would not say a Word. Otherwise, sing like a bird, mistah! You have appliance kismet and these days with so few buyers around, your luck will hold.
    Seriously.
    Remember our score on the Gaggenau? (Less than 1/10th of retail) That jewel is now installed and working like a charm. It has nine different heat abilities. I can't figure some of them out! Just when I was getting pissy about the oven's apparent inability to broil, the dog walked by, hit the top lever, and WHAMO! Less than 30 seconds later, it was kiln hot! (Also alerted us to the fact that the dog can hit the oven knobs....not a good thing.)
    So crow away, you'll probably get a collective "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
  • Blogger blackbird posted at 9:33 PM, March 31, 2009  
    SHUT UP!
    DON'T SAY A DAMN WORD!
  • Blogger Major Bedhead posted at 10:20 PM, March 31, 2009  
    What, you want to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing? No? Then go outside, turn around three times and spit. What's the matter with you?

    (Channeling The West Wing, but the sentiment holds.)
  • Blogger Stomper Girl posted at 10:24 PM, March 31, 2009  
    I agree with TFBYM. Fixit doesn't believe in the jinx part but he wouldn't say anything beforehand because he just doesn't believe in talking about it till it's true, if that makes sense. I gave you his version and mine because as you know we sometimes have parallels. In reverse.
  • Blogger shula posted at 12:23 AM, April 01, 2009  
    I'm with the wife.

    But do it all the time.
  • Blogger Poppy Buxom posted at 11:54 PM, April 01, 2009  
    I say you either get to be a hide-bound traditionally religious person, or you get to be superstitious. Not both. Being both looks sloppy--like you haven't actually thought things through.

    So either pray or knock on wood.

    People who do both would bury a statue of St. Anthony upside down in their yard when their house doesn't sell. I wouldn't want to do that and then go to Heaven and bump into St. Anthony.

    So if you're worried about the coffee machine, pray to Our Lady of Abundant Caffeine.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 12:17 AM, April 02, 2009  
    I was thinking of it as giving "Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the test." a more colloquial flavor.
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