Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
huskyteer

  • Mood:

Things To Do On New Year's Day

Yesterday felt strangely like a Sunday, and this week definitely feels like The Week With Two Mondays, but at least tomorrow should come as a nice surprise.

Checking the What's New? page on snopes.com this morning, I found their list of beliefs associated with the New Year.

I forgot to make Howard first-foot into my flat when we got back on New Year's Day, and several items left the home (Howard's luggage and a misdelivered letter, to name but two). However, it seems I accidentally ensured good fortune for 2014 in a couple of ways:
Other "lucky" foods are lentil soup (because lentils supposedly look like coins), pork (because poultry scratches backwards, a cow stands still, but a pig roots forward, ergo those who dine upon pork will be moving forward in the new year), and sauerkraut (probably because it goes so well with pork).

Tick! Had a jacket potato with BBQ pulled pork in the Forest Hill Wetherspoons.
Make sure to do — and be successful at — something related to your work on the first day of the year, even if you don't go near your place of employment that day. Limit your activity to a token amount, though, because to engage in a serious work project on that day is very unlucky.

Tick! I imported a document into Scrivener, formatted it, and set target wordcounts, which fits the bill precisely. Good - I could do with a bit of luck in the writing department.

Anyone else comply with or flout any 01/01 superstitions?
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments