Rabbits rabbits rabbits!

Monday, March 01, 2010

The first thing I said this morning after my 6:30AM alarm went off, right after cursing the local radio station for playing "Bed Rock" approximately every 15 minutes (NOT the best wake-up call, JUST SAYIN'), was Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits! It's something I've been doing on the first day of every month for years and years without knowing why. I have been under the premise that it's some kind of lucky ritual to guarantee a good month ahead. I much prefer luck to bring happiness, instead of things like hard work. Therefore I keep spouting Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits! without actually knowing the reason.

I consulted Teh Intarwebz today to find out if Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits! is indeed a good-luck charm, or if it's actually reaffirming my deal with Satan that I made as a child or otherwise unpleasant things. Phew...it's a good thing. Wikipedia says it's an old superstition that creates good luck for every day of a new month. There are lots of variations on it, but basically the gist of it is if you mention "rabbits" today you're going to have a good March.

I'm super happy March is here because I can't really deal with winter much more. Knowing that spring is just 21 days away, even just on the calendar, is good news. Who are we kidding--it's going to be colder than a witch's tit for another couple of months. But knowing that spring and Easter and tulips are all coming soon, and that living the life of a coal miner, a.k.a. going to work AND coming home at the end of the day in pitch black darkness, will be over in a matter of days, makes me ecstatic.

Things I'm jazzed about over the next several weeks:
-My income tax return (uhh...hopefully)
-Easter. Long weekend + chocolate.
-A possible trip south, TBD
-The Ideal Home Show at the end of March, because I can't get enough house stuff and am a total home improvement geek, especially in springtime
-Alice in Wonderland opening this weekend, and a movie and dinner date with Peter on Saturday to check it out.
-Gossip Girl resumes next Monday. *squee*
-Fun projects at work.

Things I'm not so pumped about this spring:
-Turning 29.

But I digress.

Back to the original point of this post: do you say Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits? Or do you have any other odd superstitions you'd like to share?

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  1. I do it too! I started when I was 7 or 8 and reading The Babysitter's Club Little Sister...Karen did it so I started too and never stopped :) I think about it every 1st of every month.

    Glad I'm not the only one haha.

  2. We grew up saying "RABBIT, RABBIT, RABBIT GOOD LUCK!"

  3. Wow, I've honestly never heard of this ritual! I feel like I've been out of the loop forever lol. I'm not a superstitious person at all though so I suppose that would be why I've never heard of it! Neat though!

  4. @Slightly Undone I wasn't so big on the Little Sister books but LOVED BSC :)

    @Jenilee Ooooh that's a different variation!

    @Kim Now you know what to do on April 1.