Every Friday I get asked “What are you doing this weekend” and more times than not I say not much.

Yes I am kind of a homebody, not that I don’t ever go out and do something I just enjoy being home with my friends and if a couple of friends come over even better.   And if my wife cooks her famous ribs even better.

As I thought about this I realized that because of my childhood I became kind of comfortable being home.   We just didn’t have a lot of money for lots of weekend stuff.  I do remember a few trips to a carnival and maybe to a lake and even in my College years I was not a party animal.

One of the things I do enjoy doing on the weekends is jumping around a few yard sales or going with my wife and hitting up the thrift stores along the Wasatch front and of course a stop at a restaurant for lunch is always in order.   But even at that by three or four pm I want to be home.

I guess you could say I am a homebody maybe it is because I enjoy my wife’s company and she is my home.

OH GET A ROOM!

It’s Friday the 13th . . . and if you’re superstitious as I am, you’ll want to read this list.  It’s how seven of the most common superstitions got started.

  1. Friday the 13th.  Nobody knows for sure how it got started but one theory is that it has biblical origins and is tied to the number of guests at the Last Supper and Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday.

 

  1. Breaking a mirror.  Ancient Romans believed that mirrors held a piece of your soul . . . and a separate myth said that our body “renews” itself every seven years.  So those two things together helped create the “seven years of bad luck” thing.

 

  1. A black cat crossing your path.  Black cats got a bad rap in the middle Ages when they were associated with witchcraft and demons.

 

  1. Walking under a ladder.  Back in medieval times, ladders were associated with the gallows where people were hanged.  So a person who walked under one might be facing their own death by hanging in the near future.  There was also the idea that the area underneath was HAUNTED.

 

  1. Opening umbrellas indoors.  Again, nobody knows for sure but one theory is that the ancient Egyptians used umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun, and using them indoors was considered an insult to the sun god.
  2. Spilling salt.  There are a couple reasons why spilled salt is supposedly bad luck.  One is that salt was once an expensive trading commodity, so spilling it was just plain wasteful.

7. Stepping on a crack.  This one is from European and early American folk tales, which said that the empty spaces in cracks on the ground were actually connections from earth to the spirit world . . . and messing with them would cause bad luck.

 

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