Cuz Miss Anna was wondering …


Knocking on wood – in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland the phrase is touch wood – is an apotropaic tradition of literally touching, tapping, or knocking on wood, or merely stating that one is doing or intending to do so, in order to avoid “tempting fate” after making a favourable observation, a boast, or declaration concerning one’s own death or other unfavorable situation beyond one’s control.

Only the spoken party (a singular person) is to actually “knock on wood” at a time.

The origin of the custom may be in German folklore, wherein supernatural beings are thought to live in trees, and can be invoked for protection.

So now you know…




5 Things for a Thursday Morning

1. Hey!  How come I lose my grip on things so easy now?  It’s a good thing I haven’t dropped my camera yet.  (touch wood)

2. Brrrr!  It’s cold out there this morning.  I could swear I saw some of that icky bad white stuff mixed in with the rain.  I must have been delusional cuz the meds hadn’t kicked in yet.

3. Who was that lady from India that I dreamed about last night??  Oo la la!

4. Settle down and get a grip son.  Have some more coffee.  It was only a dream.

5.  God, I hate driving in the dark and the rain now.  Other cars seem to pop up out of nowhere now.