When I was growing up, my mother told me that if I said "rabbit, rabbit" first thing upon awakening at the start of a new month, I'd have good luck for the entire month. Even better, if I said it upon awakening at the start of a new year, I'd have good luck for the entire year. Thus was born my addiction to the monthly challenge of remembering to say rabbit rabbit
before any other thought slips from my sleep-addled brain and out through my mouth.
I have good company in my friend M over at c'est chic
. She has the same addiction, and every month she posts a picture of a rabbit on her blog. Unfortunately, by the time I read her blog I've already blown it. My hit rate across the span of a year is usually about 33%. What's the first thing I say during the months I fail to say rabbit rabbit
? Usually "Goddammit Cowgirl, it's 5:00, can't you wait?" I sincerely hope the love I get from my dog makes up for all the luck she's lost me.