Monday, September 21, 2009

Lucky 17!

17 is my lucky number. Although I am not exactly sure why. What I know is how it started...

It was my sixteenth summer, and my southern California vacation was coming to a close. On Main Street at Disneyland, I bought a stuffed animal as a souvenir, and put a quarter into a Fortune Telling Machine.

A little piece of paper popped out, telling me alleged attributes about myself, and I remember being disappointed that none of them were remotely true. (They probably said something like "looks before leaps, "shy around new people," and "does well in math.") But when it came to my Lucky Number, it said...

And for reasons I can't not recall, I thought this was absolutely, dead-on correct. I was suddenly a satisfied customer.

And I have never, ever waivered. 17, it is!

How about you? If you were to drop a quarter in a Fortune Telling Machine (somewhat like this one)

and it was told you your lucky number, what would it say? And why?


Tina Ferraro
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Janie Emaus said...

My lucky number is 4. I have no idea why. And I often wake up at 4:44 in the morning and when I do, I know that it's going to be a good day.

Tynga said...

They say when your age is he same as your birthday (aka if you're born on 23rd then when you're 23 years old it's your lucky year).
Well It didn't happen for me =P I was born june 8th and 4 days after i hit 8 years old I broke my arm and spent the summer in a cast lol.

I don't really have a lucky number, I just pick a random when we need to.

GirlforChrist said...

Mine is 7 mainly because that was my grandpa's favorite number before he died.

stephhale said...

Carson loves the number 17! I would have to pick 3. I was born on 3/23. ;)

Heather Davis said...

Hm... good one, Tina! My number is usually 33 for luck. It started back the summer after HS when I was 33rd on the waiting list for college housing or something, and I ended up getting in the dorm I wanted. Weird how the number can stick with you, huh?

Wendy Toliver said...

my lucky number is, and always has been, 3. 3-3-73 is the day I was born, and I was 30 in 2003 and I have 3 boys and ... that's all I can think of! But I think it's enough. :)

Brodie said...

I have three 'lucky' numbers - I use 5 just because I was born on the 5th... then 9 after I learnt it's my life path number. And 11 because in numerology it's a master number and 1's have all sorts of positive stuff and I see 1 and 11 EVERYWHERE. So I just consider them lucky.. not sure if they've ever actually brought me any luck or not lOL

Christina said...

I normally go with 5. In kindergarten you are called by the number your name goes with on the roster. I was 5. And then in first grade I was 5. I started thinking that 5 was MY number and that no one could touch 5 because I OWNED that number. I was wrong. But I still love the number 5.