Monday, November 19, 2012

It's Only Superstitious If It Doesn't Work

Dear Northwestern Football,
My deepest apologies.  I am fully to blame for your three losses this year, and I regret not having done my part to ensure your victory.  Unfortunately, I didn't realize how exact I must be to guarantee a win.  I have rectified my error, however, and I promise to do my part this coming Saturday.

Do you remember when I wrote about my football nail art that I've been doing this season?  Well, apparently, it isn't good enough to simply do it.  The weeks you played Penn State and Nebraska?  Well, I was a little lazy.  For Penn State, I did the brown on Friday but finished up the manicure Saturday morning while at Mister Man's Tae Kwon Do.  And Nebraska?  I did that one completely on Saturday morning.  Michigan is the most embarrassing.  I simply forgot to do it and left on my old manicure.

I was doing the rest of it right.  I got my venti Starbucks in the morning.  I dressed in purple.  And I wore my NU football necklace and 'Cats earrings.  I've confirmed that the purple ring doesn't make a difference one way or the other, but I didn't realize how crucial the football manicure was.

NU earrings and necklace, with football nail art

This week when you played Michigan State, I made sure to complete my football manicure Friday night.  Even though I didn't get home until late, I made sure to stay up long enough to complete the football nail art and let it dry.

And it worked!  (Of course.)

I promise to ensure that I get my manicure completed this Friday before the Illinois game.  After all, it's my birthday that day, and what better present than an NU win?



Pat November 19, 2012 at 6:02 PM  

Hilarious. Hope it works for you, especially since it's your birthday! Happy birthday early! We'll be driving back home from SoCal that day. Then on Sunday we leave for Israel, so I'll be without internet access for 2+ weeks. Jerry says they'll probably issue us flack jackets. He's always the wise guy.

Tara R. November 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM  

Pre-game rituals are nothing to mess with. Good to hear you're back in the routine and your team is winning again.

Michelle November 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM  

Pat - I'm hoping that it being my birthday is just an added incentive, but... I'll cross my fingers. And of course now I'm paranoid that I've completely ruined this by posting about it. Have a WONderful time in Israel!

Tara - I know you get it :) Gotta love the ritutals, if only for fun.

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