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Do-It-Yourself: Building a Luck Pool

Dec 13, 2010 Uncategorized 14 comments

After multiple requests that I share my luck, I feel that Christopher at Notes From the Underground has the right idea about sharing the secret of building your own ‘Luck Pool.’

It’s the whole teach-a-man-to-fish idea. And since I won’t always be there to send my extra lucky vibes to everyone, you better build your own.

So here are the instructions.*

  1. Identify a body part that you think is unique or the bees knees (and please don’t tell me where it is . . . I’m not sure I want to know). Ex: Double-jointed thumbs; A second toe that’s longer than the first; Those pointy-tipped ears; Whatever.
  2. Dip that spot in green ink. Don’t wash it off. Just let it wear off on its own. (I still recommend that you shower and stuff like that, because otherwise, that’s just gross. Just don’t TRY to scrub it off)
  3. Build up good karma. Ex: Hug a tree; Put coins into expired meters (just make sure there’s a car there . . . and I think you get bonus karma if you see a meter maid nearby); Refrain from yelling cuss words at the jerk who cuts you off; . . . you get the idea.
  4. Find a four-leaf clover. I know, you’re scoffing at this, thinking ‘that’s just an old wives tale,’ but I found one when I was a kid. And look at my luck. Just sayin’.
  5. Wait for the bounties to shower down upon you. They typically come in threes, so don’t greedily be expecting more once you get them. You have to let the luck build back up.

And voila, you are the proud owner of your very own ‘Luck Pool.’ Go and use it wisely.

*The writer of this blog makes no promises for the effectiveness of each individual ‘Luck Pool’ that is created and cannot be held accountable in the case that the ‘Luck Pool’ is defective or in rare, unfortunate cases actually decreases a person’s luck. Should you choose to follow the instructions, you do so at your own risk, and shall be solely responsible for any undesirable effects that may be produced.


14 Responses to “Do-It-Yourself: Building a Luck Pool”

  1. hahaha…I'll skip the green ink, thank you. I did find lots of four leaf clovers as a kid, though. Maybe that's what helped me?

  2. Renae says:

    This was great, I love the warning at the bottom!

  3. Jen Daiker says:

    Bahaha. At least now I understand why I don't have luck. I'm not willing to put in the work, lol.

  4. You're too funny, Janet. Love the warning. 😀

  5. Tracy says:

    So what you're saying is that my cussing like at sailor at drivers who cut me off is killing my luck?

    But I'm so good at doing that!

  6. Joanne says:

    There's something to be said for lucky charms in our lives. My daughters and I each own the same pair of star earrings, and when one of us needs a lucky day, all three of us wear our stars and pull together for luck 🙂

  7. Off to find some green ink! 😉

  8. So funny! Thanks for the advice. 🙂


  9. I have to figure out a way to dip my eyebrow in green ink. I have expressive eyebrows if there is such a thing. If there is a post about me winning the lottery soon I'll owe you a cute.

    Thanks for the shot out.

  10. HaHa! This is too cute. Hmm, don't know how lucky dipping my nose in green ink could be, but at the least, it would get me some looks 😀


  11. Melissa says:

    I agree with Jen… this is why I don't have luck… too much effort!

  12. Lynn says:

    The disclaimer at the end is hilarious!

  13. I love your disclaimer at the end. 🙂

    And I love the idea of a luck pool. I may need to try this. I could definitely use some luck. 😉

  14. I thought this was going to be a craft project and got all excited about it. It sounds like work to me, but I could use some luck, so maybe I'll dip my thumb in–you know, green thumb. Okay, not so funny. I'm off to buy some green paint.

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