As you've no doubt figured out by now (My readers are sharp, they are!), I've changed my blog template. Partly in celebration of the coming new year, but mostly because I felt way too many people were using the ol' 'jellyfish' template, and I was starting to feel... mundane.
I got this one from a clearly very talented lady known as 'Eris' (Yes, I talk to Greek goddesses now...), who provides some very nice imageless templates (the best for Blogspot users!) for free at her website. It's a pretty cool selection, and easy enough for even a know-nothing like me to use. So, yay, Eris!
That said, big yay! also to Andrew, who taught me the skills to customize everything all on my own. I am so proud of myself it's disgusting. But doesn't it just look lovely? Won't my circle of co-bloggers be killingly envious? Ha!
Another neat tidbit of superstition:
If your nose itches, your mouth is in danger--
you'll kiss a fool and meet a stranger.
Rub the itch to wood; it will come to good.
Now, personally, I'm not entirely certain that kissing a fool is actually worse than going around rubbing your nose against the nearest piece of wood. I mean, you'd look pretty silly Eskimo-kissing a tree or tabletop, not to mention that you might get a splinter! In fact, I'm sure it would be quite bad for your skin; and besides, there are some perfectly nice fools out there, and honestly, a kiss or two won't kill ya.
However, old wifely wisdom further says that if your right nostril in particular itches, it means that you will have a female visitor; if the left nostril itches, your visitor will be male. So I guess you should pay attention first to the precise area of your itching, before you decide which to get up close and personal with: hunk or hunk of wood?