Daily Archives: January 2, 2015
No Jinx On This Holiday
We spent Thanksgiving holidays in Paris in 2013. That was the time of the infamous Alabama-Auburn college football game which the kids watched (in horror) in some expat bar, as Auburn shocked Alabama to win in the final play/second of the game. Those poor Parisians watching American football for the first time were likely confounded…this was how those crazy Americans played the game? 🙂
Alabama and football will never live that down. Neither will I, because (according to the kids) I apparently jinxed that game by calling Alabama the victor before it had even started. Oh well. It was only football.
After I wrote a post a few weeks back about my upcoming delightful journey to India with the entire family, I felt a twinge of discomfort. Had I jinxed that as well by calling it in advance?
Now that everyone is back Stateside, safe and sound, after a wonderful time during the holidays, I feel relieved.
What a trip it was! A time to make many new memories that will live on for a long time. Fabulous (and rare) family time, sight-seeing, R&R, partying, crazy traffic, delicious home cooked food….a lot of experiences crammed into too little time together (crazy Bangalore traffic I could do without! What happened to you, beautiful Bangalore?).
Apparently, I didn’t jinx the delightful journey after all. It even exceeded my high expectations.
Kids can say whatever, but this assures me that I didn’t jinx that awful football game in 2013 either. Obviously, it was a (bad) fluke. It also gives me renewed confidence. I do believe I will continue to make my predictions on Alabama games in the future too. So, okay, last night’s game was another fluke. Crap happens. 😦
Happy New Year, ya’ll!