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Do you have a good luck charm?
People are superstitious. That's a fact. Even the most rational among us have those intuitive moments. We cross our fingers, we knock on wood, we toss salt over our shoulders. Maybe less frequently, people carry good luck charms. I admit that I have a two-dollar bill in my wallet for luck, and there have been times when I have carried talismans of various kinds. But I always seem to lose them, so I guess they aren't so lucky after all, and, rationally, I don't really believe in them anyway. But due to some primal urge that contradicts my rational mind, I am reluctant to tempt fate, and I seek metaphysical help as a matter of course. I mean, what can it hurt to wear your socks inside out on game day or carry your child's picture to a job interview?
For luck, some people rub a rabbit's foot (although I am sure PETA objects), some prefer a four-leaf clover (but they're perishable), and some clutch a St. Christopher medal (even though he was demoted by Roman Catholics awhile back). Overall, good luck charms tend to be delightfully eclectic, often unique, and invariably individual. I've known people to carry everything from a shark's tooth to a silver dollar to a tiny sliver of moon rock. Some folks have lucky jewelry—a ring, a pin, or a pendant. And isn't it supposed to be lucky to have a "charm" bracelet?
Of course, in Indianapolis these days, the word "Luck" has taken on a new meaning. The Colts' young quarterback has certainly been a stroke of good fortune for the Irsay franchise. The team is 18-9 since Andrew Luck arrived last season. And he's just getting better. As the signs say, "We have Luck on our side." That's Luck I can believe in.
Well, I am interested in what you Newdists™ carry around for luck. So how about it?
Clover logo courtesy raggedshirts.com
Rabbit's foot courtesy patheos.com
Andrew Luck courtesy celebritynetworth.com
Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud
Let's build communities!
Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.• Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney
• Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol
• Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS
• Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem
• Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo
• Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid
• West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba
• Las Vegas Kossacks: Kosmail miracle11
• Vermont Kossacks: Kosmail 4FreedomNote to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
NEW GROUPS LIST:
• Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]
ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)
Nice turnout for the lastest gathering:
L-R, Front: jakedog42, flowingone, deniserobb, mvanier and son,
San FernandoValleyMom, MugWumpBlues, Dave in Northridge,
susans, joemarkowitz, optimistic pizza.
Rear: Shockwave, Gay CA Democrat, otoelbc, Lisa, Richard (Mr. Lisa)
~Photo Courtesy of SanFernandoValleyMom
CityLightsLover pulled together another Indianapolis Kossack event. This time at a Mexican restaurant complete with her orangey Daily Kos tablescapes and schwag she produced herself.
Here's their group photo:
Lol. ONLY THE SHADOW KNOWS... Use your imagination and guess what these Kossacks really look like. L-R: maryabein, MKDAWUSS, Tim DeLaney, CityLightsLover, im2004Lurker, Mrs. Mokurai, Furbabies2013, Dragon5616, Mokurai and MITHRA666
by randallt ♥ for DKos Asheville
Asheville, NC gets out the vote!The following is a brief roundup of the DKos Asheville Voter Registration Project's fifth outing. We've been setting up every Tuesday for the last five weeks at Earth Fare, a natural food store at Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville. We have a nice spot on the patio outside the store. This week with no icy wind and much more moderate temps. Oh it was cold alright, just not stupid cold. Back to having three of us was great. LamontCranston, David and Myself received many thumbs up and "thank you's" from passers by and shoppers and more than a few questions as to why we were doing this now. "Didn't we just have an election?". We officially re-registered one voter and took advantage of the interaction to do some Daily Kos evangelism. And here is a tease for next week. It involves llamas!
LamontCranston, our new Salvation Army bell ringer friend, randallt and davehouck
by tmservo433 ♥ for Kansas & Missouri Kossacks
tmservo433 delivered a great event. Almost 30 people attended what tmservo433 calls the first session of the evening that lasted until 11:30 P.M. The second session of the evening included about ten more people lurking outside the door and some working as hotel staff inside the room. So after the meet-up ended, on-lookers from the hall and hotel service people wanted to talk about what they overheard coming out of the ballroom. For example, the round table discussion about the importance of increasing the minimum wage resonated with the waitstaff and they chimed in about that with strong opinons. A ballroom dancing couple applauded the progressive discussion they could hear on the other side of the partition. This event united progressives within its reach!Organizer tmservo433
~Photo Courtesy of Michael Bersin
by tmservo433 ♥ for Kansas & Missouri Kossacks
L-R: Some where in this photo are Kossacks Glitterscale, Man Oh Man and tmservo433.
Please visit tmservo433's diary for a description of the rest of the attendees which were mostly non-Kossacks, but folks who should be there, such as, State Legislator John Wright. tmservo433 gathered a great group of Progressives and hopefully we can get a few more of them to join us at DKos. Kudos to tmservo433 for reaching out and uniting like-minded folk in Missouri!
by navajo ♥ for SFKossacks
L-R: SFKossacks meeting at the home of Andrew McGuire in the Wine Country
Sunday, November 24th
Colorado COmmunity Kossacks Meet-up
LOCATION: Annie's Cafe & Bar
3100 E Colfax • Denver
ORGANIZER: Send ColoTim a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Colorado Meetup November 24th and also COlorado COssack MeetUpdate!
2. Phoenix Rising
7. wade norris
Date Moving to January 2014
Connecticut Kossacks Meet-up!
LOCATION: The Shamrock Pub & Grill
210 Meadow St. • Waterbury
The Shamrock is a short walk from the MTA Metro North Station. If anyone wants to take Amtrak, thankgodforairamerica can pick you up in Meriden and drive you to the event.
ORGANIZER: Send thankgodforairamerica a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.
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