A lot of Bloggers have some special themes on special days, so I thought: I want this too.
I decided to write a MAGIC MONDAY POST, because I’m a Hobby-Magician, the neighbor of Merlin, I live in the area of the druidess and I have a lot of rituals and magic noted in my BAD IDEA CATALOG. Most are older than the whole humanity and came from the middle age, a land before time , the neander valley and from different countries all over the world.
You need no wand, no education at Dogwarts – you only need things which you sure will have in your crib, a truckload of humor … and YEAH … a sense for self-embarrassing too. People without a sense for magic call it superstition, I call it EASY-MAGIC.
The first magic ritual is to make your crib safe for invaders, like witches, bill collectors, sectarians and other annoying people.
COST: nearly nothing
Instruction: place an old scissors outside in front of your entrance. No matter if it is an old scissors, a damaged or small or large one, you can even use a plastic kids-scissors, if you are in worrie someone could get hurt, because it’s only a symbol. You can hide it under a flower pot, a doormat or wherever you want even you can burrie it. Important: The scissors must be placed open and the end of the blades should show in outside direction. First our scissors was placed visible, but it wasn’t optimal, so it’s covered now under a flower pot. If we will get our new street and the new boardwalks we will try to dump it under the asphalt, so we have a safe crib to all eternity.
EFFECT IN THEORY: Bad people aren’t able now to enter your crib.
EFFECT IN PRACTICE: You should have a lot of patience if your scissors isn’t covered or invisible. Many people will ring or knock on your door for giving back your scissors or they will place it on your window board or they even place it in your mail box, if you have one. Our scissors was given back for approx. 17 times, till we placed it under a flower pot.That’s the proof that the magic works, because a lot of nice people will visit you. A bad person wouldn’t give you back your scissors, they would steal or ignore it.
SELF-EMBARRASSING-FACTOR: very low
It’s a ritual from the south of Italy, where it is very widely. They not only placed scissors in front of their cribs, even you can see it carved on door goals or above doors on many older houses. Also they were wearing amulets with the “fig-hand”, in italy the name for this is “fica”. BTW: The “fica” is the primordial mother of the wellknown “F-Word” and it was usual in anglophone areas till the 16th or 17th century – if you want to know it exactly, I can ask my dad he is one of the last Dinosaurs and I’ll bet he was been present.
HAVE A MAGIC MONDAY ALL
Easy that is a good idea but I live in a condo/apt building. Where would I put the scissors? I might get reported!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota
hmmm to carve it on a wall or above your door could be difficult ;o) maybe you have a doormat and you can place it there ? or you can use this “bonsai-scissors” which are in this travel sewing kits and hide it in front of your door? or maybe you can place it somewhere near the main entrance – then all in your house are covered ;o)
I love the dog on the vacuume ha, got it!!
Thanks… I’m a good “pilote of the hoovers”
I bet you know all the best ones to bite!!!
Have put the scissors out..BOL Your barking mad 🙂 Bawawhaaaaa xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
Great! I’ll bet it works! If you are in italy – just look for the scissors (and the fica lol)
Easy are you riding a vacuum cleaner???? Thanks for the magic idea of the scissors – I have a great big rock near my front door (where my favorite gargoyle buddy DeDo sits) and Mom is gonna put a pair of scissors under the rock. Perhaps that will keep Mr. Possum the Water Bowl Sitter away from my front porch????
Happy Magic Monday Easy!
Of course I’m a modern “witch” ;o) … I think for Mr. Possum a dog would be better ( not under the rock). I saw your gargoyle on a picture, they are cool! Mom want some as watersprouts on the gutter (like “notre dame” in paris) sadly or mayor said NON!… but ha! wait I could ask Madi….
DeDo is way cool and Mom found out about him on a trip to Paris/Notre Dame….What a shame your mayor won’t let your Mom put some gargoyle “guards” up on your gutter – they would project you AND your neighbors too (but maybe not the Mayor…..haha).
Hey Easy we are going to put our scissors out. Hope it works. Maybe we won’t get so much junk mail. Have a marvelous magic Monday.
Best wishes Molly
I’m not sure if even the postman will be banned ;o) Sometimes he brings good things too ;o) Have a magical monday too ;o)
I wonder if it works against spammers too…
hmmm … maybe if you place a “toy”-scissors in front of your compawter?
Will it work just as well if I bury the scissors under a couple feet of snow? Or will that freeze the magic?
I think snow is no problem – hope no one will step into the scissors if the snow is melting away ;o)
Ezy you haz taught me sumfin very impawtant for my job as chief sekurity agent fur our house…Iz got Momz to get da old scissorz put outside under a big rock by the front door right away to keepz da bad folks outta here…Thanx fur teachin’ me a new thing today
I’ll bet in future no baddie will enter your crib. To put it under a big rock is a very good idea ;o)
You’re so clever and I love your great idea, Easy. I’ll tell my mom to put my nail cutting scissors under the flower pot. I hate them and hope they become disappear as soon as possible. You’re genius, Easy!!!
You are such a clever lady, Eva. Now your crib is covered and the annoying thingy is way too. Two for one – brilliant!
If “FICA” is related to that other f-word, I now understand why it’s on all my paychecks taking away my money. You’re a pretty good teacher, E.
OMG…yes!… I needed a second, till my gray cells had to work … but yeah! now everything is quite clear to me now… FICA… they chose their name very well BOL
I like the idea of a weekly section, I hope you keep up, I’ve failed and left way too many on the way, like This is Friday, Follow Up Friday, and others that I can’t remember now.
I’ll put some gardening scissors here at work.
I’ll hope I can. but I know: things never turn out the way you expect. Sadly for this I have no magic trick or magic potion ;o)
I might as well put them out the door, my paws can’t operate the damn things.
That’s the great trick or side effect – you can remove the annoying torture instruments – for a good cause. easy charity ;o)
We always have trouble finding scissors – they’re always in the wrong place. I wonder if this would help with that!
of course clowie… if you bury the scissors in front of your door, you know always where it is – that’s like magic :o)
Great idea Easy! Love your hoover – way more power than a broom:-)
of course Misaki… and all our vases from the junk store are damaged anyway :o) Sadly the wire isn’t long enough to visit you, think I need a wireless hoover ;o)
Easy we had no idea you were such a talented Magician!! We love your Monday title too!! Woohoo Mom says this sounds like fun. Thanks for the history lesson and the fun activity
I think the only place on earth where you have to place no scissors is your Mayor Office – Blogville has only GOOOOD citizens ;o)
I think you are magically special every single day!
That’s what I always say to my staff – Thanks Brian ;o)
Love this idea! Keep up the sweet tricks – can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeves.
next tricks are more “higher magic” (regarding the self-embarrassing)
I use all my scissors Easy and with little 4 legged creatures being overly nosy at times, having scissors out might be a bad idea lol. You look good in purple btw! 🙂
Thanks I think even Merlin or Harry Potter would like it too;o)
I hope your Monday was magic too!
haha more so-so… I’ve tried to multiply the treats in my bowl via magic – unfortunately I forgot the magic spell ;o)
whoa Magic Easy! I never knew you had such powers….. I like your ideas, and your birdie pot is cute!
Thanks Kirby;o) I think magic is just…ahhhhm…magic, yes that’s what it is ;o)
I love your magic graphics and butterfly’s . That sounds like a very good way to keep out bad people. I enjoy learning about all these local ways:)
I’m sure it works… but I’ll bet no bad person would enter a double newfie-guarded crib ;o)
I love the magic butterflies too – beat rabbits and hats any day 🙂
…sadly they are coming randomly… I have no clue about the magic spell ;o)
I didn’t know you can do magic, Easy! You look like you’re pretty good at driving that vacuum too! And now I have to ask mom to help me find some scissors 🙂
Great idea Remy ;o) I’msure you are a great hoover-pilot too – just avoid vases ;o)