Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Non-PF Related Post -- Hoping The Best Re: Gustav

This post has nothing to do with personal finance. I just wanted to post a good-luck charm in hopes of warding off Gustav.

(Illustration courtesy of Yara's Photostream.)

Teru teru bōzu (Japanese: てるてる坊主; "shiny-shiny Buddhist priest") is a little traditional hand-made doll made of white paper or cloth that Japanese farmers began hanging outside of their window by a string. This amulet is supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to stop or prevent a rainy day. "Teru" is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine, and a "bōzu" is a Buddhist monk (compare the word bonze), or in modern slang, "bald-headed." Source: Wikipedia.)


Shtinkykat said...

Not to minimize the damage and suffering it has already caused, but I'm glad Hurricane Gustav wasn't worse. It's my understanding that there are 2 more hurricanes brewing this week. I hope this charm applies to them as well.