July 13, 2012

The Lucky Day

I know. Friday the 13th is sposed to be unlucky and scary and there were even movies made about it and everything. But did you know mommy thinks it's lucky?
Mama was born on a Thursday the 12th at 6:05 pm. A long time ago and not in July. Actually her daddy was born in July but not on the 13th or 12th. But I am rambling off course.
As I was saying, she was born on a Thursday the 12th in the evening. So she figures her first 24 hours of life are lucky. So her lucky day starts on the evening of the 12th and ends the evening of the 13th. And anything that lucky should rub it's luck off all of the 13th. So it's her lucky day.
People afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th are called PARASKEVIDEKATRIAPHOBICS.
It's only legend that if 13 people sit down to dinner together, one will die within the year. That's kinda dumb. Hope it doesn't happen to anyone we know. But still, who cares? If you have 12 friends to share a meal with, aren't you lucky?
Many cities have no 13th Street or Avenue.
Many buildings don't have a 13th floor. Ours does.
The Egyptians (who honored cats as devine beings, as we should be) honored the number, and the Chinese thought of it as a lucky number, too.
Changing your bed on Friday brings bad dreams. Not for us, Friday is usually laundry day.
Don't start a trip on a Friday. Or start a new project. You will have bad luck. Hmmmm.
In pagan Rome, Friday was execution day. It became Hangman's Day in Britain. EEK.  Now that's unlucky.
In Spanish speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is unlucky.
Greeks considered Tuesday the 13th unlucky, too.
In Italian popular culture, Friday the 17th is unlucky.
Black Sabbath's debut album was released in the UK on Friday the 13th. Hmm again. Popular group, rose to fame, well, not that unlucky, eh?
The rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur was pronounced dead September 13th 1996.
Mickey Spillane died Friday the 13th in 1997. Sorry, forgot the month.
Julia Child died August 13, 2004.
If you are a Christian, the day you die is a celebration, so these people were lucky and got to party in heaven that day.
So, Happy Friday the 13th. Make it YOUR lucky day.
and no, I am not hiding today, either!


Rene said...

Oops, I changed my bed sheets this morning so I guess I'll have bad dreams tonight. :-)

Prancer Pie said...

Happy Friday the 13th, Brandi! Thanks fur sharing this!

meowmeowmans said...

Those are some really interesting facts, Brandi. Thanks for sharing, and happy Friday the 13th! :)

Katie Isabella said...

That was funs. I always travel on Friday and so far, so good. :-)))

Katie Isabella said...

Well, MOMMY travels on Friday, not me for Cod sake.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Those are interesting facts Brandi!
We think people make their own luck, or lack of it as the case may be. If you think you're unlucky, it usually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Mr. Pip said...

My assistant is not superstitious, but she had the craziest day ever! A few highlights - slipping and falling in the shower, getting caught in a downpour without a phone or money to call for help, the office building next to her building getting struck by lightening, etc. Almost makes her believe in Friday the 13th.

Your pal, Pip

BarnCat Master said...

Scandanavians think 13 is a lucky number. That's why you see a lot of Finnish and Swedish hockey players with 13 on their jerseys. Personally, we love 13.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Just saw your comment at the blog.
You probably didn't miss any rain, cuz maybe you didn't get hit.
We got drenched out here in the Grove. It was coming down in sheets & blowing sideways. Hubby was 15 miles away-north- & only got a few sprinkles!