Friday, March 13, 2009

13 Things I Love About Friday the 13th

The superstition surrounding a "Friday the 13th" has always been interesting to me. Since some of my best friends happen to be black cats (shout out to Charcoal, Jason, and Midnight), I thought I'd list the things I absolutely love about the day.

1. Depending on how you look at the day, a Friday the 13th can be either good or bad luck. This makes for some fun pranks! :-)
2. Watch the news. Suddenly, just like on a full moon, weird things happen.
3. Horror movies, such as, I don't know, the "Friday the 13th" horror movie anthology, will most likely have at least one episode on television (chanting can be heard "ki ki ki, ma ma ma")
4. Someone will wish you a "Happy Friday the 13th" and in doing so cause your alert level to rise.
5. The number 13 will suddenly appear to be everywhere. You start adding dates and license numbers, and Jim Carey's character in that movie doesn't seem to nuts anymore.
6. Since "bad luck" is hanging overhead, the "Final Destination" movie scenarios begin replaying in your head and you realize everywhere there is a "sign" that you might be missing.
7. Even "American Idol" avoids the number 13.
8. Regarding elevators, have you ever been on a 13th floor?
9. Some people don't fly on this day. Can you blame them?
10. The room 13, how many have you seen, really?
11. The fear of this day is called paraskavedekatriaphobia. Now that's a tricky word to say.
12. A bakers dozen is just another way of saying 13. :-)
12.5. Some people, airlines, hospitals, and homes avoid the number 13 at all costs.

and the final reason I love Friday the 13th...

13. The next Friday the 13th is only a few months away!

Bark at you later,
PJ the dog blogging dog :-)