Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday the 13th



There's a lot of hoopla going on because today is Friday the 13th.

I'm not sure why it's a day riddled with superstition. Is it because of the movie? Or was the movie because of it? I suspect the latter (As an aside, I've never seen the movie, nor do I intend to because I'm entirely a huge chicken).

The day doesn't freak me out. Does anyone know the origin?

Does the day make you wary?

I for one, LIKE black cats! :)

I was going to say I'm not superstitious, but I guess that's not entirely true. I don't like three 6's together.  I'm sure there's something else that gets to me, but I can't think of a one.  I used to hold my breath when I passed a graveyard, but I've long since outgrown that one. ;)

How about you? Are there any superstitions that get you going?

85 comments:

Theresa said...

My stepmom used to hate the 6's too. She worked at KFC and when someone's total was $6.66 she would always add a penny to their order total lol.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I always thought it was because of the movie, but maybe it's vice versa! I'm not too superstitious, but seeing three 6's together does make me feel unsettled as well. So maybe I am a little more superstitious than I think!

Hope you have a great weekend, Rosey! :)

mail4rosey said...

You wrote the number out on my blog, Theresa. hahahaha

I want to edit it to say, $6.67 ;) :)

mail4rosey said...

Great weekend to you too, Tammy. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Its a bunch of bull, some guy who thought friday the 13th was unlucky, died on friday the 13th, so along came the rumor. Or that is one theory. Another I think is some people got burned or slaughtered or something like that on friday the 13th long ago. But Tuesday the 13th is considered unlucky elsewhere and friday the 17th elsewhere too. All a bunch of nonsense. A day like any other, sames chances of bad crap happening as any other day. I'll walk under a ladder, smash a mirror, stay on the 13th floor and even look at the 666 and think so what?

Pat Hatt said...

It has nothing to do with the movies also

mail4rosey said...

Or the same chances of good stuff happening today as any other day. ;)

Interesting theories. Reading what you wrote reminded me of the 1999 hoopla years ago (yeah, I know, showing my age again). I never buy into the 'world will end on this year' theories either. There was one more recent (not long ago at all) that the kids mentioned, but I can't remember what it was. I do know the world didn't end that day though... ;)

Robin said...

Rosey ~ You are thinking of the end of the Mayan Calendar. Because the Mayan Calendar ended on Dec. 21, 2012, that meant the world would end. You can read more about it here if you like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon. As for Friday the 13... I usually forget about it until people remind me, so I guess I am not all that superstitious about it. Now, I do believe that when we are in a full moon people tend to act "whackier" than they normally would. Ha!

Z @ Kicking Kilos said...

I am superstitious for different stuff. I don't believe in today's date but I have my own share of stuff I get careful about:)

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I know the movies didn't cause it. don't believe it either.

mail4rosey said...

That's it, it was the Mayan Calendar!

My mom always said, 'It must be a full moon,' when people were acting crazy. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I'm still racking my brain, I'm sure there's something I forgot, but I'm getting nada.

My little one won't step on a crack if he's thinking about the little rhyme, "Step on a crack, break your mama's back." I should act like I'm hurt the next time he steps on a crack, just to amuse myself. He 'gets' 'my off-humor so I'm pretty sure he'd laugh too. ;)

mail4rosey said...

My husband always says 13 is his lucky number. His baseball number from back in the day (and he got a fully paid scholarship from baseball, so I guess it was a lucky number for him ;) ).

Judy Haughton-James said...

I would not say I am a superstitious person but there is something about Friday 13th that makes me cautious!:)Anyway I get the impression that persons are not as afraid of this date as in the past. Well, this is going to be a good Friday 13th for us Rosey!:) Enjoy the rest of your day.

mail4rosey said...

I agree it is going to be a good Friday the 13th for us. :) Enjoy your day and weekend too, woot! I love weekends!

Suzan Sweatman said...

I hate three 6's together too lol - and for some reason they seem to show up quite often in my world!!!
When those movies first came out I went to the first one - pregnant with my first - and it was 3 d -
I put the glasses on - and promptly closed my eyes through the entire movie and everyone thought I watched it LMHO!!!
Happy 13th Rosey!!!
XOXO

books4me said...

Thirteen is my lucky number! I love today and so far it's been awesome!! :)Barrie

mail4rosey said...

LOL I would have needed earplugs too. :)

Happy 13th to you too!

mail4rosey said...

You sound happy, I like it. :)

Thanks for the visit.

Masshole Mommy said...

Nah, I say bring it on :)

MusicalThought said...

I had black cats for so long as a kid, and what with 2013 being a pretty great year for me, overall, my superstitions are pretty much nonexistent as far as the generics! Now, spilling salt, on the other hand--a pinch always goes over the shoulder...and the one everyone gives me a weird look for is from my dear, dear friend (who is Italian, and loaded with little old wives' tales and superstitions), who always warned that if I put my handbag on the kitchen table, I'd wind up married to a drunk. (I changed THAT behavior real quick, just in case!! lol)

Monica said...

Oh goodness. I forgot about the date. Since I was extremely ill the past two days. I'm celebrating today! xxx

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I do think it's because of the movie. Ever since I saw it as a little boy I get the heebie jeebies on this day :)

Brandy said...

I cannot think of anything off the top of my head but I do agree the three 6's together sort of makes me think twice. Happy Friday!

stevebethere said...

Very wary I had a dental appointment today I am not good with dentists was even worse today cos of the date LOL

Have a tanfastic weekend

Sandee said...

Friday the 13th has always been one of my favorite days. Early this morning we left our marina and traveled two hours to our weekend destination. We have some boating buddies that refuse to leave for their bay cruise until tomorrow. Doesn't bother us one bit and we got here without incident and are tied up to the dock.

Have a fabulous day. :)

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

OMG, I actually didn't even realize it was Friday the 13th. Duh. I knew it was Friday and I knew it was the 13th. Hmmm, not making the connections today. Guess, I'm not superstitious!

Carla said...

The date doesn't bother me either. I saw the movies when I was little. I was up every night for over a week, and finally my mom told me to go sleep with my brother, since he was the one that allowed me to watch them (he's 8.5 years older than me, and was watching us while my mom was gone or something). I don't think he let me watch scary movies on his watch again. Haha.

Poke The Rock said...

no superstition for me...except I don't like to say beetlejuice three times in a row!

Janine Huldie said...

Totally superstitious here and just can't wait for the 13th to be over for now!!

mail4rosey said...

I suspected that to be your opinion. Zumba girls are toughies. :)

mail4rosey said...

I have a very close friend (Italian) whose mother is full of cute songs, fairy tales, and little superstitions like the handbag (I love that lady!). :)

Jen said...

I love black cats too, I'm not superstitious about today at all.

bxcrochet said...

I have never been superstitious about Friday the 13th

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm not even the slightest bit superstitious about a thing!

Manzanita said...

I've found that people who like sport's competitions are superstitious. My husband was, about his ball team. He had lucky socks, of all things. Haha

Joyce Lansky said...

Jesus was crucified on a Friday and thirteen apostles were there at the time. Can you believe it's the Jew who knows that?

I heard a plane flew to Helsinki today. It was listed as Flight 6662Hel.

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Veronica Lee said...

I'm not superstitious about Friday the 13th or 666. Actually, these are auspicious numbers according to the Chinese. However, The Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese are superstitious about the number four because it is a homonym for "death" in their languages.

DWei said...

I'm not superstitious at all. It's kind of silly.

Brian Miller said...

its funny i went all day and did not realize it was friday the 13th....thursday the 12th was a worse day but it all makes sense now..hahaha...the kids at school have been crazy for 2 days

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

For yesterday being Friday the 13th, we got some very good news which I will be posting about later.

Secondary Roads said...

I used to trip on my [mostly] black cat after the sun went down. I really miss him. Nothing wrong with black cats.

From my maternal grandmother I've learned not to come into the house through one door and go out another. Because she lived next door to us, I had plenty of reminders on that as I was growing up. One time I went out the back after having come in the front. I had to go back in the house and exit through the front door.

MELISASource said...

I don't believe in superstitions but I've seen people have lots of fun with them!

Launna said...

I am not really superstitious about anything... it's just another day :)

It is interesting how people get all freaky about it though:)

~ Noelle said...

i used to hate working in the bar on friday the 13th.. or on a full moon, just because a bunch of weirdos would come in more so on those days

Chatty Crone said...

This is my dad's 95th birthday! He died when he was 84. He was born on a Friday too. sandie

Theresa said...

I know Rosey. I debated writing it out like that, then though, pft! I'm putting it up to mess with her bwhahaha :) Feel free to edit it ;)

Cheriese said...

I'm not really superstitious about anything, but when my left eye twitches I totally freak out and think that bad luck is coming my way, it almost always does!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosy .. I was 13 on Friday 13th, have lived in houses numbered 13 - and consider it my lucky number ...

So I don't fret about it ... and am not superstitious ..

Cheers Hilary

Ramakant Pradhan said...

I guess the superstitions vary from region to region. In India, some people will not proceed further if a cat crosses their path. A cawing crow gives an intimation of soon to arrive guests.

rebeccabasset said...

No I don't think that I am very superstitious. I do take note when things happen like 3 6's, or when passing a Graveyard, but that's about it.

Thanks for the post.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I'm not superstitious but my Irish grandparents were so bad everything had a double meaning

April @ 100lb Countdown said...

I'm not superstitious, but I don't know what it is about certain things that get the little hairs on my arm to stand up! Walking under ladders, black cats and the three sixes together always gets me a little pause.

Kate Fuller said...

I'm not particularly superstitious, but I do avoid walking under ladders.

Maria said...

i'm not too superstitious but i did make a joke to my mom on friday that i was a little freaked out that it was fri. the 13th and i saw a bunch of black cats that day. lol.

Colette S said...

I think it had something to do with some war and the knights of templar, why the 13th is superstitious, but I can't remember the whole story.

I don't care of the triple 6s either.

I try not to be superstitious, but sometimes you do think twice about something right.
And from where I'm from, the old wives tales abound!

Kristie said...

I'm not superstitious, but I'll admit I found it odd that Friday the 13th was the one year anniversary of the kids' and my first accident...of course there were jokes that maybe I shouldn't drive that day after we'd been in the 2nd accident only 5 days prior. ;-)

mail4rosey said...

I can firmly see why you and Pat are bloggy friends, he's a brat too. ;)

It's okay, I like brats, I have a house full of 'em. They do NOT get it from me. :)

mail4rosey said...

I hope your migraines are gone now, those suckers are the worst!!

mail4rosey said...

I can't do horror. My BFF 'made' me watch one in 7th grade, I'm still recovering. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I didn't think of any others either. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm not a fan of the dentist either. Have a healthy toothie day! :)

mail4rosey said...

The number really does bother some people. :)

mail4rosey said...

That's not a bad thing to claim. :)

mail4rosey said...

My kids have big age differences between them too, and each (except the oldest) has been subject to things too old for them from an elder sibling. ;)

mail4rosey said...

lol!! Guess that's an easy one to steer clear from, ha! :)

mail4rosey said...

You totally made it through! I saw a full moon yesterday? I think it was yesterday. Wonder if a full moon on the 13th would make someone extra skittery? lol

mail4rosey said...

I even think the scraggly Halloween-drawn cats are cute. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I don't think I have been either, though we might have messed around and said we were when we were kids. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Big high five to ya! : )

mail4rosey said...

I hope he let you wash them. ;)

My hubby's a big sports guy (watching and playing) and you're right, some of the guys do hold on to superstition pretty tight.

mail4rosey said...

LOL at the flight, that might have given me momentary pause (or I'd have at least blogged about it). ;)

mail4rosey said...

Every culture has a thing, it's interesting to hear about them.

mail4rosey said...

Sending you a high five too (just sent one to Liz who said the same). :)

mail4rosey said...

My mom would say there must be a full moon. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah for good news!

mail4rosey said...

That's funny she had you go back out. My grandmother always put salt over her shoulder. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I suppose they are something you could play around with, I never thought of it like that. :)

mail4rosey said...

Some people take theirs very closely to the heart. :)

mail4rosey said...

lol, I just replied to Chuck (above) about the full moon. My mom always said it made people act strange. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Then it's a SUPER LUCKY day for you! :)

mail4rosey said...

I haven't heard that one until now!

mail4rosey said...

13 does sound lucky for you. :)

mail4rosey said...

Black crowes are considered by some to be a bad omen in the US, but I'm not sure why. I'll have to look it up now, I'm curious. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit. :)