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13 Reasons I Love Friday The 13th   6 comments

131. Velda was born on a Friday the 13th. How can I not love this day? (So, you think I’m in her good graces now?)

2. Everyone knows Friday the 13th in unlucky. That pretty much ensures everyone is wrong … everyone is never right.

3. Our 13th President, Millard Fillmore, is famously known for installing the first bathtub in the White House. Which he didn’t do.

4. There’s a name for being scared of 13: Triskaidekaphobia. There’s also a name for loving this number: Triskaidekamania. That’s a lot of confusion for just a number. I mean, does anyone know what fear of the number 7 is called? 12? 5?

5. My first date with Velda was on a Friday the 13th … and I proposed on that date. Good times.

6. It’s Friday. Work is almost done. How bad can it be?

7. The Dodger’s magic number now is 5. And that has nothing to do with 13.

8. Wait. The magic number is four. Doesn’t everyone know that? (and I can prove it)

9. I’ve never seen any of the Friday the 13th movies. I mean, who would want to see them?

10. It is believed Michelangelo began work on his statue of David on September 13. Great art deserves our respect.

11. The Hollywood sign was first unveiled by the owner of the LA Times newspaper, Harry Chandler, on Friday the 13th of July, 1923. Originally the sign spelled out “Hollywoodland” and was erected to advertise a new housing development Chandler was constructing nearby.

12. Benjamin Franklin wrote it on Friday the 13th, 1789:  “Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”

13. Remember how I proposed on my first date with Velda on a Friday the 13th? She said yes. It was a good day.


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