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13 Things To Do On Friday The 13th   1 comment

1. Go look at the moon. It will be full and yellow due to its closeness to the earth and the bending of light by our atmosphere. Always good to appreciate pretty things. And … we won’t have another full moon on Friday the 13th until 2049. Better enjoy this one.

2. Celebrate this Friday as I do most Fridays: with a trip to the post office. Working from home has such hidden perks, you see.

3. Revel in a hot shower. On Sunday our hot water disappeared (literally), and we had zero water from the hot water faucet. Not hot, not cold, nothing. Cold water faucet was fine, but there was zero flow from the hot water faucet & both of our showers. Weird, right? On Monday morning, the hot water fairies smiled upon us and the hot water was back, from every hot water faucet. No clue what happened for the hot water to take a 12 hour vacation, but I’ll enjoy a hot shower on Friday, without benefit of a plumber’s bill.

4. Design a new end grain cutting board that doesn’t make Velda say I can only sell it in New Mexico. She’s tough to please, that one.

5. I’m doing an online demo with a prospect from Honolulu, who’s looking at our traffic system. I need to close the deal, and then find a way to be required to install the software personally. It could happen; it’s Friday the 13th. It could happen.

6. Don’t watch a horror movie. Of course, that’s something I don’t do EVERY day, but it’s definitely something I will not do to sully this wonderful day.

7. Buy a lottery ticket. Friday the 13ths are clearly the best for me.

8. Load the cars with Mrs M’s lotions (as well as the obviously nicknamed Mr M’s stuff) for the early departure to our event on Saturday. Come join us at Santa Clarita’s Touch A Truck event, which is to benefit the SCV Senior Center.

9. Enjoy this Friday the 13th, as it is the only one in 2014. Look forward to 2015, when there will be three!

10. Finish new blog post: “14 Things To Do On Saturday The 14th.” I feel a new series coming on.

11. Don’t take Velda out to dinner, as she didn’t accept my suggestions that we needed to keep the day clear. No, she’s buried in Mrs M’s preparations and has no time for me us. OK, no dinner out on Friday the 13th.

12. Remind Velda that I proposed 39 years ago today, on our first date – which was on a Friday the 13th. And that she’s still stuck madly in love with me.

13. When it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, lift a glass in celebration.


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Posted June 13, 2014 by henrymowry in Living Life

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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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