It's Friday the 13th!

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        Well today is Friday the 13th and there are loads of superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th which are a combination of two separate fears:

            the fear of the number 13 (called triskaidekaphobia)
            the fear of Fridays

        Unlucky 13

        It is unlucky to have thirteen at a table or in a company. The number 13, in the Christian faith, is the number of people at the Last Supper, with the 13th guest at the table being the traitor, Judas.

        Why are people superstitious of the number 13?

            A witches coven consists of 13 members.
            Tarot Card number 13 is the Death Card, depicting the Grim Reaper
            Hotels rarely have a room number 13
            There are 13 steps leading to the gallows.
            13 knots in a hangman's noose.
            13 feet which the guillotine blade falls.
            The driver of Princess Diana hit pillar 13 at Place de l'Alma, Paris, France which unfortunately resulted in her death.

        Fridays

            Fridays have been considered an unlucky day since the medieval times.
            It is generally considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday - a new journey, job, marriage, business project, giving birth, moving house
            It is unlucky to cut fingernails and hair on a Friday.
            In Britain, Friday was the conventional day for public hangings, and there were supposedly 13 steps leading up to the noose!

        Info sourced from Project Britain.

        I have to say that I personally don't like Friday the 13th, I do take extra care if I'm driving or doing anything that could cause me to be harmed.

        Are you superstitious of this day?

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        It makes me a little nervous I must admit. My future mother in law has been with her bf for a year as of today. It's all she has talked about. 

        She tends to repeat things incessantly so I'm sure I'll relive this day for the next 6 months 
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        I not really superstitious about Friday the 13th but yet when something goes wrong i will say it's because it's Friday the 13th!!

        Today though has to be the best day in the whole world for me because its a very special birthday!!!!



        Happy b'day sweet sweet Hazel! She is the glint in my eye and sunshine of my life.

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        Happy Birthday Hazel! Love that face gurl!
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        Happy Birthday Hazel, Watch out for black cats!
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        Is that pic not the funniest but at the same time, cutest pic?!! Happy Birthday Hazel and many more 
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        Whoops. Not sure how the  got in my previous post. Sorry Hazel, winks
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        Sweet.  Happy Birthday Hazel.  She is adoreable.

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        Whoops. Not sure how the  got in my previous post. Sorry Hazel, winks


        2 x ! =

        It's the "shortcut" for the face.

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        Sorry blue didn't meant to take away from your thread and change topics.

        Thanks everyone for the sweet kind words on my most prized possession Hazel baby.

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        lipstick_xoxos wrote:

        Sorry blue didn't meant to take away from your thread and change topics.

        Thanks everyone for the sweet kind words on my most prized possession Hazel baby.

        Lips



        You didn't at all Lips.  It's an important day for a special lady.  I'm glad you posted it along with the cute pic.

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        "Thirteen at a table is unlucky only when the hostess has only twelve chops." – Groucho Marx.
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        chillymellow wrote:

        "Thirteen at a table is unlucky only when the hostess has only twelve chops." – Groucho Marx.



        What a brilliant saying that is - it really made me howl.  Thank you Chilly for brightening the day.

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        lmaoooooooo ain't that the truth chilly!
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        I don't believe in these kinds of things, bad things don't wait for the 13th to happen!
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        Very true Johnny. I lost at bingo tonight and that always happens. Not just on Friday 13th.

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