well, unless you want it to. If you want to get your freak on, by all means, don't stop on my account. However, in honour of today, I decided to Google up some thoughts and facts associated with Friday 13th. You know, this day comes up in the year more frequently than we might imagine. Although the next one isn't till June 2008. And that will be the only one for the year. 2009 will have 3 days.
* The Fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia... Thank the Computer Gods for Cut and Paste. Try saying that in one breath. Imagine telling people that? "I suffer from friday-the-13th-itis. Also known as paraskewerkebabwhat?"
* More than 17 million people are affected by fear of this day. Not a random statistic here folks, this info comes from my friends at Wikipedia and The Stress Management Centre and Phobia Institute.
*There is a significant increase in traffic accidents on Friday the 13th.
* Fidel Castro was born on Friday the 13th of August, 1926. Woah, he's older than I thought.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen too. Well, that explains a lot. Friday, June 13th, 1986.
* And according to NASA, asteroid 2004 MN4 will come scarily close to Earth on April 13, 2029, but it will not hit. (What?????) Ok people... this is good. Nothing unlucky about this right? Unlucky is if it HITS us! Cheer up!! :o)
Anyway, whatever you folks may have planned intentionally or otherwise for this day... make sure you stay safe. I will be at work all day, and personally don't plan on walking under any ladders or dropping any salt. Although, I don't do that anyway. And if anything associated with luck happens to you, I hope that it's good. I hope you all get lucky!