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Amanda AshvilleNC
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Ashville, NC
USA
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Posted - 02/13/2004 :  2:46:46 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I had a bad day today and when I got home I remembered that it was Friday the 13th. Maybe I should have stayed in bed all day.

I did some research before making this post. Here are some "origins of friday the 13th myths"

.ColleenNYC
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New York City, NY
USA
1700 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2004 :  3:11:16 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I am so supersticious - I had the doctor break my water, so I would not have my youngest son on Friday the 13th. It was Thursday, March 12.1992 (6PM). James was born at 8:31 PM, and I kept my promise to my little Nanny, that I would not have a "bad luck baby" on the 13th.
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ChristieG
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Germantown, MD
USA
411 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2004 :  5:28:30 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Hope you have a better night, Amanda!! Sorry to hear you had a bad day.
as for me, I am cautious, but not too worried about Fri. 13th.
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MargeryArnold
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Austin, TX
USA
18 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2004 :  8:07:28 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Hope your day gets better!

My birthday is May 13, and it seems that with rare exception, it's usually a horrible day! Of course, a lot of it has to do with being on or near Mother's Day, but I still like to think it's the curse of being born on the 13th. And whenever it falls on Friday, it's usually extra terrible.
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JanetW
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New Orleans, LA
USA
271 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2004 :  8:57:25 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I only worry about Friday the 13th if I happen to be getting a year older that day. It's a great day to pick up bargain air fares!

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Shopping New Orleans and Gulfport--points in between and beyond.
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.StephanieA
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Redmond, WA
USA
1816 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2004 :  9:49:54 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My oldest son is so superstitious that he will not leave the house on a Friday the 13th. He stays at home all day and won't go out. Last year there were 3 of them.

Shopping WA especially, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Woodinville and from Tukwila to Lynnwood.
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MBailey
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Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
USA
267 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2004 :  11:10:31 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My bank had severe problems on Friday. I logged on to my online banking account and found that my husband's paycheck had not been deposited (by direct deposit) and that some checks I had written had been deducted twice! I called customer service and was told by the guy that they had been having a true Friday the 13th at the bank...the computers were showing crazy things and they were in the process of fixing them.

Melanie
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Vonette
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Walla Walla, WA
USA
867 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2004 :  1:51:06 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
It didn't even occur to me that last Friday was a "Friday the 13th" until the next day. It was just an ordinary day for me. I stopped worrying about Friday the 13th after my second child was born on Friday December 13th a few years back. The delivery went perfectly, and he was a beautiful happy baby. Now he's a smart, cheerful first-grader--certainly none the worse for being born on the 13th!
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LindaCulp
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Portland, Oregon
USA
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Posted - 02/16/2004 :  10:57:49 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Friday the 13th has more often than not been a LUCKY day for me . . . some more than others, and sometimes just purely neutral, but I've never had a BAD Friday the 13th (knock on wood).

Happily shopping the Portland, Oregon metro area!
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CarolynNC
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Landis, NC
USA
1204 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2005 :  09:52:03 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Just another day for me. I don't recall the day ever being bad just because it was a Friday 13th. If it was a bad day, it was only because "Stuff Happens", and it just happened on that day instead of another. My nerves are bad enough without the worry of a superstition. LOL

I'm not asleep....I'm checking for light leaks! :)
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NipunB
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Phillipsburg, NJ
USA
540 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2005 :  10:16:21 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Its my parents and my grandparents anniversary this Friday the 13th. its my grand parents 60th aniverasry and there is gonna be a big celebration back home!!

I hope all goes lucky thatd ay!!

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Jules in Boston
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Boston, MA
USA
1492 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2005 :  10:53:55 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
May 13th is our 5 year wedding anniversary!!! It is a lucky day!

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DeborahH
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BC
Canada
804 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2005 :  2:42:16 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My birthday is also May 13, and yes I was born on a Friday. It just seems like a regular day to me, since I have been with DH but with ex boyfriends my birthdays were always awful. The ex destroyed 2 of my cars and each on a different birthday and alot of other horrible things with the ex around. Now you know why he is an ex
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JustineR
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IN
USA
39 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2005 :  8:54:20 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I always have great luck on Friday the 13th. My bad luck day is the Ides of March. Somehow I got it in my head that it is unlucky and it has always stuck. Thankfully it only comes around once a year but often I just stay hidden for the whole day. Sometimes I think all of that stuff is just in your head. I knew a guy who took a vacation day from work every Friday the 13th because he thought it was so unlucky for him.
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Jenny T
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USA
208 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2005 :  10:18:51 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Haha...I don't need bad luck this Friday 13th...I have already screwed the day up, lol. By that, I mean I scheduled myself for a BUNCH of shops to squeeze in on the extra long lunch hour I am taking. And when I get home? Well! Then I can either stay up really late and complete a shop after midnight or get up SUPER early on Saturday (before 6:00AM) and complete it then. The shop window is (midnight-8AM)...and, yes, apparently I am NUTS!!!
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JustineR
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IN
USA
39 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2005 :  8:42:35 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Don't forget for all of you needing a pick-me-up on Friday the 13th to stop by Wendy's to get a FREE junior frosty (going on all weekend)! I know anything ice cream like always helps me get through a bad day. DH says I swear that ice cream will cure any ailment both mental and physical. It's a standing joke at our house when I feel bad and say, "You know what would make me feel better?"
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StaceyPH888
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Port Orange, Florida
USA
197 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2006 :  12:23:23 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
This day has always been good luck for me. It has been the day that I have done many exciting things, such as open a business.
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Julie_WA_Writer
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Western, Washington
USA
1850 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2006 :  1:21:09 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Nah, just another day. My son was born on Friday the 13th and he was the easiest of all my babies :-).

“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” Tacitus
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AngelaMc
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Mar Vista, CA
USA
508 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2006 :  2:21:10 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
What a fun thread! I once had a pair of twin black cats that I named "Friday" and "Thirteen" until they were old enough for me to realize that I had been calling the male cat "Friday". I renamed them after that.

The only superstition that I follow is that if my right palm itches it means that I have money coming my way within the next few days. Even if it's just my paycheck from my 9-5 job, my itchy right palm rarely lets me down!

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Maureen5360
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USA
268 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2006 :  6:54:31 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Friday the 13th is usually a GOOD luck day for me. I'm looking forward to it this week because I have quite a few shops lined up that day plus a friend will meet me at lunch time and said it's her treat.
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ShowAngie
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Greer, SC
USA
164 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2006 :  09:34:34 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I went into labor the same day as ColleenNYC (march 12, 1992). However, I had my baby on 3/13/92 - Friday the 13th. He is 13 now, and he is a wonderful kid. So, I guess Friday the 13th is a good luck day for me!
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