Last Updated on: December 3rd, 2017
Today is Friday the 13th. It’s the first one of this year!
In this post, I’ll talk about 3 things: why I love the number 13, why people fear this number, and other phobias, including blogophobia!
Why I Love The Number 13
First of all, I love the number 13. I think it’s much luckier than the number 7.
My Nana Kay was born on January 13.
My grandfather was born in 1913.
I moved back to my hometown on Friday the 13th.
This number has popped up in my life over and over throughout the years, and I have come to love it.
One of my friends was also born on January 13.
I am not really superstitious, and so I don’t have any reason to fear this number. However, I have had a weird experience on one of these famed Fridays.
When I was living with one of my exes, our fridge stopped working one Friday. Yes, it was on a Friday the 13th. I don’t know why, or what happened, exactly, but a few hours later it began working again, and worked just fine from that moment on. It was very weird, indeed.
I have also had experiences with the number 23, but those are stories for another day! (My other grandma was born on April 23rd, Shakespeare’s birth- and death-day!)
My Nana Kay is no longer with us, but her next birthday would be 13/13/13, if such a day were to exist. If December is the 12th month, it would stand to reason that the 13th month could be January, and so, following this reasoning, January 13, 2014 would be 13/13/13. At 13 seconds after 1:13 pm on this day, using military time, it would be 13:13:13 on 13/13/13.
Yes, I am getting carried away here, but I am looking forward to that moment!
Have you ever had strange things happen on Friday the 13th? Share your stories in the comment section, please!
Are you superstitious? Do you have triskaidekaphobia? This is an abnormal fear of the number 13.
If you do, but don’t know why, you might be interested in reading some of the reasons people fear the number thirteen. Composer Arnold Schoenberg died due to his fear, when he was 76 (note that adding seven to six will yield a sum of thirteen). Have you ever wondered what floor the fourteenth floor of many hotels and other building really is? 😉 Yup, you guessed it… the thirteenth!
When Fear of No. 13 Hits , these people suggest throwing a party to treat it! They also assert that people who fear the number 13 face a troubling year. After all, it is 2013!
You might like this video:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFwJcDm00ZI&w=420&h=315]
So many other phobias exist that the list of such phobias is too long to include here. You can see the top 100 phobias and/or the A to Z List of Phobias. Of course, these are not complete lists; blogophobia is not on them!
What phobias do you have? What are you scared of? Anything?
There was a movie made called Freaky Friday, starring actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Here is the trailer for this movie. I saw the whole movie, and it was pretty good!
I love Freaky Friday stories, and am hoping you’ll share some of yours in the comment section!
We’re having another Friday the Thirteenth in December. Next year, in 2014, the only Friday The 13th is in June.
In 2015, there will be more…
So, do you love or fear the number 13? Are you superstitious? Do you have a weird experience to share? What did this post make you remember?