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Triskaidekaphobia ( Friday the 13th )

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Do you have fear of the number 13 ?

Heck yeah [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
maybe [ 1 ]  [2.56%]
a little bit [ 8 ]  [20.51%]
heck no [ 20 ]  [51.28%]
don't be ridiculous... [ 9 ]  [23.08%]
other ( please explain ) [ 1 ]  [2.56%]
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Posted: October 11, 2006, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

Friday the 13th is coming this week.....Scared

Are you dreading it or is it just another day to you ?

Personally, it's just another day to me.

DD

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: October 11, 2006, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

    Friday the 13th is coming this week.....Scared

    Are you dreading it or is it just another day to you ?

    Personally, it's just another day to me.

    DD

    Actually its my wife's birthday and it has brought me a lot of good luck over the years.

    Thats why I voted other.

    Floridian

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      Posted: October 11, 2006, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

      I guess I never looked at 13 as unlucky.  Although I was never brought up with a lot of religious training, I come from a Jewish family, and 13 is when a person becomes of age and begins to take responsibility and observe the 10 Commandments.  (Yeah, right...like a 13 year old boy is a real mature man)  Still, because of this I never looked at the number in a negative light.   (It's actually 12 for girls although almost everyone uses age 13 as a landmark year.)  So many people I knew had a Bar Mitzvah (or Bat Mizvah for girls) at 13 which was a very happy celebration.

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        Posted: October 11, 2006, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

        This can get interesting.

        Many say it's silly for Americans to worry about the number 13 because we started with 13 colonies, there's 13 spears in the eagle's talons, etc....

        OK, in numerology, 13 breaks down to 1 + 3 =

        In Chinese (and some other Asian countries count in Chinese) the word for 4 is "sa", which is also the word for death, so 4 is the number considered to be unlucky.

        In the U.S. many tall buildings have no 13th floor, in Asia it's no 4th floor.  

        One of the stories about the origin of Friday the 13th being unlucky is the Last Supper, Jesus + 12 = 13.

        Interestingly, in Norse mythology, there is a story about a banquet in Valhalla and Loki, being angered because he wasn't invited, crashing it and being the 13th person. 

        PS

        When the first of any month is on a Sunday, that month will have a Friday the 13th.

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          Posted: October 11, 2006, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

          What if I have 13 toes?  Is that lucky or unlucky?

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            Posted: October 11, 2006, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

            I actually look foward to the 13th. and don't avoid it.  I like to be out and about on Fri. 13th ( I really have no choice) to observe and be involved in "unluckiness, bad karma, etc." to see if there is any truth to it.  And after many Fri. 13th.'s I have yet to experience the bad stuff that is supposed to happen on this dreaded day.  I'll ask people that day how there day has been and typically they don't even know what day it is,  maybe it's because the ones that know of the evil lurking about just stay shuttered in and don't risk the danger. 

            jarasanUS Flag Oh Yeah, Happy Friday the 13th.!

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              Posted: October 11, 2006, 9:20 pm - IP Logged


              "SAY WHAT"???

               ALL ##############$$$

                  UN-LICKEY

              (unless you choose the ones that make "me" a JACKPOT....winnie$$$)

              LOL

              PSYKOMO 

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                "SAY WHAT"???

                 ALL ##############$$$

                    UN-LICKEY

                (unless you choose the ones that make "me" a JACKPOT....winnie$$$)

                LOL

                PSYKOMO 

                Tomorrow all state.

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                  Posted: October 12, 2006, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                  Tomorrow all state.

                   1313

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                  131

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                  I Agree!

                  I was thinking the same thing Amazing Grace. Or even 1013-0013-013(repeat) for Ga.

                  GOD BLESS EVERY ONE!!!

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                    Posted: October 12, 2006, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                    I have always seem to have good luck on Friday 13

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                      Posted: October 12, 2006, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                      I have always seem to have good luck on Friday 13

                      Ditto that for me two!!!

                      I guess I always absorb the good luck that everyone else discounts, for fear of having bad luck!!

                      It's kinda like shopping after X-Mas so to speak. Green laugh

                      I am a money magnet. 

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                        Posted: October 12, 2006, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                        Ditto that for me two!!!

                        I guess I always absorb the good luck that everyone else discounts, for fear of having bad luck!!

                        It's kinda like shopping after X-Mas so to speak. Green laugh

                        i have to agree with you two......my luck is always good on the 13th...

                        "I am what I am by the grace of God."

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                          Posted: October 13, 2006, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                          OMG! I didn't realize it's Friday the 13th till I saw this post.  lolol  I believe some Friday the 13th Days R unlucky & some r lucky, lucky days, it depends on the planets like when u read Libra Dave's post.  Plus, I check to see what my horoscope have to say for the day & I'll know if it is a bad day or not for me. Well, according to my horoscope, I just need to use my common sense to stay out of trouble! lolololololol  Have a nice day everyone!Sun Smiley

                           

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                            Posted: October 13, 2006, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                            Friday the 13th is coming this week.....Scared

                            Are you dreading it or is it just another day to you ?

                            Personally, it's just another day to me.

                            DD

                            I was looking for it to be a "good luck day" & heading to Foxwoods!Banana