Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th... Do You Believe?

Okay, so it’s Friday the 13th. Some say we should expect bad luck whenever the 13th of a month falls on a Friday. I can’t say this particular superstition has ever affected me, but maybe that’s because I was born June 13. No, it wasn’t a Friday, but still. My birthday occasionally lands on a Friday and nothing big has ever happened, good or bad.

Of course, there are always stories about how horrible or terrific occurrences seem to stem from this crazy date. Some have had two car accidents the same day. Some have set off security alarms by merely exiting a store. And some couldn’t seem to get to work on time, no matter what they did. However, others have encountered the opposite effect where everything on Friday the 13th was a positive experience. Maybe they met their soul mate, won the lottery, or discovered the flight they failed to board ended up in the Hudson.

What about you? Do you believe in the curse of Friday the 13th? Do you have a good or bad story to share about something that occurred on that date?


  1. I've never noticed anything different about Friday the 13th. I wouldn't have even realized it was a Friday the 13th today if I hadn't read it on a blog (yours was one of two that I've seen it mentioned today).


  2. Friday the 13th is my lucky day. I have always had great things happen to me on that day, including free gas, an empty line (line 13) in a packed grocery store, winning lottery tickets... I am so grateful we had two Friday the 13ths in a row.

    Jenny Bean

  3. Jenny,
    There's another Friday the 13th in November, so you should buy another lottery ticket around that day. ;)

    If my birthday wasn't on the 13th, I may not have paid much attention to the date either.

    Lynnette Labelle

  4. I usually have an average or better day on a Friday the 13th. And today was an incredibly good one!!!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  5. Just another day to me. Now, full moons, things really get crazy. :)

  6. Hey, Lynnette. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Can't say I'm superstitious about Friday the 13th in either way.

    I'm currently waiting to hear back from my dream agent who has my partial. Part of me wondered if this "special" day would change my opinion. It didn't. Still no word. Hmmm. Maybe that's because it was Friday the 13th. :D

  7. I have to say I've never been a superstitious gal, but I like the story potential behind such things. ;)