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    Friday the 13th - Stay off the streets today!

    I think we are all familiar with the Friday the 13th superstition many people seem to have. Even the two guys I work with who were raised in Buddhist monasteries in Laos have the suspicion of disasters looming on Friday the 13th. Which I found rather weird for some reason the first time they mentioned it. I guess I assumed it was a western phobia and wouldn't be a worldwide thing.

    Here's the Wikipedia file on it which essentially supports my own findings (that it's just another day):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th


    The big question is: Are you afraid of disaster today? Are you wearing green (a "lucky" color)? Or are you like me and enjoy walking under ladders at the bookshop and listening to people gossip about bad things happening on the 13th?

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    Huh, I forgot it was Friday the 13th. I don't really believe in it. And apparently, less accidents happen on it due to people being more careful, says Wikipedia.
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    I remember being uneasy about them when I was young, but now it's just another day, although I do notice them on the calendar and, this year, think it's pretty cool we have one two months in a row.
    Bruce in CT

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    I woke up today with this horrible sinus headace, hopefully that is the extent of my bad luck today.
    "We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should." - Kurt Vonnegut

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    Well, Terminator is back on today. ....That's good enough news for me!
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    Every Friday the 13th, I watch a scary movie and have a frightfully good time.

    Btw, there's going to be a Friday the 13th next month too. Two Friday the 13ths in a row.
    "I may be on the side of angels, but do not mistake me for one."

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    My birthdays on Septemer 13th<-- so sometimes, its Friday the 13th. I consider myself badluck too, most things i do, is very ironic. Today, i wore all blue. :O blue boxers, blue shirt, jeans, and im not even gonna swim. I think (now its raining currently) imma drown. :O

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    What movie are you watching tonight Ahmad? I haven't watched a scary movie in ages!

    Halt, if you stop thinking of yourself as bad luck (called a "self fullfilling prophecy " in transactional psychology) and just take things a little bit slower speed (take it easy) I can guarantee you'll find those "traps" don't get set for you as much. Here's a short movie that's a bit weird but conveys the lessons of taking it easy or "doing easy" and not letting the universe spring out at you. Remember this includes quite a bit of wry humor as well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNkWml3ztA

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