I don’t cotton to superstition as a general rule. Knock on wood. Is a Friday the 13th anymore unlucky than any other day? Probably not. I have been superstitious in my past. I avoided stepping on lines and cracks in sidewalks well into my teens, for example. I have evolved. I don’t think black cats, walking under ladders, spilling salt, breaking a mirror etc affect your future. What I do believe in from personal experience is something I call slumps. Along the lines with the saying “when it rains, it pours”. Some mornings when I get up to go cut grass, stuff just starts going wrong from the get go, usually before I leave the house. A tire is flat or something. This puts me on high alert. If one more thing goes wrong, like a mower won’t start or something, I will usually just wrap up all my toys and go home. I am in a slump. Fighting it will only make things worse. The best strategy for slumps is to go home and chill. Before I REALLY screw something up. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that slumps are real. But I don’t think they are caused by bad luck, per se. I just think that, occasionally, the millions of variables in our lives land on the payline in a “it’s gonna be a shitty day for you” order. So the next time you smell a slump creeping up on you, you have my permission to go home and nap.
13, bad luck, black cats, one passed me yesterday even though i sped up but not so much it put him in any real danger; john bond and danny marino, in that order for me, challenging the mojo; 13 in the ap poll and playing for more, much more and hoping for it but expecting less, much less, well maybe a small part of me expects more; 13 colonies, one nation, dozens, at least, of intents originally, but no crystal balls; the templars and the first friday the 13th and religious corruption, money, lost history, conspiracies, politics, power and money; it’s the end of the 13th baktun and i feel fine, i had to look that up of course; my 7th grade science teacher, i was 13 at the time, is very sick, and i am hoping he gets all the treatment he needs without being forced to resort to fish fries and raffles to pay for the chemo and the pain meds; 13 years ago i thought 30 was old and i was pretty much right; in 13 more years i think that 18 will be old; one cannot complete a stream of conscious posting on the number 13 if one’s aim is to include 13 topics, a break is required, some googling, but it doesn’t really matter if my original intent needs tweaking, really that’s true of all the best laid plans; in 1913 woodrow wilson declared the united states would never attack another country though he had no crystal ball; however the first drive up gas station was opened that year; in italy, the number is lucky, how about that?