13 & Counting

This post I originally planned for yesterday!  Yesterday morning I choose to publish my post ‘it touched me‘, because I felt it necessary that post was read yesterday.

This post’s significance is a little less than if it were posted yesterday – but I am posted it today anyway.

Pretend it is yesterday –

Today is the 13th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

Okay this is interesting – the 13th month of my blog falling on the 13th day of the month!

mentalfloss.com article ‘13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky‘, includes the following –

There were 13 people at the Last Supper. It’s said that Judas Iscariot — the one who betrayed Jesus — was the 13th man to take his place at the table.

Apollo 13 is the only unsuccessful moon mission (intended to get men on the moon, anyway) thus far. An oxygen tank exploded and the survival of the astronauts on board was pretty touch-and-go for several days, but they did all come home safely in the end (but you already knew that).

Kids officially become teenagers at the age of 13, and we all know that’s a scary phase.

In numerology, the number 12 is considered to be the representation of perfection and completion. It stands to reason, then, that trying to improve upon perfection by adding a digit is a very bad idea indeed — your greed will be rewarded with bad luck.

Friday, October 13, 1972, was a bad day in the history of aviation. That’s the day that Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 infamously crashed in the Andes, killing 29 people. On the exact same day, 174 people were killed when a Soviet Aeroflot crashed in a lake about a kilometer from the runway.

You can click the above title link to find the rest of the list, if you are interested.

I personally think there is nothing bad about the number 13.  But then I started thinking about replacing other numbers with 13 and maybe it is bad number.  For instance –

In 1973, a single topped at #2 on the music charts ‘The Twelfth Of Never’, and includes the following lyrics –

I’ll love you ’til the poets run outta rhyme

Until the “Twelfth of Never”

And that’s a long, long time

Until the “Twelfth of Never”

And that’s a long, long time

I guess using the lyric ‘Until the “Thirteenth of Never”,’ well just does not have the same meaning.

In 1983, a movie premiered ‘3 Men and a Baby’, well ’13 Men and a Baby’ would be weird and creepy.

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The television show ‘2 Broke Girls’ is presently a popular show, I do not believe ‘13 Broke Girls’, would be as popular.

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Then there is the book ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, what about ‘A Tale of Thirteen Cities’, no I do not think so.

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Okay, 13 may not work in many titles, but I think it works fine for the title of this post.

Today is the 13th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

47 thoughts on “13 & Counting

  1. My fairy dust is just not as good as turtle hugs… 🙂 Maybe Unicorns and Glitter? Congratulations not just for the anniversary but for being a wonderful guy – someone to aspire to. You post your daily blog no matter how ill you are feeling and you worry if any of your posts cause offence. I was thinking about #13 and wondered about you being boyfriend #13? I jest, boyfriend #1, Mwah!

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  2. Donny! How I loved the Osmonds (and I have a friend who still travels to see him and she’s the same age as me!). Lucky thirteen according to my granny … she was born on Friday 13th and (despite being the most supersticious person I have ever known) declared it to be therefore lucky! Happy Anniversary – I loved your crazy ideas for slotting thirteen into the titles of books but do remember you and Gary will easily visit 13 cities on your odyssey and you might just write that book yet!! May your day be filled with sunshine and daisies and your glass overflow whatever pleases you 🙂

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    • Thank you my dear Osyth! I actually got Marie Osmond’s autograph when I was younger – do you think it could be worth something? Most likely not. And I think Gary and I might get 13 cities or more into our adventure. The sun is trying to show up today, we had heavy storms yesterday! 🙂

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  3. Hey Terry, I feel terrible as my message to you last night refused to go through due to exceptionally bad internet connection ! However…..
    Happy Happy 🙂 Congrats on your 13th month of blogging ! My dad always believed that 13 was a lucky number, Friday 13th was a good day, no superstitions or anything weird. I am my fathers’ child so I believe the same  Thanks for a great blog. Cheers to many many more months of blogging and lots of happy 13th’s whatever they may be :-)

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