You're the high class girl. You're elegant, sophisticated, and enjoy the luxuries of life. You are confident, fair, and diplomatic. You could be royalty for all I know. People like you a lot, but be sure they don't like you for your money or anything. That's bad. Pick out your real friends from the crowd.
Apparently, which is a bit of a laugh, considering.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 1:50 pm
Friday, May 13, 2005
Friday the 13th, and I'm back!
Well, I suppose the closing minutes of Friday the 13th is as good as any to start writing something in the ol' blog again after my "little breakette" of the last couple of months.
Not that I'm superstitious, course. I mean, I will avoid walking under ladders, but that's not superstition, that's common sense. You're liable to end up with a pot of paint tipped over you or something.
In the current issue of Fortean Times there is a fascinating article on the origins of the superstition of Friday the Thirteenth.
Originally it was two separate superstitions: Friday was Hangman's Day on which people were executed, and so was thought to be an unlucky day, and then there was the superstition of the Unlucky 13, that is, that bad luck would be the consequence if 13 people sat down at a table for dinner - the origins of this being the 13 people at the Last Supper.
As for Friday the 13th being recognised as a superstition in its own right, this began on the Stock markets.
I especially liked the tale the town of French Lick, Indiana, where a law was passed that all black cats were required to wear a bell on Friday the 13th so that people could avoid them! (I myself have a black cat, and he HATES bells - I always have to remove them from his collar when I buy a new one for him).
Anyway, very interesting stuff. The guy that wrote the article, Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, has written a book "13: The World's Most Popular Superstition", which is all about the unlucky 13 and about superstition in general.
So, yeah, I'm back... there's loads of stuff I suppose I ought to catch up on, and fill you in about, but I'll talk about that later. Writing this initial post breaking my own silence is the starting point. It all gets easier from here on in. (I hope!)
posted by Gina Snowdoll 10:49 pm