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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Trisadexaphobic? Trixadexaphillic?



Trisadexaphobia is the fear of the number 13.

Now that we are safely past the Mayan Apocalypse, we can all worry the year 2013. If you are phobic about the number 13, it's going to be a bad year.

When I was a little kid, I remember hearing about Friday the 13th and how that was supposed to be bad luck. Being a contrary kid, I decided from that point on 13 would be my lucky number. I looked forward to every Friday the 13th, expecting it to be a good day. You know what, it most often was. Attitude is everything.

So now I'm thinking 2013 will be a good year for me.

Why not?

Besides, like I aways say: It's bad luck to be superstitious.

-Sixbears

26 comments:

  1. I don't find the number 13 unlucky either. Others seem to think so too. Look at the number of 13's on the one dollar bill. The site below will explain more.

    http://www.talewins.com/essays/onedollar.htm

    Bexar

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  2. Is that anything like "All signs fail in wet or dry weather"?

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  3. Well if 2013 turns out to be a bummer,
    hang around till the next year.
    A good one is bound to turn up sooner or later...

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    1. There's always hope, right? Besides, it's often hard to judge what's good or bad while in the middle of it. Growth, while good, can hurt.

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  4. I have long tended to incorporate 13 into everything that I build if possible ie 13 inches,feet 13/16ths etc. Yet the items which I build tend to have very long lifespans...

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  5. So *That's* where I got it! 13 is my favorite number, too. Gonna be a great year! :)

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  6. Fortunately I've never been one to let superstition get in my way. Except bananas. Don't ever bring a banana on my boat ; )

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    1. Okay, that's a new one on me. Bananas on boats?

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  7. I've known a lot of folks that swear the number 13 is bad luck, but I haven't noticed it.

    I figure next year can only be better!

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    1. Glad it's not a problem in your life. Hope next year is better for all of us.

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  8. I am sure that 2013 will treat you right.

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    1. Thank you Dizzy. I'm hopeful -and prepared.

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  9. I like the number 13. In numerology it adds up to be "4"...the number of stability (and, alas, stagnation)...the number of the archetypical elements of creation, and thus control of the same.

    But, lol, 2013? My inner 'wound too tight' sort reminds me that adds up to "5".... a number of loss and low points. Damn, I may just gird up my loins after all, lol!

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    1. In some cultures 13 is a lucky number.

      I'm hoping for a good 2013, but I'm a prepper for a reason.

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  10. Ahh, a fellow contrarian I see.
    I always considered 13 to be my lucky number too.

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  11. Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than
    approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of
    the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although
    astronomers are finding new ones all the time.
    On December 23, 2012 there were 1361 potentially hazardous asteroids.
    Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:
    Asteroid 2012 DA14
    Date(UT)Feb 15
    Miss Distance 0.09 LD
    Size 57 m

    Notes: LD means "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance
    between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the
    visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach.
    VIA: http://spaceweather.com/
    Who knows,maybe this is the one for the webbot.

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    1. I too follow the webbot stuff. Curious to see how it will hold up in the next few months.

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  12. "WHAT ME WORRY?"

    so have a very merry xmastime to you all

    Wildflower

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  13. I suspect 2013 will be a very unlucky year for those who are depending on the global economic system. For those who are prepared, 2013 may be quite lucky.

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