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13 February, 2009

Happy Friday the Thirteenth

Friday the 13th

Just a day before the expensive rose day, today is the first Friday the 13th in 2009. This year, we will have three (3) Friday the Thirteenths. The next one is in March, and the third one is in November.

This past week certainly wasn't good for many Australians. Last weekend's Victoria bushfire is the worst-ever bushfire in Australia History. And bad weather is predicted for this coming weekend.

2008's Friday the 13th, the Sony Bravia TV arrived. It still works great. No single fault yet.

A bit about Friday and the number 13.

In 1453, Byzantine Empire (Christian Eastern Roman) centred in Constantinople to the Turks.
13 people attended the Last Supper, according to the Bible.
As mentioned in the quote above, there are 13 witches in a coven.

As for Fridays... Christian tradition has something to do with it as well, such as the Crucifixion, Eve's offering the apple to Adam in the Garden of Eden, the beginning of the Great Flood, or the confusion at the Tower of Babel.

And there are a number of Black Fridays in history. The famous one includes the Wall Street Crash of 1929 (29th Oct 1929), Fisk-Gould Scandal (1869, a financial panic in the States.)

Stay safe and have a Friday the Thirteenth.

Also, if you missed out Monday night's Desperate Housewives, there's a special encore of the episode at 8.30 tonight on Seven after Better Homes and Gardens.

Some interesting readings:
Why Friday the 13th Is Unlucky - Friday 13th Origins, History (About.com)
A World of Luck (Friday the 13th) (snopes.com)
Friday the Thirteenth (Red Chaim HaQoton)
Halloween Fonts (can be used for Friday the 13th)

related blog entries:
Friday 13th June 2008
Friday 13th April 2007
Friday 13th October 2006

Posted by Antony on 13 February 2009 9:18 AM | funny

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Bad weather? It's pretty nice out here now. Don't know about Boston, but I'd assume the same.
Posted by Dave on 14 February 2009 7:24 AM.
DAVE, it hasn't stopped raining in Sydney for almost a week. The temps are hovering around 17-20c, and I have an overseas visitor staying at my house and we are experiencing cabin fever, as it is difficult to do the tourist things in the rain!! Rain is forecast until Wed of next week!!****Expletive****
Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 14 February 2009 11:08 AM.
When the beautiful United States have either good weather or beautiful snow, it does not mean we got the same treatment.
Posted by Antony Shen on 14 February 2009 1:53 PM.
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