OMG, OMG, OMG

I didn’t even realize what day it was, until I was over at What Sandra Thinks’s blog and now I’m hyped, cuz…

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AND it’s also…

 

NOT a full moon.

I just deflated, but it’s true.  Wherever the rumor is coming from, I’m not sure, but the full moon won’t happen until May 21st.  Bummer… all of the wickedest characters in my head were already lined up to do the conga, too. (They don’t get out much.)

Happy Friday the 13th! Not so happy for the Knights Templar, but Vorhees wants his own holiday, too you know.

Verbal Pet Peeve

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Happy Friday the 13th with a Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde.  Whatever you do, don’t panic – but don’t be too surprised if nothing goes smoothly today, either.  Please, refrain from doing any magick, making any major decisions or throwing your phone because communications are so frustratingly screwy.

Okay that’s all your horoscopes for the day.

It is kind of exciting that we’re having the phenomenon of a Full Moon on Friday the 13th, and that it won’t happen again until the year 2049!   To try and ward against any mayhem with my laptop due to Merc Retro, I’m opting to keep my answer to the Daily Prompt short, sweet and to the point.

Saying “These ones” and “those ones” is redundant.  Knock it off!  It literally makes me cringe when I hear you say it, as if you’ve just raked your fingernails over a chalkboard.  “These” and “Those” are exactly perfect and do not require the addition of “ones.”  You are already indicating which ‘ones’ by saying ‘these’ or ‘those.’ Please for all that is good and vital and sane – Stop it!

Okay, I feel better now.  Hope y’all have a great, black cat, ladder free day! 😉

Unless, you’re like me and share space with black cats…

and aren’t superstitious in any way…

Just, have a good freakin’ day!

 

Flash Facts Friday

This is becoming more of a challenge every week… Bring it on, Google!

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Friday Fact #1: Prince Pyotr Andreyevich Vyazemsky (1792-1878) is credited for writing the poem titled: семь пятниц на неделе” or “Seven Fridays (in/of) a Week” in 1826, to which his dear friend, Aleksandr Pushkin replied: “Seven Fridays… your best vaudeville.”  The saying “Seven Fridays a Week” is a Russian Idiom for someone who is continuously indecisive.

stock_market_crashFriday Fact #2: Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the name given the acute fear of Friday the 13th, but its victims aren’t the only ones to suffer.  According to statistics, the U.S. alone loses $800-$900 million dollars in business every time that accursed date rolls up on the calendar – all because of the 17 to 21 million phobia-stricken people who simply cannot go about their day as normal.  That’s one costly fear to have.

I saved this next fact for last, because we are coming up on the 3 year anniversary of this tragic natural disaster and the unfortunate chain of events that followed:

Friday Fact #3: On Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a 8.9 magnitude earthquake followed by a 39 meter tall (at its highest point) Tsunami, which then triggered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster.  Below is footage released by the Japanese broadcasting network known as NHK.

Thanks to all who take the time to watch.  I hope each and every one of us can find a moment on March 11th to remember, reach out, pray, research, however you like to contribute to the memory of those lost, those who willingly sacrificed, those who beat the odds, and to all of those who jumped in to help however they could.

Flash Facts Friday

Trying to come up with a fast & fun weekly post for Fridays is frustrating.  There’s already Flash Fiction Friday, Flash (headlights or boobs, your choice) Friday and Friday Flashbacks.  I really don’t want to copy everyone else, so I’ve decided to tweak these options a little.

Welcome to my first Flash Facts Friday, where I will list three facts about Fridays every Friday from all throughout history, pop culture and the globe.

Drum roll please…

knights_templarhorseFriday Fact #1: On Friday the 13th of October, 1307 A.D., King Philip IV of France ordered countless Fellow-Soldiers of the Knights Templar (to whom he was grossly indebted) arrested, tortured into false confessions, and then burned at the stake.

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Friday Fact #2: The children’s novel Freaky Friday has been adapted into 3 Disney films, but the original version produced in 1976 had a screenplay written by the book’s actual author, Mary Rodgers.

 

 

 

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Friday Fact #3: Both U.S. Presidents, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, were assassinated on a Friday.