Thursday, November 12, 2009

Why are people fearful of Friday the 13th?

Do You happen to see any Black Cats about?

Nope! Only Red!

Friday the 13th, the most widespread superstition
The sixth day of the week and the number 13 both have foreboding reputations said to date from ancient times, and their inevitable conjunction from one to three times a year (there happen to be three such occurrences in 2009, two of them right in a row) portends more misfortune than some credulous minds can bear. According to experts it's the most widespread superstition in the United States today. Some people refuse to go to work on Friday the 13th; some won't eat in restaurants; many wouldn't think of setting a wedding on the date.
How many Americans at the turn of the new millennium actually suffer from this condition? According to Dr. Donald Dossey, a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of phobias (and coiner of the term paraskevidekatriaphobia, also spelled paraskavedekatriaphobia), the figure may be as high as 21 million. If he's right, at least eight percent of Americans are still in the grips of a very old superstition.
Exactly how old is difficult to say, because determining the origins of superstitions is an inexact science, at best. In fact, it's mostly guesswork.

I happen to Love the 13th! It has always been very kind to me? And as this Friday is the 13th!

I decided to come out of my hole~ What have I been in to? Cupcakes,Paper bag Journals that look like leather~ (no kidding) . Got a new book on Eclipse that I am finding rewarding and well

lets just start with Cupcakes, in my last entry, I told about a very very large gourmet cupcake that I purchased in Bis bee, Arizona!

Very tasty and loaded with blueberries! I thought ...hum...(thinking) I can do this! So in the next day or so I looked and looked for my Jumbo cup cake pan! Found every other pan in the world but not the jumbo. Well, I went to my very first purchasing place and found a jumbo pan for around $8.00 and no shipping )I am a prime member)

It came in 2 days from my favorite UPS person Pam! And the peanut butter Carmel Jumbo cupcakes were a hit!.

When I went into Tucson yesterday, I always try and hit Jo Ann' Fabric store and found ...

A Texas King Size Cup Cake Pan!! Imagine that! I might jut make a large cake and cut it into! lol

Lots of fun in Tucson and I am always wiped out the next day!
In the post this morning I got a package of fancy papers from Europe! Hopefully by the first of the new year, I will introduce a different line of Journals, I already have introduced them in the European markets and hope by then it settles down so that I can present some on my Etsy shop.
And I did not ... get any papers made from elephant POO! Can you imagine that?
I did get some lovely Lace Papers and a ton of new colors that I have not seen here in the USA, but than again that one horse in our town is pretty busy just with normals items.
I will leave you to think about the Elephant Pooh papers! What a thing to think on or leave on! (bg)
As always,
May you walk in the moonlight till the wind sets you free.