13 April 2007

Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Not Me!

A.k.a.- Fear of Friday the 13th. According to Wikipedia, "It's been estimated that [U.S] $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because people will not fly or do business they would normally do." There are a couple of countries who hold this irreverence for Tuesday the 13th.
People all over the world seem to have an aversion to the number 13. People often will not live on the thirteenth floor, or stay in room 13. Going beyond that many proprietors will skip the numbers completely, going from floor 12 to 14 to put themselves and their guests at ease. I am not into creepy movies but Thirteen Ghosts with Tony Shaloub was pretty traumatic, not to mention the Friday the 13th movies (Not that I ever watched any of those!).
Well, there is no fear of this day this time around, no paraskavedekatriaphobia. Because…

On the contrary, this is a day I have been looking forward to since last October! That was when I last saw new eps of Stargate on Skiffy! (Those little incidents on YouTube don’t count- they were fuzzy and really pretty small…) Today, we get the second half of Season 3 and 10 premieres. The only bittersweet is that it is SG-1’s last premiere anything as this is their last half season. But, today we have a little party to kick off this half of the season! There is a mythology behind the Stargate special beforehand. I can’t wait! We are having a mini-party tonight!
Enjoy the gates!
Funny side note- in 2029- on Friday the 13th Apophis will come closest to Earth in his travels. Apophis the asteroid- not the Goa’uld. But still, makes you wonder…

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