Thirteen thirteens

thursday 13

  1. Sep­tem­ber 13th is my anniversary.
  2. 13 Engines -- Perpetual Motion Machine13 Engines’ Per­pet­u­al Motion Machine, alt-rock from 1994, rocks.
  3. Half of the Fri­day the 13ths that fall are pay­days for me.
  4. The oth­er half are not.
  5. But that’s okay because my wife’s pay­day is off­set from mine by a week.
  6. Her­cules, a well-known and easy-to-find con­stel­la­tion in these north­ern lat­i­tudes, con­tains the glob­u­lar clus­ter M13.
  7. There’s at least one hotel in Win­nipeg whose floor num­bers skip from 12 to 14, omit­ting 13.
  8. My most recent address was Apart­ment 31. The apart­ment num­bers on the sec­ond floor went 11, 12, 31, 14. I sus­pect they swapped the dig­its, what do you think?
  9. Before I could move into the apart­ment, work­men had to clean up and touch up the ceil­ing. The whole ceil­ing came down as they worked on it, which meant that they had to re-do the whole shootin’ match. For­tu­nate­ly, I was mov­ing from a one-bed­room apart­ment to a two-BR in the same build­ing, which meant I did­n’t have two land­lords to deal with.
  10. Up until that point, I’d nev­er viewed 13 as par­tic­u­lar­ly unlucky. (I still don’t, real­ly. Peo­ple who let num­bers rule their lives are rather nine­teen.)
  11. My wife’s read­ing Lemo­ny Snick­et’s A Series of Unfor­tu­nate Events. Book 12 was titled The Penul­ti­mate Per­il, which leads me to believe that the 13th book will end the series.
  12. The Gob­lin King’s clock in Labyrinth has 13 hours.
  13. And who can for­get Homer, peer­ing at the mis-print­ed cal­en­dar on the 13th hour of the 13th day of the 13th month, and mut­ter­ing “Lousy Smarch weath­er”? Not I, apparently.

[ps] You can tell I’m not an Amer­i­can because it only now, hours lat­er, occurs to me that there’s 13 bars in the old stars ‘n’ bars. (That, and my insis­tence on insert­ing that “extra” u in words like colour and vapour.)

Links to oth­er Thurs­day Thirteens!

  1. Car­men
  2. Day­By­Day4-2Day
  3. Doug’s movie quotes game
  4. Aman­da
  5. Dar­la’s Tow­el Day 13
  6. Jayne miss­es junk food
  7. Urban Mum­my’s list of ideas
  8. Post a note in the com­ments, and I’ll add you here.

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11 thoughts on “Thirteen thirteens

  1. Car­men: No kidding.

    Day­By­Day: I read the first cou­ple. They were kind of fun. One of these days I’ll tack­le the rest.

  2. Lemo­ny Snick­et has a lot of charm, but the books get awful­ly rep­e­ti­tious after a while. I got bored after book 2; my son, book 11.

  3. Paraske­v­ideka­tri­a­pho­bics is anoth­er one. I don’t think Peni­cillin’s the cure for this.… and what if you’re all­regic to penicillin?! 🙂

  4. I haven’t read any of the Lemo­ny Snick­ets, but I got the first one on audio because Tim Cur­ry reads it. He could make the phone book sound good.

  5. I did­n’t know about the flag thing. But I’m Cana­di­an, so what do I know?!

    Cute list!

    Have a great night

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