Today, we have a really special tribute. Today is Friday the 13th – cue scary music! Do you know that there is only ONE Friday the 13th in the entire 2014 calendar year? That makes this day extra spooky and scary.
Do you have a fear of this day? Are you superstitious? Here in the United States it is thought that bad luck falls upon you on Friday the 13th. But did you know that in Spanish speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is a superstitious day for them and considered bad luck.
Many hotels and tall buildings even skip the 13th floor… just in case of bad luck. It’s also bad luck to have a party with 13 people… have you read Agatha Christie’s book Thirteen at Dinner?
Did you know that fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia while fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskavedekatriaphobia.
Did you know that President Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered from triskaidekaphobia? He wouldn’t travel on the 13th day of any month and don’t even think about having a party with 13 guests.
Some people even think that Friday the 13th goes back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Supposedly they think that Eve offered Adam the forbidden fruit on a Friday and they were then cast out of Paradise.
And think about the movie marathon we are going to have tonight here at the Hotel Thompson. Not listed in any particular order but you know we are going to be watching some gory horror flicks to include: Nightmare on Elm Street, Paranormal Activity, Saw, Psycho, The Shining , It and of course Friday the 13th.
I’m off now. I’ve got to go cross my hooves. Avoid some black cats. Not look at the moon through a pane of glass and throw some salt over each shoulder. Be careful my friends 🙂
06/13/2014 at 1:20 am
Enjoy yous movies Bacon. Wees not supew sticious at all so dis be just anuddew Furiday fuw us. 🙂
06/13/2014 at 8:35 am
Awesome! XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 2:16 am
hehehehe well I’m not afraid Bacon,its a glorious day and I’m going to have lots of fun so piffle to friday the 13th is what I say my friend!xx Speedy
06/13/2014 at 8:38 am
Snorts – so true my friend!! Enjoy to the fullest ever! XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 3:35 pm
Hehehe best day ever!xx Speedy
06/13/2014 at 4:45 pm
aaww 😉 XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
06/13/2014 at 4:42 am
Great choice of movies. We not bothered by the fact is it the 13th on a Friday but we might just join you in a horror flick or two. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
06/13/2014 at 8:38 am
YAY! I’ll get the popcorn and soda ready – let’s watch a great one! XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 5:10 am
yes, today is a terror+terror friday! and we have the first “victim”, my granny came home with a pudding-basin haircut and on saturday they go on a cruise to sweden… fortunately swedish people are anyway vikings and familiar with scary things :o) we will watch scary movies today too, mom picked The Haunting, Rose Red, Kingdom Hospital and of course The Shining… seems we can watch scary movies now forever and ever and ever (oh that darned overlook-twins lol) Happy Friday Brother, you are the sign of good luck in pawson, so you will be the only one who is save today :o)
06/13/2014 at 7:25 am
No Easy not granny cursed with my bowl hair…………….all the way from down under……arghghhghggh xxx
06/13/2014 at 8:40 am
awww – awesome. I think we are going to have a marathon of Kingdom Hospital. Sounds fun!! XOXO – Bacon
P.S. WOW – cruise to Sweden. Sigh – I wanna go too! Can they stow me away?
06/13/2014 at 8:49 am
you are the Gladstone Ganter of the day, brother. There is one free place on the Titanic… because my granny said she will not travel to sweden with that pudding-bowl-look :o) btw: the name is not really Titanic, it was something with “baltic”…maby BALTANIC?
06/13/2014 at 8:51 am
snorticles! I’m in. I’ll start swimming your way now. XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 6:51 am
Thanks, Bacon. I am not superstitious so I didn’t know most of this information. Good job educating me on some Friday the 13th facts, too.
Here’s to a scary good day.
06/13/2014 at 8:40 am
Thank you my kind friend! Enjoy today to the fullest. XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 7:27 am
Bacon I am not at all worried my friend hahaa 🙂 I have been walking past over under and around Cleo all day…..and nothing untoward here 🙂 enjoy the flicks..i won’t be watching anything scary as Fozziedad is away..hahahhaah hugs and loves Fozziemum xx
06/13/2014 at 8:41 am
aaww – I should have come and stayed with you while Fozziedad was away. We could have had a ball together! XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 8:56 am
We could take my Brutus the stalker lens and go on a rekkie bwahahahaha 🙂 hugs and loves from a rainy Australia :)woo hooo Fozziemum xxx
Reilly & Denny
06/13/2014 at 8:01 am
you also forgot – not to walk under ladders – don’t step on cracks in he pavement don’t break a mirror. A good day to stay in bed we think
06/13/2014 at 8:42 am
I would have so been down with that my friend – especially this morning. I could have just snuggled down and slept – all.day.long. XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 10:00 am
Next year we’ll get three Friday the 13ths again, and all will be right with the world!
06/13/2014 at 10:25 am
YES! Personally we love Friday the 13th’s here at the Hotel Thompson 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 10:27 am
As you can see from my username, 13 is my favorite number, so I’ve always loved the day!
06/13/2014 at 12:13 pm
I knew I liked you – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 10:46 am
Have fun with your movies. We don’t follow the superstition and have a black cat cross our paths often! Hehe 😉 the info was so interesting though!
06/13/2014 at 12:15 pm
Oh most definitely. Have a great one my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 11:19 am
Not to over expose myself but check this out. I live in a house # with a 13 on a ave# of 13 one street away from a 13 street. I survived a tornado in this very house in my bath tub back in 2011.So I am ok with the #13.Your loyal lurker fan mary…
06/13/2014 at 12:16 pm
OMP (oh my pig!) That is awesome my sweet lurking friend 🙂 I love the number 13 as well. XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 3:20 pm
Enjoy the movies, sweetie! And if you get scared of monsters, just close your eyes… because if you can’t see the monster, then the monster can’t see you either… 😉 Have a great Friday! 🙂 xoxo Roxy 6 Tigerlino ❤
06/13/2014 at 4:44 pm
THAT is perfect advice my friends – thanks!! XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 6:32 pm
Yow Bacon me n Mum LUB Furiday da 13th!! In fact guud fingz happen to us on dese speshell dayz…me got more tuna-tuna today n Mum waz able to sit ou on da patio wif me n nott bee stuck in da litterbox room 😉
We hopez ya enjoyz yer scarey moviez…if dey gett too inntense come on over here n we can snuggle n me Minkie blankie n purrtend we iz in da field of daisez!!!
Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤
06/13/2014 at 7:28 pm
Oh squeal. That sounds wonderful my sweet purr thing. I’m glad y’all are feeling better. I love this day – 13 has always been lucky for me as well. XOXO – Bacon
Marty the Manx
06/13/2014 at 6:50 pm
Thanks for the info Bacon! That was great! We didn’t know most of that.
Marty and Mom
06/13/2014 at 7:33 pm
Y’all are so welcome. Thanks and have a fantastic weekend. XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 7:31 pm
Me iz bettur; Mum iz still sick tho’, She needz to go rest so we iz gonna shut lappytop off so she can rest…
Me will bee here if ya needz to tellyport over tho’ 😉
Much lub ❤ Nylablue ❤
06/13/2014 at 7:35 pm
Count on it my sweet love! Give your mom hogs and snout kisses for me. Make sure she gets plenty of rest. XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2014 at 9:12 pm
I love Friday the 13th. One of my favorite days. Enjoy those movies.
06/14/2014 at 7:41 am
It was a blast. We watched Kingdom Hospital. Wow. Scary but great. XOXO – Bacon
06/14/2014 at 7:46 pm
How waz da scarey moviez Bacon??? Mum waz guud n shut lappytop down n we snuggled til she waz sleepy…den we went to bed…
Mum did a bit of gardenin n sum dishez butt dat iz all. She iz still purrty weak.
Diz haz bin one ruff week fer her!
Lub Nylablue ❤ n Mum too ❤
06/15/2014 at 9:43 am
We stayed up late watching all of that movie. Shivers – it was good but scary. Mommy had to hold me. XOXO – Bacon
06/15/2014 at 4:08 pm
😉 Den all da scarey waz werth it fer da holdin part!!
Mum sayz da onlee scarey movie sereez she likez iz “Hallowe’en” n dey scarez da BeeJesus outta me!!! 😉
Much lub Nylablue ❤