happy friday the 13th! [insert over-dramatic shriek here.]
while the date terrifies some—the fear of friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia (frigga being the name of the norse goddess for whom “friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen)—it is seriously one of my favorite unofficial holidays. i’m not one to speculate, but the fact that i was born on friday the 13th may have something to do with it. just a hunch.
anyway, for all you superstitious folks, try not to break any mirrors, walk under ladders, cross a black cat’s path, or step on any cracks. and maybe throw some salt over your shoulder—you know, just in case.