Friday the Thirteenth is not just a date it is an event to people who practice Wicca (white witches). My friend Jo has a party every time a Friday with this number rolls around. She thinks it's a lucky day.
Friday the Thirteenth is also a movie featuring a mask wearing, knife wielding sicko named Jason who violently hacks up as many teens as possible in a two hour span. I still don't understand his justification for this but hey the series made a lot of money and that's good for Hollywood.
I don't get the superstitious hype about avoiding black cats or walking under ladders. Common sense tells us walking under ladders just isn't a safe practice on any day of the week. I also happen to like black cats. They are no more dangerous than any cat with a bad attitude.
This coming Friday the Thirteenth I am heading northward to the wilds of Huntsville Ontario to take part in a writing marathon with 30 other sanity challenged scribes who will attempt to write a novel in 3 days with a minimum of sleep and copious amounts of coffee. We will emerge after the weekend smelling badly and sleep deprived--zombies basically. Wish me luck I might need it.