May 13, 2011
Friday the 13th: Did You Have a Bad Week?
In old Rome, witches gathered in groups of 12--and a 13th was believed to be the devil. There's also a Norse gods spin on that one. The ancient world also liked executions to take place on Friday. All three are just a tiny sliver of the lore and legend on why Friday the 13th is unlucky in many cultures.
Well, in fact, I did have a bad week.
My co-writer and boss (who really does have a firm employee ID# of 666) was moodier than usual. I ran out of my good Irish whiskey here in the Tyrol by Thursday. Our 2 small children have the flu. And by mistake I threw away a Berlin waitress's phone number on the napkin she gave me. I had no intention of calling the number; however, my wife somehow found the napkin and cross-examined me on it. Expertly. And with feeling.
Today is Friday the 13th. I will not do anything but work. Promise.
Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at May 13, 2011 11:13 PM