So Coronado, Friday the 13th … scary or overblown?
If you say overblown, well, there's three this year (the first was in January). The last time that happened was 2009. Prepare to be annoyed again in July.
If you say scary, plan ahead. Take the next one off and duck under the covers, watching Netflix and clutching your blue blankie.
Me? I'm a little indifferent. I'm swayed by a superstition or two, but my mom swears she has good luck on Friday the 13th because the numbers are her birthday in reverse.
If you want a wee bit of background, let National Geographic clue you in on the math and the myths behind Friday the 13th.
There's also some unusual and terrible things that have happened on Friday the 13th, courtesy of LiveScience.com. They include a tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands and Hitler's Blitz on London.
Makes the stubbed toe you might blame on Friday the 13th seem mild, no? But then again, according to National Geographic, up to $900 million is lost because of people who do not take part in their normal activities on the dreaded day.
Where do you fall? Do you go about your business as if it were the 12th? Or do you have tales of woe about the misfortunes that have befallen you on Friday the 13th? Share in the comments below!
And hey, at least one really good thing has come out of superstitions in general: Stevie Wonder's song about them. Listen in the media box.