Wednesday, January 13, 2010




: fear of the number 13

mirriam-webster does this sometimes—they pick a word that has a special significance on that day. as in, today is january 13th. wow.

since this blog is about honesty, i cannot say that i have TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA. but if there were a word for the belief in the general significance of a certain number, that may be more applicable.

for some time (maybe still? maybe?) i believed that the number 13 1/2 had a significance in my romantic life. this is for three reasons:
1) i was 13 1/2 years old when my first love, brian, died
2) billy corgan, my high-school fantasy love, was (is) 13 1/2 years older than me. almost exactly.
3) josh, my first boyfriend and BFF, is 13 1/2 months younger than me.

i was really pushing for this to be significant. but it kind of stopped there.

i also have special connections with the number 16 (my birthday), the number 67 (this number is just incredibly aesthetically pleasing to me), and although i claim to no longer be superstitious, i still make a wish when the clock reads 3:33 or 5:55, etc. it's especially exciting that my cell phone shows military time—it's like a whole new set of superstitions when the clock says 16:16. weird.

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