February 13, 2014

"It's Friday the 13th. For the love of God, people, be careful."

"If you're going to take any risks, I hope it's worth it for you."

I wrote in the morning, 5 years ago, when Friday the 13th fell on Friday, and I did take risks and it was totally worth it for me, that day when I fell in love with Meade.

As the first commenter, the aptly-named Pogo, said: "Friday the 13th is even worse when it falls on a Monday."



Today, Friday the 13th comes on Thursday. Tomorrow, actual Friday, is Valentine's Day. Find love today.

ADDED: Later this morning, I happen to write a post that causes me to create a new tag — handwriting — which I apply retroactively to things in the archive and it gets me back to a post that's also from 5 years ago, 5 years and 12 days ago to be precise, with a picture of me from the 1970s that my then-husband took. In the comments, the then-husband comes in to say "Hi, Ann," and Meade — in his fabulous green-pants phase — said:

10 comments:

Rusty said...

Friday the thirteenth always falls on a Friday.
Just so we're clear on that.
Proceed.

Ann Althouse said...

@Rusty

It's an old joke from the funny papers.

Just so we're clear on that.

Proceed.

FleetUSA said...

Sweet to remember.

Bob Boyd said...

“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.” - Calvin

Rusty said...

My bad.

Now. "pull my finger."

THAT'S and old joke.

the retort, of course being; "That's not my finger"



It was funnier when Chaucer told it.

Rusty said...

Bob Boyd said...
“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.”

I knew it!
Meade really is Hobbes!

MadisonMan said...

Happy Anniversary! And many more.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Hi, you two!

Ann Althouse said...

Hi!

Birt Hilson said...

I'm so glad to be reminded Pogo's difficulty with Friday the 13th. Pogo was a major part of our family back in the 60's.The comic strip was quoted frequently. It's disheartening to use that quote, or Bun Rabbit's "I carry the hose."...and have no one understand.