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Friday, May 13, 2005

It's Friday the 13th. How's Your Luck Been?

Friday the 13th. A day of general weirdness and bad luck.

Met up with a friend this morning, and we signed up at Curves together. We're both hoping that doing this with a buddy will shame us into going and working out even when we don't feel like it. They took our weight and measurements, and although I'm clearly not 25 anymore, my results weren't as bad as I thought they'd be.

No Friday the 13th stuff there.

When we returned to the parking lot, I noticed my right front tire was low on air. Very low. My husband is supposed to take care of the vehicles, and I'd been complaining that my truck has been pulling hard to the right. He said it was probably tire wear (I need new tires). It was a tire, all right, just not the wear he thought it was.

The tire's not low anymore, and the truck's not pulling anymore. Imagine that!

That was kind of Friday the 13th-ish.

We did a little shopping afterward, and I finally picked up "Freaks and Geeks" on DVD. WOO HOO! Can't wait to watch it. When I got home, I realized the fabric softener I bought was leaking. Not pouring out, but enough to get the shorts I bought wet. Transferred the fabric softener into the container in my laundry room. Made a big mess.

Definitely Friday the 13th-ish. And the day ain't over yet.

Last night, after After School Activity Hell, I got a little writing stuff done...posted my Antagonist Template in the workshop. Although I didn't get the "good job" I would have liked to receive, I do feel somewhat vindicated. She now understands why I've been having so much trouble with the templates, and it has nothing to do with being template-challenged.

Although IH is most definitely commercial by definition, it mostly deals with emotions: love, jealousy, self-esteem, among others. So she suggested I give the Literary Template a shot. Today I'll finish that up, post it, and I'm hoping that'll get me in the ball park.

Fingers crossed the Friday the 13th stuff is done.

Wish me luck!


  • It's been great (aside from my writing hell). After all, how can it be anything else? It's Women's Day - Friday 13. 13 is a female number in many old European trads. Friday is the day of the goddess Venus. Friday 13 spells women all the way! WOOOHOOO! So congrats on your day!

    By Blogger Silma, at 2:53 PM  

  • Oooh! I like your take better than "Bad Luck Day".

    From now on, my Friday the 13ths will be Women's Days. Thanks, Silma!

    By Blogger Lynn, at 3:27 PM  

  • It could just be me, but your blog has gone Friday the 13th on me (the display is all messed up). Hope your day is going well, though!

    By Blogger Emma Sinclair, at 3:45 PM  

  • Well, shoot! It looks okay to me. Please let me know if it continues to look wonky.

    By Blogger Lynn, at 1:02 AM  

  • And here I always thought Friday the 13th was lucky. It goes against conventional wisdom I know... }:)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:20 AM  

  • Hi Lynn

    I hadn't even noticed it was Friday the 13th. I was too busy in rewrite hell (grin). Does that count?

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the encouragement. I thought the best way to thank you would be to visit yours in return. I am so glad I joined the FTHRW list because I need to be in contact with other writers who go through the same process. There’s so much to learn and I love making new friends, even in cyber space. Good luck with your writing. Catch you later

    By Blogger Audrey (aka Amethyst), at 9:37 AM  

  • Bonnie--If it's lucky for you, that's cool! I know there are a lot of people who consider it lucky.

    By Blogger Lynn, at 11:22 AM  

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