Wednesday, May 13, 2009

they say it's your birthday

The Greeks gave us a fancy word for the aversion to the number 13: triskaidekaphobia, a combination of tris, meaning "three", kai, which means "and" deca, their word for "ten" and phobia for "fear". In other words, three-and-ten-fear. There are 13 major joints in your body. A deck of cards includes 13 clubs, 13 spades, 13 hearts, and 13 diamonds. The Chinese abacus consists of 13 columns of beads.There are 13 lunar cycles in a solar year and the moon travels 13 degrees across the sky everyday. The United States has a flag with thirteen stripes on it. On the back of the dollar bill, the eagle holds thirteen arrows in one talon and an olive branch with thirteen leaves in the other. Above its head are 13 stars and it bears a shield with thirteen stripes. On the left side, above the pyramids, is the motto, Annuit Coeptis (God Has Favored Our Undertakings), which has thirteen letters. Today is the 13th...today is my birthday.

One more thing...the day of the week I was born...Friday.

10 comments:

g. said...

I love this post...and this iamge.

pve design said...

Oh, how sweet, I wish you a very happy and lucky birthday! 13 wishes to you!
pve

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to you and may your day be filled with warm wishes and lots of good luck to come your way. I hope there will be cake!
Great picture for the special birthday. xoxo

Debra said...

I wish you the happiest of birthdays- lucky 13!

Deena said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day and get to do something special!

Courtney said...

I wish you the happiest of birthdays and hope you are treated quite special today..and all days!

g. said...

Hope you had a most wonderful day!!!!!

TheBeautyFile said...

Happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a wondrous day!

Chloe West said...

This is a gorgeous picture and you post gave me chills. My daughter was born on the 13th. I think that day is designated for very special individuals. Thank you for your post. I am adding it to my journal.
Chloe

Helen said...

Jae, it's so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping into my cupboard today ... and happy birthday to you, too! This is funny: I was also born on Friday the 13th!! We're lucky gals, I think. Anyway, I hope you also enjoyed your special day.