Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-13-07, 01:53 AM   #1
x136 
phony collective progress
Thread Starter
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Happy Friday the 13th!

OooooOOOoOoOOOoooooooOOOOOoooh, Friday the 13th!

HORRIBLE LUCKS FOR YOU!
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 01:54 AM   #2
mirage1
Bossy Bunny
 
mirage1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Valley of the Sun
Bikes: A comfy little Diamond Wildwood
Posts: 359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by x136
OooooOOOoOoOOOoooooooOOOOOoooh, Friday the 13th!

HORRIBLE LUCKS FOR YOU!
What?

It's what?

I thought you said somewhere that you were going to start going to sleep earlier.
__________________
Margie

"Assume a virtue, if you have it not." ~ William Shakespeare

This advice is the reason I'm masquerading as an athletic person.
mirage1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 02:02 AM   #3
x136 
phony collective progress
Thread Starter
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I took a nap too late in the day, so I didn't think there was much of a point in going to sleep on time.
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 03:04 AM   #4
lucky53s
avid wearer of flip-flops
 
lucky53s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: WPB, FL
Bikes: '06 Felt F80
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think everyone should tell your worst Friday the 13th story.

I was in Okinawa with the military and got in a helicopter crash. One crushed vertebrae, one cracked, stabbed in the leg, stitches all in my upper lip area, broken nose and cheek bone. And I wasn't even originally scheduled to fly that day. August 13th, 2004.
lucky53s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 03:09 AM   #5
twahl
Tom (ex)Builder
 
twahl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manassas, VA
Bikes: Specialized Allez
Posts: 2,814
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Friday July 13, 1990

Got married. Still doing fine!
__________________
Tom

"It hurts so good..."
twahl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 04:06 AM   #6
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I loves me my Friday the 13ths!

Does anyone know the mythos behind the bad luck legend?
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 04:10 AM   #7
jibi
Left OZ now in Malaysia
 
jibi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lancashire England, but at the moment on an extended tour of South East Asia
Bikes: Thorn Ravan Catlayst, Bill Nickson tourer, Bill Nickson Time Trial, Claud Butler Cape Wrath, Motobecame Tandem etc etc
Posts: 826
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

says its's down to the Knights Templar, or the Last Supper???


george
jibi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 04:17 AM   #8
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gee... anyone can wiki. I was curious how many actually knew.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 04:19 AM   #9
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 8,383
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 305 Post(s)
13 used to be my lucky number. It's just a feeling, you know how it is.
late is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 04:22 AM   #10
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know what you mean. My permanent number at a bunch of local auction houses is built around the number 13.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 06:57 AM   #11
dragracer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Meah....It's those Monday the 13th's ya have to watch out for. Any Friday, is a good day.
dragracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 07:22 AM   #12
blonduathlongrl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my kid was born on Friday the 13th.
blonduathlongrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 07:32 AM   #13
timmhaan
more ape than man
 
timmhaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: nyc
Bikes:
Posts: 8,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
my kid was born on Friday the 13th.
interesting. today is my birthday. you're not my mother, are you??

Last edited by timmhaan; 07-13-07 at 07:41 AM.
timmhaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 07:37 AM   #14
superdex
staring at the mountains
 
superdex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Parker, CO
Bikes: 1x9 mtb commuter, Javelin Boca
Posts: 3,685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
happy b-day timmay--

my Friday the 13th has started with a 7:30 am conference call. Good times!
superdex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 07:39 AM   #15
dragracer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by superdex
happy b-day timmay--

my Friday the 13th has started with a 7:30 am conference call. Good times!
You sir, are a wild man!
dragracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 07:44 AM   #16
timmhaan
more ape than man
 
timmhaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: nyc
Bikes:
Posts: 8,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks superdex!
timmhaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 07:46 AM   #17
the engine 
... part of the machine.
 
the engine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central New Jersey
Bikes: '15 Raleigh Willard 2, '14 Lynskey Sportive, '10 Lynskey R230, '?? Burley Duet Tandem, various others in various states of mobility.
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My son, and myself are both born on the 13th. We have birthdays on Friday the 13th every few years.

No problems here ...

In fact, I think 13 is a lucky number ... at least in our family.
__________________
http://www.tek-kneescycling.com
RUSA #8931 - UMCA #8552
the engine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 07:49 AM   #18
blonduathlongrl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmhaan
interesting. today is my birthday. you're not my mother, are you??
talking about making me feel old...

go to your room, mistah!

wait... Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!
blonduathlongrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 07:59 AM   #19
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I like the number 13. One of my sons and I were born on the 13th. It is a lucky number for me. Friday the 13th should be known as Jsharr Day!
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 09:24 AM   #20
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jibi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

says its's down to the Knights Templar, or the Last Supper???


george
Dan Brown must have written that wikipedia entry.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 09:48 AM   #21
x136 
phony collective progress
Thread Starter
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I picked up some doughnuts and chocolate milk on the way to work, thus hopefully warding off any and all evil.
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 10:02 AM   #22
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm baaaaaaaaaaack!!

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 10:31 AM   #23
neilfein
Senior Member
 
neilfein's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Highland Park, NJ, USA
Bikes: "Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB, now serving as the kid-carrier, grocery-getter.
Posts: 3,786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Actually, today is the 27th of Tamuz in the Jewish calendar. Use that date for the day if anyone is stuperstitious.
__________________
Tour Journals, Blog, ride pix

My bands:
Uke On! - ukulele duo - Youtube channel

Ukulele Abyss - ukulele cover videos - Youtube channel

My celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry's full-length studio album "Mended", available for download.

Artistic Differences - 8-track EP "Dreams of Bile and Blood" now available for download.
neilfein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 10:35 AM   #24
lucky53s
avid wearer of flip-flops
 
lucky53s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: WPB, FL
Bikes: '06 Felt F80
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll just start using that date and when my dad asks why I didn't call him for his bday I'll tell him I didn't realize it was ALSO July 13th. Silly mistake on my part.
lucky53s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 11:01 AM   #25
vpiuva
*
 
vpiuva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not many triskadekaphobes here

I lost a nice cushy job on Friday 13th as it moved out of state, and I didn't, due to a merger.
And it was Good Friday to boot!
vpiuva is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 AM.