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Welcome to Friday, August 13, 2010. Yes, folks, its Friday the 13th.

So in honor of the day, a look at the number 13.

  • Taylor Swift’s lucky number. [mtv]
  • The first of the teens.
  • A movie that came out on March 13 of this year. [imdb]
  • If written too close together, can look like the letter B.
  • A public media provider based out of New York City. [THIRTEEN]
  • A chapter of bankruptcy in America that lets its filers reorganize their debts. [US Courts]
  • Number or original colonies making up what became the United States of America. [Wikipedia]
  • Comes after 12 and before 14.
  • Number of players in a rugby league team. [Wikipedia]
  • Number of cards in each suit of a deck of cards. [Wikipedia]
  • Is a prime number.
  • A bakers dozen. [Wikipedia]
  • File that refers to a trash can. [Wikipedia]

There’s thirteen references to the number thirteen.

Do you have any fun 13 facts to share??

10 Random Things

I have to admit. I totally stole this post idea from the Newlyweds Next Door. It’s called lack of inspiration, and I have it right now. So here goes:

1. Saturday night means ghost shows on Biography for me. I really have no interest in ever meeting a ghost, but I find these shows fascinating. A guilty pleasure. A cheap thrill. All of the above.

2. I want to pursue more writing towards faith and my religion. No, I don’t mean in this blog, so don’t anyone run away! LOL! I mean freelance writing. There are a lot of Catholic publishing papers, etc. that I want to approach and send queries for articles. I think that could be really rewarding for me.

3. I set up a Facebook Page for this blog. I’d love for you to “Like” me over there!

4. The artist my husband works for played an MDA Fundraiser today. This made me super happy! Labor Day is quickly approaching, which means the big MDA Telethon. I’ve been meaning to call the local MDA office and volunteer to help that day. Consider that officially on my “to do this week” list.

5. I’d like to share with you a picture of three of my most favorite people in the world:

Me with my parents and my husband.

6. My parents hooked me up with some new clothes this week. Me? Spoiled? Okay, maybe a little bit. hehehe! But, I have to admit, it’s really given me a boost. I don’t buy new clothes all that often, so when I get a few items, its fun. I noticed in my purchasing… I’m definitely growing up. I gravitated towards slightly more mature fashions. Guess I really am pushing 30, huh?

7. I’m determined to finish the book I am reading and get it reviewed this next week. The sad thing is that the book is less than 150 pages long. And I’ve had it for a month. Unacceptable level of reading being done by yours truly these days.

7.5. I read a LOT more Blogs than I’ve ever read before. Learning from my peers and loving it.

8. Confession: I am hooked on Big Brother 12. Along with Top Chef and Next Food Network Star.

9. Since I sent it to a friend this week, here is my recipe for Chicken Salad:

No exact measurements. Add everything to taste!

Bake chicken breasts seasoned with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. I like to let it chill overnight, so plan this dish a day ahead of time. I find it easier to cut up the chicken, plus then the salad is definitely cold. Boil eggs, peel and then chill them as well. Chop the chicken and eggs. Mix those with mayo, sweet relish and pepper to taste. Serve!

10. I’ve seriously enjoyed having my parents visit this last week. I basically took vacation right along with them, and it has allowed me to really enjoy the time with them. I’m going to hate to see them head back to Texas soon, but I know work beckons for all of us. A bummer, but it also makes weeks like this last one possible. And for that, I am grateful! Always grateful to have any work.