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Weekend Update

I apologize for letting the weekend pass without an update to let you all know that I wasn’t killed in a horrible Friday the 13th disaster. I’ll provide you all with the rest of the data necessary to render an opinion concerning Friday the 13th versus every other day:

Consumed aforementioned free beer and chips

Enjoyed pleasant bike ride home

Snuggled with cats

Changed clothes

Enjoyed pleasant bike ride to Cambridge

Attended a party where I consumed more beer, birthday cake, and birthday brownies, and then sat outside around a fire laughing with friends

Enjoyed pleasant yet chilly bike ride back home

The rest of the Friday the 13th weekend was equally enjoyable and full of exciting adventures and amusing people, so I guess the unluckiest thing is that I had no time to post an update. There were outrageous drag queens, affable cab drivers, cute chemists, free birthday drinks, all-night dancing, and a victorious flag football game.
This morning (Monday the 16th), I began riding my bike to work and discovered the rear tube was flat, most likely thanks to all the roadwork going on up and down my street. Already running late, I took the bike back up to my apartment and began wheeling my other bike out, only to discover that it, too, had a flat rear tube. Super. I took the subway to work and arrived 40 minutes late.

The curse of Monday the 16th strikes again!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. I'm not sure the 16 had anything to do with it. Mondays are just unlucky in general. Consider: Nearly every Monday, I have to go to work. What a consistently onerous day!

  2. Too bad you didn't ride your bike yesterday! We could have had a Sunday the 15th instead of a Monday the 16th.

    As for me, I remembered that we were Friday the 13th only at night last Friday so, I suppose it was the same as any other day…

  3. Maybe if Monday were the thirteenth, it wouldn't bee so unlucky.

    Anyway, the only way to purge the curse of Monday the 16th is to worship the Great FSG at the bistro of your choice, with generous helpings.

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