Happy Friday the 13th!

Have you ever heard of friggatriskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th? Well, I think I have it! GAH!!

Ok, I’m not afraid of the number 13, but I irrationally don’t like it, even though I love all other odd numbers, especially the numbers 5 and 19. I know my dislike for 13 makes no sense, but it’s just an unlucky number for me.

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Did you happen to see the fun food fact on my Dole calendar today?

At a time when professional athletes are getting booed for steroid use, spinach is in the news for its steroid-like ability to bulk up muscles. Lab tissue culture and animal studies showed that a plant steroid extracted from spinach increased muscle growth by 20%, and also enhanced rats’ front limb strength by 10%.

Neat, right? Apparently, Popeye was onto something!


I switched up a my dinner plans last night to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day. I mean, how could I not?!

On the menu: a grilled cheese sandwich made with cheddar.

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And grilled asparagus on the side.

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This morning, I woke up really hungry for breakfast, so I whipped up a big batch of “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats. I used hemp milk instead of almond milk and added shredded coconut and peanut butter to the mix. Tasty and filling.

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Hydoxatone Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered the Hydoxatone giveaway! Here’s your winner:


I’d love to try the microdermabrasion kit! I’ve tried microderm at the derm’s office but it’s too expensive to maintain. I’d love to give this a try!

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Question of the Day

Are you superstitious or “particular” about certain numbers (or am I just a weirdo)?

P.S. Need a little pick-me-up this morning? Check out this heart-warming video about Caine’s Arcade. Elizabeth shared it on Twitter yesterday, and it put the biggest smile on my face. It’s an adorable story.


  1. I try not to be superstitious but I definitely think bad things do happen in 3’s. I have always thought that and my theory has yet to be proven wrong.

  2. I’m not superstitious of numbers, but I do have my favorite numbers! 13 is actually lucky for me, as my fiance and I met on the 13th (4 years ago today actually!). I love doing clock math (well, if the time is, for example, 5:41, I like that because 5 minus 4 is 1…I’m weird :)).

  3. I’m a little superstitious about numbers. I don’t ever REALLY think something bad will happen on Friday the 13th, but it’s sometimes in the back of my mind. I do always make a wish if I happen to look at the clock at 11:11!

  4. My parents got married on October 13, which just seemed like an “off” day to me. October I associate with Halloween, & 13, of course, is usually considered an unlucky number!

    I’m not necessarily superstitious about numbers, but I do prefer even numbers or numbers with 5 in them! haha My husband & I just looked at a house & I automatically liked it because the address was 30 N. 25th Street… number perfection.

  5. I want that calendar!
    I forgot that it was Friday the 13th.
    And I’m only superstitious with mentioning something when something is going on(i.e. perfect game-don’t announce that!).

  6. I set my alarm with times that end with an odd number, usualy a 3 or 7 (4:43, 6:07). BUT I set my temerpature only with EVEN numbers (68 degrees, 72, 74,…) I don’t know if that makes me suprstitious. I don’t think anything bad about 13, just know for some people it’s unlucky, I guess. 🙂

  7. My daughter is on bus #13 it breaks down constantly. I gave the transportation department unsolicited advice “change the dang bus number”.

  8. Today is my 30th birthday and it’s on a Friday the 13th, which is super fun! I have always liked the number 13.

  9. I am not superstitious, and I like to pretend that I’m immune, my mom was born on Friday the 13th. I usually end up having good days when this specific day rolls around!

  10. I don’t tend to be super superstitious but there are definitely things that get to me! I didn’t even realize it was Friday the 13th until I read a couple blogs…so I think I should be more scared about how out of it I am than anything else! Haha

  11. Random comment un post related – do you mind me asking what plugin you use for you social media bookmarks and the end of your post? I’m using sexy bookmarks but they don’t have pininterest!

  12. I was married on August 13th, so it is now my lucky number! We celebrate every 13th with a bite of cake together; it has been a fun treat!

  13. i dont really have a phobia about numbers…phobias about other things but i didnt realize it was friday the 13th until i got to work this morning and had to write a check! oops!
    i celebrated grilled cheeses yesterday too but a little differently. my husband and i went to dinner where we are very good friends with the chef. he made a special boursin cheese hummus featuring basil from his garden that was out of this world! with grilled pita wedges it was kind of like a grilled cheese?! regardless, it was DELICIOUS 🙂

  14. Roasted/grilled asparagus is my favorite! I like to add toasted almonds and fresh lemon to mine. Also, just looking at the OMTA makes me miss it. I had it for breakfast everyday last week, but decided to switch it up this week.

  15. All growing up, 13 has been a lucky number for me and my family. My 13th, 18th and 30th birthdays were all on Friday the 13th’s.

  16. I don’t really get what the big deal is about Caine’s arcade. yes, it’s cute. But he’s just a kid with an imagination. Do we really live in a world where that’s unsual? That’s sad.

  17. One Type-A habit I have developed in terms of running: I like running complete miles. That is, I’ll run 7 miles instead of 6.85 even if it means taking an extra jog around the block! I just like the completeness of it all. The worst is when I hit 6.1, though…that means almost another mile tacked on! But I guess it makes you stronger in the end.

  18. I love Friday the 13th and the number 13 in general. I was born on Friday the 13th and it is usually a pretty lucky day for me. 🙂

  19. I don’t have a phobia about numbers, but I do love odd numbers and hate even numbers. My favorite numbers are 7 and 17, and I have an irrational hatred of the number 16, my due date with my daughter was November 18, and I was terrified she would be born on the 16th. (she came early on the 9th, good girl!)

  20. Wow, it’s Friday the 13?! Didn’t even notice that until your post. I generally like even numbers, though funny enough my favorite numbers are 5, and 25.

  21. I wouldn’t call mine a fear or superstition but I’m quite “particular” about numbers. I only like odds, but not 3 or 5. And I have a bit of a soft spot for 4 even though it’s even. Every alarm, timer, volume, temperature I set has to end in 1, 7 or 9. It’s a bit of a problem. Lucky for me, July 9th was a Saturday in the year 2011 so I could have the perfect wedding date…7.9.11!

  22. I can’t say I’m superstitous. I do make a wish if I look at the clock and see 11:11.

    I had asaparagus last night for dinner, too. We wrapped skinny strips of crescent rolls around each one and added a dash of parmesean. Really, really good!

  23. I’m not super cautious or anxious on Friday the 13th, but I am a wee bit happier when it is over. I know in some cultures consider it lucky, but still. On a sidenote I thought your grilled cheese sandwich was an over-easy egg and cheese sandwich at first. It made me very hungry. Then I realized it was a regular grilled cheese and I was still very hungry. 😉

  24. I realized it was Friday the 13th when I paid my bill at the salon today… I immediately attributed my bad morning to the day! I also don’t just say “knock on wood” I feel I MUST find wood to knock while I say it, so yep – right there with you. I have been adding spinach in my smoothies all week and am really stoked about the little fact – awesome!!!

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