Friday, July 13, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up (7.13.12)

It's Friday the 13th...
According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, between 17 and 21 million people in the United States are afraid of the day/date. Apparently some people are "so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights, or even getting out of bed", and it's estimated that businesses lose between $800 and $900 million on this day.  Maybe I'll go shopping later today, you know to boost the economy and make a bit of a dent in the Friday the 13th budget shortfall.

Are you superstitious? Do you stay home or change your behavior or activities on Friday the 13th? I'm not superstitious, at least when it comes to this kind of thing (I was VERY superstitious when it came to my color of underwear, how I wore my hair, how I taped my ankles, and my pre-game warm-up when I played competitive soccer), nor will I stay home or change my behavior/activities, and perhaps this best explains why:

A five year old little girl asked her older brother, "what is love?" He replied, "love is when you steal chocolate dessert from my backpack every day...but I still keep it in the same place."

Friday Funny

MomsEveryday: Resolutions Update
In case you missed my New Years Resolutions Update (can you believe we're already halfway through 2012?!) when it ran here, you can catch it on MomsEveryday this week.

Red Cross: First Aid Goes Mobile: A Review
Last month I downloaded the new American Red Cross First Aid app, and this week I reviewed the app on the Red Cross blog. Check out my review here, and then consider downloading the app for your iPhone or Android!

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