Friday the Thirteenth

Yet another Friday the Thirteenth is here, the first once since May 13, 2005. I’ve always wondered why Friday the 13th is considered a day of misfortune, just as I’ve wondered why builders label the 13 floor of a building as the “14th” floor (as if anyone is really fooled by this). Wikipedia has a pretty good article on the origins of Friday the 13th.

I’m waiting for the taxi to pick me up and take me to Union Station so I can catch my 11:30 AM train up to Albany. With an hour layover in NYC, I’m scheduled to arrive in Albany at about 6:30 this evening.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.