13 Reasons I Love Friday the 13th

1. Friday, August 13, 2004 was the opening day of the Olympics in Athens, Greece.

2. Friday the 13th  this year, Jupiter lined up with Venus, Mercury and Mars, a truly once in a lifetime event.

3. February 13, 1970 was the day Black Sabbath released their self-titles album.

4. Friday, November 13, 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote “Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes,”.

5. I can go shopping on a Friday and the stores are not packed with people.

6. Friday the 13th of July, 1832, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft discovered headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca.

7. No one will think it’s strange if I stop taking calls early today or take the day off!

8. Stock indices today made a major rebound in the American market even though Reuters indicated it would probably go the other way.

9. I’ll close more deals on Friday the 13th because my competition won’t be working.

10. People don’t like to travel on this day so I can get the best seats on the plane when I travel!

11. I have no home improvements to do because no one will expect you to get on a ladder!

12. I can go stock up on business supplies because there are always sales on Friday the 13th.

13. And last but not least, it’s Friday and any excuse will do right?


So, this is why I Love Friday the 13. What are some of the reasons you love, or hate Friday the 13th?

Patty Farmer, “The Networking CEO” is a multi-award winning and highly sought after marketing professional, public speaker, radio show host and author. As the CEO of Patty Farmer & Associates, Inc. she has been the Recipient of 2011’s International Women’s Day Business Service Award as well as 2010’s “Best Business Connector in Dallas” award and a 2010 and 2011 “America’s Most Influential Business Connector” nominee. Patty has created a network of over 100,000+ connections while teaching thousands of business owners how to effectively network and market to grow their businesses using a non-competitive and dynamic collaboration strategy.


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  1. While I’m not a huge fan of Friday the 13th, the way you look at it certainly sheds new light on things! I may change my point of view!

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