Friday the 13th has allways been assicoated with "bad luck" for people who are superstitious, and 13 is considered an evil number. Friday is also the day of the week that Christ was crucified, and 13 is also considered an evil number. Put Friday and 13 together, and you have an evil number falling on the same day of the week as Christs crucifixion, so I like to call it "Little Halloween," because it's sort of a "scary" day, that a lot of people still believe is jynxed.
The reason why I am trying to stay away from candy and other sugery snacks is because after my surgery I am not going to be allowed to eat those things for a year or two after the surgery, because of a medical anomoly called "Dumping Syndrome," and tha's NOT direah. It's a problem where sugar gets absorbed into your system too fast. It causes sweating, headaches and in my case it can elevate my blood sugar to dangerous levels. It's not a 'deadly' condition for normal people, but it can be disasterous for a diabetic, which I am.
Valentines day, as I said before, is not any big deal with me. My 'big plans' for valentines day is to pop a tv dinner into my microwave oven, light a fire in my fire place if it's clod enough to do so, and watch all of my Valentines Day" "Charlie Brown" DVDs. I have just about all of them. It may seem a tad odd, a 48 year old guy watching Peanuts cartoons, but I actualy had my very own "little read haired girl" who I had a crush on around the time some of those cartoons came out. Her name was Karen, and she was as Irish as you can get, and her hair was FLAMING, FLAMING, FLAMING red. Her grandmother was actualy 1st generation.