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Ladders ’bout to fall

Hotels in Las Vegas tend to skip the 13th floor.  As far as I’m aware, they just pretend like it doesn’t exist, numbering the floors 11, 12, 14, 15, etc.  It might be possible to grab a crowbar and jam open the doors at just the right moment to get there but (a) that was the 71/2 floor in Being John Malkovich, so it may only apply to floor numbers ending in a fraction and (b) why the hell would you want to tempt fate like that anyway?

I worked out that I’ve been to Las Vegas twelve times in the past seven years.  You don’t actually want to know how long it took to figure this out, from passport stamps, email history and – where everything else failed – a mountain of old credit card statements.  But I’m glad I made the effort. 

It’s eleven days  (not that I have a countdown using oversized playing cards or anything…) to trip number fourteen.

Yes, fourteen.

Honest.

And just to prove I’m not insane, I took a ten question multiple choice test:

You’re not 100% superstitious, but there are certain things that you’d rather avoid…just in case! … Overall, you likely realize deep down that superstitions are mostly not true, but the ones you follow have become old habit. It makes you uncomfortable to break them, so it’s simply easier to keep – especially since many of them are tightly woven into our cultural fabric. … As long as your superstitions are not controlling your life in any way, there’s probably no harm in them.

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