#100HappyDays: Flying on Friday the 13th during a full moon

On final approach to Sacramento International Airport at sunset. Friday, June 13, 2014.
Although I studiously avoided cracks as a child--who wants to break their mother's back, really?--I'm not superstitious by nature.

However, when I realized I'd be flying on Friday the 13th during a full moon cycle, I admit feeling a wee bit nervous and not at all surprised to get notified of my flight's way delayed status eight hours before departure.

Luckily, due to the delay, I was able to swap to an earlier flight but oh wow, did I notice some crazy vibes in the airport. Southwest airlines had hundreds of stranded and 12-hours delayed passengers wandering in a funk. For reasons unspecified, they changed one flight's gate twice which caused a ripple of switching and even more consternation. Although there's likely no correlation between the date and flight delays, there was definitely something in the airport air yesterday.

Thankfully, I got my buns home without too much trouble although we landed at sunset and I didn't get to capture a full moon shot from the air. Ah well.

Do you get spooked by superstitions?


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3. A trip to the nursery
4. Transplants
5. Sweet peas
6. Cool as a...
7. A Butterfinger Blizzard
8. Happiness by the yard
9. Keeping the vampires at bay
10. Giving P.F. Chang's a run for its money
11. A little Spring snow in the Sierras
12. Communing with fellow comm nerds
13. Ladies' night
14. Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico
15. The shredded cedar fitness plan
16. Baby's first Easter
17. Bathmat runways
18. Oasis in progress
19. My kind of Easter egg hunt
20. Mass cookie production
21. West Coast Formation Clinic 2014
22. West Coast Ravens, smoke on!
23. West Coast Formation Clinic All Up
24. Colorful, if not magical, beans
25. Stinking roses
26. Noodle salad
27. Tomato mania
28. Real smiles
29. Conquering cross-wind landings
30. Gypsy chickens and birthday celebrations
31. Conjuring a rainstorm
32. Bountiful boxes
33. The reluctant birthday boy
34. Copper poppies
35. Caprese chicken magic
36. Moms love waffles
37. Hearty soup for a hot "summer" day
38. A friend of the library
39. Talking Above the Fray
40. Go, go gadget green beans
41. Clinking frapps
42. Berries and bosom friends
43. Little red ZHP
44. Scratch pasta goodness
45. The sweetest final ever
46. A beautiful birthday girl
47. Mac & cheese for breakfast
48. Seattle sunshine
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50. Rocking the International Communication Association convention
51. Veggie box
52. A bumper plant
53. Unusually tasty vegetables
54. My poor Corolla-mobile
55. Anti-fashion
56. My lovelies
57. Super soaker
58. Because you can never have too many tomatoes
59. Civic participation
60. Above the Fray's first advisory board meeting
61. Adventures in babysitting
62. Succulents
63. Golden West Airshow
64. Another use for research handbooks
65. Squish
66. Minnie made me do it
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68. Quilted wisdom

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