Chainsaws and Blood?

Well it’s Friday the 13th, the unlucky day.  Here is something weird I found on wikipedia

“In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve hours of the clock, twelve gods of Olympus, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, the 12 successors of Muhammad in Shia Islam, etc., whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness. There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.”

When I think of Friday the 13th, I think of scary movies in particular the Friday the 13th franchise.


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This week I let you guys in on another secret of mine.  I have a non-profit by the name of Uplifting Sisters.  The vision is completely my wifes but, if she’s behind something I’m behind it.

This weekend (4/14/2012) we have our Prom Dreams Event in D.C.  We will be at the following location from 10am – 5pm:  The Logos Building, 1516 K Street, SE, Washington DC

Prom Dreams is an annual Uplifting Sisters event that allows the dreams of young women in inner cities to come true by attending their high school prom. This event empowers young women to dream big while reinforcing the message that their dreams can come true. Each year we collect hundreds of dresses and host an event where these special young ladies are able to be queen for a day. The young ladies throughout the community are able to come view our selection of dresses, shoes, and accessories and choose the perfect combination. In addition to finding the perfect ensemble, some of the young ladies will have the opportunity to get their hair and make up done on prom night for free by local stylists.


Quote of the Day

“Money is like a sixth sense – and you can’t make use of the other five without it.” – William Somerset Maugham


Money Fact

Our present currency measures 2.61 inches wide by 6.14 inches long, and the thickness is 0.0043 inches. Larger sized notes in circulation before 1929 measured 3.125 inches by 7.4218 inches.


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  • Chainsaws and blood huh? Eww! Lol but thanks for sharing my post on Careful Cents.

  • I was thinking that the post might have been some sort of remodeling project gone berzerk.

  • YFS /

    Hahaha.. well it's possible. but, I probably outsource it before I have to use a chainsaw.

  • YFS /

    No problem!

  • I was such a fan to the Jason and Freddie movies! I hope there is a marathon on somewhere on TV tonight!

  • Did you survive the night? 😉 We had a sleepover for our birthday boy, told ghost stories and played games…nothing too spooky though, because I wanted the little boogers to be able to sleep. Have a great weekend!

  • […] a charity this week, make it one sponsored by a fellow PF Blogger.  Your Finances Simplified talks about Uplifting Sisters, a group dedicated to making young women feel special around prom […]

  • Well as I write this I expect you are preparing for the Big Event. It sounds a nice idea for girls who otherwise would miss out on what, particularly in the US, is an important part of growing up.

    Just an aside – does anyone do anything for the boys? You know, have a supply of tuxes and stuff?

  • YFS /


    I honestly don't know if they have the same thing for boys. Tuxedo's and suits rentals are really cheap here. A guy can get a prom outfit rental for roughly 70 dollars.

  • YFS /

    I survived the night :-). That's awesome you guys had a sleep over with the kiddies. Aww kinda makes me want my own .. nah not yet 🙂

  • YFS /

    There has to be a marathon of the Friday the 13th series being shown somewhere!

  • Johnny /

    Hmm, never knew the historical context of the number 13, but now that I do, I am even less likely to buy into any superstition. If we avoid everything that our ancient ancestors thought were bad luck or harbingers or death, we wouldn't do anything!

  • Thanks for the shout-out. Sometime you do just need to deal with things as they come and roll with the punches.

  • YFS /

    No problem sir!

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