I've come to the conclusion that in the vast scheme of the universe, I was given a Blue Moonish persona - rare and mysterious.
For starters, I was born on Friday, September 13th (the year is a mystery), which is not quite as rare as a Blue Moon, but interestingly (to me) is the numerical reverse of our current Blue Moon on Friday, July 31st. I am prepared to begin accepting early birthday wishes. My email comment lines are now open for business.
People always ask me, "Kanela, how is it that you never seem to age?" My best kept secret is I only have birthdays on the Blue Moon Cycle (every three years) and only if there happens to be a Friday the 13th in September of that year.
These same people, during a FAQ session, wonder if I'm superstitious about the number thirteen. Same answer as above. I'm only freaky about this number on one day every three years. The rest of the time, thirteen is my lucky number. In fact, on my innumerable book tours, I always request a hotel room on the thirteenth floor. Quite often, this is problematic due to the fact that this floor has gone missing. When that occurs, I've been known to stop the elevator halfway between Floor Twelve and Floor Fourteen, get all cozy with a sleeping bag and spend the night.
Another rare phenomenon about me is my blood type, AB Negative. Only .6% of the population has this type. Did you know that vampires find this to be an especially tasty treat? I used to donate my neck willingly at Central Blood Bank - Pittsburgh. However, the vampires soon started seeking me out every fifty-six days. They were relentless and scary. Not one ever looked like "Edward".
One time, they even stuck their needle-like fangs into me and kept twisting and twisting until I almost passed out. This was the mother of all kinks in the neck! This was also the last time I ever donated my negative AB's. So readers, beware of vampires luring you into their banks with the promise of orange juice and sweets. Trust me, it's not worth it!
I read somewhere there won't be another full moon on Friday the 13th until 2049. Will it be blue? Will it be in September? Does this mean I won't have another birthday for the next thirty-four years? Who comes up with these facts? Just leave me a birthday comment gift now. You only have to do this "once in a blue moon."
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Sandra Warholic Seeley is the creator and author of Kanela's Korner and The Sandra Seeley Column. She is a lifelong educator who has taught in Hawaii, where Kanela was born; Bethel Park, where her 3 children were born and in the inner city schools of Pittsburgh Public where her passion for the underprivileged began. Kanela's Korner is often 95% fiction and 5% fact, leaving the reader to do the math. Her motto is: Funny or not, here I come! Her faithful assistant, Wolfgang, is always by her side. He looks just like a black Lab and works for treats. To contact the author, click the following link.