Friday Question 252

By , May 9, 2014 6:37 am

Do you have a lucky number? What is it, and what is the story behind it?

For whatever reason, I have always been drawn to the number 33. Even in high school, I considered it my “lucky” (really, favorite) number. My team did not have enough players to have numbers that high though, so I went with 3:


We picked up our Cats with Bats shirts yesterday (I love how they turned out!) and as I was sending the photos of them to people, a few asked, “Why 33?”


I responded that it’s just always been my lucky number, and thought nothing more of why they were asking. 

Then this morning, when I was talking with teammate Pete about the shirts after our Efit workout, he asked why 33, and I told him, and he said his number was 34, based off of a favorite player. 


Ha ha. Maybe that is why people were asking?

So I have to google 33 to see what I should tell people I am basing this number on! Pete suggested Scottie Pippen. But I think since I know so little about sports, I should probably just keep saying it’s my lucky number. Hee hee. 

34 Responses to “Friday Question 252”

  1. jan says:

    Cute shirt! I don’t have ONE lucky number but I like the #’s 3,7, and 9 best, and any combination of numbers that adds up to one of those things.

  2. Di says:

    Scottie Pippen is a GREAT reason to love 33! LOL I was a HUGE Bulls fan in the late 80s, early 90s. You know, before the NBA went nuts. But anyway. You’re not asking about basketball. LOL

    I do not have a lucky number, or a favorite number. I’ve never really thought about it. I am weird, though – when I heat something in the microwave, it’s never for a normal amount of time. I always go “by feel” so things end up being 37 seconds or 22 seconds, or whatever feels right at the moment. Yes, I’m crazy. LOL

    • kilax says:

      Hee hee. But I love your passion about him! Maybe I should read up on him?!

      LOL! That is too funny! But I bet you always have it heated just right… right?! 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    The great Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne was #33. 🙂 But I was pretty sure that wasn’t why you picked that number. haha.

    Kevin was laughing at me about how I told you I didn’t play any sports that used numbers! If I did I would pick 17 since that’s my bday.

    • kilax says:

      Ha! I wish I would have known, to say that!

      Do we need to go back and photoshop #17 on your gymnastics pics?!

      • Rachel says:

        I probably would have pooped my pants if you had said “Cause I love Ron Dayne” (or even Scottie Pippen)

        And funny random story – my mom’s maiden name is Pepin so at the time when the Bulls were so good I would tell people that I was related to Scottie Pippen. Uhhh, sure Rachel.

  4. Xaarlin says:

    Número 9 for me. Was my number for cross country in HS and I can’t remember if I picked it or not, but 9 is the bees knees for me. 🙂 I always get extra jazzed if my race bib has 9’s on it 😉

    I love those cats with bats shirts. 🙂

    • kilax says:

      Ooo, I wonder what percentage of bibs you’ve had with 9s and if they correlate to your best races! LOL

      Thanks! 🙂

  5. Anne says:

    33 is going to be my age in a couple weeks, so that makes it lucky 🙂 (in fact, according to Buzzfeed, it’s supposedly the best year of your 30’s! We’ll see…)

    My lucky number is 17, because it’s Rachel’s. Actually, because when we were assigned numbers in school (by last name), 17 was ALWAYS my number.

    • kilax says:

      Ha ha. Well, you know it’s true, if you read it on Buzzfeed! 🙂

      So they went alphabetical for numbers and you always got 17? How interesting!

  6. I don’t know if I’d call it my “lucky” number, but I always try to get #18 whenever possible. I was born on the 18th, so it’s my favorite number 🙂 I didn’t realize basketball jerseys only used numbers from 0-5, so I was quite disappointed in middle school that I couldn’t be #18. I settled for #15 instead.

    I played one year of high school soccer and was #3 on my team! Why? Because I had a crush on the boy who was #3 on the varsity soccer team. True life. Hooray for 14-year-old logic. Hahahaha.

    • kilax says:

      Do basketball jerseys NEVER use those numbers? That seems odd! I wonder what that is all about!

      Ha ha ha! Hey, at least you have a reason for choosing 3. I have NONE. 🙂

      • Nope, a regulation basketball jersey will never use 6-9, because when refs signal fouls to the stats table, they use their hands to indicate the jersey number of the player who committed the foul, one hand for each digit on the jersey (so if I, as #15, fouled, the ref would hold up one finger on one hand and five on the other). Fun fact!

  7. Christina says:

    K I M = 3 & B O T = 3, therefore 33!

    I cracked the code!!!!

    • kilax says:

      SNISTER!!!!! YOU SO SMART!!!!!

      That is what I would have put on the back of my shirt if we didn’t go with cat names 🙂

  8. When I was little and played T-ball/softball I was always alphabetically assigned jersey number 3 or 4 and then in middle school when we had a limited supply of jerseys, I choose 43 because it included 3 & 4. It stuck! I also like 7 because 3 + 4 = 7.

    • kilax says:

      I love how so many of us are choosing things based on what we used way back in the day!!! 🙂

      And 7 is supposed to be lucky, right? 🙂

  9. Marcia says:

    Cats with Bats–love it! My lucky number changes and is always a single digit. No rhyme or reason whatsoever.

  10. ChezJulie says:

    I love the shirt, and that you are Grumpy Cat. 🙂

    I don’t have a lucky number, but I tend to prefer the even numbers.

  11. Lish says:

    I like odd numbers, but I somehow got married on an all even numbered day. 7 is probably my fav though.

  12. Pam says:

    Lots of church people believe that Jesus was 33 when he was crucified. So there’s that. 🙂

  13. Irina says:

    My lucky number is 22 and I have no idea why! I think I just like that it’s two 2’s…it’s balanced and pretty haha. If 22 isn’t an option I can choose, I usually go for 2. I don’t know why but I also don’t like odd numbers. We’re weird 🙂

  14. I don’t have a lucky number but I love numbers in 5s (5, 10, 15, etc.) Weird right?

  15. Erin says:

    I always say 21 is my favorite/lucky number. I recently listed to a RadioLab podcast where they were talking about favorite numbers and most people choose 7. Doesn’t matter the language or the culture, 7 tends to be chosen the most often as a favorite number. Interesting, right?

    • kilax says:

      That is interesting! Now I need to go back and read the comments and see how many people chose 7 or something with a 7! 🙂

  16. martymankins says:

    Love the cats with bats shirt.

    I do have a lucky number. Mine is 29. It’s related to black 29 on the roulette table. The first time I played roulette, after about 10 rounds play, I decided to put a single chip on black 29. The ball hit and I got 35-to-1 odds. I don’t always hit it, but I do put out a random chip every so often when I gamble. For those times it does hit, I smile and get another drink.

  17. Michele says:

    I love the shirt!!!

    I don’t have a question about the number…but why “Grumpy Cat”? You’re not grumpy!!!

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