Tuesday, July 7, 2009

TOMORROW - YOU CAN COUNT ON IT


Tomorrow, July 8, 2009, will be another one of those days; a once-in-a-lifetime event, numerically speaking. Tomorrow, a short time after noon, it will officially be (for one split second at least) 12:34:56 7/8/9/. We have to take some liberty with the date, since these days we almost always use the “digital” form with all the zeroes, but, generally speaking, it’s a never-to-be-repeated moment in history. At first glance, you’d think a day like this would be exceedingly rare, but actually, this type of day rolls around on a pretty regular basis, because of its very nature, its numerical make-up. We’ll have another one on August 7th if you miss this one, and we’ve had several in the not-too-distant past—01:23:45 6/7/89, 12:34.56 7/8/90, and 01:02:03 04/05/06. And for those more esoterically inclined, there’s always 11:11 11/11/11 to look forward to, not to mention 12/21/12. So, dates like these happen with some regularity, and will continue, unless, of course, the ancient Mayans were right…

19 comments:

Kathiesbirds said...

Very interesting and very funny. Let's hope the Mayans were wrong!

Sylvia K said...

You always have something fun and interesting to share, Deborah! And this is another fun post.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great post, Deb.... AND--very interesting!!!! Isn't it fun working with numbers??????

Let's hope the Mayans were WRONG...ha!

Hugs,
Betsy

Lin said...

thought provoking and interesting that there are so many different calendars in various cultures.

Aleta said...

I love dates like that. I remember reading how the date 7/7/07 was SO popular for brides - that date was booked solid for churchs, etc. Too funny

Cloudia said...

Thanks for the reassurance! LOL
Aloha friend

YogaforCynics said...

Actually, somebody other than the Mayans may have made apocalypic predictions about this day...I think maybe it was Sesame Street...

...sorry, it's late...

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for that, Deb! I can't wait to show my daughter.

Jim said...

Hey Deborah, I had forgotten. This is neat! Unless I write a check today I would not have remembered.
Thank you and happy 07-08-09. I hope to visit here much more before a year, a month, and another day (08-09-10).
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fourwindsphotojournal said...

You would know this. Deb. My birthday is 11-11, so I am not going to miss that one!

david mcmahon said...

I wish I'd thought of that!

Rose said...

Ha! Things like this always interest me, but I never think of them till someone else points them out.

Sandi McBride said...

I had gotten an email about this event, but due to events of my own, missed it completely, lol! Congratulations on Post of the Day nomination from David!"
Sandi

Brian Miller said...

what meaning do the days have...more than marking the time? thought provoking post. hoping the mayans are wrong. congrats on the POTD mention!

Merisi said...

There are some days that simply mark the time, and then there are days .... ;-)

Congrats on David's Post of the Day Award - which can be celebrated any old day, thank heavens! :-)

Indrani said...

I remember during my school days we used to be very excited about such sequences. Now I find my daughters the same. :)

indicaspecies said...

That's interesting..thank you for sharing!
And congrats on the POTD.:)

Sue said...

Nifty. I'm dead fond of 7/7/77 (a night on which I went to a old time fiddle contest and road home on straw in the back of a pickup and saw meteorites) -- bu 7/7/(0)7 wasn't too bad either.

ArneA said...

Very intriguing post.
I once met a person from Mayanmar who was so concerned about numerology that he controlled his and our life (during the formal dinner) by transforming everything into numeric codes
Weird.
and he did not play games with us.