I Love Numbers


Those of you who have read my blog for a while or keep up with me on Facebook know that I love numbers.  I take photos of my odometer when I’m on the road and a cool number shows up.  And when I look down and see this:

I get slightly quite very annoyed.  Anyone riding in the car with me wonders if we have a flat tire, or if I forgot my phone or purse at home, or something else worthy of a loud gasp and an emphatic statement.  But I have learned to take it in stride.  I can anticipate the next good number, and often I actually can capture it ON the number, not a mile or two past.  Like this

  People make fun of me, but the more I talk about it, the more I realize that there are other people who appreciate symmetry in numbers.  And really – who wouldn’t!?  It makes perfect sense to me.  In fact, someone recently emailed me this photo.  Notice the odometer reading AND the speedometer reading.  I had to text back and inform this person to be careful of the pictures that get sent.  They might be used in harmful ways if placed in the wrong hands.  But it’s safe with me.  I’m just sharing it with a few personal friends, right!?

Well, today is an amazing day.  My dear friend Louise reminded me of it’s approach, and today it happened.  Check this out.  This morning at 5 minutes and 6 seconds past 4am, the clock and calendar said this:

04:05 06 07/08/09

Now THAT is a beautiful thing.

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UPDATE:  For those of you who don’t read through my comments, Madge pointed out an even COOLER number (can’t believe I didn’t see it coming . . . I must be slipping in my old age). 

12:34:56 7/8/9


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5 Responses to “I Love Numbers”

  1. Becky Says:

    Girl, you are too funny!
    I think it’s strange when people think the world will fall apart when certain numbers appear in the date. Like 9/9/99 or 8/8/88. Remember those dates? Guess bad things didn’t happen after all.

  2. Louise Says:

    I’m sure I was awake at that time, but these days I don’t even know what day of the week it is, let alone the date! I’m so glad you got to experience it!

  3. Madge Says:

    How about 12:34:56, 7/8/9???

  4. maggie Says:

    Oh yes, i love those numbers too! Didn’t catch the 12:34 (in time) though. I’ve got lots of similar dashboard photos, like 100 000 and 100 100. Thought i was the only daft one….til now LOL!

  5. Nina Ferrell Says:

    Haaaaaa!! I thought it was just meeeeee!!!

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