Happy 11-11-11

Today is November 11, 2011,  11-11-11. Many believe it’s a day for good fortune, while others believe it to be a bad omen. What do you think? Will the triple 11’s bring good or bad luck? Just because 11 is one of two instant winning numbers on the crap tables does that really make it lucky? And if 3 11’s is lucky what about six 11’s? That’s gotta mean something right? Tomorrow we have two opportunities AM and PM.  11-11-11 at exactly 11:11:11, the 11hour,11minutes, 11seconds. Six 11’s.  At the exact moment the time and date will be a perfect same-numbered palindrome, reading the same backwards as forwards an event that happens on only one day every 100 years.

If you’re a believer I really hate to burst your bubble, but it all a bunch of bull! 11-11-11, 11:11:11 has absolutely no significance except to be a palindrome that all. It’s just another classic example of man’s impulse to seek patterns and connections in inherently random events. Hello! Ever heard the word coincidence?

With that said I do have to tell you that the last time it happened back in 1911, the
U.S. did experience an almost supernatural event in which temperatures dropped by more than 60F in a single day causing blizzards and tornadoes as well as the record falls in temperatures. That day in Kansas City for example,the morning began at a warm 76F but by late afternoon  it had dropped to 11F. Strange, yes but still just a coincidence.

So today may be a day of spiritual significance for those who believe in the mystical power of the number 11, but don’t hold your breath waiting for anything spectacular or out of the ordinary to happen. You should do something memorable on this special day. A vast number of couples have chosen this day to get married.  Many, I’m sure, because they think it’s lucky but as one soon to be bride put it “we’re getting married om 11-11-11 because it’s easy to remember and I know my husband will never forget our anniversary date.” Go out and Enjoy the novelty of the day but don’t get caught up in the hype.

Today is also Veterans Day. Nothing about today is more important than that, especially not some stupid magical, mystical numerology crap. Today we honor and celebrate the contributions of all of our Nation’s Veterans, generations of men and women who have served our country in peace and war, many of whom gave their lives to preserve our liberty. If you truly want to do something special today, then join the tens of thousands of people who today at 11 o’clock, will pause a few moments to honor these American heroes and celebrate their contributions to our way of life.


Today is also the day after our wedding anniversary. 38 years ago on November 10, 1973 we were married on an incredibly beautiful, clear autumn day, with warm Santa Ana’s blowing out of the canyon passes. For me 11/10 will be one of the most significant days of my life! Thank God we’ve somehow  managed to put up with each other all this years. It hasn’t always been easy and there were a few close calls along the way, but here we are, still together 38 years later. We’ve definitely had to work at it to make it last, but it’s certainly been worth the effort. Hey, no one ever said it’d be easy….. Still crazy after all these years….


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