Skip to comments.Will today be a perfect 10? [Happy 10/10/10]
Posted on 10/09/2010 11:48:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Today's date is October 10, 2010, better known by its check-writing, time-card signing nickname as 10/10/10.
Think about it.
There will never be another day that matches its precise numeric properties unless a future civilization decides to scrap the whole Gregorian calender thing (like that's going to happen) and starts counting days from scratch. So it follows that today will be something special indeed, because special things happen on days marked by numbers that sequence in an interesting pattern. Who can forget, for instance, where they were and what they were doing on 01/01/01.
Wait. What? That's not true?
"It's not 10/10/10 (on Sunday)," said Gene Collins, a Peoria resident knowledgeable in numerology, the study of the meaning of numbers. "You just can't ignore the 2 in 2010. 10/10/10 occurred once and that was on October 10, in the year 10 of the Common Era."
Spoil sport. Besides tell the massive numbers of brides and grooms who selected this day as their wedding day that there's nothing special about 10/10/10.
"I have a funny thing about numbers," said Jamie Leigh Rogers, 28, of Peoria, who marries Israel Agront, 38, also of Peoria, at the Shore Acres clubhouse in Chillicothe on Sunday. "I need them to be in order to feel completely comfortable. We got engaged last November and looked at some numbers"
Agront picked 10/10/10.
"He picked it because it'll be easy to remember," she said. "I like it because it looks cool."
Lisa Wahl, the banquet manager at Kickapoo Creek Winery, said the 10/10/10 date got snatched real early in the calendar year, even though it falls on a Sunday, an atypical day for a wedding ceremony.
"We got a ton of calls for that day that we had to turn away," she said. "It's a numbers game. Brides like the way the number looks on invitations and other reasons."
There was no second date considered for the wedding day of Jared Williams, 23, of Delavan and Ciara Mowder, 22, also of Delavan. The date is tattooed across his chest. The couple live a straight edge punk lifestyle - no alcohol, no drugs, no promiscuous sex all lived out to a crazy loud punk rock soundtrack - and the symbol for the subculture is "XXX." 10/10/10 in Roman numerals.
Just go with it people.
"He picked the date even before we were engaged," she said. "He calls it the most straight edge day in the world."
The couple are getting married at the Riverside Community Church in Peoria.
"He bought me a little ankle bracelet at Cornerstone with an "XXX design that I'll be wearing on my wedding day," she said. "It's going to be an awesome day
An Internet poll asked if people thought 10/10/10 would be a lucky day when something good would happen, an unlucky day when something bad would happen, or an average day on which the calendar date would have absolutely no bearing on whether good or bad stuff happened to anybody anywhere. More than 3,000 people clicked a response.
10 percent, something bad.
44 percent, no bearing.
And the winner ... 46 percent thought something good would happen because it's 10/10/10.
Stand by for November 11 next year. All indications are it's going to be a really good day to get married.
The real 10/10/1010 passed a 1000 years ago. This is merely 10/10/2010 which the media is trying to make a big deal out of.
It’s a wonder that Christians haven’t gone back to the calendar that’s outlined in the Bible.
If earthly humanity survives (strains of that strange song “In the Year 2525” filter in) there will be another one of these on October 10, 2110, ten years after another Y2K-like frenzy over the computational equipment of that era which somehow will have fallen into using abbreviations without much forethought again.
That was my mom's birthday. Today, 10/10/10, is my brother's birthday.
I find these days kind of cool. We had 7/7/77 and each 11 years after until 9/9/99. Then two years later we had 01/01/01 and each year since then, for a couple more years, we will have dates like this. But after 12/12/12, we are done. We will have to start over with the 11-year cycle, on 2/2/22. How lucky we were to be alive during this 11-year string of one of these dates per year.
Nonsense. 10/10/2110 will have the same uniqueness. Happens every 100 years.
There never was a 10/10/10 of the "Common Era", or even Anno Domini, except in retrospect. It's like the joke about the coin from 100 B.C. ( It would be B.C.E. but they didn't know about that in those days ... Ha Ha! )
The Christian calendar wasn't established until 532 A.D.
What - are we just gonna skip 10/10/2110?
Every day is perfect.
10/10/2010 is not.
Unless of course, by then, we have increased to 64 bits.
I'm waiting for 13/13/13, myself.
At exactly the tenth second of the tenth minute of the tenth hour, I am going to party like it is 10/10/10!
Kinda reminds me of a joke...
A man born on May 5, 1955 turned 55 years of age on May 5, 2010. He bought some instant lottery tickets and won five bucks. Then he played 555 as the mid-day pick-3 and won even more money. Thinking that his luck would continue, he went to the track. There he saw on the fifth race, the #5 horse (named appropriately “Five Alive”) was a 55-1 longshot. He put all of his earlier winnings on that horse and guess what...?
The horse finished fifth.
Buddy of mine got married 09/09/09. Not magical, but easy to remember for sure. So the value of picking a date like that is in minimizing the risk of forgetting your anniversary and thereby avoiding major life risk. Proof: he remembered 09/09/10 so he’s off to a good start!
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