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.
Folks, its just a number, arbitrarily created by flawed, human beings.
Our attraction to numbers is no different than our attraction to light or sweet foods.
8/8/88...the night the lights when on at Wrigley Field....actually it rained that night...postponed to 8/9/88
As I’ve heard, 101010 in binary is 42, which everyone knows is the answer to everything.
“I’m waiting for 13/13/13, myself.”
If you’re concerned about the 2010 lameduck Congress now, just wait ‘til Dec of 2012 when Obozo is a lame kenyan. (well, he already is that.)
BTW my friend is getting married today to some loser- I remember when she told me many moons ago they would be getting married on 10-10-10.
I think they are cool too!
(Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
I love it when you talk like that!
very relaxing thread to read.
Then again, when the Gregorian calendar and Julian calendars were changed in the 1500-1600 time frame, we lost even a few more years, so 10-10-1010 wasn't 1000 years ago either. 8<)
I found that funny.
Ye Disciples, it is a Holy and Sacred Number, perfectly created by Godlike human spirits of perfection, beauty, and grace.
I looked at a clock at 12:34 on 5/6/78.
My engineer husband says that today is National Binary Day!
UM...Some nasty tasting toothpaste that makes your teeth glow in the dark? ;)
I know what I will be doing tomorrow though!
I don’t quite get #3 —
wouldn’t “four queens + any other card” have more characters?
Maybe you mean “spots” or “pips?”
I think that would be 4 10’s and a 9?
10A) 10 Downing Street is the official residence of the Prime Minister of the UK
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