Yesterday was October 11, 2012—also abbreviated as 10/11/12. That won’t happen again for another hundred years.
I heard people try to attach some cosmic significance to the date. Was the world going to end? Would this be the day I won the lottery? Will I meet that someone special?
As far as I can tell, the world didn’t end. Someone may have won the lottery. Someone else probably met that person they will spend the rest of their life with. But I don’t think it had anything to do with the date being in sequential order when abbreviated.
However, for those who like to look for significance in such things, I thought I’d have some fun with today’s date: October 12, 2012—or 10/12/12.
What’s special about today? It’s my 21st anniversary.
That’s right, 21 years ago I married the woman of my dreams—and we’re still happily married to this day.
On to the finding significance!
Today is the 12th, which is 21 backwards!
If you add 10 + 12 + 12 and then divide by 1.6190476 you get 21! (.6190476 = 13/21 and 13 is 12 + 1!)
21 divided by 7 (7 = 1 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2) is 3. And 1 + 2 = 3! (Also 2 + 1 = 3!)
I was 22 when I got married. That’s 21 - 1.
My wife was 19 when we got married. 19 + 2 = 21!
Each month of the year has at least 21 days!
In the card game blackjack, the object is to get as close to 21 as possible. Today, it’s cold, so I’ll be wearing my black jack(et)!
We’re living in the 21st century!
The number of letters in the Italian Alphabet? 21! And my wife and I like Pizza.
There are 6 people in our family—me, my wife and my four daughters. When you add 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 you get 21!