Sunday, October 10, 2010

Special Dates like, 10/10/10

Every time an unusual date rolls around, people start to talk about its meaning.  All over the internet people are talking about today's date, speculating about its significance, wondering of it's a good or bad omen to be celebrating a birthday or anniversary today. I heard on the news this morning that lots of people are getting married today for luck, especially at 10 am and 10 pm!  Some are even looking at it mathematically or scientifically...anything to start an uproar.  Which reminds me of another special date: Y2K! 
Remember all the buzz about that date, 1/1/00.  You would have thought the world was coming to an end!
"At the stroke of midnight, January 1, 2000, elevators may stop, heat may vanish, credit cards and ATMs may cease to function, airplanes and trains my come to a halt, telephones and televisions may not utter a sound..."(for more Y2K warnings from Leonard Nimoy's video go to: and finally the biggest threat of all, our computers would crash!  But, nothing happened.  I, for one, was scared to death to turn on my computer, which was only 2 years old and cost a fortune back then.  But, low and behold, it went on normally and I conducted my business as usual.  Yet, here we are, ten years later, and what have we learned?  Nothing. 
At least today's date, 10/10/10, is viewed in mostly a positive way.  No gloom and doom predicted, only good things.  But considering how far we have evolved and for all the advances we have made scientifically, you have to wonder how we can still be so superstitious about dates?
I guess it doesn't happen often enough to complain about.  But, there are still 11-11-11 and 12-12-12 to look forward to.  And don't look now, but I have already read predictions that 12-12-12 is going to be the if you've been putting off taking a trip or buying something really extravagant, you had better do it while you still can.

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