Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday Thirteen #345

By the numbers . . .

1. Three is not a lonely number.

2. Four comes after three, and it is snuggly in the middle of 345, so it is not lonely, either.

3. Five comes at the end of that sequence, so it's got gumption. It is facing down all of the other numbers that come after it, and that's an infinite amount. Talk about fortitude.

4. The number 73 is Sheldon's favorite number.

5. Pi is 3.14, but a piece of chocolate pie on a plate tastes a great deal better.

6. One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do. Two can be as bad as one, it's the loneliest number since the number one.

7. When I was 10 I thought 50 was old. Now that I'm 50, I don't think anything less than 100 is old.

8. I have TENS unit that is working to help control my pain. I can just sit around buzzing all day long. Or I could make music and buzz at the same time, I suppose.

9. I never watched Eight is Enough but I did watch 7th Heaven sometimes. There are also seven heavens in many religions, including Abrahamic traditions.

10. In 1984, the year 2014 seemed very far away. Now 1984 seems like yesterday and yet it is today all at the same time because we've actually turned our world into a semblance of that novel (1984 by George Orwell). Time is interesting, isn't it? It flies, it stops, it slows, it speeds like a rocket ship at lift off or it slows like molasses on a cold January day. Perspective is such a crazy thing.

11. I like to listen to the 60 ticks of my clocks as they go around and around, every second counting down to the minutes and then to the hours. Tick tick tick tick tick. I find it very comforting.

12. Ultra anything is supposed to save you product: use 2x less dishwashing soap, less 4x less toilet paper, 3x less washing machine soap. But I have never done the math and have noticed that most people just dump out however much think they need any don't measure anyway. Speaking of measuring, many mixed things now come with instructions that say "pour to the line in the bag" instead of using 1/2 cup or whatever. In the future, will no one know how to make a recipe?

13. This display of numbers indicates I have too much time on my hands (as well as the fact that I could probably win Free Cell in my sleep):




Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 345th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, you've written 345 Thursday Thirteen posts? I hope to get to that number someday myself. I don't listen to my clocks, but I like to listen to rain and I love to fall asleep to my cat purring. Anyway, thanks for the post on numbers.

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  2. The first thing I thought of here was Billy Preston's song "nothing from nothing" and then I remembered the story Joe's family likes to tell about his mother and father meeting. Their father was German and when their mother asked if he wanted children he said 'Nine!' which means NO in German. They had 9 kids!

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  3. Fabulous! This is a great list and a creative idea. I love number five. :-) Your photos at the top of your page are beautiful.

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  4. #6 lyric came immediately to mind s I began to read. Thanks. It'll be stuck in my head all day long now.

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  5. yep, just like 1984, the novel, there are now large screen tv's on walls in homes that can be used to spy on people who live in the homes!

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  6. Who ever said three was a lonely number? I thought it was three's a crowd.

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  7. Fun post, Anita -- and I'm with you on number five. Mmm...pie. ☺ Me

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