|Jaymz likes elevens, so I captured|
this moment on the odometer for him.
I am calling my sister, because we decided a while ago that when it's 10/10/10 or 11/11/11, etc. we would enjoy it for a moment on the phone together.
I like numbers. This is not to say that I enjoy mathematics, per se, but I do enjoy number puzzles and tricks. For instance, on long road trips I'm always keeping an eye out for special numbers on the odometer. Jaymz taught me once that to determine if a number is a multiple of 11 (his favorite number), you simply have to subtract and add the numbers in order. If the end result is any multiple of eleven (0, 11, or -11, say), then the original number is a multiple of 11. It goes like this: Say, your mileage is 74987. 7-4+9-8+7=11, so 74,987 is a multiple of 11! Sometimes I wish I had known some of these fun tricks when I was in high school...maybe I would've done better in class!
|Last year's day like today|
I also like noticing repeating numbers and particularly palindromes (a word, phrase, or number that is read the same forward as it is backward) in my everyday life. Jaymz and I make an effort when tipping at a restaurant to make the total into a palindrome ($23.32) or a sequential ($23.45) or repeating ($23.23) number sequence. Extra points if you can make the tip and the total into fun numbers! "A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!" is one of my favorite word palindromes (along with simply "Mom," of course). Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song consisting entirely of palindromes, which I think is pretty awesome:
|(We even set the alarm for 9:09)|
Do you like to have fun with words or numbers like I do? Do you celebrate special-numbered days like this? Do you even notice? Do you think I'm a little crazy (or just a huge nerd) after reading this? I'm curious to know if you enjoy anything like this, too!