Thursday, January 3, 2013

I like the date

Coworker: "Hey, it's 12-12-12 today! Isn't that cool?"

Coworker #2: "Yeah, that IS cool! It's sort of fun to write it."

Me: "Yeah, I'm going to really enjoy writing that today."

And I wasn't being sarcastic. Which says something about my life not exactly being filled with excitement.

Today is 1/3/13, another date that's "fun" to write. I don't know if there will be any more of those this year, so I'm going to have to really enjoy it and make it last. (OK, now being a little sarcastic.)

One of my coworkers told me a story about how at a nursing home several years ago, she had a patient who was this really demented little old lady. She was completely and utterly confused, but she remembered one thing about herself: she was born on 11/11/1911. She was like 98 years old and she knew that she was going to turn 100 years old on 11/11/2011. It was the only thing she could keep in her head.

She died at age 99, without making it to 11/11/2011. My coworker told me they had a moment of silence for her on that date.


  1. I worked the night of 31st December and was pleased when midnight ticked over and I only had to write 1/1 instead of 31/12. Half as many digits!

    I was amused that the first patient of the year in a paediatric ED was an intoxicated 14yo who didn't even make it to midnight before being picked up by the police.

  2. I told my engaged friend he should get married on 12/12/12 because it was an auspicious date. He told me without a hint of irony that he would rather wait until 13/13/13.

  3. Scheduled follow-up exam: 12/12/12 at 12.12am. Too bad the patient wasn't the type to enjoy the prettiness.

  4. I'm as equally excited about being able to write 11/12/13 this coming year. I stayed awake last night hoping it's a school day. (it's a Tuesday!) I teach Kindergarten and we had fun with 12/12/12.


  5. My birthday this year was 10-11-12. Honestly, I basked in the awesomeness of that all day. :)