"One is the loneliest number," wrote songwriter Harry Nilsson.
Quirky combos of numbers fascinate us. Just last month we had 12/11/10
What will you be doing when the clock strikes 11 on the 11th day of January 2011?
This year also brings us Sept. 10, 2011 (9-10-11)
And don’t forget, 314 days from now it will be November 11, 2011 (11-11-11)
I guess Veterans will consider that a Veterans Day extravaganza
Of course, this is all trivial compared to the doomsday predictions for 2012. If the planet is still rotating in the heavens after Dec. 12, 2012, the Mayans have predicted a cataclysmic event will occur Dec. 21, 2012. That will be on a Friday, which should make it more convenient for those who are planning end-of-the-world parties yet have to be on time for work the next Monday.
If nothing else, we could savor the date for the simple fact that apart from 11/11/11 in November and 12/12/12 in December next year, the next such date will be a decade later, on 2/2/22.
(and playing with numbers)