Stating the Obvious: This Year Was Weird
(ME Four-Twelve for your time)
But perhaps a little more strange for me in a certain way, if not actually all THAT bad...
Short history traipse:
Back in my 2nd or so semester in college, boringly taking essentials at a comm. college as I had no idea 'what I wanted to do with my life' [spoiler alert: still don't], I was in a maths class and started passing time by doing multiples on my TI-83 calculator.
I eventually reached doing multiples of 37. 37 is a divisor of 111, so I immediately was made aware of this repeating pattern of seeing the multiples of 111 pop up every 3rd multiple in my sequence. This led to a lot of different little nerdy things, and 37 remains my favorite number to this day. So much so that I have 4 tattoos, and they all have to do with 37 or aspects of it.
Fast forward some 18 years to 2020, and this is my 37th year of being. My birthday is near the end of the calendar year, so I do tend to look at each calendar year as beholding of each of my existential years.
I had told myself (and others, for years) that this year would be insignificant. That it's just another number and to not expect anything radical from it. As I'm sure y'all are well aware, this year has been particularly [negatively] significant, and I'll admit I'm kinda at odds on how to feel about it "just so happening to have been" on my favorite number. I would have much preferred (for more than just the obvious global reasons) that this year end up completely forgettable. Alas, that just won't be the case.
So yeah, no real summation on this one, and it is a fickle little issue to be focusing on, but again: 4 tattoos. So... yeah... it's still my favorite number, and in a way, this year being such an outlier I could argue supports the number's significance... but... yeesh...
Separate from this quibble, this year has sucked pretty hard for me and for those in my immediate sphere, so there's plenty to actually lament, but I'm trying not to focus on that. But this stinkin' number on the other hand...
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"hindsight is 2020" seems to take on a new, hopeful and expectant meaning this year, doesn't it?
@chariotoflove As in "hindsight is an absolute dumpster fire that leaves nothing unscathed"?
@davesaddiction This is good 37. So was the first one you posted as well.
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@flatisflat First was was heavily modified, figured I'd go more original.
Chariotoflove last edited by Chariotoflove
LOL, Yeah, but while everyone is eager to put 2020 in the rear view mirror, I am still trying to see the good things that have happened. For me, it's not been a terrible year.
@chariotoflove that's good!!!
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@flatisflat I’m turning 43 in a couple weeks (Dec 28) and I’ve decided that’s just a weird number. Y’know…
42, well I asked for a Hitchhiker’s guide themed party and my wife did not disappoint
41, sounds ok
40 well yes the big 4-0
I can’t even remember how old I am without thinking about it.
@britsnswedes-was-minigti I actually have a whole thing about how 37 is more significant than Hitchhiker's 42, but yes, still a really good way to celebrate your 42nd for sure.
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@flatisflat thank you captain obvious.