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12/12/12 - It's last sequential day, month, year in our lifetime

Original post made on Dec 11, 2012

It's Dec. 12, 2012 or 12/12/12, the last time we will experience a sequential day, month, and year combination in our lifetimes. The next time will be 10/10/10 in 2110.

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Comments

Posted by Not quite, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

It's not sequential day. That would be 10/11/12. Don't know what 12/12/12 would be.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Dec 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

There will be an 11/12/13, well unless that whole December 21st thing is real.


Posted by Milo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:28 am

I believe 12/12/12 would be a "compounded" date.

BUT, in honor of the compounding / repetitive nature of the date, I decided to honor both the date and myself by creating a new platform of life.

I want to live without burden, without disruption and distraction. I do not want to be marginalized by fractional thinking and politics. I want to create a "back in the day" ambiance in my head. I want to go the Farmer's Market on Saturday and enjoy where I live. I want to walk down Main Street and appreciate that there are very few places left like this on the planet. I want to keep a balance in my life between work and my wife screaming at me to do things I don't want to do. I want my kids to live their own life so that I can live mine (except on Holidays when I want them to visit ... and other days when I miss them and they miss me). I want to see the turkeys in my back yard, and the deer walking down the street. I want to drench in the books at the Pleasanton Library even though they don't give out plastic carry-out bags (now, I drop my armful of books walking to my car). I want to live like a king, even though my mortgage is hefty.

I pledge myself all these things (and more at a later date) because it's a good place to be on 12/12/12

Gesh, I am truly glad I said that.


Posted by Forest, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Dec 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

It has been stated, Milo, that poetic words as you've provided are the mark of artistic genius. I am deeply touched. You've now officially heard it on the grapevine.


Posted by Ben, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:09 am

What about 01/01/01 (2101) or 02/02/02 (2102) etc.....?


Posted by mooseturd, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Ben, Are you counting on being around on 01/01/01?


Posted by PTown Bobby, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

Mooseturd,
Your actions do portend your name.


Posted by Pro-Law, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

What about 1/1/11 or 2/2/22


Posted by Pro-Law, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

Disregard 1/1/11 - but 2/2/22 is still happening!


Posted by Gap, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

There is a 20 point gap between 2 and 22. Today is 12/12/12.


Posted by PW Reader, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

Milo--loved your post!

A suggestion for the library books--take a bag with you (a cloth bag will usually fold up small enough to put into a pocket)!


Posted by Judy, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I just wanted to post on 12/12/12! I typed it - too cool!


Posted by nancy s., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

@milo. LOVED your post. It made my day. BTW, I was at the Library yesterday, saw people coming out with plastic bags, but I do not know if they brought them or the Library supplied them.


Posted by Cate, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm

How fun! Today is my birthday...it's amazing that I am alive and amazing that this has been an unusual day.


Posted by M, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm

In "our" lifetime, meaning anyone old enough to read this? Certainly someone alive today will see 12/12/12. On December 12, 2112 that is.