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Saturday, October 9, 2010


Was pretty freaking amazing for me. I can’t wait until 10.10.10. I know there are a lot of other people that celebrate a birthday tomorrow. Like. Probably, well easily, 18 million people ( 6,697,254,041 people in the world divided by 365 days in a year, rounded down to the nearest million for the sake of brevity, or is it too late for brevity?)

Another cool thing about this October. It has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. Only once in every 853 years does this happen.

Other cool stuff about 10.10.10 

The numerical form of a calendar date can create confusion when used in international correspondence, especially when the year is abbreviated into two digits. The numerical form of October 10, 2010 will be the same for all areas that read calendar dates by month/day such as in the United States, or day/month such as in Europe.

At the start of the new millennium, specific dates have become more popular and significant, especially as a day to get married. The abbreviated date of 10/10/10 or October 10, 2010 is believed to have more than just a meaning as a day to get married. There are other great significances to this date that can be somewhat surprising.

The calendar date of October 10, 2010 is believed to hold some significance because it has a numerical abbreviation of 10/10/10. We will have to wait another hundred years to write the date like this.

10/10/10 Significance

The date of October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) has become a widely popular date to get married because it only consists of the number ten. It is even more significant that the date 10/10/10 at 10:10am (10:10) or 10:10pm (22:10) to be a very lucky time. One reason for this comes from the story of George Inmad who had been deaf since birth. On 10/10/1910 at 10:10pm (22:10) he suddenly was able to hear with no explanation from the doctors. It was a medical mystery and the only conclusion they had was that he was very lucky. From then on, it is believed that you will have good luck if you touch your ears at 10:10am or pm.

Many organizations are using the ease of remembering this date of 10/10/10 to host large events so that people will associate the date to the event. The psychology of the number ten seems to give people a nice and comfortable feeling where many use the number ten as a reference or limit such as Top Ten lists.

Coincidence or Prophecy?

There are many coincidences and prophecies that are involved with the date of October 10, 2010. In mathematics, the date of 10/10/10 or 101010 is divisible by the number of days in a week, which is seven (7), which is considered to be very lucky. However, the date also appears to have a yin and yang situation where the date is also divisible by the number six (6), which is considered to be very unlucky.

Most predictions and opinions concerning the date of 10/10/10 are based on its mathematical uniqueness as a number. Some believe that on this day something either good or bad has to happen, however there is no scientific or logical basis for this belief. The belief that something good or bad will happen is based solely on faith and/or natural belief because we don’t know what the future entails.

While some believe that something good will happen, there are others who believe that nothing will happen, which is most likely the scenario.  This is not the first day that the date has had this type of sequence or significance. In the past couple of years, we have faced different dates such as June 6, 2006 (6/6/06), which is a very negative number sequence, and August 8, 2008 (8/8/08), which is a very lucky sequence to the Chinese culture. However, nothing significant happened on these days and will probably be the case on October 10, 2010.

Global Events on October 10, 2010

Many organizations are taking advantage of the significant date of October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) by creating global events such as the Global Work Party, World Homeless Day and the 10-10-10 Initiative to help create awareness for their cause.

The Global Work Party is a time for people around the world to participate in an event that will help deal with global warming issues in their area. The day will join together thousands of communities to celebrate climate solutions by putting up solar panels, planting trees, cleaning up trash, installing wind turbines, digging community gardens, and more activities that will help deal with global warming issues.

On October 10, 2010, the Netherlands Antilles will be dissolved, with the islands being split up and given a new constitutional status. (ed note: Awww)

World Homeless day hopes to draw attention to the needs of homeless people by making the 10th of the 10th in 2010 to become an international day that provides opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.

Whether the date is used to create more significance to its cause or by coincidence, the date of October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) will surely be a date that people find amusing and significant.

What did I do today, the day before 1o.10.10? I started off by looking up IronMan live and finding an app for my New Iphone 4 so I could stay up to date on IMKona while out delivering Fruit Baskets for my DW’s company Getta-Gift gift baskets.

Don’t tell Traci, but I had to rebuild a basket through the cello-wrap as it tipped over in the car. In my defence it happened as I was turning into the gas station to fill the empty tank on her car. If you read this Honey, I promise you it looked AMAZING. Once I got done rebuilding it. Man those baskets are top heavy aren’t they? Whew.

fruit basket

I drove ALL over the city delivering today. the first loop was 110kms. the second was only 60kms. So 100miles of fruit basket deliveries. That drive was a lot less fun mapping in Map My Run than I thought it was going to be. Belch. I think next time, I'll just bring my Garmin and set it on the dash.


It’s 1 hour until 10.10.10 starts. and about 1 hours and 2o minutes until 10.10.10 10:10:10. Cool huh? And did you know that 101010 is the binary digit for 42, which is kms for Marathon! great stuff!

I had a Surprise B-day party today from Traci and Andrew when I returned! Decorations, Balloons and it was Mickey Mouse Theme! Gawd I love having a 3 year old in the house! I got some Lightning McQueen Lego, some Injinji Socks and a GC for a sports massage from my awesome family. (2 guesses who the Lego was from?) We are over to my Parents tomorrow for Thanksgiving Turkey and another Birthday for me! Here are the photo results of all the love I get from my Family. You 2 are freaking amazing, and I might be the luckiest guy on earth!

 IMG_7367 IMG_7372  CIMG8419 CIMG8414 IMG_7384IMG_7377IMG_7375 

Random awesome Pug Shot.


Andrew and I then went for a 2 hour walk/play around the neighbourhood as we are finally getting incredible summer weather here, and if we don’t take advantage of it, winter will be here and I’ll just be bitter.


I am loving all the reports coming in for the 2010 *10-10* Virtual Race, and can’t wait until for the rest. It’s sure been a lot of fun getting to know you all, and I hope to grow this little ‘Cool Kids’ club so we can all share our inspiring stories and misadventures.

Tomorrow I will have my 10.10.10 run report, and more birthday stuff !! Midnight tomorrow is the cut-off for reports to come in, as Monday will have the big drawing for prizes! *WoOtx2*

g-day! (for the aussies, as they swept the m/w podiums at Kona!)


  1. Speaking of 10s, there are 10 types of people in this world. Thos who understand binary and those who don't.

  2. What a great party to come home to!!! Love that you are getting a full weekend of celebration - it's 10-10-10, so I can officially wish you the happiest of birthdays! Enjoy your day, Neil!

  3. 42. :)
    Happy Birthday! Your family is awesome and I love the legos!

  4. So awesome! Your family is so cute and I love the Mickey Mouse theme! Happy Birthday !!

  5. Happy Birthday Neil...great party! :)

    Letting you know that I completed my 10 miles's the recap:

  6. Happy Birthday Neil. Those pictures were so cute, you are a lucky guy.

  7. Happy Birthday.
    See even the weather decided to give you a sunny present.
    What a great family you have. Gosh, that cake looks good.

  8. Wow, sounds like your having a great day. Happy birthday!

  9. too much cuteness going on!! what a lovely and supporting family.