11 November 2011

11:11 on 11/11/11

It's too good to miss, right? It's 11:11am, on 11/11/11. The eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year...

Do you know that there's a lot of hocus pocus about the confluence of elevens, especially the 11:11 part?

For example, Uri Geller says "The 11.11 is the bridge to our vitality and oneness. It is our pathway into the positive unknown and beyond." Um. Sure.

Go ahead, google 11:11. You find things like this and this and this and this. Doorways and DNA and spiritual awakenings, oh my!

Let's just take it for what it is: four ones lined up in a row. If you want to think that it means something, fine. Personally, I think it's just something that happens twice a day, every day, unless you're on unambiguous military time, in which case you only get it before lunch.

That said, you could use 11:11 as a marker, a moment to take a breath, remember something, make a wish. Some people out there are now making a rubber watch that chimes every day at 11:11 - to remind you to do just that, make a wish or do something nice. It's called the Wishing Watch.

Would you like one? They've offered me seven to give away, to seven of you lucky readers. All you have to do is leave one wish in a comment. [Comments close on 11/22/11 - a date picked solely for its palindromic nature.]

And wait! There's more! For each watch purchased between now and 12/31/11, the Wishing Watch company will donate $3 to the non-profit daycare center that my daughter attended. The Wishing Watch is only $11.11 (like it could be any other price). If you'd like to buy one, go to www.wishingwatch.com and enter OAKLANE in the promotional code box at checkout.

Disclosure: No one paid me to write this post, but I thought some of you might like a rubber watch, and anyway, who could resist the 11:11 on 11/11/11 business?


Awesome Mom said...

Lol! The closing date is my middle son's birthday. I always though it was pretty cool that I had managed to birth him on 11/22. My eldest was born on 3/3 but not in 2003 which would have made the birthday even cooler. Numbers can be fun.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Interesting. I hadn't heard about any of that before. Rather than freaking out over the sun rising between two monuments, we 21st century people freak out over a confluence of digital clocks and calendars. That says something about humans, but I'm not sure what!

(OK, these are so cool.)

De said...

I wish spiritual awakenings were more common and as simple to achieve.

MARY G said...

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was the time agreed that hostilities would cease in World War One. Canada has adopted this time as 'Remembrance Day' when we honour our veteran armed forces and mark the deaths of those who died in that and subsequent conflicts.
It's a pretty emotional time in Canada.

the queen said...

Pah. It's 11/11/2011. Call when it's 2/22/2222.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My daughter, whose birthday is 11/11, would find one of those watches pretty fun.

mayberry said...

Sweet. I have an old friend who always wished on 11:11, and the time still makes me think of her!

Anonymous said...

My bestie married on 11\11\11 at 11:11
I.d love to send her one if u still have any.