Sunday, October 10, 2010

10-10-10 and a guest

In honor of today being 10-10-10, and because it is such a wonderful number sequence, especially for someone born on 01-01 married to someone born on 10-01, here's some random information about 10-10-10:

10 (base ten) = 1010 (base two)

(base ten): 10 x 10 = 100

(base two): 10 x 10 = 100

The binary attributes of 101010 lends itself to use by the sciences of fractals (recursive geometric shapes) and chaos theory (the butterfly effect).

For the grand finale: 101010 (base two) equals 42 (base ten) which points us to the fact that 42 is the answer to the ultimate question in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. Yes, dear reader, the ANSWER to the ultimate question is 101010!


This weekend, DH and I were blessed by the visit of one of my dear friends. M and I went to high school together. Sometimes it feels like yesterday and sometimes forever ago. She is now a librarian at our hometown library --- my dream job, if I were to be asked! She took the train up here from Denver and arrived early Friday evening. DH went to bed at his normal time, but M and I stayed up past 2am that night, chatting. Oh my, I haven't seen 2am very often. But what fun!

Saturday we just walked and walked all over Glenwood Springs. Took M to our favorite bookstore and of course to the library where the book sale was finishing up. {An aside, yep, DH and I got MORE books!} When we looked at our watches we discovered it was already 4:00 -- we'd walked right through lunch. We grabbed some dinner and made our way home, riding the bus to give our tired feet a break. We had intended to hike up to Doc Holliday's grave but we'll have to do that next time....

Sunday morning, up early, a quick bite to eat and then off to the Monastery. Beautiful mass, and the monks welcomed her heartily. Had a nice chat with Brother Thomas and Father Ed. Back home, DH cooked a wonderful lunch and then it was back downtown, to the train station. I think --- and I sure hope --- we'll see M, and perhaps her husband too, back up here!

1 comment:

Alice said...

Hi Bella.... I find the number thing very interesting, and I've wondered many times about 42. It was mentioned as having significance in ancient Egypt.

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