It’s 12/12/12. What are you going to do today?


If ever there was an uugitdee-boogitdee looking date, this is it.


You can almost hear the big clock chiming and the owls hooting.

We are the last ones this century who get to see the numbers line up like this. Oh, there will be a 2/2/22 and a 3/3/33 and so on. But once 12/12/12 passes by, this total line-up of the same numbers straight across is over and done for living memory.

Human beings are good at the business of creating barriers out of nothing. 12/12/12 feels like the end of something, but it’s really just another day in the long march of days that make up our lives.

Still … we’ll never see it again.

Stop for a moment and think about it. Each day is like that, you know. We’ll never see any of them again.

It’s 12/12/12.

What are you going to do today?

  • Virginia

    I went to Mass this morning to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Best way ever to start the day!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      That sounds wonderful Virginia! I wish I could have done the same. I need to get back to daily mass. My broken foot/hip have kept me away too long.

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  • Manny

    Well the day is almost over and it was just another busy day at work and the world didn’t end. There’s another anomaly in this month. I saw this somewhere today. This month has three fridays, three saturdays, and three sundays, a very rare occaision. I think they said it only happens every eight hundred and something years. What does it all mean? Nothing. I wish I could have gone to mass like Virginia, but I have to get off to work way too early.

    • Manny

      Oops, not three, but five. Five fridays, saturdays and sundays. I guess it’s a month for party

  • Peg

    Today I did NOT indoctrinate any children to gender neutrality or musical chairs. Nor did I scream out at anyone for worshipping Christ this season as Nancy Sniderman did to Star Jones on the Today show yesterday.

    I DID stand up against workplace bullies because too many adults are not acting like adults these days. I read a great blog from Cardinal Dolan on NY’s HHS mandate lawsuit. The best part was when the judge refused to dismiss, he noted that a future promise to accommodate a compromise was not in the constitution.

    I read my first ever tweeds from the Pope as a new twitter member–the most followers are English, Spanish,Italian,portugese, French…and a decent number of Arabic followers.

    I paid my respects to Our Lady of Guadalupe, went home and lit the advent candles and hung out with my children who are awesome and confident in their genders…happy year of faith!