Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Catholic Citizen in America: 1,000 Posts, and Still Going

Maybe it's because we use a base 10 counting system, and like round numbers. Which is odd, since American culture doesn't get all that excited about the number VIII, which we started writing as "8" a few centuries back, which is 10 in base 8, but 8 in hexadecimal: which has nothing to do with a geeky wizard cursing someone.

Where was I?

Let's see:
  • This blog
    • A Catholic Citizen in America
  • Numbers
    • And culture
    • Round
    • Big
      • Hadn't mentioned that yet
Right. Got it.

I've posted more than 1,000 times on this blog. This post is #1003. The thousandth post came on Sunday:
What's the significance of having a thousand posts? Let's see:
  • There are about a thousand days in three years!
    • The human ear has three semicircular canals!
    • Three is the
      • First
        • Odd prime number!
        • Fermat prime!
        • Mersenne prime!
      • Sum of the first two positive integers!
      • Atomic number of lithium!
      • Resin recycling identification code for polyvinyl chloride!
      • Number of persons in the Trinity!
All of which I might think was terribly significant, if I was into numerology: which I'm not. I've mentioned how a weird mix of numerology and Biblical End Times predictions encouraged me to become a Catholic, and that's another topic.

I think having put 1,002 - this one is number 1,003 - posts into this blog is significant only as an example of my love of writing and interest in just about everything.

And now, I've got today's post to write: the scheduled one.

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