Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12/12

Happy twelfth day of the twelfth month! And for all you 12 days of Christmas do-ers, tomorrow is the first! (or is it the twelfth... does it count up or down?) Recently I've had a great desire to do the twelve days of Christmas for someone, but I've never lived in the same place for all 12 days of Christmas since leaving for college 5 (woah!) Christmases ago... perhaps next year I'll be more stationary.

Anyway, I took my last final today and now have to finish up a project due tomorrow. 10 pages isn't so bad when you can include all kinds of Matlab figures, right? After turning it in, my next project will be to pack up my life, again, and maybe get in some Christmas shopping before I leave for Mass on Saturday morning, although I really doubt it. But most importantly, Saturday ends my time away from Jay, and we'll finally be living together- forever :)

PS I've always really liked the number 12. It's divisible by 1,2,3, & 4, which is cool, and if you were to go to an amusement park with a group, I think this is the best size of crowd, because you could evenly be divided for seating on pretty much any ride.

10 comments:

Lindsay B said...

12 is my lucky number...has been for as long as I can remember.

UsedToBeDay said...

Now that you mention it, I think I knew that. :)

Andy said...

12 is also divisible by 6. This is awesome because it is the first number with six proper divisors, the next one being 24.

I had to research this on Wikipedia so I could be part of your guys' math club.

UsedToBeDay said...

haha, nice work Andy. Actually, I think 6 is potentially even more awesome than 12 because it's a 'perfect' number, meaning its divisors add up to itself: 1+2+3=6 :)

Mel said...

So, Lib, I could be wrong about this one, but I think the first day is Christmas leading up to Epiphany in January. I think we may need to do some research to check the accuracy of this.

Mel said...

Okay, this is me totally putting off my last project BUT I found some info on the 12 Days of Christmas. It's kind of a religious-y site (a little too, if you ask me) but it has good info. Here it is: http://www.cresourcei.org/cy12days.html

The good news is that you will be able to celebrate the 12 days with your husband this year. Yay!

UsedToBeDay said...

Oh for real? All I know is one time somebody did it for us and the last day was on Christmas day... But it was clearly not meant to be historically accurate. I will find out, post-project :)

Jay McCarthy said...

I thought you were going to write about us singing to each other. =)

ju said...

i feel totally out of it...you're moving to provi? or he's moving to cali? are you done at stani? me confusi, and miss you ... a lot.

i don't think i ever realized how cool 12 is... :)

UsedToBeDay said...

I'm coming to Mass (by way of 'provi') for Christmas, and then he's moving to 'stani' with me for a quarter until i finish (in March)

Indeed, 12 is mucho coolo.