Big Day for Numbers Geeks: 12-12-12

What are you going to do today at 12:12 p.m. plus 12 seconds?

If you don't love the number 12 today, you're a zero.

This is a historic day — 12/12/12. It's a special occasion. There won't be another uber-geeky number day like this for a long time now. Although we have a 13th hour, we don't have a 13th month.

What are you going to do today at 12 seconds after 12:12 p.m.? Take 12 seconds to really think about it and plan something special. Even if it's after 12:12 p.m., do something special because the next repeating date will be Jan. 1, 2101. It's not like you can wait until the next one.

Could it be the Anti-Doomsday, a day of reckoning? Maybe so. That wouldn't bode well for the hundreds of brides and grooms who have flocked to Las Vegas.

There have been dozens (!) of really cool dates like this in the past. Dick Steinbach of Novato has celebrated many of them with friends he called the Numbers Nuts. Last year they went to see the Follies in Palm Springs and had a toast at 11:11 p.m. This year they spent the day in San Francisco and Sausalito (see photos).

Maybe you can explain why you think this one is special. Add a comment below. 

Louisa Hufstader December 12, 2012 at 05:35 PM
It's also National Sound Check Day, Brent. "One two, one two, one two ... Is this thing on?"
Mary Richardson December 12, 2012 at 05:42 PM
I heard that too, Louisa! Maybe it's good-day-at-the-dentist day - you know, when they measure the gum pockets and they say "One, two, one, two, one, two" as they go along, while you're hoping they don't say "three, four" Ok, that's silly - I'm just making that up.
Brent Ainsworth (Editor) December 12, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Big day for jazz standards singers. "A-one and a-two ..."
Louisa Hufstader December 12, 2012 at 05:57 PM
That was Lawrence Welk! I know: I have met him.
Scott Yeager December 12, 2012 at 06:01 PM
There is only one thing to do. Do The Pony. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57tAFdpAiss&feature=share&list=PL2121BF7695514F25
Mary Richardson December 12, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Nuh, uh,Louisa, get out! You've met Lawrence Welk?!?!?
Louisa Hufstader December 12, 2012 at 07:34 PM
It was one of the stranger moments of my previous career in the music business, because I had actually thought he was dead until he popped out of a door and shook my hand. It was in the mid-80s when I was visiting the Welk Music Group in Santa Monica, and I had no idea that the senior Welk was still on the planet, let alone coming to the office a couple of days a week to hang out. No need for a special date to make an experience like that one unforgettable.
Belle (Orchid Lady) December 12, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I woke up at 12:12pm, in a panic, after having dozed off. I have an appointment at 1pm, so I'm chugging my coffee as fast as I can. Trying to wake up!
Marcia Hagen December 13, 2012 at 02:31 AM
I enjoyed my friend Esther Riley of Fairfax's birthday party, counting down at 12-12-12-12-12. Once in her lifetime!


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