Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ode to Odo

While driving to get my coffee this morning, I just happened to glance at my odometer. I'm not sure why, I usually don't pay too much attention to it. I have a sticker on my window that tells me when I am due for my next oil change, but since that happened yesterday I know I have another 3000 before that is due.

Glance down I did and the numbers were: 121208

I have a weird pattern fetish. I love it when things randomly fall into a pattern...even if it is only temporary.

Things like when you are in the turning lane behind a few cars and for a brief second all of the turn signals happen to blink at the same time just give me the weirdest little thrill.

So - these numbers spoke of possibilities to me.

If I drive 4 more miles...my odometer will read: 121212

And that is exactly what I did.




4 comments:

dive said...

Aaugh!
It took me decades to break that habit and now I know I'm not going to be able to drive this morning without checking my odometer for number patterns.
Doh!

The Village Carpenter said...

I haven't reached 100,000 miles yet...and my car is 10 years old. That's the beauty of having a home office and being a homebody.

Nice new "look" to your site, by the way! I love the photo at the top.

Shazza said...

Hello Dive - Thanks for dropping by! Love your blog!

V.C. Wow - my poor little car is only 4 1/2 years old, but I keep it up to date with the service so I'm hoping to squeeze another 80K out of it before I have to get a new one.

Glad you like the new look...the photo is from Glendalough, Ireland. Beautiful place.

the only daughter said...

I don't drive.... but adding machine tapes. Yep, kinda the same. When my totals end... 12345.67 Hot!