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Monday 21 March 2011

Special Year 2011 + Year Of The Money + Building Work

Year Of The Money ???
Now that made you sit up didn't it?

I received this by email today.

This is all very intriguing:

This year we're going to experience four unusual dates.???
We have already experienced the January dates . . . . oh and for my American pals of course this in UK notation, dd/mm/yy





and that's not all...

Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born -now add the age
you will be this year, and the result will be 111 for everyone!

For example - suppose I was was born in 1957 (I wish LOL), therefore: 57+54=111 mathematics!??
Special year!

AND . . . . this is the year of Money!!!
(So make sure you buy lottery tickets every week and don't forget your pal, Eddie LOL.)

This year October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Saturdays.

This happens only every 823 years.??
(Didn't you always want to know that?)

These particular years are known as 'Moneybags' the proverb goes that if you
send this to eight good friends (already today translated from the Brazilian
version!)? money will appear in the next four days as is explained in
Chinese feng-shui.? its a mystery, but its worth a try, good luck.


I have been pitifully inactive in BlogLand of late.  I am busy decorating at my daughter's first house which she has bought recently.  We are all so pleased she and her fiancee are now on the housing ladder.  There have been extensive building alterations with walls knocked down, other walls bricked up, kitchen and bathroom gutted and redesigned.  The builders were very 'gun ho' and bashed the walls down with wild enthusiasm yielding heavy sledge hammers.  Typical of Mr B (for builder) in general, I would say (LOL) - mess everywhere - us painters and decorators always have to clear up after them and make good their imperfections and add a bit of polish.  My word - dust and mess everywhere.  The electricians are just as bad, chasing cables and double sockets into the walls with wild abandon with their electric hammer chisels - what a mess!!  And as for plumbers! well, water everywhere!!  Oh and the plasterer!! How the heck he does that without dropping huge dollops onto the floor like elephant dung I shall never know!! Hang on a minute there are large dollops on the floor!! LOL Guess who will clear it all up? You've got it - me, the decorator!! LOL.  I've seen it all before on building sites, which reminds me I owe you some funny posts about this era of my life. The creative work on this job is taking a little longer but order is gradually coming out of chaos, thereby reversing the second law of thermo dynamics.

In addition to this I am building up my double glazing agency with quite a degree of success I am pleased to say.

Several of my American pals are not sure what I mean by double glazing.  I shall be writing a post on this soon.

Meanwhile if you feel like a really good belly laugh please pop over to my other blog, Plato's Procrastinations, and Mr Dave Allen has a classic treat for you HERE , plus a funny story from your's truly.


  1. hey eddie...hmm...i will be looking for that money...smiles.

    i have no idea what double glazing is....

  2. Well aren't you just a fountain of trivia this evening! Glad to see a post from you again!

  3. What IS double glazing? It doesn't have anything to do with inhalation of narcotic substances, does it?

    I got that same e-mail, and questioned the validity of that 823 year claim. No way. Any month that has 31 days will have 5 of SOME DAYS - 7 days a week X 4 weeks = 28 days. Those extra 3 days have to go somewhere! I don't know who started that email, but they really should have checked a calendar - October had that same pattern of 5 Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays in 2005 and will have it again in 2016.

    Yeah, I don't think I'm trusting my money to someone who can't even read a calendar!

    By the way, the mileage on my car will be reaching a magic number sometime late summer or fall, I should think - 444,444 miles!

  4. I am a complete bozo at math, but that is amazing.


  5. Very interesting post, not sure I will be holding my breath for money this year though!

    You seem to have some excellent reasons for staying away from blog land. x

  6. That thing with the year works because the year ends in 11. Next year if you add it, it will be 112. Anytime there is a double year ending you get at least once the same number all the way through. (In another 11 years we'll have 2/2/22 and 2/22/22. Or anyway, the US will - I guess you guys will only get one of those since you reverse the day/month order.

  7. Mnumbers didn't add up! I was born in 41 and am 69, any way I add it, it comes to 110 so guess I won't get any money.

  8. I got the same email on Monday as well!

    Didn't send it to any friends.

    Today I'm out $288 for a periodontist's visit. Guess I shoulda sent it to at least one person...

    xoxoxo, cd

  9. Love it! A wise old owl as ever!

  10. Hi Folks!!
    I should have said "Age this birthday year!" to be precise. Some folks have not had their birthday yet but it will be this year if you see what I mean.
    Secret Agent Woman - brilliant! Are you in mensa? LOL

  11. The term glaze can only be applied on donuts!
    Double glazing on donuts? Brilliant! :-)

    And these 1/1/11 and 1/11/11 etc..well that's like... Somewhere In Time to me!
    LOL! I'm sure you get my joke! :-)

  12. When I went to comment..... you had 11 already!!!!!
    Quite a significant number, so it seems.
    Amazing about the Birthdays and age thing.
    I have been trying it out. However, it doesn't work with small children born in this 21st century!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  13. Maggie
    It works only for people born between 1900-1999. Sorry, I should have mentioned that!

  14. What about the Girl? - Somewhere in time eh! - yes, very good. LOL
    Prior to that remark I was just about to look up who "What About The Girl?" is LOL. I was confused you see until I realised and then in my mind it 'blossomed' LOL. Nice to 'see' you again.

  15. I have to agree with grumpy Old Ken! LOL So nice of you to help Mr. B. with the restoration job. LOL You are such a good Dad and such a hoot, too! Cheers!

  16. I hope you have a blesssed week :-)

  17. you dear man; please accept my apology for missing out on your generous interview invite.

    wishing you well, sir!

    Spring Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral




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