certain combinations of letters, numbers, or colors love

certain combinations of letters, numbers, or colors


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  • Well, yarb, I suppose that makes sense when I consider my own date of manufacture. (Note that I was stubbornly careful not to say "considering." I'd long been wary of the ambiguity engendered by what Bryan Garner might refer to as the so-called coordinating participle... but I must admit that when I had a chance to read one of the comments about the word gerund on this site, I decided that I had to change some of my outmoded... er... thinking.)

    December 27, 2009

  • 66 is quite a potent number for me, too.

    I often try to find this and other numbers hidden in license plates, names and so on. Knowing the indices of the letters in the alphabet greatly facilitates these quests.

    December 27, 2009

  • I'm sorry ruzuzu, but your self-portrait has been drawn before, and is visible on any necktie manufactured during the 1970's.

    December 27, 2009

  • I'm listening! Actually I'm reading and I'm very interested.

    Do tell.


    December 27, 2009

  • I know... I know.... Don't even get me started on the letters i, n, and g together. (Or the number 66.)

    December 27, 2009

  • Now that is rather freaky...

    December 27, 2009

  • The assignment in my art class was to paint a self-portrait using only three colors. I felt drawn to orange, purple, and green, but I was wondering whether I should use red instead of orange. I started paying very close attention to these combinations. For instance, I went to a Thai restaurant downtown and ordered something other than Pad Thai, with its safe orange noodles, green onions, and purpley cabbage. Instead I got a dish with purple eggplant, slimey green okra, and red hot peppers. Other times, if something unpleasant happened, I'd check to see what I was wearing, and I became fond of orange socks. If something bad happened to a friend, I might secretly think it was because they'd made poor a poor combination of clothing colors. I was kind to myself and used orange rather than red when I painted my self-portrait.

    December 26, 2009