Monday, July 9, 2012

It's All In The Numbers

For those that know me, you know I'm a corporate accountant. Here's a bit of truth that people don't understand: the majority of accountants don't actually like numbers. They're decent at algebra and the occasionally algebra 2, but really, they understand how this action creates this reaction. There are many concepts in accounting that are learned through study and experience.

Me? Oh yeah, I fit that stereotypical, number-loving, nerdy geek. Yep, that's me. Today, I'm gonna share with you some of my favorite number references.

The first is a funny moment. Yeah, I can be funny once in a while.  And if you don't find it funny, meh, not gonna care too much.

I was with my in-laws and I can't recall what we were talking about. But at one point in the conversation, my father-in-law says "No, 2 is not a two-digit number." To which I replied, "It is when it looks like a 10." (If you don't get, you're not geeky enough, sorry.)

π: Pie is awesome. Well, it is, but I digress. Pi is also awesome. I love its randomness. The fact that it's incomplete and can keep being calculated further and further out. And really, I only know pi as 3.14. But on March 14th, it'd be awesome if more people celebrated pi day with pie. It just means so much to the balance of the universe.

42: Thanks to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 42 is the answer to everything. If you have a problem you can't figure out, just put 42 down. 

7: The bible has many references to the number seven. It is complete, good, lucky, and positive. In some religions, it has one negative to it: The seven deadly sins. I love looking at this concept of how all sins stem from the seven vices of wrath, greed, lust, envy, sloth, gluttony, and pride. Also, you get to see six out of the seven in one of my favorite movies (hence the reason you see the Willy Wonka cast above.)

May 4th: The ultimate Star Wars fan day (hello, dates have numbers to them). "May the fourth" is just an awesome way to look at a day. I wish I could have a trilogy marathon every May 4th. It'd be an awesome way to celebrate the day. (When I say "trilogy", I mean trilogy. I don't wanna be annoyed by Jar Jar, bored by Padme/Anakin's love interest, or angry that Anakin just killed a bunch of innocent children.)

There's some numbers for you today.

Alien abductions are involuntary,  but probings are scheduled.

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