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Thread: Do Numbers Make You Think of Stuff?

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    Do Numbers Make You Think of Stuff?

    Whenever I see 208 I think of my birthday. Feb. 8.
    Am I the only one who sees numbers and my mind connects with something completely different?
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    If I see group of numbers that are the same as an old address, I will smile for nano second.....

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    612, 912, 1212

    612 (June 12) my birthday
    912 (Sept 12) hubs and my anniversary
    1212 (hubs birthday

    So as not to make anyone think about it I will explain.
    3 months after my birthday hubs and I met (he posted
    an ad on Yahoo Personals and within 5 minutes I replied).
    3 months after that is his birthday.

    I am exactly 6 months to the day OLDER than hubs. We
    have always said that 3&12 are our "numbers"

    412 is part of my license plate number, and 4/12 was the
    DUE date for my grandson (he came 1 day late).
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    awareness, 111, 11:11, 1:11
    It always strikes us, there's a web site for 11:11 too

    hubs and I always yell from the other room "It"s 11:11"
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    When I see 337, I see my nickname - Lee.
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    When I was young married and bored to death left at home all day while DH worked, I took a numerology class. When I see numbers, dates, birthdays, I automatically add and covert to one number. I don't believe in it but can't stop my mind from doing the math. I was tested and told in HS that I had an eidetic memory. I never pursued it. It's frustrating to remember something and be the only one that does and every one else thinks you dreamed it. I'm not/ wasn't a genius like Sheldon Cooper, just can remember everything.
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    I had a second grader once who saw numbers as colors. He had Asperger's Syndrome and was gifted in math.
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    When doing a repetitive job or just sewing on the machine I count. I'm constantly counting footsteps etc. are we weird?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    When doing a repetitive job or just sewing on the machine I count. I'm constantly counting footsteps etc. are we weird?
    I do too! I count the number of pieces as I chain stitch, count blocks as I press them , etc. No reason to, my mind just does it!
    I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing.

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    Have no idea why, but I always am looking for combinations of numbers or items to make a total of 13. Like, I want to get the first 13 blocks of a quilt done before I stop for a while, or get 13 copies made for a paperpiecing block before I start it.

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    Sorry for the duplicate posting
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    #13 always draws my attention.
    Cheryl, hiding away in my quilting studio

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    Yes, me too. For instance Boston 1954 - that is the year I was born - but not in Boston tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    When doing a repetitive job or just sewing on the machine I count. I'm constantly counting footsteps etc. are we weird?
    Me, too, me too - riding a bike, or walking or whatever - I'm a counter, too. Does this make us weird?? I hope not - couldn't bear to be any weirder than I already am.

    Re: original post -- YES, I do the numbers thing, too - old addresses, birthdays, misc - they show up on the clock twice a day, and remind me to be grateful for so many things!
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    I'm a counter too. Don't know why, but have done it for years. I will count anything, books on a shelf, yellow lines on the road (when DH is driving), fence posts, how many words on a road sign, just everything. Could it all be connected with quilters???????

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    I remember my pin code that my credit union gave me and think of it as a birthday.
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