John Scalzi is a genius! I just love the play on the number 121 for this weekend assignment! Numbers are beautiful things...
Weekend Assignment #121: Do whatever you want, so long as it somehow involves the number 11. Memories of being eleven, lists that have eleven positions on them, collections of eleven similar objects -- hey, whatever you want. As long as the number eleven is somehow involved, it's all good. For those of you thinking about being sneaking and using binary notation: no "11, base 2." We're talking binary number 1011 here, pal.
Extra credit: Grab a book, open it to page 11, and write out the 11th sentence.
Here is my list of ELEVEN Things!!
1) Fuzzy, my son is 11 years old!!!
2) On August 19th, we will be living in our house for exactly 11 years!
3) My birthday is 11/22! The eleventh month and the day, as you see, is 11 doubled!
4) My mom's birthday is also in the 11th month! 11/8!
5) My anniversary is 11/9, also the 11th month! I just love my month!!!
6) On my 11 1/2 birthday, the exact date, I entered 'womanhood' by beginning that female biological process that occurs approximately once monthly.
7) I was FINALLY, officially diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when my eldest son was almost 11!
8) 7-11, Slurpees. Gotta love 'em. My husband, mother, and kids are totally addicted to them. My mom drinks them all year long, it soothes sore gums for her.
9) Ocean's Eleven, the original and the remake movies. The original was a rat pack special, what's not to love!!! I love Sinatra! The remake with Clooney and Pitt, phew, I had to fan myself off a lot watching those two hotties!!! LOL
10) Apollo 11, now that is a big 11 for all of us. 'One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' Thank you, Neil Armstrong, your words are immortal. Thank you to all our brave space explorers.
11) 9/11. A sad, tragic day for the world. It is a part of my every day life, I am sorry to say.
Sorry to end on such a somber note, but it was the right place for me.
I also think the contrast between my #11 and #10 is a very important thing to notice...
#10 a representation of man at his very best, and #11, man at his ugly worst.
Extra credit: "On a big motor cruiser owned by North American Aviation, builder of the Apollo command module, Janet Armstrong , the wife of Apollo 11's commander, and her two boys, twelve year old Rick and six year old Mark, stood nervously awaiting the launch." This is the 11th sentence from the prologue of 'First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong' by James R. Hansen, the authorized biography.
Fitting for the 11 series, I believe. Thank you, John, this was fun!