No matter how you look at it, today is 11-11-11.
There is a lot of enthusiasm and significance swirling around today’s date. People are flocking to get married, and hoping to give birth to their baby today on 11-11-11. Especially, of course, aiming for 11 o’clock.
I just think it’s cool because it’s a Palindrome Date. Sort of.
Somehow I missed the most recent complete palindrome date. And darn it – It was only a few days ago on November 2! That would be 11/02/2011… or 11/02/2011
A palindrome is a word, or in this case, numbers, that can be read the same way backwards and forwards.
It comes from two Greek words, palin, which means again or backward and dromos which means run or running.
So, a palindrome can run backward and forward.
Obviously I love words that begin with “Pal” and as a word person – even before I was a Paladini – I loved palindromes.
When I was a kid we used to make them up with my dad, ranging from the simplest names of “Nan” and “Otto” to those immortal words spoken by the first man to the first woman in the Garden of Eden: “Madam I’m Adam.”
I looked up what was supposed to be the longest palindrome in the world. It supposedly has 7,826 words. It’s long, but it doesn’t really make any sense.
A shorter one that makes a little more sense is this: “Soda-pop straws are sold, as part-encased a hot tin, I saw it in mad dog I met. Is dog rosy? Tie-dye booths in rocks.”
What’s the longest “sensible” palindrome you’ve ever heard?
And does anyone know when the next Palindrome Date will be?
Welcome! My name is Andrena Paladini and this is a blog about family and love and faith and fun. I call it Paladini Potpie because a potpie is like an adventure in a crust. You never know what might come up, but it’s always going to be good!
Think of the best potpie you’ve ever eaten…hot flaky crust holding a rich savory sauce and all kinds of pieces of meat and vegetables…and who knows what?
As a family, we’ve chosen to live within the parameters of God’s love and protection. This is the crust of our Paladini Potpie. The crust never changes. Within this crust, the savory sauce of family love binds it all together. That is also fairly constant. But beyond the crust and the sauce we can add just about anything!
Good ideas come our way and we’ve adopted and adapted them to add to what John calls our treasure box of memories. These stories and ideas from John’s treasure box of memories are the ingredients I’m putting into our Paladini Potpie.
(Okay, so this ridiculous mixing of metaphors about treasure boxes and potpies is exactly what I’m talking about. Silly and ungrammatically correct. But both illustrations work… so we’ll mix them together and it’ll be just fine!)
John and I have been married for 30 years. Our children have wonderfully doubled in number since David married Amanda, Monica married Dan, and Matthew married Sarah.
And the newest little treats that have been added to our potpie are six adorable grandchildren - Ethan, Angelina, Nathan, Audrey, Maleia and Caleb!
I hope you’ll subscribe to my Paladini Potpie blog, and keep up with all the fun new ingredients I add. Hopefully you’ll enjoy our stories and ideas, and find something you’ll want to put into your own potpie! Bon appétit!
November 11, 2011 at 11:55 am
the longest sensible palindrome I know is actually good advice.
“Doc note: I dissent. a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.”
November 12, 2011 at 9:24 am
That is all way to fast for me, my speed is more like “racecar” 🙂
November 12, 2011 at 9:45 am
RACECAR is great!
November 12, 2011 at 9:46 am
“Your speed” lol – you must have Morris blood in you Patti Ann!
November 12, 2011 at 9:45 am
yep – good advice as well 🙂