Thursday, November 21, 2013

Weird Number Thoughts

Most people have a favorite  number, right? What's that about? Weird. And yes, I have one: 8. (Isn't it pretty?)

People often seem to also have an affinity with evens or odds, or primes, or whatever. In general,  I like evens. But 5's are usually ok too (15, 35, 185). Folks'll eat M&Ms or Skittles in even numbers (or odd ones, though that doesn't sit right with me), and some are so committed, they'll toss the extras (or give them away) to keep things in balance. (Don't waste the chocolate! I do not do this, I just eat the offenders first and then happily end the process with my evens.) Sometimes I do it by color, or by color groups - but when a color group is, say, 7 colors, then i have to have an even number of each color. I really don't like it when there's only one yellow (or whatever) in the package. AH! Disorganization! At least it doesn't throw off my whole day.

The funny thing is, I'm not overly fond of 4's. I like 4, itself, and 24 is ok too, but 14? Ew. No. 34 is pretty bad too. 74 drives me nuts. I mean, 4 is half of 8, so it should be fine, right? I think it's because I like those 5's better. Strangely the 6s present no issue. It really makes no sense. It's a strange sensation.

Why do we identify with numbers? Why do we seem to have preferences for one or a group of them? Why evens and odds? (Is there anyone who prefers odds?) Why do we care?

{I feel a strong need to insert a cheeky "the world may never know" and leave it there.} ;)

It's just weird.... or maybe it's one way we're all weird together, but separate.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What do you do?

What do you do when you don't know what step to take next?

No, really. What do you do?
I worry. Then I realize I missed something vitally important, and I pray. Then I worry some more. And then pray some more. Then I find myself wondering what logistical or physical step I could take to move forward, but I (more often than not) have no idea where to start. So then the worrying starts anew.

I hate it.
So, in the interest of pushing myself into a good next step, I'd like to hear yours.
Would you share it with me?