Live Blogging Coverage of 11/11/11 at 11:11 a.m. from my desk


10:45 a.m. Join up with the rest of my ersatz numerologists and palindromists in filling the blogosphere with arcane stories revolving the importance of 11/11/11 11:11 a.m.

10:48 a.m. Receive message on my desktop indicating I have 8% power remaining. If only it had been 11%. That would have been way more insightful.

10:49 a.m. Feeling frantic and almost powerless.

10:50 a.m. Set alarm on iPhone for 11:11a.m. 

10:55 a.m. Check email, voice mail and snail mail. Just kidding about snail mail. But it starts me thinking about the post office. Like what if you posted a post on a post that says post no bills and the post was announcing the closure of post offices. Kind of like a post apocalyptic, post apocryphal story of life post the post office. Decided to stop posting my thoughts.

11:01 a.m. All ones and one zero. Cool.

11:02 a.m. Cranked up my This is Spinal Tap album to 11.

11:05 a.m. Ask myself what does 11/11/11 really mean. Went to the definitive sources— Wikipedia and Siri. Here’s what I learned:

According to Wikipedia, numerologists believe that events linked to the time 11:11 and the date 11/11/11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence. Others believe it is an auspicious sign and signals a spirit presence. 

According to Siri, the meaning of 11/11/11 is 
<11,1111> Result 561.
Can't argue with that.
11:11 a.m. Alarm signals the moment.

11:12 a.m. Start preparing for celebration at 11:11 p.m. on 11/11/11