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It was in December of 1999 when I started looking at the clock every day at 11:11. It happened in the morning and at night, at home and at work. Happened three, four days in a row, and then nothing for a day or two and then again for a week: 11:11. It continued into the new year, not every day but sometimes for a couple of weeks at time . And if it wasn’t 11:11 on the nose, it was 11:09 or 11:12.

This went on for months. I didn’t know what to make of it so I just decided to take the moment for myself whenever I saw it was 11:11.

A couple of years later I started dating Emily who eventually became my wife.

Today is her birthday: 11/11/11.

I have my answer.

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Tags:  emily  the wife

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1 Ben   ~  Nov 11, 2011 10:34 am

A little bit of awesomeness. Send Emily my best wishes.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 11, 2011 10:35 am

Will do!

3 NoamSane   ~  Nov 11, 2011 11:08 am

very cool. 11:11:11 on 11/11/11 is coming up soon!

4 NoamSane   ~  Nov 11, 2011 11:11 am

[3]right about now

5 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 11, 2011 11:16 am


6 thelarmis   ~  Nov 11, 2011 2:16 pm

awesome! i've been checking the clock at 11:11 since i'm a kid. someone said to 'make a wish'. kinda silly, but still a cool clock time.

i also seem to always catch a clock at 3:37 - twice a day. i like the odd #'s and 337 was my phone exchange as a kid in queens, but i can't find any real significance. and certainly nothing as great as alex's relationship w/ 11:11!

i'll be sure to find a clock tonight at 11:11pm...

7 thelarmis   ~  Nov 11, 2011 3:09 pm

my senior recital was on 11/11. i always thought that was cool. : )

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