Saturday, February 21, 2009

I Have A Problem....

.....With Numbers. A big problem. Yeah I know every one remembers phone numbers......
But my mom doesn't need a phone book. She calls me. She says a name and the number pops right into my head. It can be a number I haven't thought of for 15 years, it's still there. So I have people's home numbers stuck in my head, big deal. The other day I got a call on my cell phone, I saw the number it looked familiar, so I answered. It was Victoria's Secret calling to let me know I had a coupon in the store waiting for me, great news for me.... The reason the number looked familiar, my sis-in-law worked there for a bit but it's not like I called her daily. I also have my mom's, dad's, mom-in-law, hubby, friend1, friend2, friend3, and friend4 work numbers up there....plus a few more that I frequently call. And now we get to cell phones, is the world trying to drive me crazy?!? Like I really need even more numbers floating around in my head. Can I stop it, nope. Can I help it, nope. I give in of course..... How many of you have your old Jr. High gym locker combo still rolling around in your head?
24-2-12, yup too bad you didn't have that 12 years ago, you could have stolen my stinky gym clothes that I hadn't taken home in a couple weeks.....


I LOVE my odometer! It gives me amazing numbers all the time! In the beginning it was 1001 and 6789. Then it was more along the lines of 17171 and 22322. Now I'm trying to patiently wait for 24680! The suspense is killing me. If Ben is driving my car when that one rolls by I'll have to hurt him!


I get to see this one alot! It happens twice a day! Along with 3:33, 5:43 and 10:01.
The summer night when we were driving home and I had my dual climate set to 77 degrees on both sides and I looked at my outside temp and it was 77 as well, I almost did cartwheels while driving!!!!
Oh and on our cruise a year ago when our cabin number turned out to be the same number as the PO Box my parents had all through my childhood, and still do..... I was so excited, I had to point it out to my mom, she rolled her eyes......
Yeah I know all scraps of coolness just went out the window for me at warp speed. Oh well, maybe someday I'll have to share my fascination with atlases, maps, and globes (it's worse than my number problem)

13 comments:

Brits said...

If you're so good, what's this number?

1800 876 5353?

Betsy said...

Hmm... very interesting Nicole... not weird at all. (Said sarcastically, in case anyone was questioning that.)

I really do wish I could remember my locker combo from High School though. It would save me a lot of panic in dreams I have frequently.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I love reading this! I WAS the same way, until I got a daughter who is 28 and now keeps up with most of the numbers for me! I can take some of them out of my head now, cause I got her!
Great post!
By the way, I haven't forgotten about ya! I've been so busy and haven't read many blogs lately! I'm trying!
And one more thing, are you a follower on my blog? I'd love it if you were!
I've added you to my google reader now so I don't miss anything! I've got a lot to catch up on since Jan. 21 when you left me your last comment! :-)

devri said...

I lost my cell phone, and my friends call and ask me what is the matter.. hmmm no cell phone, no numbers, I am horrible.

MiaKatia said...

I can remember lots of numbers from when I was growing up as a kid, but not my current phone number. I think at some point I made a decision to stop learning numbers, which I could do because I am not photographic about the numbers like you are.

kjlubitz said...

Numbers are cool. When Joey was about 4 years old, we drove up to my Mom's house and Joey yelled out, hey, their address is a palindrome (14341). Ha. I'd never even thought of it. When we were growing up, the clock in our kitchen had little flipping numbers with the seconds number flipping every five seconds. I was never up in the morning, but in the evening when the clock hit 5:55, 55 seconds (we were usually eating dinner) it was my job to yell out its five fifty five and fifty five seconds. I still do it sometimes, randomly--they all think I am a weirdo anyway... I guess that confirms it.

Stefanie said...

It's ok Nicole I've always known you were weird, it's no secret. :o)

Rachel said...

You even remembered my cell number after years of not calling it!...I have to say I was very impressed! By the way, I think your condition is called OCD, look it up ;)

JustRandi said...

That seems like an incredibly useful talent~!

Pedaling said...

are you autistic? :)

Tiffany said...

Funny, I'm not quite as enthusiastic as you, but I like these numbers too....and atlases and globes...=)

Which means...you're as bg a geek as me!

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

Just discovered you from Suzanne's blog. You are so cute. I realized why I was connecting when I saw you purchased scriptures for your 8 year old. ::cheezy grin::
my daughter is fascinated with numbers too. She will text me on my phone and point out that today is (for example) 050607 or 20 02 2002
well, she didn't have a cell phone back then, but you get my meaning. I rarely see that stuff, but am happy when she points them out to me.
~a
oh, and my best friend from my grade school childhood still has her childhood original number. When her mom died, she called the phone company and begged to have it. I can still call her when I go home to visit mom. yup, still know it.

tiburon said...

I really like seeing 12:02 (that is my birthday...)