9 nine things for 9/9/9

Oh, number nine, you are so fine.

Today is September 9th, 2009. The ninth day of the ninth month of the year. Or 09/09/09.

So, I really don’t have time to be posting this. I’m going absolutely bonkers getting the posters together for the conference. But 9 is my favorite number, and having posted 7 movies on 7/7/7 and 8 things on 8/8/8 it bothers me not to put up my 9s. Plus I’ve actually had scraps of this post drafted for 2 years. So, let’s see if I can spare a few minutes (9 perhaps?) to get this post up.

A list of 9 things:

  1. Revolution #9: A song by the Beatles “number nine…number nine”
  2. “9 times.” A quote from Ferris Bueller. Refers to the number of time Ferris was absent from school.
  3. nine circles: Hell has them. Not actually sure much about it, and I don’t have time to look. Something to do with Dante. Anyone want to enlighten me?
  4. The Ninth Gate (1999): A thriller starring Johnny Depp.
  5. nine lives: it’s said that cats have nine lives, perhaps because they seem to be able to survive rather extraodinary predicaments.
  6. The word for “nine” in French is also a word for new. , 9 = neuf = new.
  7. dressed to the nines: an expression meaning “really dressed up.”
  8. cloud nine: a good place to be. When I finish these posters for the conference, I will be on cloud nine.
  9. And one of the coolest things about the number 9 has to do with math. Have you ever noticed that the digits of any multiple of 9 add up to 9, or to another multiple of 9, the digits of which also will then add up to 9?
    For example:
    9 x 3 = 27 and 2 + 7 = 9
    9 x 5 = 45 and 4 +5 = 9
    9 x 273892 = 2465028 and 2 + 4 + 6 + 5 + 0 + 2 + 8 = 27 (and 2 + 7 = 9)

    How cool is that?

For more than 9 other things about 9, the 9 wiki page is dressed to the nines.

Now I’d best get back to my work before it’s too late. A stitch in time, and all that.

14 responses to “9 nine things for 9/9/9

  1. Great minds think alike? Though yours is way more clever than mine. However, I posted at 9:09…

  2. Today is my dad’s birthday!

  3. Whenever I think of nine, my brain starts screaming NO in German.

  4. hooray Ferris Bueller for making the list!

  5. KayTar’s absences put Ferris Bueller’s to shame. LOL.

  6. She’s a real Martian beauty, my number nine cutie.
    She has nine hairs upon her head….

  7. Oh yes, living in Germany I often say “nein” instead of “no” to my husband. His most frequent response? “Ten!” (of course)

  8. My favorite thing on this list was the 9th one. That’ll be the mathematician in me…

    • Oh, my last comment was the 9th one. I hate to ruin it by adding a 10th–maybe if I “reply” to my own comment it won’t get added to the count? Anyway, I wanted to mention something only tangentially related: I have a photo of my father holding a newspaper and looking at his watch, while standing in front of the UC Berkeley Campanile (bell-tower with big clock). The photo was taken (by me) at 12:34:56 on 7/8/90. Yes, I come from a family of nerds.

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