Tuesday, February 1, 2011

everything you ever wanted to know about number two

What’s so special about  February?  So glad you asked….well it’s the 2nd month and it’s the month of my birthday!

So, what’s better than one 2?  Two 2’s!  That’s my day.

It’s said that people born on Feb. 22nd have old souls. Also born on 2-22 George Washington and Drew Barrymore. We are Pisces; the sign of the fishes

The roman numeral 11 stands for “bright giant”
Two is the atomic number of helium.

There’s an old Chinese saying “all good things come in twos” So today I’ll show you 22 pictures.

What’s better than having a baby girl? Having 2 baby girls!
Here’s my twins at age 7

My favourite NHL players are #22 Daniel Sedin and his twin Henrik #33 of the Vancouver Canucks.

Twins in mythology: Apollo and Artemis and Romulus and Remus.

Actors who have (or had) a twin: Elvis, Ashton Kutcher, Alanis Morissette, Parker Posey, Ed Sullivan and the Olsen twins

 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Fictional twins: Man in Black/John Locke/Smoke Monster,
Ok that’s triplets but who’s counting when we’re talking about Lost
The Bobbsey twins, Super Mario brothers,
Marge Simpsons older twin sisters; Selma and Patty Bouvier

Here’s a couple of bucks - toonie - looks crappy in the pic but is actually shiny and quite pretty irl
Here’s the 2 peanuts from my famous big shell. I hit a big one that day!

I play deuces wild on occasion. Contrary to popular belief it’s not just a kids game but a game of skill. Lots of moola is wasted by players who don’t check the payouts and hold the wrong cards (hint: 2 pairs don't pay and if holding only one card remember - face cards are no more valuable than 3's thru 10's)
Lots of players don't realise they can still get the big payout Royal Flush (as long as no wild card shows up) and it's a nice surprise when it happens. But of course if one or more deuces show up it's still a Royal Flush; it just pays less. Shown here is 5 -fives's but it's the 4 wild cards that are the big winner.

What’s the most widely used and famous pencil?  #2 of course and it even has a book written about it

Question: Why then is it still #2? Let’s have tea for 2 and figure that one out.

In Mathematics divisibility by 2 is easily tested by merely looking at the last digit. If it’s even then the whole number is even.

2 has more divisors than 1

Two has the unique property that 2+2 = 2·2 = 2²=2↑↑2=2↑↑↑2, and so on, no matter how high the operation is.

In numerology #2 represents the opposite of #1
People who are #2’s are good natured, easy going, co-operative and soft, not physically strong.

Number 22 is the master builder and the most successful of all numbers. It governs the overall structure of Scripture from the 22 spokes of the Bible wheel to the 22 spokes of the inner wheel of Revelation.

In the Tarot deck the Fool is sometimes represented as 0 (the 1st card) or as 22 (the last card)

Number 2 is the High Priestess in the Major Arcana of 22 cards in the Tarot deck or the trump card.
Number 2 Tarot cards
Spades - Swords - Air
Diamond - Coins - Earth

Clubs - Wands - Fire

Hearts - Cups - Water

 Theres tons of special days in Feb. cuz it‘s a great month; here’s just a few more - on Feb.1st the RCMP became official in Canada in 1920

Feb 2 is Ground Hogs day and my dearly departed sisters birthday.  R.I.P. Renee.

And the 3rd is the Chinese New Year; year of the Rabbit
Also Feb 3, 1959 was the day the music died when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper went down in a fiery plane crash.

Feb 5 is World Nutella day and the 12th is Abe Lincolns birthday 1809

The 14th is Valentines day and on the 17th the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930
It’s also Random Act of Kindness day (RAK) so do some and expect nice things to happen to you.

Feb 20th is Hoodie Hoo day - go outside and shout Hoodie Hoo to scare away winter and cause spring to want to be sprung. The toothpick was patented today as well.

The 21st is Presidents day in the U.S.

Just 28 days in Feb.2011 and it’s honoured by being Public Sleeping Day - yes; you can sleep on a park bench, on a blanket at the beach, on the job, whatever….

In closing I have a question:
Is the person in charge of human waste disposal referred to as number 1 or number 2?


Snowbrush said...

Wow, you worked hard putting all this together!

Lorraina said...

Well, no, cuz i'm really simple. My biggest problems are stupid things like getting my text to stay where i put it and it was letting me put up only 20 pic when i wanted 22. Finally after giving it a rest the last 2 pics went ok.

Then, literally the last minute before posting i went and asked Google "special days in Feb" and a bunch more stuff came pouring out and lol, what i added was just a mere fraction of what it told me about February, including that it's heart month and i totally forgot to say that.
I've a funny feeling that all months have a lot of world and national things and famous peoples bd's going on in them too.

Nothing at all like all the work you put into your long and thought provoking posts on things i know not of. You must spend weeks preparing your very intense intelligent posts and then many days responding to all the comments you get.

A Plain Observer said...

Im really going to try the sleep on the job day. It is a worldwide Day of celebration!!!
Why is it that good things come in twos and bad things come in threes? Not fair!!!

Lorraina said...

That would be a hoot if you slept at your desk; i hope somebody takes a pic; try not to snore or drool and please put it on your blog, that would just make my day. Too funny!

The Blog Fodder said...

What a great list of things February is famous for. Your birthday being number one of course.