Where were you at 12:34:56 on July 8, 90? I was on a bus during a high school field trip and we all screamed in excitement when someone looked down at their Swatch Watch and announced the time.
Now today is different- 11/11/11. Eleven is a good number. According to School House Rock, you've got it made when you're multiplying it- that is until you get past nine. And, according to Becky Bierly, you can make a wish if you look at the clock at 11:11:11 but only if you snap, then clap your hands, then stamp your feet eleven times each. AND you can't look back at the clock until it's past the said time.
That's a lot of work for a wish.
So on this momentous numerical occasion, there wasn't any screaming, nor Swatch watches, but someone looked down on their laptop and informed all the peeps in the coffee shop at which I was working that it was time. We turned to each other and acknowledged each other's presence- which is the adult equivalent of raucous behavior.
I decided to gellify the moment in time with a little embedding technique. Here's my tribute to this once in a century event.