If you happen to be superstitious – and who among us isn’t, to some degree – then today might be your “lucky day”. It is, of course, 11-11-11. One of those dates on the calendar that’s a perfect palindrome. A big day for gamblers and people who want to get married. Although sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between gamblers and newlyweds. Both groups tend to do the same thing – roll the dice and hope that something good happens. Anyway, Las Vegas will be busy today – on both fronts.
It’s also Veterans Day. No mail delivery, the banks are closed, and kids are off from school. I’m still waiting for someone to explain that last one to me. Why in the hell are kids off today? Are they veterans? Are they even “celebrating” the day? Wouldn’t it make more sense to keep them in school and maybe teach them about America’s wars and the people who fought them? Instead of sitting at home playing war games on their PS3’s?
Well, at least 11-11-11 was lucky for the kids. As for me, I’m not so sure. It snowed today.