Tuesday, January 1

While lying on the couch

Monday evening, reading, napping, cogitating, and waiting to watch 2008 commence, I had an odd thought. I wonder what will happen in the year 2,222? Will that be considered a magical number? Will we worry that our computers will stop computing? Will we be travelling to the moon or other planets as easily as we go to Europe? Or will we think that the world is coming to an end? (as the Mayans believed it will in 2012). Of course, if the Mayans are right, we won't be doing anything in 2,222!

And what about the year 1,111? At no time do I remember anyone saying anything about that year; not in history or art or science classes. Did anything of note take place in 1,111?

If you know something that happened in the year 1,111, tell me about it.

If you want to hazard a prediction about how life in 2,222 will be lived, leave that in the comments, please. It could prove interesting, no?



Catherine said...

ied to google events from the year 1111, but no luck - I found a site which will give events from a particular day in history eg events of January 1 (any year), but nothing for a particular year.
It's very quiet at Michele's so I'm returning your visit.

Catherine said...

Looks like the first bit of my comment got cut off - it should start "I tried to..."

Roland said...

Michele sent me to consider this weighty question with you, I believe life will probably continue on in somewhat the same fashion though all those 2's do give one pause in the computer clock department.

Merle said...

Hi Judy ~~ Thank you for the comment and your Christmas wishes. It is odd
how we are fascinated by unusual sets of numbers. I loved the explanation of kissing balls. Not so, the bride forgetting to order them!!
Have a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you and your loved ones. Take care, Love, Merle.

ET said...

I'll let you know how the year 2222 is when I get there.

Jean said...

Google showed lists of kings, et al for 1111. Memory served that the Battle of Hastings was only 44 years prior.

The Saxons had best line of forwards,
Well armed both with buckler and sword -
But the Normans had best combination,
And when half-time came neither had scored.

So the Duke called his cohorts together
And said - "Let's pretend that we're beat,
Once we get Saxons down on the level
We'll cut off their means of retreat."

So they ran - and the Saxons ran after,
Just exactly as William had planned,
Leaving 'Arold alone on the hill-top
On his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and.

When the Conqueror saw what had happened,
A bow and an arrow he drew;
He went right up to 'Arold and shot him.
he were off-side, but what could they do?

The Normans turned round in a fury,
And gave back both parry and thrust,
Till the fight were all over bar shouting,
And you couldn't see Saxons for dust.

And after the battle were over
They found 'Arold so stately and grand,
Sitting there with an eye-full of arrow
On his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and.

Marriott Edgar

www.battle1066.com -- concludes with the death of William in 1087. 1111 appears to be unremarkable except that it's a palindrome.

Carolyn said...

That's a toughie to call.

Hopefully it won't be anything like the Zager & Evans song, "In the Year 2525" from 1969!

HAPPY 2008 to you and your family Judy :D

Laura said...

2,222? Each of us will have little mini cars that transport us from place to place.

Cancer will have been eradicated from the earth.

Happy 2008, Judy. Here's to another 365 posts! :)

Laura said...

(that was supposed to read, little mini cars that transport us by AIR, from place to place.
And they won't use gas. ). ;)

Granny Annie said...

In the year 2222 the liberals and conservatives will be having the same disagreements. Doomsayers will be predicting the end time. Drugs will be legal but meat will be illegal and only be obtained on the black market. Bloggers will post using their thoughts to relay words and images.

What a guessing game Judy. You come up with some goodies.

blue67ccm said...

Well, here ya go! Check out 1111 at Wikipedia.


Looks like King Henry V was the big winner that year. :)

Seamus said...

Ha! Just think of 6666! Talk about doom and gloomsday!

In 2222? I'd like to think my greatest grands will be sipping mint juleps on some Martian terrace!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Maybe by 2222 they will have finally invented a flying car.

Sonia said...

Just dropping by to wish to you and yours loved ones a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

poopie said...

hopefully i'll have a sugardaddy by then ;)

Omykiss said...

It's hard to think 200 more years! 200 years ago who would have predicted blogging? Happy New Year ...

justrose said...

happy new year kenju!!!!! i was telling p how special she was because she was born in 2000 AD. i said people didn't get to feel that special since 1000 AD. i like little numerical things like that, though it was kind of harrowing being pregnant for the switch to Y2K. i had stocked up on cheetos, etc. :)

colleen said...

And how big can that number get? Have we really been counting for over 2000 years?

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Did you ever see George Lucas's student film THX 1138. That's what I fear 2222 might be like. But, I will have gone through several reincarnations by then so I wonder who I will be by then?

Shephard said...

In the year 1111, Agnes of Babenburg (daughter of Leopold III, I'm sure you remember) was born. Oh they were so happy.

In 2222, Joan Rivers will finally agree on no more plastic surgery. By then, she will be a thin pancake with eyes... but the loveliest most symetrical pancake in The USC (United States of California).


Maverick said...

May I direct you to my post I wrote a while back on 11:11 Prophecies, and the sequencing of 1111, 111, and likewise numbers:
11:11 Prophecies

I haven't stopped by here in a while, hope you're doing well!