Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Owing to the multiplied power of numbers which made the self negligible


She won't know it until she reads this, and she may not thank me for pointing it out, but today is Rosie's eleven thousandth day of life. It's not that I have Rain Man-esque abilities, it's just that during a recent chat with some similarly-aged friends, I realised that we hit our ten thousandth day sometime after we turn 27 and grew curious about exactly how many days old I am. This site does the job nicely, but make sure you enter your date of birth in that backwards way that Americans do. Days are more significant than years, if you think about it. You don't remember the year of your first kiss, or the year you got shitfaced drunk and made a holy show of yourself in a Spanish karaoke bar, or the year someone ripped out your heart and pissed on it, do you?

We've still only been together a little less than a thousand days, Rosie and I, but we both have had a fair idea of what's gone on for the other one in every single one of them. Speaking personally, they were when things suddenly got a fuck of a lot easier. The first 10,000, though, are the ones we really talk about, slowly.

8 comment(s):

Rosie said...

do i get presents?

Jo said...

11,000 presents!

Annie said...

you guys :)

Andrew said...

Rosie - Yes.

Jo - No.

Annie - So's your face.

Ali said...

I got a bouquet of flowers at work on my ten thousandth 'day'. My bf had worked it out and thought it would be 'hilarious' to surprise me. The receptionist wanted to know what the occasion was. It sounded weird when I explained it.
Enjoy!

Andrew said...

Ali - Glad to know I'm not the only silly sap out there. I didn't get Rosie flowers, though, I got her a weird thing called a Buddha Box that has recorded loops of ambient music played on some Chinese instrument called a 'Qin'. I thought it might be deadly altogether but it turned out to be so crap that I considered pretending it was only an ironic gift.

conortje said...

ahhhh you've made a Kerry man smile - here's to many thousands of happy days together.

Andrew said...

Conor - Glad to hear it. Really lovely to meet you again the other week, let us know when you're up again.