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March 8, 2012

Eight is Great - SOLC #8










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Hooray for number 8!


It's one of my favorite numbers for many reasons...


* I love to watch ice skaters gracefully shape this magical shape

* It's the subject of a cute elementary joke, 
What did zero say to eight?
Nice belt!


* 8 looks like a snowman, especially when I draw it with my loopy handwriting.

* You can easily make 8 with 4 fingers on each hand.

* My birthday is on the 8th of September, just like the poet, Jack Prelutsky.
Woo hoo! It's my half birthday today!

* It's the subject of a Beatles song with a catchy tune ("Eight Days a Week")

* Eight rhymes with lots of words with lots of different spellings.... freight, late, great, state, trait.


Hooray for number 8!











8 comments:

  1. My favorite number is 8. My birthday is on the 18th, but I just like the smooth curves of 8. It's also a round number--hee, hee! I like the joke about the belt. Aren't slices fun. Where else can you just talk about something so quaint as your favorite number?

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  2. You need one more reason to make eight! The joke is too funny! It's a great day when eight can be honored.

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  3. This was a clever post. I have to think what my favorite number is. Your have good reasons. I hadn't heard the joke before. Funny. As funny as Jack Prelutsky's poems.

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  4. Yes, you need one more...are you an octopus fan?

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  5. Chris...you are so clever... great idea when the mind is blank...not yours..mine!

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  6. Guess I never thought about the number 8 before. You give me a total different perspective on that number. Happy half birthday!!!

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  7. I liked all your reasons for loving eight. I like the number three but I am not sure I could do justice to the number as you have for 8.

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  8. Oh! I didn't realize I only had 7 reasons why I love 8!

    Good thing I'm the 8th comment and can tell you the 8th reason that 8 is great! Tonight 8 of us attended my oldest daughter's high school band concert. We were treated to 4 bands who played 2 pieces each (4x2=8). In the 50-50 raffle, a lucky parent won $400, so we raised $800 for the band.

    Who says 7 is a lucky number... huh!?!? :)

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