Do you believe in 11/11/11?

I dropped into Cake Works yesterday to pick up some cupcakes, and I ran into the owner Abigail Langlas.

She said business was good. And Friday — today — was particularly busy.

“Why?” I asked her, thinking she was busy catering for APEC, going on this weekend.

“Weddings,” she said. “Everyone wants to get married tomorrow.”

Today — Nov. 11, 2011 — is supposed to be the most magical day of the year.

According to some reports, 11/11/11 is like three doorways — an extra powerful significance that won’t happen for another 100 years. “If you envision a doorway and walk through in triplicate on that same day, you can imagine what you want and achieve it in a more potent and imaginative way,” said Tania Gabrielle, a practitioner of numerology in Los Angeles, to the Associated Press.

And one way to commemorate this kismet kind of day — not to mention it’s easy to remember — is to get married. And Langlas, who runs a fairly small operation, is making cakes for 16 weddings today. Sixteen.

In Las Vegas — the wedding capital of the United States — more than 3,200 marriage applications were filled out — more than three times the normal number.

I have friends who are planning to do something special today. One is taking the day off to surf. The other is proposing to his longtime girlfriend.

I plan to surf, go to Pilates, hang out with my favorite people, take the dogs to the beach, bake something, Skype with Derek, read a book and write. Those are some of my favorite things to do.

What are your 11/11/11 plans?

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8 Responses to “Do you believe in 11/11/11?”

  1. David Jackson November 11, 2011 at 3:29 am #

    Today it is more of the same: make a pot of coffee, work the Sudoku puzzle, prepare to teach my classes for next week, keep writing my novel, and play with the puppy. Plan to find a killer cheesecake recipe for my son who returns from SC on Sunday. A typical day but one that will be oh so satisfying.

  2. jaydee November 11, 2011 at 4:26 am #

    Well since it’s my birthday I plan on taking the day off, golf at noon, then meet some friends at the local brewery and throw back a few “brew-ski’s”.

  3. matt November 11, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    unless the move to the julian calendar was preordained somewhere in the cosmos and the assumption that leap years would be incorporated into that calendar, I don’t see how today is more than a cool number trick.

  4. Cody Zamboni November 11, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Earth calendar: date today is 11/11/11

    Star Trek calendar : Stardate 2103.6

    which one is cooler ??

  5. uncleb November 11, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Stay at home, avoid the APEC traffic, go to lunch in Mililani with a wedding client, go to North Shore for a job if the weather is decent…

  6. rayboyjr November 11, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Hey Cat … a friend is proposing today??? … you sure you didn’t jump the gun on the announcement??? … haha … maybe she reads your blog??? …

    … anyway … let’s see if I remember any extra significance … luck or anything … that happened on other possibly special dates …

    … 7/7/77 … ???

    … 8/8/88 … did anything special happen in the 80’s … j/k … a misunderstood decade …

    … 9/9/99 … hmmm … possibly … wait, this might have been a heartbreak year …

    … 10/10/10 …wtf … this was only a year ago and I have no fricken clue!!! …

    … 11/11/11 … still hoping something good comes my way … there’s still time … but no special plans anyway …

    • rayboyjr November 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

      … nope … 11/11/11 was a normal date … nothing significant … rather ho-hum …

      … but 11/12/11 was a fricken disaster!!! … I’ll take more days like 11/11/11 instead …

  7. kat November 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    11.11.11 was pocky day in Japan, so that’s what I did, eat pocky.

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