Friday, May 31, 2013

Numbers Nerd


My daughter has accused me of many things in her post-teenage years, but came up with a new one yesterday— a numbers nerd. And she’s right. I’m overly fascinated with things like my odometer turning to 222,222, dates like 1/31/13, phone numbers like 987-6789.

And yes, I was aware when I passed my 500th blog, am waiting for my 94 followers to reach 100, keep checking the number of video views on my TEDx talk (as of today, 4,093). Sometimes my Brief Vitae reads like a math puzzle— 8 books, 38 years at one school, 39 countries teaching the Orff approach, but who’s counting? Well, I am, I guess.

So now a confession. With one hour left in May, Pacific time, I really want to push my 19 entries to 20. Just feels right. So what better way to do it than confess my nerdy love affair with numbers? Mostly I think I’m about celebrating all the things that can’t be measured and quantified and yet, I’m fascinated and occasionally obsessed with measuring and quantifying some of them.

So there you have it. I now have my 20th blog for May and outed myself as a numbers nerd. I feel so much better now! 35 times better, to be exact, than the 74 times I thought about confessing, all in exactly 173 words.

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