Today is A Day Steeped in Magic

I always love it when I happen to notice the clock at 12:34.  When I was a kid someone told me that you could make a wish at 12:34, and it’s a habit I never quite broke.  I don’t often make wishes anymore but when I happen to catch the clock at 12:34 some childlike part of me is always, like, “Oooh, magic” and then I pause for a nanosecond to thank the Digital Clock Gods for their generous and beautiful bounty.  Every once in awhile I still make a wish, but usually it’s something fairly grown-up and lame like, “world peace”.

Imagine my delight when I learned that today will contain the most MAGICAL time possible.  Today, for one second, at 12:34, the time will be 12:34:56 07/08/09.

I know.

Get your wishes ready, because the wish making conditions are going to be unique this afternoon.

Thank you, oh Digital Clock Gods.  For you are mighty and awesome.

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12 Responses to “Today is A Day Steeped in Magic”


  1. 1 Red July 8, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Holy crap that’s awesome.

  2. 2 Amy July 8, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Technically this happens twice today. There’s 12:34:56 am and 12:34:56 pm. So there’s two magical seconds in the day.

  3. 3 Shelby Rose July 8, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Now that is cool. I’ll have to make a pretty awesome wish at that time.

  4. 5 Steph July 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    And these magical seconds happen on my BIRTHDAY! How cool am I!?

  5. 6 Katebits July 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Steph, you are unbeLIEVEably cool! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  6. 7 Heather B. July 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Damn! It was 12:43 when I looked at the clock! I had all the right numbers just in the wrong order. Will I get part of my wish?

  7. 8 Katebits July 8, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    You will definitely get part of your wish, if not all. I suspect the Digital Clock Gods have blessed this entire day with good wishing conditions.

  8. 9 Heather B. July 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Half, eh? I wonder which half of Derek Roy is getting traded :P

    (Just kidding. I wouldn’t waste such magical wishing conditions on Roy-Z.)

  9. 10 danielleia July 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    That is so weird you said that because I swear every day I look at the clock at 12:34am. It’s terrible. And creepy.

  10. 11 Susie July 9, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Do you wish at 11:11, too?

  11. 12 Katebits July 10, 2009 at 12:52 am

    You know, 11:11 has never quite done it for me the way 12:34 does. I like 11:11, and I think it’s a better than average opportunity for good vibes, but I’m not sure it’s wish worthy (for me). :)


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