1 Dec


Another interesting date. 


The year’s been full of them; I’ve done them to death.  What more is there to say?  11211 is:

  • A zip code from Brooklyn.
  • A palindrome.
  • A comprehensive guide to over fifty bars and lounges in Williamsburg.
  • A media management company.
  • A binary number?  Possibly.  I started a Google search but fell asleep before I’d even reached a third of the way down the list.  Like a driver who can’t fix a car, I don’t need to know how it works to show me how beautiful it is.

Instead, how about something that’s happening on this date?

If you are in the Manchester area tonight, there’s free entry to a poetry book launch.  I have a poem in it (no disinterested promotions on this blog, maties) but I won’t be there, for various reasons, one of which is the fact that I still haven’t bought new shoes after the horror of getting to the launch of last year’s anthology.

Best of Manchester Poets Vol2 Launch

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25 Responses to “1.12.11”

  1. vivinfrance December 1, 2011 at 17:34 #

    But Tilly, you should go: your shoes are just fine.


  2. Katherine Gordy Levine December 1, 2011 at 17:53 #

    Laughing housewife + barefoot poetess = gr8t


  3. Lorna's Voice December 1, 2011 at 18:07 #

    I have visions of you with a turban, pouring over your numerology chart. Okay. I don’t. But wouldn’t that be a hoot? 😉


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:08 #

      Numerology…? A hoot, yes; because I couldn’t take it seriously 🙂


  4. BeckySefton December 1, 2011 at 19:33 #

    I’m looking forward to 13.12.11 when the numbers go backwards. I don’t know why.


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:08 #

      I know; I like that one, too. Or one two.


  5. kateshrewsday December 1, 2011 at 19:36 #

    I agree about the barefoot poetess look. Very fetching.


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:10 #

      I suddenly have a desperate desire to change the name of my poetry blog.


  6. bluebee December 2, 2011 at 00:15 #

    Barefoot is edgy – where’s your sense of adventure?


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:10 #

      You do know you’re talking to the person who needed her nine year old son to help her travel on the train alone?


  7. Julie December 2, 2011 at 00:22 #

    I’m going to have to go back and read your posts from start to now!


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:11 #

      I like that kind of thinking. You’ll go far on this blog.


  8. Pseu December 2, 2011 at 00:26 #

    May we see a copy of the poem in the book?


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:12 #

      Erm…I’ll post it on my other blog for you.


  9. Pseu December 2, 2011 at 00:49 #

    How many more significant dates this year?

    Why don’t you do a Sandy Shore? (Shaw )


    • Pseu December 2, 2011 at 00:49 #

      I’d offer to lend you mine, but somehow I don’t think a 9AA would do the trick?


      • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:15 #

        Well, I don’t have a canoe, so thanks 🙂 I’ve always wanted to sail the Manchester Ship Canal.


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:14 #

      Let’s see…11/12/11; 13/12/11; I might do 22/12/11 if I’m in the mood.


  10. Cindy December 2, 2011 at 05:14 #

    Oh Tilly, who’d care if you went in your slippers? Poetic license and all that …


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:17 #

      How I wish I’d thought of that. No one’s going to argue with a woman who dares to go out in her slippers, are they?


  11. misswhiplash December 2, 2011 at 10:55 #

    Oh I do so love this theme, so bright, cheerful and christmassy… and the snow is miraculous… I must find out more…

    I shall have my fingers crossed for your book….Best of Luck


    • Tilly Bud December 2, 2011 at 12:18 #

      Thank you, Miss W, for being as Christmassy as me 🙂


  12. ElizOF December 7, 2011 at 03:03 #

    I wouldn’t have noticed if you hadn’t written about it… Yes, we have had quite a number of those this year and more to come next year. 🙂


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