This Post Is Useless To Those Of You Living Abroad

10 Dec

Have you seen today’s date?


I have scheduled this post to appear at almost twenty-past four, so it reads:

10/12/14 16:18

I probably have more fun on dates than anyone I know.  

The Hub says he doubts it.  

25 Responses to “This Post Is Useless To Those Of You Living Abroad”

  1. bevchen December 10, 2014 at 16:45 #

    Haha, excellent!

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  2. Karen Snyder December 10, 2014 at 16:49 #

    Not useless at all — great fun! 🙂 Loved the numbers and the video was a great treat!! Thanks.

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  3. misswhiplash December 10, 2014 at 17:00 #

    yes I agree with Karen, not at all useless to us abroad, great fun and I loved the music

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  4. vivienne blake December 10, 2014 at 17:35 #

    It’s OK by me.

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  5. Al December 10, 2014 at 18:12 #

    OK, maybe. But I still have the record for useless posts… 377 so far……378 if you count my next one.

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  6. judyt54 December 10, 2014 at 19:04 #

    love dates like this, its almost um cosmic…

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  7. Grannymar December 10, 2014 at 22:13 #

    I forgot all about it. I was far too busy living in the moment! 😆

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  8. Barb December 11, 2014 at 02:24 #

    Not at all useless for us folks living abroad, I loved it! I clicked on to the behind the scenes clip afterwards and was amazed at what they had to do to set it all up.

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  9. judyt54 December 11, 2014 at 02:54 #

    lol i just watched that behind the scenes trailer, I think that was more fun than the finished product.

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  10. laurieanichols December 11, 2014 at 03:08 #

    Love, love the video!!! It is so funny how differently we do dates. 😀

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  11. jmgoyder December 11, 2014 at 04:36 #


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  12. Three Well Beings December 11, 2014 at 06:37 #

    I guess I will pay more attention to the time tomorrow…right now it’s still the 9th! 🙂 I hardly ever do notice the time when it lines up like you’ve noted. So you are tuned in. I do love the Piano Guys!

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  13. siggiofmaine December 11, 2014 at 20:09 #

    Not useless at all… I love to do the numbers game with digital clocks too…sigh….
    I’m not easily amused… but it would seem so with dates…

    I never thought to concentrate on the dates written the European way (it must have a real name.. as close as I can come). Thank you for another way to amuse myself.
    Lately, I have been trying to figure out… and I know it isn’t comparable to figuring out World Peace… how Tory Boy and Spud got their nicknames… a way to keep my elderly mind up and working.

    A friend told me someone in their family gives unique gifts each year and they can’t figure out the meaning of one year everyone got a roll of toilet paper and another year a light bulb. Little things like that…keep me curious. 🙂

    peace and love, Siggi

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    • The Laughing Housewife December 11, 2014 at 20:14 #

      Tory Boy is heavily into politics so that’s how he got his name. Spud was the Hub’s nickname (Spud Bud) for Spud. When I started the blog, I wanted it to be anonymous so I used aliases.

      A couple of years ago, Tory Boy decided he wanted a name change so I ran a poll with suggestions, some from my readers, and everyone voted. The majority voted to keep ‘Tory Boy’ – including Tory Boy! What a divvy.

      One of our Christmas traditions is to write clues and you can’t open your presents until you’ve had several guesses. Some clues are easy, some are difficult, but none of them include toilet paper 🙂


    • judyt54 December 12, 2014 at 01:20 #

      siggi, my husband worked for the Navy Yard here in NH and they used the ‘military” form of dating things, which totally confuses me since now dates like 9/6/28 i can read two ways and sometimes upside down and still have no idea what it is unless I am standing in September or June and… well.. you get the drift there. I opt now for naming the MONTH so the DAY is the number.
      Are you by any chance a member of the 1:23 club? I have a friend who regularly and often wakes up to see 1:23 on the digital clock by her bed, and then falls asleep again. I on the other hand am a member of the 11:11 club, which happens far more than chance would account for.
      I make sure my husband knows about it, which thrills him deeply. not.

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  14. Rorybore December 12, 2014 at 06:42 #

    The Piano Guys are awesome! but your brilliant scheduling even more so. I’d have to actually look at a clock to be able to do that.

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    • judyt54 December 12, 2014 at 22:25 #

      one of those cosmic bits where you happen to turn your head just at the right moment and there it is, just clicking over to 11:11. You know how there are people who can always find the four leaf clover or even, damn their eyes, the 5? Or that one person in a group who always always is looking just where the meteor shower is, um, meteoring…

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      • The Laughing Housewife December 12, 2014 at 22:28 #

        I don’t know any of those people. 😦 Just how unlucky am I?


        • judyt54 December 13, 2014 at 01:04 #

          consider yourself lucky, they can be sooo annoying. ” oh, look i saw a meteor” “oh, theres another, oh WOW theres three…” and all you see is mosquitoes and firmly fixed stars…

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  15. SchmidleysScribbling December 13, 2014 at 18:48 #

    Somehow, I thought you were living abroad and I was here in the center of the world. 😌

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    • The Laughing Housewife December 15, 2014 at 12:55 #

      😀 Ah, no! Britain is the centre is the centre of the universe, so everyone else lives abroad.


  16. Musings December 20, 2014 at 19:40 #

    I LOVED this and sent it on to my 7 year old granddaughter!


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