The number eight is lucky according to the Chinese. I bet they were delighted that they got to open the Beijing Olympiad on the 8th of the 8th month of 2008. I couldn’t say for sure. I missed it. I was getting married. So whether that date was lucky for me is open to interpretation. Getting married was great, but missing the opening ceremony? Poor planning on my part!

Who am I kidding. Five years have flown by. That’s a good sign, surely? And anyway, things evened out at the London Olympics. I applied for so many tickets. And got just one pair. For the 8th of August. It must be my lucky date after all. Maybe I was Chinese in a previous life.

Have you been reading along since 2008? If so, I suspect you are in a very small minority. For the majority who weren’t, here’s a little flash back to the big day. Exactly five years ago today.


13 thoughts on “08.08.08

    • I think, perhaps, I look 10 years older, 5 years later. I’m going her time for her. As for a guest post….I’m not convinced blogging is her thing. She’s not the biggest fan of the Mexile, I’m afraid!


    • By the way, for some strange reason, one of your recent posts got flagged by WordPress as spam. It’s not an isolated incident. Akismet has been a bit flaky of late. Rest assured, I put these quirks right when I find them.


  1. ¡¡¡Felicidades!!! May you have many more anniversaries going forward.

    I remember reading about your wedding on your blog, but don’t exactly remember if it was when it happened, or me just reading old entries. But I think I qualify as a longtime reader.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where at some point I’ll write a post about one of our photowalks.


    • I checked back to see if you had commented around that time. Just out of curiousity. Alas, there are no comments. From anyone. I lost all my comments when switching from Blogger to WordPress. So we’ll never know if you were about back then.

      Looking forward to the photowalk posts and, hopefully, some of the photos you took!


        • The attention you pay to all the accents on Spanish letters never ceases to astound me! I’m inclined to think we should do away with all unnecessary accents and squiggles. Atfer all, we msotly raed wrdos as pcirtues aynawy.


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