11-11-11 11:11:11 Videomaker Party - How do YOU have fun at work?

I've always said Videomaker is a great place to work – we have a great collective of people who have all become good friends, we celebrate and commiserate with each other on a daily basis. Just a few hours ago, the staff at Videomaker all took a break to have a little play with numerology and celebrated the year-month-day, hour-minute-second of 11-11-11 11:11:11. So, in between the deadlines of getting a publication to press, uploading our latest videos, and getting the news out to you, our readers, we stopped to share a laugh and enjoy the glee of counting down 10…9…8.. etc. to 11:11:11 on 11-11-11.

So who says you can't have fun at work? Not only did Patrice York bring out 11 chocolate [plus 1] and 11 vanilla [plus 1] cupcakes to share, but Matt York gave all of us a gift check of $11.11, dated 11-11-11, of course. (That's the piece of paper we're all holding) How fun! I don't want to cash my check, I want to save it as a souvenir of a good time on a great day at a wonderful place to work. Want more more facts?
Here's some interesting facts about the number from Paradigm search on HubPages:

Friday November 11, 2011: Mathematics The number eleven is the fifth prime number (contrary to popular belief, the number one ( 1 ) is not a prime number). The base numeric number system lends itself to some interesting peculiarities as relates to the number eleven. Base 10 for example: (2 digits) 11 x 11 = 121 (6 digits) 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321 (9 digits) 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321 Base 16 (hexadecimal) for example: (2 digits) 11 x 11 = 121 (6 digits) 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321 (9 digits) 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Peace and Harmony And this is interesting: The 11th Hexagram of the I Ching means peace or harmony. ["I Ching" is pronounced "Eee Ching"]. This symbol: [image:blog_post:13095] is made of two parts. The upper and lower part, T'ai, means peace or harmony, when heaven is above earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hexagrams_of_the_I_Ching Here is a better explanation: http://www.tarot.com/oracle/browsehexagrams.php?hexid=11

November 11th is also, of course,Veteran's Day

And don't forget, today is the original Armistice Day – what we now know as Veteran's Day – so try to remember to show your acknowledgment to a veteran today – they deserve our appreciation and respect. And for me, of course, I LOVE the 11th month of the year because it's also my birth-month! Happy 11-11-11, everyone! If you missed this one, there'll be another tonight at 11:11:11 pm. Go celebrate!

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Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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