17 is regarded as the ‘least random number’ by MIT-so if you’re worried about a secure pass code, try another combination of digits.
The song ‘17’ by Smashing Pumpkins is 17 seconds long with no vocals. It is accompanied by a poem that when read aloud will not only conclude at the end of the song, but might use all 17 muscles in the tongue.
People afraid of the number 17 are diagnosed with ‘heptadecaphobia’ or ‘heptakaidekaphobia’. In a psych hospital, patients are called ‘17’. Hmmm.
In Italian culture, 17 is considered an unlucky number. Maybe that’s because in Roman numbers, 17 is written ‘XVII’, which when rearranged to ‘VIXI’ means “I have lived” in Latin.
The band, The Cure, titled their second (and one of my favorite) albums ‘Seventeen Seconds’. Really-they’re not a Goth band. Lucky for me, the album lasts a lot longer than that.
Seventeen, to me, is nothing to fear. It’s something to celebrate! I actually loved being 17- I graduated from high school, went off to college, and was driving a convertible VW Thing. I never much liked to write Haiku, and if two of my favorite bands use that number in their music, it’s fine with me.
But the best part of seventeen for me is that is symbolizes the number of years that I’ve been married to the man that makes me laugh, that fathered my children, and that tries every day to do his best for me and his family. Happy 17.
AnneMNovember 19, 2011
Aww what a cute post! I loved it. Happy anniversary!Reply
mamawolfeNovember 14, 2011
Hi Jenn~ thanks! We worked for our ski team all weekend, but at least we were together!Reply
Hi Kathy~ thank you!
Hi Dee~ I hope to make it to 34, too. Life and loving…I like that.
Inner Chick~thank you…in that photo we both have WAY more hair!
Hey OC~ I’ll drink to that!
Caffeinated OC MommyNovember 14, 2011
Happy 17 Darling… and here’s to another 17… Cups Up! xoxoReply
My Inner ChickNovember 13, 2011
—What a GREAT post.
You are both Beautiful.
Veronica LeeNovember 13, 2011
Happy 17! And congrats to you two!!Reply
DeeNovember 13, 2011
Like Sandi, all I knew of 17 was that it was a prime number and that it seems to have an aura of simplicity around it. (Numbers “speak” to me.)
Now I know that it’s the number of years you’ve been married! Congratulations and may you know 34 and then 51 ….. oh the possibilities of life and living… and loving!
KathyNovember 13, 2011
What a wonderful post!!!! I loved this!! Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a great day, and I wish you much happiness in the coming year!!!Reply
JennNovember 13, 2011
Happy Anniversary! I’m glad you had a good day together 🙂Reply
mamawolfeNovember 13, 2011
Hi Vanessa~ Thank you! Glad you liked it!Reply
Hi Michael Ann~ Thanks! We are having a great day!
Hi Kim~thanks for following mamawolfe.
Kim CroisantNovember 13, 2011
Hi new follower here from weekend blog hop.
Michael AnnNovember 13, 2011
Really? Who knew all that about the number 17!! What fun. Happy Anniversary!! You deserve to celebrate. I hope you got to go out to dinner on this busy day!Reply
VanessaNovember 13, 2011
Happy Anniversary! Great post!
mamawolfeNovember 12, 2011
Hi Cassie Mae-thanks!Reply
Sandi~ I hadn’t thought of 17 much either before today! Thanks!
SandiNovember 12, 2011
What a great lead-in to announce 17 years of wedded bliss! I hadn’t ever thought much about 17 . . . other than being a prime number! Thanks for many more ways of thinking about 17. Congratulations!Reply
Cassie MaeNovember 12, 2011
Way cute! Congrats 🙂Reply