08 08 08...Three times Good Fortune and Many Weddings
Leslie Fulbright (Sf Chronicle) reports Thousands to wed on 8/8/08 - 'luckiest day' and informs us that "the number eight is considered lucky by numerologists and is especially auspicious in some Asian cultures. In Chinese, a day is considered lucky if it sounds like a word that is positive. The words for the number eight are ba in Mandarin and paat in Cantonese, which sound similar to the words for prosperity, fa in Mandarin and faat in Cantonese"
Strangely enough this is the day chosen by the good people at South by Southwest Interactive to open the Panel Picker for the 2009 event.
It allows you to vote for your favorite topics such as yours truly 'From Consumed to Thrifty: Strategies for the Good Life in a Wobbly Economy'...more details on that tomorrow.