Sunday, October 2, 2011
I tend to be easily entertained.  That's why this series of "Things That Make Me Happy" posts exists.  And nothing is more entertaining or exciting to me than seeing a palindrome on the odometer in my car.

I'll wait for you to stop laughing... at me.

I'm not sure when my love of odometric palindromes started (yes, I know odometric isn't a word, but I like the way it sounds), but it's been a good 60,000 miles I'd say. 

I wait patiently for the odometer to tick through mile after mile until it gets to a palindrome, and then I take a picture.  And then I send that picture to Betsy.  And I get a message back that says "PALINDROME!!!", because she finds them as entertaining as I do.

It's good to have friends who appreciate your quirks.

The problem is, when you have over 150,000 miles on your car, palindromes start to become few and far between...

Take this, for example.  I have to wait until 156651 for the next palindrome.  And heaven forbid I look away and miss it.  Which happens more often than not.  Distressing. 

Betsy doesn't have to wait as long right now because her car is newer... and it has decimal places!


PALINDROME!!!

Don't judge me. 

2 comments:

Sarah @ The Strength of Faith said...

Were you the one I was with when my dad texted me and was like "my odometer says 123,456?

Kari said...

Yep! I believe I was :)

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