18 (9 + 9) Things To Do on 9/9/09

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It is surprising how many things revolve around the number nine these days. Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised, being 2009 and all, but a lot of it was indeed coincidence. Here are a few things to do today that help you revel in the number 9 as we near the end of the single digit years.

  1. Listen to 99 Luftballons.
  2. Listen to Revolution 9 (Number 9… Number 9).
  3. Watch the Bare Naked Ladies video for “7 8 9“.
  4. Be one of the first to rock to Beatles Rock Band.
  5. Solve 9 Sudoku puzzles.
  6. Have a 99! (Ice cream with a special Flake bar.)
  7. See the movie 9 (and anticipate seeing Nine).
  8. See the movie District 9.
  9. See the movie The Nines.
  10. Watch the movies 9 1/2 Weeks and Fellini’s 8 1/2. They’ll average out.
  11. Watch 9 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
  12. Watch reruns of The Nine.
  13. Be nice to the UK emergency services (999 is the emergency number in the UK).
  14. Respond to all yes/no questions with “Nein!”
  15. Learn all you can about the Supreme Court and its 9 Justices.
  16. Watch a baseball game! The number 9 abounds here. There are 9 innings (before extra innings), 9 players at a time on a team, 27 (9+9+9) outs per team in a regular-length game and 9 was the uniform number of Ted Williams.
  17. Mensa not enough for you? Join the Triple Nine Society.
  18. Sign lots of things that require a date. Revel in the three single digits that you write, since it is the last time in our lifetimes that we will be able to do so.

Many thanks to the other GeekDads and a few friends who helped me with this list.

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