I woke up this morning with these numbers trying to escape from behind my closed eyelids as I ignored the alarm, snuggled back under the duvet against the dog (she was on top of it) and tried to doze for half an hour before getting up to face the day.
8 2 3 4
The radio announcer said it was the 8th January, so that could explain the first number in the series.
This is my second post today, and as a friend of ours is 80 at the end of the month, that accounts for the last two.
But how strange that they should be so prominent in my mind, and what true significance do they hold?
I found myself checking car number plates as we drove out to the woods today for our walk. A bit dodgy as it was my turn to drive, but traffic was pretty light as we were later than usual (but not because of my lie-in) . When we pulled into the car park, there were only a couple of cars we recognised, but none of these numbers were apparent in either of those or any of the others parked there.
It’s wonderful what you can find out on the internet though. There were over 1.1 MILLION results.
Top entry was a huge selection of 8234 available to buy on ebay. Just looking at the first page of the site got me confused as items ranged from tons of Scalextric tracks to sticky tape until I realised that the common thread was the reference number with a variety of prefixes (DUH, brain still asleep) .
Unless of course you wanted one of these, a THERMOSKIN ANKLE FOOT FACIA EXTENSOR PLANTAR, “an aid which has a semi-rigid strap that pulls the toes upwards and the foot into a slight dorsi-flexion position. The combination of the thermal properties to reduce inflammation and the stretching of the plantar fascia while sleeping may aid in the recovery of plantar fasciitis”.(as per advert description)
8234 Nobeoka (1997 VK8) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 3, 1997 by T. Seki at Geisei. How fascinating.