Hello world!

I’ve thought about blogging for quite a while now. It’s on one of my lists.  And of course, there are so many other things on those lists that I should be doing right now.  And yet, here I sit!  My head full of ideas, my fingers doing their own thing… and of course, I must give credit to that voice in my head screaming “What are you doing?” There’s cleaning to be done, food to be cooked, laundry that isn’t going to wash itself (of course, maybe that’s because no one ever left it long enough to see if it would really walk itself to the washing machine and jump in!) …You all know the drill, you’ve all heard the voice, haven’t you?  Does yours sound like your mother too?

While I would love the opportunity to sit here all day and put to paper (well, screen) all the ideas that have been in my head for months and ignore the fact that I am expected to have a family hagaddah suitable for use in just a few days, I will have to make that project my creative outlet for now and return later to explain why 3 is a magic number….

For now, Bob Dorough‘s explanation with have to do… Thank you Schoolhouse Rock – 3 is a Magic Number!

Three is a magic number,
Yes it is, it’s a magic number.
Somewhere in the ancient, mystic trinity
You get three as a magic number.

The past and the present and the future.
Faith and Hope and Charity,
The heart and the brain and the body
Give you three as a magic number.

It takes three legs to make a tri-pod
Or to make a table stand.
It takes three wheels to make a ve-hicle
Called a tricycle.

Every triangle has three corners,
Every triangle has three sides,
No more, no less.
You don’t have to guess.
When it’s three you can see
It’s a magic number.

A man and a woman had a little baby,
Yes, they did.
They had three in the family,
And that’s a magic number.

3-6-9, 12-15-18, 21-24-27, 30.
3-6-9, 12-15-18, 21-24-27, 30.
Multiply backwards from three times ten:

Three time ten is (30), three times nine is (27),
Three times eight is (24), three times seven is (21),
Three times six is (18), three times five is (15),
Three times four is twelve,
And three times three is nine, and three times two is six,
And three times one is three of course.

Now take the pattern once more:
Three! . . .3-6-9
Twelve! . . .12-15-18
Twenty-one!. . .21-24-27. . .30

Now multiply from 10 backwards:
Three time ten is (30 – Keep going), three times nine is (27),
Three times eight is (24), three times seven is (21),
Three times six is (18), three times five is (15),
Three times four is twelve,
And three times three is nine, and three times two is six,
And three times one…
What is it?!
Three!
Yeah, That’s a magic number.

A man and a woman had a little baby.
Yes, they did.
They had three in the family.
That’s a magic number.

Published in: on March 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm  Comments (1)