Does Wikileaks like 33?

In case you haven’t heard, Wikileaks, a non-profit media organization that publishes information from whistle blowers, has again released a quarter of a million documents that provide an inside look at government dealings.

What comes as a surprise to me is the day that Wikileaks and Julian Assange (the Wikileaks public representative) chose to release their hefty supply of insider documents. November 28th. What’s so strange about November 28th? Well if you follow this blog at all you’ll know it focuses on the number 33. November 28th, is the 332nd day of the year which means their are 33 days left in the year. Furthermore, the majority of the documents hit the mainstream news on the following day, November 29th, which happens to be the 333rd day of the year!

Coincidence?! Probably not. But this has me thinking something a little out there in conspiracy land. For now I will keep it to myself!

33 Percent in the News

I was just enjoying a delicious bagel and an orange this morning while reading the newspaper and to no surprise to me I stumbled across a long-time friend….the number 33!

This time the number was in reference to the percentage increase in Black Friday shoppers this year from last year.

Oh, how I wish I knew what the point of all this was! 33 Coincidence?

Just ordered the domain name for this website and when I looked at the receipt it showed the date and time of purchase….11/27/2010  8:33 pm. Coincidence? Most likely, not!

A Royal 33

Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement a few weeks ago. I’m not a big follower of England’s royal family’s relationships, or really anyone’s relationship, however one thing did catch my attention; the date of their wedding.

PW and KM decided to get married on April 29th of next year. Why, oh, why would they choose that date? I’ll tell you why! Because it adds up to 33, that’s why!

Ok, well maybe they didn’t choose that date for that reason. I just thought it was interesting that the number 33 showed up in their wedding date.

$33,000 In The Newspaper

This time 33 has appeared in my local newspaper about smoking ban supporters backing Ohio’s court decision to uphold the ban.

I have found the link to the  AP article online so that you can view the article. Click here to view article.

Also, after you click on the link above, pay close attention to when the article was posted online:

Nov. 18, 2010 11:33 AM ET.

No surprise to me! That’s how 33 works!

Ohio State #33 Jersey on Facebook

33 has decided to show up again! This time on my facebook account. A close friend of mine participated in a race over the Thanksgiving holiday and decided to wear this Ohio State Buckeyes #33  James Lauriniaitis Jersey. Given that it was an OSU vs. Michigan themed race, it isn’t too strange that she chose to wear a jersey. I can even accept that she chose #33.

This 33 encounter isn’t extremely unnatural, however it is just another example of how 33 has made its way into my life again! She could have decided to wear another OSU shirt, or decided not to post it online. I could have maybe not looked at facebook that day. Nope, all these things aligned so that I would login to facebook at just the right time to see this photo with a big 33 in it…bang, smack…right at the top of my news feed.

33 Is Everywhere

In case you are wondering why such a site like this one exists, it is because the number 33 is stalking me! Almost every time I look at the clock it reads either :33, 3:03, or some variation of 33 such as 12:21, 12:12, 11:22, 10:23, etc. In addition to this, the number appears in other various places throughout a regular day for me. I will see the number in newspapers, on television, on products, on license plates, signs, etc. My birthday is on December 21 (12.21 are added up to equal 33). My social security number ends in 33. My college ID has a 33 in it. I know, I know…it undoubtedly sounds as if I have fallen off my rocker and picked up a mild case of paranoid schizophrenia, or for some reason have developed an unnatural affinity for the number 33. However, I assure you I’m not crazy nor go around in my life developing odd, intentional relationships with numbers! The truth is the number is inescapable. I have tried to go through a normal day without seeing the number and it has proved nearly impossible.

I have come to the conclusion that there is some kind of meaning I am to draw from this 33 experience. That is why I have decided to create this site to document the unnatural proliferation of the number 33 in my life.

Many of the 33’s that are presented to me are not done so on a large scale. They are usually very subtle, such as my 33 clock phenomenon. Because I see these subtle 33’s many times a day, I will refrain from posting about these on a regular basis to avoid repetition. I will however keep the site updated with the larger, more obvious 33s that appear in my life as well as with interesting facts that relate to the number 33 I find along the way!

Stay tuned and please if you share a similar experience with the number 33 let me know. I am always interested in hearing other peoples stories on the number 33!