An interesting article in the New York Times today about the large number of people who are planning on getting married on July 7 this year. Get it, 7/7/07? After seeing the article, if there's going to be that big a jump in marriages on 7/7, can you imagine how many people in China will want to get married on August 8 of next year? I don't put much stock in this stuff (hey, the world was supposed to end on my birthday), but its interesting to see how many people want to choose a perceived "lucky" date for their wedding.
Of course 8/8/08 is also the day that the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics are to be held (at exactly 8 seconds to 8:08 pm). It only makes sense Beijing would want to choose a lucky day, considering the fact China's Olympic dream came true on Friday the 13th!
I couldn't find any of my photos of the "candidate city" logo, which was so much better than the stupid "Dancing Beijing" logo. While we're at it, is it too late to ditch the fuwa "friendlies" and replace them with Fu Niu Le Le, the much cuter (and less crass consumerism) Paralympics mascot? Anyways, the photo: