Driving home from Bible study this morning, I was following Mother Dear, who had taken a separate car since she had to come a bit late. The numbers on her license plate are 0193, which I realized are all powers of three: 3^-infinity, 3^0, 3^2, and 3^1. I felt rather ashamed for having never noticed this before :(. I had previously noticed that the four numbers on my license plate (0244) are all powers of two: 2^-infinity, 2^1, and 2^2. Unfortunately our other two cars don't have similar "power" patterns, though one of them does have all perfect squares :). Am I psycho for noticing these things? I also automatically test numbers for divisibility by 3, 6, 9, and 18 when driving by road signs. . . then I add up all the digits and do the same thing.
Today I am dressed in a black skirt, black sandals, gray and black shirt, and silver necklace. Am I weird because I felt uncoordinated when I put on a blue-patterned apron for doing the dishes? I don't mind dressing using multiple hues, but if I already have a color theme, it kind of bothers me to break it. I arrange my M&M's by colors of the rainbow before eating them. My blouses are hung by hue and shade. My fabric is also folded and stored by color. And I've been known to twitch if Sister Dear wears a pink hair binder with an outfit that includes red - and she's been known to do that very thing just to irritate me. . . *smiles sweetly at her*
My obsession with number patterns has a long and glorious history, and I blame that completely on Parents Dear :). My obsession with colors is a little bit less explainable. I'm not sure where I got that. It also has a long and glorious history, though. By the time I was 18 months old, though I still called my mom "daddy", I could identify 10 colors. And I've been categorizing colors ever since.
That's navy blue, not midnight blue!
And yes, there is a difference.
A big one.
So, am I obsessed?