Saturday, July 7, 2007

7 Pipers Piping, 7 Geese-a-Laying, 7 Golden Rings! Oops, Wrong Song. Everything Today is 7-7-07!

Do you feel lucky? Today, lots of people will, for one simple reason. It's Saturday...July 7, 2007, or 7-7-07. In numerological terms, that's about as big as it gets for the superstitious. Now folks, here's the is no more or less likely to be lucky than any other day.

People are booking gambling junkets, casinos are offering "7"-themed promotions. Casinos across the country are rolling heavy doses of sevens to attract superstitious gamblers, everything from $7 drink specials to luxury watches selling for $777. The Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City is offering a $7,777 package that includes a bi-level suite, two tickets to a show and the spa, and dining and shopping credits.

About three times the normal number of couples plan to get married that day, including Eva Longoria and basketball player boyfriend Tony Parker. Nearly 100 couples will tie the knot atop roller coasters or inside revolving teacups at amusement parks at 7 that morning, a California yogi plans to achieve massive harmony through gong meditation at 7 that night, and Christians will gather in a Tennessee football stadium to pray on a day that has good Biblical implications for many. The Six Flags amusement park chain is hosting seven wedding receptions at 7 a.m. at each of its 12 U.S. facilities. They're calling the event "Thrilled Ever After." The Ritz Carlton Hotel's Central Park location in New York is offering a July 7 wedding package with a reception for 77, a seven-tier wedding cake, seven Tiffany diamonds for the bride, and a seven-night honeymoon at any Ritz in the world for $77,777.

Experts say that the numerology on this day — 7-7-07 — is phenomenal. Seven represents the aura. Three sevens equals 21 (2+13). Three represents the positive mind. Add the 7 p.m. hour and you have four sevens, which equals 28 (2+810). Ten is the radiant body." Christians will gather in the Nashville football stadium where the Tennessee Titans play to pray and fast on the 7th. "The number is significant in the Bible because seven represents a covenant," said Julia Richardson, a spokeswoman for the event, titled The Call. "We feel we want to make a covenant with the Lord to pursue him. Whether it's 1,000 people or 100,000 people, we feel we can bring about a change through prayer and fasting."

So come on everyone, let's go grab 7 lottery tickets and plan our retirement in 7 days. Make sure you pee 7 times today, eat 7 hot dogs (remember, Joey Chesnut did 66 on the 4th of July) and for you men who've got something else that could be 7, quit your lyin'! The average is only 5. Sorry to break your numeroligal bubble!