Numbers On My Mind.

Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.

  • 200,000 – that number was hit last week. Nothing much else to say other than let us have hope for a vaccine.
  • 95 – I never wish to rush my life along but with that said that is the number of days left until the first day of 2021.
  • 2- the number of wins Atlanta United has in their last eleven games. A combination of factors including scheduling, the player pool changes and a key injury…but still disconcerting. The disrespect with Orlando City has come to a dead stop for good reasons.
  • 143 – the combined ages of the United States’ two leading experts who are combating the pandemic. Thankfully.
  • 40 – he is not mentioned as often as Jim Brown, O.J. Simpson, Barry Sanders and Walter Payton, but Gayle Sayers was in a class of his own and many years ahead of his time. RIP #40, Gayle Sayers.
Fast, strong and his ability to cut back against the grain – amazing.
  • 16,000 – the number of restaurants that shut down during the pandemic – and are now closed permanently.
  • 20 – The number of division titles won by the Atlanta Braves.
  • 80 – as in feet and the height of a massive wave a surfer took on off the coast of Portugal. No, no, and no. She is amazing.
…..and I am concerned about driving on Interstate 4…
  • 55 – the miles between Orlando and New Smyrna Beach. A very fun beach town.
  • 13- the number of leading companies doing what they can to get a Covid-19 vaccine developed and approved. Safety and efficacy are part of this equation.
  • 1 – the number of lungs now functioning for Los Angeles Charger quarterback Tyrod Tyler. It seems the team doctor, in an effort to provide Tyler with a pain killer in the rib area, accidently punctured a lung. Say what?
  • 420 – maybe we should celebrate that day every day?
  • 7 – In the Old Testament the world was created in six days and God rested on the seventh, creating the basis of the seven-day-week…. and Sunday Funday.
  • 0 – Numbers can be statistically significant and there is no more important number right now than “Down To Zero” – a great piece from an artist my brother turned me onto a long time ago. Let’s get Covid-19 down to zero.
Three-time Grammy nominated Joan Armatrading.

In a world of some negative vibes, here is a feel-good story that has nothing to do with numbers…except one six-year old child with autism who went missing in the woods behind his home in London, Ontario. The combination of ground forces with night vision goggles and a helicopter equipped with both heat seeking and laser technology was able to locate the child. This is a bit of shining light in the world of the weird right now. Kudos to all law enforcement involved with bringing this child back to his family.

In one word: FANTASTIC!!

Adios, pay it forward, stay safe and have a Sunday Funday!!

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