X is for...

I think everyone participating in this blog challenge will agree, "X" is the most difficult letter.  I seriously looked in the dictionary to see if any word connected to death.  There was X-Ray, but I don't really want to talk about that.  Heck, I don't even really want to talk about an X over someone's eyes to indicate death.  (Thanks Claire, or was it Jill, who offered that idea up a month ago.)

Okay, but how short would this post be if I just wrote that?  I want to exercise my mad blogging skills now that I've got some people who actually read this damn thing and say nice stuff about it. So, I'm gonna go all weird and stretch that X into a post about something else.

Pick up your cell phone.  That's right.  The one that's glued to your hand, or your hip, or maybe it's lost in the bowels of your over sized purse.  Found it?  Cool. Now look at the dialer.  What letters coincide with WXYZ?  The number...
The number 9 is in probably my least favorite Beatle's song, Revolution 9.  Charles Manson liked this song.  A lot.
It was a movie.

There are three 9's in my anniversary date--9/11/99.  Yes, yes, I know.  Believe me, I know.
And if you look at the first three numbers of my anniversary date, what do you get? 

Whatever you do, please don't call 911 if McDonald's is out of Chicken McNuggets.  When should you call?
When there is an emergency.  When lives are in danger.  When there is a serious injury or medical condition.  Or when there is a crime in progress.  Do not call to ask how to bake a turkey.  Yes, this can sometimes be an emergency, but that's what google is for. 

Want some advice about how to be a good 911 caller?  Remember, when you are on your cell phone, you need to know where you are calling from. Are you one of those rare people who don't use cell phones?  Guess what?  An inactive cell phone can still call 911. It's a good idea to have a cell phone in your car with a charger, even if you don't have a cell phone provider.

So that's my super stretch X post.  I hope you learned something.  If you liked it, call your friends, call your mom, but whatever you do, don't call 911.