Friday, May 26, 2006

I'm 31 flavours and then some

Thirty-one today, though it's a bit overshadowed by this whole moving to Finland thing, natch. [The missus and I will be doing a joint blog of our travels, but will also keep our own personal blogs (though she almost never updates hers). So, watch for that.]

Here are some interesting facts from Wikipedia about the number 31:

The code for international direct dial phone calls to the Netherlands.
A type of game played on a backgammon board.
The number of flavors of Baskin Robbins.
In Star Trek, the name of Section 31, a secret police shadow organization of the Federation.
In Family Guy, the Griffin house number on Spooner Street
The jersey number of famed NHL goaltender Curtis "CuJo" Joseph, who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Turkish slang for masturbation ("otuzbir").


Happy birthday, my friend! Hope it's a good one...I hear that 40 is the new 30, so really, you're just a babe in the woods at this early point on your life.
Happy birthday.

With the O’s out west, playing late I have some time on my hands, so here are some other 31’s you overlooked....

Gallium, has Atomic Number 31

Nice place to stay in NYC : 31

The only 31 retired in MLB is Dave Winfield, San Diego Padres.

Round ball

Umm.. Who are William Andrews (Atlanta NFL) and Jim Taylor (New Orleans NFL)?

31 -- The number of bases stolen on Victor Martinez this season (as of May 16)

Roulette, 31 is Black.

Red Neck 31 fun

Nurd, smart guy 31 fun
(oh, yeah, 31 is prime)

Toothless 31 fun

Well, 31

Hey, 1+2+4+8+16 = 31

In binary notation 31 is 11111.

The number 31 in base 8 (octal) is equal to 25 in base 10 (decimal)

The number 31 is derived from the Hebrew letters EL, where in the numerical values attached to Hebrew Letters, the letter L is 30 and E is 1, i.e. adding to 31, representing the EL, the Creator God.

In numerology:
No. 31: This number has the ingredients of number 30. Additionally, it is identified with isolation and loneliness. (For reference: No. 30: It is neither fortunate nor unfortunate. Sometimes it can be powerful and sometimes it can be the weakest number.

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And, my birthday present to you:

Updated 5/8/2006 1:42 PM ET
WASHINGTON — President Bush's approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections.

Indeed Mob, I feel younger now than I did before I started drinking scotch 5 hours ago.

Anon, Dave Winfield played for the Toronto Blue Jays and that's where he did his world series winning. As for Dubya, yeehaw let's hope the downswing rides, but the only poll that counts is on election day and I'm pretty sure Nader will lose again. Thanks also for those other fun 31 factoids etc.
Sorry I couldn't get this message through on the day itself. It's a little song I wrote while receiving reiki healing:


I, too, thought that the focal point of Dave Winfield's career was with the Blue Jays. If memory serves me correctly, he placed an exclamation point in at least two games that mattered with the might of his two guns. The man was truly gifted with the ability to clutch hit.

I did that once and got thrown in gaol.

As fortune would have it, a mate of mine repaired the car while I was "away."

All the best with the moving, muchacho.
These are the kind of facts the world is crying out for. I want to see more of them.

31 is also the minimum number of millions that all billionaires should be giving away to charity.
31 is also the minimum number of millions that all billionaires should be giving away to charity.

How do you know they do not? Certainly, Bill Gates gives much, much more.

Why stop at just dictating what the rich should do with their money? Why not, also, dictate what the poor should do with their money? And, then, why stop with the poor? Why not just tell everyone what to do with their money?
I do tell everyone what to do with their money.

But they just go and spend it on earplugs..
Butchie, nice work.

AK, signed up for the new blog. Will likely be blogging less frequently in the next long while, but will do my best.

Ultra, you're being conservative.

Anon, you're being liberal. The poor already have plenty of people not only telling them how to spend their money but backing up words with laws and penalties for disobedience. The rich do not have such restrictions.

All: I'm off for Nova Scotia in 30 minutes, will blog about my newfound freedom from there.

To all institutions (with the notable exception of the passport office and immigration): fuck you, I won't do what you tell me.
Meanwhile, that glory-hogging 32 is the age Jesus died at.
wow, most rock stars last until 36.9. this jesus guy must have rocked mighty hard.
31 is the current record for the most starfleet regulations violated in one day.

Guess who holds that bad boy...
captain clousseau?
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