Tuesday, April 28, 2015

67 - What does it mean?


It’s a prime number, the nineteenth prime, an irregular prime, a lucky prime, a Pillai prime, and a Heegner number.

It’s the registry of the aircraft carrier named for President Kennedy – USS John F. Kennedy: CV-67.

In the New General Catalog of astronomy, number 67 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda.

Sikorsky’s “Blackhawk” rotorcraft is S-67.

It’s the atomic number of Holmium (Ho), one of the rare earth elements.

Rare Earth (I Just Wanna Celebrate)
No, not *that* Rare Earth! But it is a cause for me to celebrate because this is my 67th birthday!

Aha! Now we’re getting somewhere.

So, what it means to me is that I’m another year older. Ok. Well…

My weight is now down below 150. It’s been gradually coming down from my high of 185 a coupla years ago. I feel much better. Hooray for that. A bad twang of my right knee last year was ameliorated by a corticosteroid injection and a return to iaido and kendo has been a boon to my physical self and my psyche. I really love both disciplines. I’m still playing music every Tuesday night with the Basement Boys, an excellent creative outlet.

The girls are now juniors at the University of Washington. There’s a milestone. Next month, Ronnie will have her 50th. Wow! Most significantly, Ronnie is not going to sign a new work contract. When this one ends at the end of June, we are loading up the tent trailer and hitting the road.

Yeah!

The girls will be in charge of the house and continue their schooling while Ronnie and I have a lovely RV adventure. So I think the highlight of this birthday is that we’re getting ready to be RV cruisers during my 67th year. I enjoyed writing blog posts about our SSUDs sailing and diving trip in 2011; so I think I might blog our upcoming roadtrip.

 Stay tuned!