Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday announcement

I interrupt this blogging of fractals for an announcement:
Today, November 20, 2014, is my 57th birthday. 

That means that, as of today, I have survived:
57*365 days + 14 leap-days  =  20,819 days
which equals
20819 * 24  =  499,656  hours
499,656 * 60  = 29,979,360 minutes
29,979,360 * 60 = 1,798,761,600 seconds.

One point seven nine gigaseconds old! Time sure flies.
I am having a minimalist birthday today. I figure that I don’t have to do anything to turn 57, other than survive the day, so I’m taking it easy. All I plan is to share a cake with wife and daughter. No big birthday party; I hate the stress. I’d rather treat a birthday as a milestone rather than as a deadline.
Tomorrow the three of us will go see the latest “Hunger Games” movie; and the day after that I shall go to a poetry recital. A week later we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving at my brother’s. At my age I am happy to spread the birthday out over days.

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