what other wonderful things does this number 44 belong too?
Bill Clinton (the 42nd President) and George W. Bush (the 43rd President) were born 44 days apart in the summer of 1946. (which in this case was lightyears apart)
Vicks Formula 44 is a cough suppressant that has come in quite handy this year (you should try the vapo-rub too)
44 is a poker game (yes i'm a gambler at heart but never with real money)
The code for international direct dial phone calls to the United Kingdom (home of some of my favorite musical groups & singers)
Forty-four is a tribonacci number, a happy number and an octahedral number. (if you can understand how any of this works you're too smart to be reading this blog)
The retired numbers for former baseball players Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey and Reggie Jackson; the number is sometimes considered to be a "hitter's number". (there is nothing as wonderful as the sound of a solid hit that makes it into the stands and the roar of the crowd as a player rounds the bases....oh come on baseball season i can hardly wait)
so while we've had lots of great presidents in our country's history worth celebrating i think today i'll celebrate the number 44 - 'cause in a 10 days i'll be 45 and those days of celebrating 44 will be gone.