Monday, February 16, 2009


well today is president's day. while this fact entered my mind last evening when i thought to myself "bummer...the post office won't be opened tomorrow" this same thought must have leaked out of my brain sometime during the night. feeling great about getting an early start to the day i arose and rushed off only to find locked doors on a building that i have come to depend on. presidents day hmmm..... let's see our current president is number 44 and hey i'm 44 years YOUNG!

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.


  1. Great post, very interesting...and here's to your birthday!! Have a wonderful rest of "44" and a fantastic "45"!!

  2. I so enjoy reading your posts! What a great look at the number 44 and I hope you enjoy the rest of being 44 and that 45 will be even better!

  3. What an inventive post. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love your links to different items that contains 44!!! Love it!!! Nice one! :o)

  5. Happy early birthday to you, and thanks for all the info. I LOVE reading random facts and this one was pretty clever :)

  6. Great post! Thanks for sharing all those facts. I love things like that.

    And enjoy your last few days though I'm sure you'll love 45 as well. :D

  7. Awww, this is a wicked great way of doing things. I can't even think of anything with the number 44....

  8. Wow! What a lot of research you must have done for this post!! Love the fact that you are 44 years YOUNG!!

  9. I'll never look at 44 the same way again!

  10. Love this post!! You did such a fabulous job.....44 is the new 24, right? :o)

  11. How informative - about the number 44, I really enjoyed reading that:)

    Happy Birthday:)


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