Tuesday, February 14, 2006


27 (twenty-seven) is the natural number following 26 and preceding 28. Twenty-seven is the smallest positive integer requiring four syllables to name in English

Twenty-seven is also:

~The atomic number of cobalt.
~The total number of books in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.
~The number of letters in the Spanish alphabet
~The current number of Amendments to the United States Constitution.
~The age in years at which musicians Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kristen Pfaff, Chris Bell, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain died. Occasionally, this is termed the ideal age to die, and in fact the concept is so famous that it has inspired a brand of clothing, Dead.At.27.
~The code for international direct-dialed phone calls to South Africa.
~"Weird Al" Yankovic hides the number 27 somewhere in many of his songs and videos.
~With the number 37, a key number in comedian Charles Fleischer's concept of moleeds.
~I-27 is the designation for a US interstate highway in Texas.
~US 27 is the designation of a highway from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Miami, Florida.
~The number of completed, numbered piano concertos of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
~As of 12:57 this morning, my age, in years.

(source: Wikipedia for all but the last, which is found here at Wikipedia....)

Yes, folks, today is my birhtday. Annother year has come and gone. I didn't really have a tough time with being annother year older, until about a week ago. I suddenly remembered that one of my favorite teachers, Chip Hopkins, turned 27 while I was his student. He gave us a lecture about all the musicians who died at 27. to a 15/16 year old, 27 is, well, old.

It's not so old, anymore.


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