Thursday, January 21, 2021

On Turning 33

  1. The atomic number of arsenic is 33
  2. Including the individual coccyx bones, a human spine has 33 vertebrae 
  3. 33 on the Newton scale is the temperature at which water boils
  4. The divine name of God appears 33 times in the story of creation in the opening chapters of Genesis
  5. Pope John Paul I was pope for 33-days
  6. 33s are known as long-playing records or LPs
  7. +33 is the code for international direct-dial phone calls to France
  8.  or sum of three cubes 
  9. There are 33 degrees in Scottish Rite Freemasonry
  10. The lunar-solar cycle takes 33 years
  11. The modern Russian alphabet has 33 letters
  12. 33 is the number printed on all Rolling Rock beer labels
  13. The longest winning streak in NBA History is 33 games
  14. The Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage visits thirty-three Buddhist temples 
  15. 33 is the traditional number of racers in the Indianapolis 500
  16. 33 is the number of innings played in the longest professional baseball game in history
  17. Lag Ba'omer is a minor Jewish holiday that falls on the 33rd day of the Omer
  18. 33 is a significant number in modern numerology, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22.
  19. Rupes Nigra, a phantom island apparently has a circumference of 33 "French" miles
  20. Islamic prayer beads are generally arranged in sets of 33
  21. Club 33 is an exclusive private club located in Disneyland's New Orleans Square
  22. "Thirty-Three" is a 1995 song by the Smashing Pumpkins
  23. 33 is the first member of the first cluster of three semiprimes (33, 34, 35)
  24. 33 is the smallest odd repdigit that is not a prime number
  25. There are 33 deities in the Vedic Religion
  26. 33 is the numerical equivalent of AMEN: 1+13+5+14=33
  27. The New General Catalogue object 33 is a double star in the constellation Pisces
  28. 33 is the number of workers trapped and rescued from a Chilean mine
  29. World Snooker Championship semi-finals are played over 33 frames
  30. The second level of heaven in Buddhism is named Trāyastriṃśa, meaning "of the 33 (gods)"
  31. 33 is the sum of the first four positive factorials
  32. A gramophone record played at 33⅓ revolutions per minute
  33. Alfa Romeo 33 is an Italian automobile 
Well. I am closing in on 33. 
Just a 3 more days left as a 32 year old. 
This was one unprecedented year, that is for sure!
A fair mix of good, hard, and interesting all thrown into one calendar year. 
32 will be the year I:
- lived through a pandemic
- witnessed a historic election
- saw a new president and (female!) vice president get sworn in
- moved to a new state
- started a new job
- witnessed and experienced the miracle of science 
- found my first grey hair
- and so much more! 

I never saw any of that on tap a year ago when I turned 32. So who knows was this year will bring -- I'm ready for anything...well I can do without any more grey hairs....!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Enter 46

1 more day.
1 more day of this chapter of US History. 
Tomorrow we get a new president and vice president. 
Ones we deserve. 
Ones who will go to bat for each and every American. 
Ones who know the Constitution and will uphold it. 
Tomorrow morals and values will be more important than ratings and influence.
Our country is wounded. Our democracy is on life support.
Tomorrow though, tomorrow we turn the corner. We start to emerge from the woods.
Four years ago I watched a bully take the oath of office. 
Tomorrow I watch an upstanding mensch who has given his life to public service become our president.
Tomorrow I watch the glass ceiling shatter as a woman takes the oath of the vice presidency. 
Tomorrow I will breathe a little easier and trust that those in power in DC care about me and those around me. 
Tomorrow is a new day. 
Welcome 46. 
God speed and God bless America.
 

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Monday, January 18, 2021

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 3

The Good:
This sunrise over the Long Island Sound last week was just breathtaking. Made being on campus at 6:30 worth it!

The Random:
Whole Foods has already moved on to spring apparently?

The Fun:
I got a fun box from my fav seltzer company - Spindrift!

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Scav Hunt Sunday: Cabs and Color

So Colorful:
Got my hands on the colorful garland from Trader Joe's!

So Last Year:
Masks will be 100% synonymous with 2020...

Car:
Driving into 2021...

Soft:
Fluffy plants. 

Sky:
Those January sunsets. 

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Friday, January 15, 2021

January Randoms v. 1

hello 2021...new deck...sending love
music hall...mask wearing...taxi traffic
fluffy pigeons...colorful garland...city art
love ny...blooming amaryllis...old typewriter
fluffy weed...gorgeous sky...morning cup
pretty lights...comfy bed...latest read
looking through...sweet houseplant...blue shoes
icy lights...looking up...creeping in
one card...modern art...wintry decor

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

MoMa

Mom and I ventured to the Museum of Modern Art in the city over vacation week. It felt so good to be back in a museum! I hadn't been in MoMa in years and years and they'd massively expanded in that time. Right now they have basically "cleaned the closets" and are showcasing their collection until they can get new exhibits in the halls.
The range of art was just amazing. It did my museum loving heart so much good to be back in a gallery after 10 long months! I can't wait to slowly get back to the city's other galleries when it feels safe to do so!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

LuminoCity

Over Decemeber break we drove down to Randall's Island to check out LuminoCity, another light show. This one was just like the lantern shapes from the Zoo lights and the creations were huge insanely cool. We wandered through various zones - jungle, fossils, a crystal ice zone, Native Americans, and various other plants and creations. We kept joking it was a mix of Jurrasic Park + Honey I Shrunk the Kids + an acid trip. 
The path was right up on the lights and there were so many, packed together the effect was really cool. There were a enough people all stopping to take pictures we did feel like we had to move through quickly to stay safe. Hopefully next year we can take it a little slower - but still a fun adventure this year!

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