Monday, June 14, 2010

The Countdown

I'm starting a countdown because I think that might be the only thing that gets me through the rest of this heat.

Days remaining until my due date:

Things to do with the number 92:

-Tumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaurehaeaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the name of a hill in New Zealand. It has 92 characters.

- 92 is the number of pounds of sugar the average American child consumes per year. Yuck.

- There are 92 "atomic elements" in the Look-and-say sequence, corresponding to the 92 non-transuranic elements in the chemist's periodic table. (I have no idea what that means.)

- In 1992, the summer Olympics were held in Barcelona Spain. The United States walked away from those Olympics with 37 gold medals (37 just happens to be my favorite number.)

- The House on 92nd Street is a 1945 Oscar winning film about a Nazi spy ring and a man who protects the secrets of the atom bomb.

- The 92-county walk: "The 92 County Walk is a one–of–a–kind art experience that spotlights Indiana’s 92 counties by featuring an original sculpture for each one. The sculptures are incorporated into the building’s fa├žade, sidewalks and even a stair rail. The collection of sculptures showcases the craftsmanship of Indiana artisans and is designed to engage your imagination about the state’s rich cultural history."

- My mom got pregnant in 1992. The result was madness, chaos and the heaping mound of freckles known as Kevin.

- In 1992, Aladdin got his 3 wishes, Tom Cruise couldn't "handle the truth", Tom Hanks didn't allow "crying in baseball", Sharon Stone decided not to use the ice pick under her bed, Batman Returned and Clint Eastwood teamed up with Morgan Freeman to bring justice instead of forgiveness.

Now you know a little more about the number 92, and I've successfully pulled myself through another afternoon of heat!

If you have anything significant to point out about the number 92 (or any subsequent number), feel free to share!


~Stephanie said...

It is the year your father got shot, and you didn't want to have to, get out of bed to go to the hospital.

It is the atomic number of uranium.

It was the year of Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You", which is the best sad song of all time, and which I came on the radio as I held the mound of freckles for the first time and wept. Sappy, I know.

There are 92 counties in Indiana (hence the art thing.)

It was the year of Rodney King and "can't we all just get along?"

Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92.

It's the year we ALMOST moved to Dallas. Whew.

I weighed 92 pounds in the 7th grade for about 3 days.

It was the year Johnny Carson sadly left the Tonight Show.

And most importantly, the snub dodecahedron has 92 faces, the most an Archimedean solid can have.

Nathan Anderson said...

Only important thing about '92 Olympics: Dream Team!!

1992: Jordan averaged over 30 points per game for the 7th, and the Jordan-led Chicago Bulls won their 2nd of 6 championships

1992: Cecil Fielder (Prince's Dad) led Major League Baseball in RBI, and Ken Griffey Jr. won the All-Star Game MVP. Tony La Russa and Jim Leyland both won Manager of the year awards, and are still managing.

It's also the last year the Pirates were relevant, being the last season Barry Bonds played for them, winning the NL MVP, before signing with the SF Giants.

Just wanted to further diversify the comments even further. Love ya!